Thursday, March 28, 2013

12 minute workout for 3-28-2013

I managed to find time today while the kids were napping to fit in a 12 minute high intensity workout, yeah!  My workout came from  I did the butt workout from March 27th.  I wanted so badly to hop on my bike or treadmill for 20-30 minutes afterwards but unfortunately my children needed me.  I guess I should say fortunately my children needed me.  At times I feel I'm being selfish by wanting the whole day to be about what I want and it takes a minute for reality check to set in before I realize how fortunate I am to be raising my own children and don't have to rely on someone else to raise them for me.  I do think however that it is mandatory that you take care of yourself first though.  My aunt always uses the analogy of the airlines telling you to put your oxygen mask on first and then your kin.  Same goes for life...if your oxygen tank is empty then you're useless to your children/husband/boyfriend/friend (whoever needs you).  I guess what I'm trying to say is something to the effect of don't feel guilty that you want to fit a workout into your day when realistically your day is filled with the demands of your precious children or whatever else is demanding of your time!

My food intake went like this:
Breakfast:  Old fashioned oats with honey and raisins.
Lunch: Protein shake (so good!)  Here is the recipe I used:
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBS cocoa powder
1 cup almond milk
15 Ice cubes

For lunch I also had about 4 bites of egg noodles with this chicken stroganoff.  Recipe for the chicken is HERE!

Snack:  1/2 cup raisin bran plain
Dinner: Salmon burger with Stubbs BBQ Sauce on white bread with 1/2 cup green beans no butter or salt, just plain tonight.

I usually don't eat white bread but did tonight because I was super hungry and it was an excuse not to waist scraps!  Nice excuse!  Obviously my diet could use some improvements but that will come in time.  Baby steps remember :)  Although if you want to see much quicker results eat a clean polished diet and your results will show much quicker than mine:)

Comments are always welcome!!! 

How Does A Mother of 4 Under 4 Do It???

You might be thinking to yourself, how in the world does a mother of 4 under 4 find the time to workout.  I ask myself that same question almost everyday!!!  I just had my 4th little munchkin a little over 2 months ago.  It took me a full 2 months to properly and completely heal from my c-section.  Before that, I hadn't done an ounce of any form of exercise since my horse accident on may 18th 2012!  Not even walking!  I guess a few times I did walk my other children to the park which is not even a mile away.  I could count that:)  Anyhow, long story short, my body and endurance is absolutely out of shape and not even close to par! I decided to begin logging my daily eating and workouts (if any) on this blog and see what happens along the way.   I'm mostly doing this for myself so that I continue to "stay motivated" for ME!!!  This is really just going to be a journal of trail and error and we can see what works and what doesn't:)  My plan for now is to mainly focus on what I eat!  I'm going to drastically limit my sugar intake and then go from there.  Baby steps!!

 I have to admit, I took some definite BEFORE pics this morning and was absolutely disgusted!  I want to do something about the way my body looks but honestly don't know when I can fit any form of exercise into my day or night for that matter.  But I can however control what I choose to put into my body for nutrition.  I'm more than open to any comments, questions or suggestions, so feel free to speak your mind and give your best tips and tricks ;)