Finish Line Day 90

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Today is day 90. I completed Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. It took hard work, commitment to get to this point.Β  I have lost some pounds, inches and gained muscle. I would like to lose ten more pounds and get even more toned so I think that when I get back from vacation I will start this program again. I would like to do the advanced moves with heavier weights the second time around.

These workout’s are not easy, at times I did not even want to get up and work out but I did and I am glad I did and did not give up. I would like to thank my husband for his support and doing this with me and all the people who followed this blog and showed their support along the way.

Wooooooohooooooo! πŸ™‚

Day 88, Two more days to go!

Almost at the finish line. We thought it was today but nope, I have two more days. Just finished a cardio. I really like how my body looks today compared to what it looked like 88 days ago. Ive lost 25 pounds, many inches and gained lots of cool muscles. I can workout with 8-10 lb weights now. I could not do that before. I am proud, I am tired. πŸ™‚

Day 84

Oh my six more days and it will be 90 days? Really? This is the first time that I have did a plan like this for this amount of time. Sure Ive embarked on other diet’s and exercises but I would get tired or bored and quit them after probably a few weeks.
I just finished disc 12 and I am drenched, shaking and tired. Starting out with 3-5 pound weights to finishing with 8-10 pound weights is an accomplishment I am proud of.

I did this for myself. I am proud. I will continue to take care of myself and give myself me time to work out. I am committed to this. Just as I am committed in my marriage, my friendships, job etc.

I have not had the time to post my menu for this week. It is all healthy, I did put more fruit and vegetables in this week’s menu because Ive been missing them. I really love Asian pears. I feel I am prattling on right now I am so drained. It takes a lot of will power to come home after a hard day at work and suit up to work out. On days I do not want to even work out, I do anyway. I make myself and when it is over I am glad I made myself. πŸ™‚


Day 80, 81, 82

I am confused on what the hell I did do! Ive been so busy. Yesterday I worked and it was my rest day but today I did Cardio 1 instead of 3.

Tomorrow I will do 11 again. I will also be making my food for Menu 13.

I am adding more fruits and vegetables this week and drinking tea instead of coffee and stepping it up more because I want to lose a bit more before vacation in two weeks.

I will keep going as I have been until I reach my weight goal. Then I will still exercise and cook my ownΒ  meals but try to maintain the weight. I like using my fitness pal. I feel it helps me not to overeat or make bad food choices.

Overall I am really happy that I did BR. I might even do it again or sell it on Ebay for someone else to use. Ive taken care of everything in package. I want to get her kickbox dvd soon. I will post menu tomorrow. πŸ™‚

Day 77, 78, 79

I did disc 11 on 77 and 12 on 78 and I just finished Cardio 1 on day 79. I know it should be Cardio 3 but I don’t like it and it makes a lot of racket and I live upstairs. Some movement is better than no movement right? My shorts fell off during running man’s and I have been strutting around half naked lately because I like how I look and even Mr. Adams likes how I look. He said I had a pretty butt! What? Ive never heard such a compliment and you know what it is a sweet compliment that I will take anytime!

Tomorrow is day 80! Ten more days on this program. I am glad I did this program. No regrets. I will continue to cook my meals in a healthy way and do regular exercise. This has been hard. How could someone do such hard work just to piss it away and have to start over again? Hell I ain’t getting any younger. No way not this Kat! I am going on a vacation soon and I am sure that in those four days I will not exercise much and I am sure I will eat and drink all that is bad, but you can be damn sure the day I am back I am exercising and getting back on track. I will probably gain five pounds but I will lose it.

I promise myself I will! πŸ™‚

Week 12 Menu

Breakfast:

Sean and I will both have the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins from Jillian’s Cookbook MYM. I will put Walnuts in mine and leave them out in his. He has two and I have one.

Lunch:

I will have Turkey Mac Skillet with Black Beans and Sean will have Home-style Turkey and Potato bake. Both recipes are from The 300 Calorie Cookbook from Betty Crocker.

Dinner:

I will have Honey Glazed Chicken Breasts with Brown Rice and Sean will have Home Style Chicken Dinner. Both recipes are from The 300 Calorie Cookbook from Betty Crocker.

Snack:

I will have rice pudding from Jillian’s Cookbook MYM and Sean will have Greek Yoghurt or Wheat Crackers etc.

Dessert:

I will make another batch of Healthy chocolate chip cookies.

Recipe Modifications:

I will use Honey instead of sugar and Whole Wheat flour with baking soda/powder instead of Bisquick mix. I will use ground turkey instead of sliced Turkey for Turkey and Potato lunch. Whole wheat grains, sea salt. etc.

Sunday Dinner:

I like to have dinner with my husband once a week. Tonight we will have Cajun pork chops with Annie’s Shells and Cheese with a mixed green salad tossed with homemade olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Then off to the concert!!! πŸ™‚

Day 76, 75, 74, 73 Update

Happy Mother’s Day to all those mothers to human and mammal babies! I am a dog mama myself. It has been a busy couple of days, that is why I have not blogged! Much going on at work and in my personal life. All good but hectic.

Sean is sick today, I hope I do not catch it. Later he is taking me to a Lindsey Buckingham concert. Should be fun.Β  So today is day 76 and I did Cardio 1. I just do not like the other cardios. Oh well.

Day 75: I went to work and exercised with the residents. I was busy walking all day at work and using the stairs. I had a movie event and stuff so that was my exercise. I was also feeling poor. It was hot yesterday. My dumb ass put hot pepper cream on my stomach and thighs and it burned for 14 hours ha ha. I also had to go grocery shopping for this week’s menu which I will post shortly after this blog. Sean and I came home and just vegged out to some movies. Needed that after a day like today.

Day 74 was Friday and it was another busy day at work. I decided this was my rest day so I only worked out with Residents. I had to run errands after work so there was just no time to fit a Jilly in. I weighed myself and was quite happy that yesterday’s Old Spaghetti Factory trip did not mess me up.
Day 73: Busy day at work, lunch outing to Old Spaghetti Factory and you can’t really get anything real low in calories there. I had a salad and whole wheat spaghetti with mushroom sauce. I did have a piece of bread because I am an Oakie and I have to sop up the sauce on my plate with something ha ha! I came home and did disc 11.

Day 72

I just did disc 12 for the first time. Wow! I was drenched. I liked it all except for that damn back bend move, I can’t do it. I had to do something else. Same with cannonballs, I do jumping jacks. Except for those two I liked the workout and did well with it. Used the 3, 5, and 8 pound weights as well as the cable.

Tomorrow is Cardio 3, my least favorite cardio. Oh well.

Week 11 Menu

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The lunches and dinners for this week came from the cookbook pictured above. I do not think I had to modify any recipes but I do use Honey instead of sugar, whole wheat flours and pasta/grains and low sodium broths and condiments etc.

Breakfast:

I made Sean Blueberry Applesauce Muffins, this recipe is in Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism cookbook as Blueberry Banana Muffins. Sean can not have banana.

I am having Carrot Cake Muffins. The recipe is from a 1995 Cooking Light cookbook. I had to modify this somewhat. I also made them full sized muffins and not miniature ones. After recalculation my muffins are 118 calories each.

Lunch

I made Sean the Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet and I made for myself Cheesy Chicken Skillet Dinner, I also added a half cup of rice toΒ  each serving of this dish as suggested at bottom of recipe page. These meals were both from cookbook pictured above.

Dinner

I made Sean, Dijon Steak Potato Stew and I made for myself Mexican Steak Stir Fry.

Desserts/Snacks

I made a batch of Healthy Chocolate chip cookies ( recipe in recipe section of this blog ) I will be having the trail mix from Jillian’s cookbook as a snack and Sean will have his Greek Yoghurt or an Apple. I am thinking about also getting some Asian Pears to eat. I love those 50 calories each! Crunchy but you have been warned! Very Juicy! This will easily soak up a napkin so have it handy. πŸ™‚

Day 71, 70 and 69 Completed!

Day 69 and 70 were rest days. I have been tired and stressed lately and stupid stuff happens when I get that way. I did all my cooking for week 11 on day 70. I will post menu after this post.

Day 71 had me doing a double whammy to make up for my extra rest day, It just makes me feel better when I do that, I like to make up for it. I did Cardio 1. I prefer this Cardio and then I did disc 11.

Disc 11 is mixed for me. Parts I liked and parts I didn’t. I have never been able to do real good push ups. My elbows do not bend enough and I can’t quite get low enough. So I do what I can. When she get’s to the push ups with the cables it really frustrated me. I couldn’t get a good grasp on the cable and I felt this move really slowed the momentum. It totally screwed with what I was feeling. So I won’t be doing that next time. I can do bear walks good probably cause I am short. Jumping Statue Of Liberty? I attempt a few but yeah not really a favorite one.

She starts off saying this was an evil workout that came from a dark corner of her mind. Eh it isn’t evil at all. At this point you can do most of it. The cable push ups are bullshit though. IMO. πŸ™‚

Tomorrow day 72 I will try disc 12 for the first time. We shall see….