Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Oh my!

I can't believe it's been almost a month. The holidays really take a bite out of you... then then new Year has been just crazy!

So, where to start... Christmas was fine. Spent time with the kids and generally relaxed the week between Christmas and New Year. Got back to work on Jan 2 and handn't been here long before I got a call from my honey that things wern't looking good for his father (who is critically ill). So we left work and flew (well drove)the three hundred miles to go be with him. We spent the whole week at my in-laws. Thankfully my father-in-law pulled through, unfortunatly, my fitness program didn't. But hey sometimes 'life happens' and you need to put your own stuff on the backburner for a week to focus on someone else for a while.

So back home now and the past week and a half has been a whirlwind of catching up at work and at home as well as putting into place many of my 'new year' plans.

As for fitness goals - I haven't really come up with an extensive list. I know THIS is the year I reach my goal of 130lbs. There's no way I can fail because I have coach Greenwalt (from Leanness Lifestyle) with me every step of the way. Other things I want to accomplish this year: I want to really work on my flexablity, two things I want to do this year is be able to do the splits and a backbend (from standing). I also want to run my first sprint tri-athalon (already signed up for it). Oh yeah and be able to do pull-ups.

Other goals I've got right now that are kind of fitness related is... I've sent in my money and I'm starting training to become certified as a personal trainer. I can't tell you how excited I am about this! Just more motivation to get to my goal and get a body that's a living testimate to what my 'services' will offer. I've also started work on the website that I'll offer to all my clients including a 'community' area. I want to specialize in people looking to make a weight loss 'trasformation' as well as those who are 'begining' weight lifters (Like my son or even my husband last year). I plan to offer more then just training programs or even diet plans but education, motivation and support (that's where the website comes in). I want to work with the WHOLE person. Ummm... yeah, I'm a little excited. I'll move on now.. lol

I still haven't gone back and figured out how I did on last year's goals - it's on my 'todo' list I swear! :)

Oh and we've moved into the 'heavy' phase of our periodization program...I've been stunning myself with the amount of weight I've been lifting! It's so much fun!

Monday was chest day and my 'best set' for each excercise was:

Dumbbell Incline Press: 50lbs x 9
Barbell Flat Press: 150 x 9
Barbell Decline Press: 95 x 12

Cable Crunches: 120 x 9

Today was Biceps and Froearms: (best sets)

Barbell Standing Curl: 75 x 9
Dumbbell Alt Standing Curl: 30 x 11 (yes! I'm curling 30lb dumbbells now - whoop!!)
Cable Two Arm Curl: 75 x 9
Barbell Wrist Curls: 65 x 12

I think, this is going to be a really good year! :)


  1. Yes it has been nearly a month, but you're excused ;-).

    I'm glad things sorted themselves out, and as for your goals, go on, talk them up.

    You have a right to be proud of your achievements last year misses. I felt so proud for you. You did brilliantly, and slowly you're getting the little whoopsies out of your life, and being more and more consistant.

    Don't let up for a second, give your all, and make everything you do pay off.

    Your human abilities are vast, your current goals speak volumes for your Heart, something your lifestyle helps to protect and keep big and warm.

    You are a true superwoman, and an amazing person as well. You deserve all the success, marital bliss, and good times this year. It's going to be your best, now you've got more physical and emotional frameworks in place, and you can look forward to your future with more assurity and confidence.

    Long time coming, but you've earned it. I am smiling inside right now, and you get a lot of kudos, respect and plaudits from me.

    You've been a pleasure to follow, read about, and support. your words mean a lot, they do impact, and have their own way of fueling my own activities.

    I convert some peoples positive words and successes, into fuel for my mind and body ;-) ;-).

    So THANKS, and no matter what, have a fantastic year, don't ever stop being you, (you are totally brilliant in many ways), and GOOD LUCK.

    YOU CAN do anything you choose. I'm still thinking you might compete before you're 40.

    You can remain non-commital on that, that's fine ;-) ;-).

    Take care Shawn, keep smiling, and keep that chin up. You'll get your goals to pay off. You deserve it. You've had some tough times in life, now you're getting what you were destined to get from life.

    I certainly wouldn't do anything but help push you forward to the end results.

    I'm sure your kids are very proud of you, I hope you're proud of you too.

    :-) :-).


  2. Hello -

    Just stopping by to say CONGRATS on taking on the weightloss battle!

    Just to share my story (if you care!) I joined a weightloss program called Genetix ( in Oct 2006. I started at 260 and now I weigh 198 (62 lbs in less than 4 months!!)

    It's the best thing that has ever happened to me and they currently have a special where it's free.

    I really wanted to tell you about it because I just know what you are going through and how hard it is!

    I'll stop back and see how you are doing! I'm gonna get to 130 - can't wait!

    PS - My before and after pics are on the site - I'm Claire =)