So it’s 4:11am and my husband is still not home from his night out with his friend. I got up with the baby an hour ago and he wasn’t home. I called him and he brushed it off as no big deal so now I am awake because I am mad on how late it is. I guess it is a good time to work off some aggression. Tomorrow (well today) is going to be one hell of a tired day, but I might as well use my negative energy for good right? Total gym here I come. It is either work out or eat, so I pick work out!
OK so yesterday I went to the mall, which I have not done since way before Christmas and we ate at the Chinese place in the eatery and I got orange chicken. It tasted so absolutely wonderful…for about 10 min. Literally, 10 minutes. My stomach was tossing and turning and I was moaning and felt like total garbage.
Well I guess my body is adapting to eating non fried fresh food. It did not like the greasy fast food at all. It was so not worth the 10 minutes of pleasure I tell you. It kept me feeling nasty the rest of the evening and this morning. What did make me feel better was my work out I did this morning, seriously! My stomach and everything feel better after my 30 minutes on the total gym.
I am DONE with fried food! Glad my body is not craving it anymore, yay!
I am not doing a total gym work out today or any strenuous work out today. My right hip really hurts and I think my muscles need a break today. Back on the saddle tomorrow!
This is NOT an eating break however, only an exercise break!
So I can’t help myself sometimes as I sit and watch my kids sleep, sometimes I just have to disturb them and kiss them or pick them up and snuggle with them. I know that I am taking a risk of waking them up but sometimes you just got to do it.
Tonight I was holding my 5 month old and he was lying on my chest so snug and adorable and I just couldn’t help but keep kissing him. Well this did make him mad and wake up so I had to stop and lay him down.
I have also been guilty of picking my daughter up out of bed and cuddling with her and she gets mad at me. Can’t help it, sometimes you just got to do it right?
Just had to write about it, they are so cute and quiet right now! Hopefully I can remember this feeling tomorrow when they are both crying at the same time!
There are pros and cons to every situation. There are many pros for me for waiting to have kids at an older age; finished with College, no mid life crisis, maturity and many more. There is one con though and that is that most of mine and my husband’s friends are either close to or are now empty nesters. They are in their late 30’s to early to mid 40’s and they are kid free and still young enough to start playing again. This is hard for me and my husband, especially my husband because he does have a 20 year old daughter and now he is going through the whole kid thing again. Don’t get me wrong he wants and is very happy having a family because there are a lot of things he missed out on when his daughter was younger, there are just obstacles.
Another problem we are facing is that I have been so career oriented for a long time and this has been a very hard adjustment for me to stay home. I get cabin fever pretty easily and I need to get out too. I take 2 dance classes a week, Mondays for 90 min and Thursdays for 45 min. It does help other then my husband has to go out of town from Tuesday to Wednesday every week, so it seems like we are missing each other lives during the week. It is wearing on our relationship as we are going to have to try harder to make the time we are all together as a family very worthwhile.
Everything will work out and be fine I know there are just days when it just seems very tough and this last couple days has been 2 of those. My husband is a great husband and father, believe me, we just need to figure out a schedule that works for all of us. I know that when the kids get to school age and start doing everything this time of our life won’t seem so hectic right? One day at time!
So I went to the doctor today and was a new patient so I had to fill out that mountain of paper work before my appointment. My referring physician had made the appointment and sent my initial information to them in the first place. When the receptionist checked me and was verifying information she was reading it all out loud and when she got to social security number I though, she will write it down, and she read it out loud! I was just standing there staring at her and thought, are you freaking kidding me!
Now with all the policies and procedures with privacy acts etc. you would think that this woman would have realized that would be a bad move. There were 10 people in the waiting room and believe me she was loud enough for the whole room to hear. I did not say anything right then and there, but I am going to make an anonymous phone call or letter this week as that was very uncalled for.
I would even be more forgiving if this was some young naive girl that has not been around the work force long but this woman was definitely it least 3-5 years older than me so she should not be so careless.
I absolutely did not feel like working out today but I pushed myself and did 20 min. on the total gym but my heart was not in it. I think I know why. I went to dance last night after working on the total gym earlier and half way through dance I wanted to sit down and die, I was so tired! I think that the days I have Irish dance I need to NOT do a workout earlier. With running around with the kids all day, doing a work out and then dancing for 60-90 min. it was/is too much. So, I will take breaks on Monday when I have dance. I am so tired.
The total gym is so far great as it has a lot to offer and does work out every muscle in the body. No I am not being paid by total gym to say this; rather I am just trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t for me.
It has the slide board that allows you to pull your body weight with different ways, to use all muscles in the stomach and arms. You can also pull your body with the leg and arm bar and this works the leg and thigh muscles great. It also has a Pilate’s portion that you can be used and this helps a great deal with your range of motion and becoming more limber. I am sweating like I have never sweat with the other work-outs. The soreness did go away a few minutes into the work-out.
So far this is by far my favorite work-out. There are a lot of different things to do on it. You can even add weights tot the weight bar if you want, but I will probably not do that. I will let my husband do that if he ever decides to use it. My body weight will always be way more than enough to pull.
Oh my I am so sore after 2 days of total gym work-outs. It is a good sore though. Even though I hurt it is that “I know it’s a good muscle hurt” kind of sore. I am actually a lot more sore after the total gym work-outs then with any of the other work-outs I have tried so far. I am guessing that maybe I will lose inches faster on this work-out because of this, we will see. Going back downstairs now to do another work-out, hopefully my soreness will subside once I start so I can get it least 30 min
So I pulled out my total gym yesterday. It has been years since I have used this. Mainly because every time I have thought of it I have been pregnant. I do really like this machine but have not used it steadily since the summer of 2003. I remembering toning up and dropping 2 sizes that summer (I was only a size 9/10 when I started it). So now I am curious how fast I will tone and lose weight on it now.
This machine is rather expensive, if you buy it new, but I remember making payments on it for a couple years so it was more affordable. I like this idea better then a gym contract because after a couple years I don’t have to pay anymore and I still have the machine.
I had to break down and measure myself because I need to know where I am at in order to accurately monitor my results. Sadly enough I had not lost any measurements since my last measuring BUT… I have noticed more changes, so I know I must be gaining more muscle.
My portions at breakfast, lunch and dinner are smaller and I am feeling very satisfied. I have gone from eating 2 eggs and 2 whole grain pieces of toast to only 1 of each and I do not feel hungry after. I have also noticed that my portions are getting smaller and when I load up the plate too full I am not forcing myself to finish it. So even though my inches have not gone anywhere I know I must be making positive changes because of this. I also have a lot more energy and am less tired during the day.
I have also noticed in my upper arm where the very “faint” line was before actually has even more definition. It kind of dips now so I can see my deltoid muscle line more and this makes me happy!
Now let’s see what this total gym does, I will give it two weeks.