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  1. I think that is a great idea to do a senior dog rescue. I think it is needed. My mother in law retired last year, but you wouldn't know she is retired. She stays so busy and active. She does a ton of stuff with a program called "Black Dog Rescue" , to try and save dogs and get them adopted out. I think it a great program to be a part of. My daughter often goes with her to the adoption days. She comes home and tells me about all the awesome dogs. I wish I could take more than I have.
  2. I'm getting really sick and tired of not sleeping. I was up until 6:30 am and slept until almost 12. I have to stop that, it is really affecting my life and the life of my family. Luckily my kids do online school, so they can get started working on their school. I have tried everything. I have used lavendar, extra sleepytime tea, melatonin and magnesium spray. I don't like taking over the counter sleeping aids, sometimes they don't work and when they finally do, I feel horrible the next day. Last night I did resort to sleeping aids and extra sleepy time tea. Now I feel like a walking zombie. I did go workout today although not as heavy as I normally lift. I did chest, arms and abs. Food: B:( at noon)- oatmeal with berries, and protein powder postworkout: protein shake L:( at 4pm) tofu and leftover kale,carrot,apple and craisin salad D: don't know yet, maybe leftover fettincine pasta and peas S: I read somwhere where eating a complex carb can help you sleep- so I am goin to try 1/2 c. cooked oatmeal with a banana or I might make my protein blondies and have a banana with it. Lack of sleep is making me crave sugar. I ended up eating some dairy free chocolate chips last night.
  3. I slept a little better last night. I still tossed and turned a lot though. What I wouldn't give for a full 8 hrs. sleep. I am going to see if I can set up an apt. with a Naturopath and see if she can help me with this sleep issue and retest my thyroid. Our weather is so weird today. It went from being 50 and windy at 10:30 am to snow at noon. I want spring so bad. It is a good day to stay at home a relax the rest of the day. I did a cardio workout today. I kind of mixed it up a little. Stepper, treadmill and elliptical. - 40 min. with 5 min. warmup and 5 min. cooldown. Food: B: oatmeal with berries and protein postworkout: protein shake L: kale/carrot apple salad, tofu S: rice cakes with almond butter D: leftover mung bean and edamme fetticine with 1 c. peas S: green smoothie
  4. thanks for the article. It stinks to be sick. I hate it when I am sick and can't workout. I love Boston Terrier's. They are great dogs to have. I have two dogs that are mixed breeds, they are spoiled rotten. They are getting up there in age, so they don't have the energy that they used to. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
  5. That is the best cheat is gluten free waffles with maple syrup. so yummy! Slept horrible again last night. I decided to try and take my thyroid medicine at night, because some people said it helps them sleep better. I slept worse, plus still have this cough. Despite not getting to bed until after 4:30 am, I still had a good workout today. I did hamstrings and back. I felt almost normal with my workout, so that was good. Now if I can just sleep. Food has been better today, but hard to get all the food I need to eat since I ate breakfast at 11 am. Nice relaxing afternoon though. Sat and watched The Flash and the new X-Files. I am not sure what to think of the new episodes. I am a big fan, but these new episodes are not quite the same, although they are funny.
  6. Did you just make up the workouts and meal plan yourself?
  7. Your workouts and meal plan look great. I love reading your posts and love to see the progress you are making. Awesome!
  8. That is nice that you took care of your wife. I know my husband did a lot for me when I was down with this bronchitis crap. I miss being on the boards and reading your posts. I love to read your posts. Looks like some great workouts. Hopefully you don't get this yuck that is going around. I'd be interested to read that article about red wine with colds.
  9. Thanks. I am still feeling tired and have a slight cough that was bugging me last night, but I hit the gym yesterday and did leg and glute day. I kept the weight fairly light and took longer breaks in between. It felt good to be back at the gym. Then I went grocery shopping and was wiped out the rest of the night. I did go the gym again today and did shoulders and a 12 min. HIIT workout( althought the cardio was pretty easy going). It was a good workout and I kept it lighter again today to let my body ease back into it. My eating has not been that great with the sickness. I just haven't been hungry and I have been sleeping in late( mostly because I stay up late with coughing and waiting for the medicine to kick in). So most times I am eating breakfast at 11 am. So my eating is thrown off. Last week it was pretty much soup, gluten free bread, smoothies and a few green juices. On some nights I just felt like eating waffles, so I had gluten free waffles. I stepped on the scale yesterday and I lost 2 1/2 lbs. since being sick. I have to recheck, but I think I lost 1 1/2 inches on my waist. I will recheck again tomorrow. Last night was the first time I have been hungry( could be from working out and actually moving off the rocking chair.) Food today: B: oatmeal with berries and protein powder L: protein shake, 1/2 c. edamme, spring mix salad with raspberry vinegrette, handful of lentil chips S: 2 rice cakes with almond butter D: cauliflower fetticine alfredo sauce over mung beand and edamme pasta, peas S: green smoothie
  10. It has been a while since I have posted. I have been sick with Bronchitis. It has been a full 7 days since I have done anything. I am hoping to get back on track next week. I may try walking on the treadmill today and see how I do. I haven't been doing my meal plan. I pretty much have eaten oatmeal, soups, gluten free bread and green smoothies. I am hoping to get back on track next week with my meal plan as well.
  11. I did good sticking to my meal plan last night. I didn't sleep good again last night, so I did have a glass of almond milk in the middle of the night. But other than that I did good with it. Today is my high carb day. I look forward to these days. The workout was good to. It was shoulder and cardio. The only issue I had, was that I am pretty tired from not getting enough sleep and a little cranky. I am really hoping to get some good sleep tonight and hopefully start seeing some changes in my body. I think a lot has to do with lack of sleep.
  12. I guess I haven't really posted since Thursday of last week. The meal plan has been going ok. I have had cravings for other things and some days it is struggle. I think part of it is the past 3 days I have had trouble sleeping. I am hoping to get into a regular sleep pattern. I know that helps a lot. I think I will use my magnesium again tonight to help me sleep better. I do struggle with eating Beyond Meat products. They are not my favorite. I don't know if I just don't know how to cook them right or what. I struggle with eating it. The rest of the meal plan I really like. The workout today was all legs and glutes. I had 3 sets of everything and at first I really struggled because I looked at the workout and thought I should do 4 sets, because that is what I am used to, but as I started the workout, I quickly realized that I did not want to do 4 sets and stuck to the 3 my trainer put on there. It was a tough leg workout and my legs were shaky afterwards. I loved it. I officially started my weight loss challenge through a group on facebook. The weight loss challenge is through the end of April. I am really hoping to make some big changes by then. My starting weight was 164.5 lbs. according to my scale this morning and my measurement around my stomach was 38 1/2 inches( which is where I want to lose my weight from).
  13. Thanks, esqinchi. Yesterday was a little tough. I thought it would be easier since it was a higher carb day for me. But I was super full for breakfast and ended up hungry at night. I have to say I had a couple of rice cakes extra and then I woke up at 3 am and was hungry and had a banana. But overall I feel pretty good about the day. Todays workout was a tough one, It was hamstrings and back. I have a feeling I will be sore tomorrow. My son came because for his online school he had to run a mile and time it and also see how many pushups and situps he could do in one minute. So he did my workout with me and then I timed him on his pushups and situps and then I jogged a mile with him on the treadmill. I think it is great that they have to do those things in school. My boys like their video games and I hate for them not to excercise. It is good that they are in basketball and that they like practicing a lot. Now I just need to get my youngest daughter working out more.
  14. Wow, those are some long days. My trainer has me doing some giant sets as well. They are tough.
  15. I have done great the first two days of my meal plan. I love that she works around the foods that I like and adds them in. I really haven't felt deprived. I did have 2 extra rice cake yesterday, but overall not too bad. I started the first day of my workouts from my trainer. It was shoulders and a short cardio. It didn't look too bad on paper, but another thing doing the workout. It was good because it was working strength, but also kept my heart rate up. I know I am weird, but I really enjoyed the workout. I love something new, that kicks my butt. Ready for tomorrows workout.
  16. I really don't like cardio, so if I can get some cardio while doing weights that is awesome. My new trainer has me doing workouts that get my heartrate up, but good strength training also. Love your workout. Looks awesome!
  17. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. It was a crazy day. Yesterday I did shoulders, abs and cardio. Today was legs/glutes, calves. My daughter did the workout with me last week and her calves were sore for 3 days. She had trouble walking. The calf one is tough. 1. seated hamstring curl-4x10 superset with bb weighted lunges- 4x10 each side( 50 lbs.) 2. lying hamstring curl- 4x8 reps( 70 lbs. each set) 3. cable glute kickbacks- 3x20 reps( 50 lbs.) 4. calf raises on the leg press machine- 20 forward, 20 toes in, 20 toes out, 20 forward( 100 lbs.) 5. leg extensions- 4x10 reps( 115,130,145,145 lbs.) 6. bulgarian split squat- 4x12 each side( 10 lbs.) 7. step ups- 4x15 each leg I started my meal plan with my trainer and this is the second day. I like the meals and feel like it is something I can stick with. I start with the workouts tomorrow. So from now on for a while I will just be posting updates. I don't want to post about her meal plans or workouts. I am excited to see some progress.
  18. I am having a rough day today. I am feeling achy and really tired. I know it is from Hashimotos. I have felt this way before. My eating has been off and I ate gluten free bread yesterday and the day before which seems to bother me. I need to get back on track with my eating. I was really feeling good and having good energy when I was eating good and sticking with the Six Weeks to Sexy Abs. I love watching that show " My diet is better than Yours". I think it is way more realistic than Biggest Loser. I sometimes think about wanting to train again. I am a personal trainer, but after I gained weight and had adrenal fatigue( hashimotos related), I knew I needed to stop and try and lose weight and get my body healthy again. I miss doing something that I enjoy. I guess I also lost confindence that I could really help anyone, since I really can't seem to lose my weight that I have gained. I am tired of this Hashimotos stuff. I want my health back and I want this extra weight gone. I am really hoping this trainer will be able to get me there. Workout: chest/tricep/abs 1. bench press- 4x6-8 reps ( 15,20,25,25 lbs.on each side) 2. incline db bench press- 4x6-8 reps( 20,25,30,30 lb.s) 3. pushups on toes- 4x10 reps 4. skull crushers with ez bar- 4x10 reps( 50 lbs.) 5. seated tricep dips-4x8 reps( 100 lbs.) 6. one arm tricep press down( reverse grip) with handle- 4x10 each arm( 30-40 lbs.) 7. rope tricep extension- 4x8 reps( 60,70,70,70 lb.s) 8. roman chair abs- 5x20 9. 3 way crunches- 5x10 each way food: ( note to self- have food prepared) B: 1 c. cooked oatmeal with 1 c. raspberries, 1 scoop protein powder L: leftover cauliflower, 2 rice cakes with almond butter and half a banana, protein shake S: 1/2 c. edamme, rice cake with almond butter D: don't know yet S: going to make those protein blondies( Jacked on the Beanstalk recipe)
  19. I use Sun Warrior in my smoothies, but the one I like best for just drinking is Orgain. I like the chocolate one.
  20. I am getting excited to work with my trainer. Hopefully I will start next week. Workout: 1 hr. Body combat class Food : B: 1 c. oatmeal with raspberries and protein powder L: roasted caulflower, 2 slices of gluten free toast, protein shake S: green smoothie D: going out to eat for my daughter's birthday S: pumpkin oatmeal
  21. Thanks, good advice. So far, nobody else sick. Keeping my fingers crossed. We ususally have church on Wednesday night. This is the first time church has been cancelled on account of sickness. This stomach bug went around like crazy. 30 people from our church had it yesterday, that we know of. There could have been more. Glad it seems to be a one day thing. Still praying nobody else gets it in my family. I diffused a lot of On Guard oil yesterday. Workout: bacl/bicpep HIIt 1. pullovers- 3x15 reps( 20,25,25 lbs.) 2. chin ups 4x AMRAP( I was only able to do 4 at a time) 3. seated close grip row- 4x6-8 reps( 80,90,100,100 lbs.) superset with stab. ball back extensions 4x20 reps 4. pulldowns in chin up position- 3x6 ( 90,100,100 lbs.) 5. preacher curl machine- 4x10- slow decline-8 counts( 30 lbs.) 6. alt. db bicep curl- 4x 6-10 reps( 20,20,25,25 lbs.) 7.bicep curls with db-one set amrap( 20 lbs. was able to do 11 reps) 8. rope straight arm pulldowns- 4x6-8 reps( 80,80,90,90 lbs.) 20 min. intervals on treadmill( 1 min. fast walk, 2 min. incline walk, 2 min. incline walking lunge) Food: B: 1 c. cooked oatmeal with 1 c. raspberries, 1 scoop protein powder L: leftover minestrone soup, 2 rice cakes with almond butter S: green smoothie D: cauliflower soup, roasted chickpeas S: 1 c. cooked oatmeal with 2 tbsp. hemp seeds and pumpkin
  22. Well my son woke up with a stomach bug this morning. I am praying it doesn't go through the whole family and stays with him and that he recovers quickly. I am diffusing On Guard oil in my house and am ready to sterilize everything. I am not good with dealing with stomach bugs. Workout: legs 1. hamstring curl- 4x6-8 reps( 115,130,130,130 lbs.) superset with barbell lunges-4x12 each side( 50 lbs.) 2. cable glute kickbacks- 3x20 each leg( 50 lbs.) 3. lying hamstring curl- 4x6-8 reps( 60,70,75,70 lbs.) 4. calf raises on leg press maching-20 toes forward, 20 toes out,20 toes in, 20 toes forward(100lbs.) 5. bulgarian split squat-4x10 on each leg( 15-20 lbs. db) 6. step ups- 4x15 each leg Food: B: 1 c. cooked oatmeal with protein powder, 1 c. raspberries L: leftover mung bean and edamme pasta with avacado sauce S: green smoothie D: leftover homemade minestrone soup, salad S: oatmeal with chocolate protein powder
  23. Wow, you have gone through quite a lot! Glad to see you are working on the road to recovery.
  24. I realized I put workout and didn't post my workout shoulders/abs/HIIT 1. plate curl to shoulder press- 4x10 ( 25 lbs.) 2. lateral raises- 4x12 ( 10 lbs.) 3. arnold press- 5x10 ( 15 lbs.) superset- seated delt flies-5x10 (10-15 lbs.) 4. cable upright row- 4x10 ( 40-60 lbs.) 5. db front raises slow decline- 5x10 ( 8 lbs.) 6. ab wheel- 4x12 7. roman chair obliques- 4x10 each side 8. ab crunches- 4x25 20 min. HIIT on ellitptical Tomorrow I am going to start decreasing reps and lift heavier
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