Operation MILF, Week 2: Choose You

I haven’t been into weekend workouts these days, or workouts at all for that matter, but now that I’ve found some shred of motivation and the hubs as my health-buddy, the last couple weeks have been chock-full of workouts and calorie counting, and the weekend was no exception. Also, I gotta give a shout out to my friend Erin who called me out on FB Friday to check in. The one day I didn’t work out all week! So a little guilt never hurt anyone. 🙂

With the laundry basket full and the floors needing mopped, it was tough to decide which task to conquer when the boy went down for his morning nap – because ain’t nobody getting nothing done when Reidzilla is awake, and there’s only maybe enough time to finish one whole to-do. Now if I was smart and an awesome multitasker like woman supposedly are, I would’ve started a load of laundry real quick THEN hit the workout room. But I’m not that clever in the mornings.  As soon as I put the baby down for his nap I put in my contacts and changed into workout gear. My new favorite tank top, by the way: 

 
Our workout room has weights and a bench, mats, a cycling bike, and a busted-@$$ treadmill.  Most of it collects dust. I have the Insanity DVDs, and they ALWAYS do the trick (in conjunction with eating well, of course) and it’s kinda my go-to at-home workout. It requires no equipment whatsoever so it’s pretty sweet. I’ve done the full-on program in the past but now I just alternate the workouts and weave them into my schedule whenever. 

There’s no telling how long Mister Guy will stay sleeping, so to do the most work in the least amount of time, I shorten the Insanity workouts by sometimes cutting out 1 of the 3 rounds of warmup and always fast-forwarding through the stretches. That leaves me with just about 25 min of solid work. Fantastic, because I am too cheap to actually purchase Shaun T’s Focus T-25 program and I just don’t have the luxury of a full 45-55 min Insanity workout when I have the kiddo at home with me.

I’m glad I chose to workout before starting my chores. I chose me and my physical and mental well-being. This is one of those times where it’s okay to be selfish, because it’s not actually selfish. When I’m a better me I’m a better wife and mom. I do love the sense of accomplishment when I can check chores off my to-do list and yes, a clean home is bliss, but those things don’t make me thin, er….healthy. Whatevs, same diff.  Honestly, I have more energy and motivation to do my chores after a workout – I’m already dirty and sweaty, and I’m pumped because I just kicked my butt. So really, I’m also a better housekeeper when I’m being “selfish.” Seems like 30-45 min/day is a small price to pay for a good attitude, more energy, a tidier home, and one hell of an @$$. 😉

Week 2 Summary: Again, my MyFitnessPal account is an open book, so add me if you wanna see my food and exercise diary. Username Roach621. 

Saturday- Insanity plyo, 25 min. Well, hell…apparently my motivation has limits, and those limits are of the booze variety. My Saturday night (Friday night’s debacle in Week 1 post):

 
I don’t usually have weekends like that (something a lush would say, I know). But it’s ok – I’ve come to realize that this journey doesn’t have an ending – it’s lifelong and forever. I will deal with health and weight for the rest of my life, just like everyone else on the planet. The journey will always be there, but tonight won’t. And like I said, you just pee out wine calories anyway, right? Don’t beat yourself up and don’t regret – that’s not what being a better you is about. Just don’t drink a bottle of booze and/or poke down burgers and cupcakes most days and you’ll still see progress. 

Sunday- Family walk, 45 min. This was a brisk walk, because I was trying to move quickly through sunny areas with the stroller to keep Mister Guy from spontaneously combusting, and it was so GD hot that I figured the faster we make it through the park the quicker I’m back in the truck blasting the A/C with vents pointed at my face and crotch. 

Monday- Treadmill 5.0 mph jog, 20 min + lifting (3 sets of 10 each: squats, leg extensions, walking lunges).

Tuesday- Insanity pure cardio, 25 min. Today was a just-fall-onto-the-toilet, hobble-down-the-stairs-like-I’m-99-years-old kinda days. But, better sore than sorry, right? I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do Insanity with all its squatting, but honestly once you get going and warm you can power through pretty easily.

Wednesday- Stair step machine at an average of 46 steps/min, 30 min + bicep/tricep weightlifting. Still can’t sit, stand, crouch, or walk due to @$$ and thigh hurtiness. Perhaps I should start drinking a protein shake after lifting, but it might mostly be because it was my first time lifting legs in many, many moons.

Thursday- stationary cycle bike, 30 min. I just did a YouTube search for cycling workouts, and chose one with HIIT in the name.

Friday- Insanity Cardio Power & Resistance, 25 min. Officially worker out every day for the past week! Oh, and sonuva… 

 The Mostcato Monster struck again! Hey, it’s Friday and the weekend and I haven’t had a drink since last weekend. Wait…I had 2 beers Monday night. Still, it was a long 4 days. 😉

Saturday- haven’t worked out yet, but my weigh-in gets me at 4.0 lbs lost since I started just about 2 weeks ago. Woo. 

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