Monday, December 5, 2005

Well as you can see – the party went well and the dress went over with a bang :)

Ok course no picture of it came out as good as the one I had in my head, but I’m almost used to that happening at this point in my life.

I would like to point out in photo 1 in the post below that I think you can see my shoulder cap peeking out. It’s little glimpse like that that keep me going!

Saturday I spent the entire day getting ready for my party. Sunday, I spent the entire day recovering from my party. I’ve drank a lot throughout my lifetime, but I have NEVER had a hangover before. Sunday was my first! The only thing I can think to blame it on is the GALLONS of red wine I drank. It was the first time ever I had drunken more then 1 glass of red wine at a time. Believe me, it’s something I intend to avoid in the future. I’ll stick with my Long Island Ice Teas thank you very much.

In fact my tummy still feels ‘not so hot’ today. BUT I still got up at 4:00 this morning. We had another session with out trainer. It was a lot better then last Monday. Again it was ‘upper body’ day – chest, back and shoulders.

After our normal warm-up (crunches, hopping and step ups) we hit the weights. I was thrilled when he skipped the cable machine and said, “Let’s do bench press”. To make things a bit more difficult he put as swill ball at the end of the bench and made us put our feet up on it while we pressed. It was interesting to say the least.

Press (plus bar): 30 x 15 / 40 x 15 / 40 x 15

This we supper setted with

Seated rows: 75 x 15 / 80 x 15 / 75 x 15

The seated rows were REALLY slow, 5 count up and 5 count back. It was such a challenge!

Then we did shoulders two different ways, both using the cable machine.

Sanding on a rubber balance thing and then laying with hips on a swiss ball and legs wedged again the machine so the body was at a 45 degree angle.

We did 15 reps and 2 sets each (don’t know the weight because the trainer set it – I just knew it was HARD!) :)

And that was it.

Now – time to talk turkey here.

I’ve been looking over my blog for the past few months. All the times I’ve posted over and over again that THIS was it. THIS was the month/week/day that was going to be the start of something big. Then I go back to doing the same ol’ things in the same ol’ way and a month later I’m stuck in the same ol’ body.

So, how do I break this pattern? How do I say “This time it’s different” and mean it? I’m so sick of treading water.

I know that it’s the nutrition that’s killing me. The sick thing is that I have all the information I need to make work for me. But sometimes know and doing are leagues apart from each other.

So, today I’m not going to say that it’s the first day of the rest of my life. I’m not going to promise big changes in a month, or three months, or a year. What I AM going to do is make today a good day. What does that mean? It means actually KNOWING if I’ve had a good day or not. Not ‘guessing’. It means honoring my promise to myself TODAY. Tomorrow’s going to have to take care of itself.

So, my goal for today is to hit 2000 – 2300 calories near to 30/30/30 ratio.

Good or bad I’ll post my results tomorrow – I’ll expect you all to hold me to it.


  1. That's funny....the last time I got drunk (2002), it was from Long Island Iced Teas!

    Great job on your workout and Good Luck on your eating today!

  2. you have goals? I am so jealous!!! :>

    You looked FABULOUS in your party dress my dear!!

  3. Don't feel so bad...I spent almost the entire weekend drinking Jack and Coke and I'm at work still wanting to curl up in a ball and die :)

  4. I totally agree with what you said.

    People are all different genetically, and what someone says thay achieved with good nutrition, cardio and weights, in say 6 months, is not necessarily the right methods for someone else, or what the next person is capable of.

    People like us just have to trust in what we know, be patient and try to make each day a pretty good one.

    I certainly never did nor would do, base my lifestyle around other peoples achievements, or cite other peoples achievements as my aims. I always aimed for what I wanted, not what other people wanted or achieved.

    We each achieve different things, but as long we do pretty much our best we can do no more.

    You certainly have reason to feel like you have achieved your best.

    Keep it up, and just keep taking each day as it comes, you should be proud of yourself.


  5. I have that "treading water" feeling too. Your workout looked tough!

  6. Yowch. Wine hangovers are the worst.

    You know, I have done the exact same thing: I've said TODAY is the day, it's the start of the next big phase. And then gone right back to my old habits. For me, exercise is the problem more than the food. But it's the same pattern.

  7. You look great in the pictures.

    Long Island Ice Teas....Casey banned me from those cause we got into an argument while I drank one of those....but the argument wasn't even my fault. :)


  8. Ooooohh ya red wine will give you a headache & hangover that'll have you saying... "my Hair hurts! " ~lol
    YOU LOOK AWESOME BTW... ;) Great dress!

    Looks like a great work out too..! well done!
    I hear ya on the nutrition thing! I was just blogging about the same thing the other day! who knew?!~


    Oh my word... "wajggnto".. what you might say after tooo many wines( or Long Island ) when some one tries to leave the table..or get out of the pic! ~lol~ :)

  9. You look absolutely beautiful!!! Glad to hear you had a good time. Sorry to hear about the hangover. Hate those. Awesome workout! I totally understand what you mean about starting over so many times. I read back over my blog one day and realized I was doing the same thing. So, like you, I've decided to just take this one day at a time. We can do this!!!

  10. First off you look so beautiful Shawn, the dress is it!

    My Sat and Sun sound ALOT like yours girl. We went to a Christmas party and I overindulged...but wow did we have fun...paid for it on Sunday too!

    I too have done the ole...OK, THIS IS IT chant many many times. I have now decided that it has to be one day at a time for me.

    Way to do for setting a goal for yesterday, now set one for today..and do check in with your blends!! You CAN do this. Hey are you joining us for Ms. Fit's Meltdown challenge??? It will be fun!

  11. Thank you everyone for all your awsome comments!

    Havlow - hope your feeling better!

    lori - of COURSE it wan't your fault! ;)