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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Day 51 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Day 51 BBM 90 Day Challenge 




Today's mission: 20 minute HIIT Cardio!  Now, as you know, I do that every Cardio day, as opposed to the longer workout.  Many in the Challenge do 45+ minutes of other cardio exercises so for them, this was a shift.  For me, it's a matter of choosing which exercises I want to do today.


  • Elevated mountain climbers
  • Rest 1 minute
  • Jumping jacks
  • Rest 1 minute
  • High knees
  • Rest 1 minute
  • Jumping squats
  • Rest 1 minute
  • Repeat x 3 for total of 24 minute HIIT Cardio

I know I went over a little bit, but I wanted to mix things up quite a bit and so that put me over the 20 minute mark.  PHEW!

Need to get the butt and tummy toned!!!  Legs are shaping up; I can feel it through my pants.  Arms are starting to slim down too.  Slowly, but surely, I am getting there.

I STILL struggle with eating.  I don't mind eating clean, but I don't eat enough throughout the day and that's a big no-no.  =(  I do try, but on a tight budget, sometimes there just isn't enough food in the house.

"Keep Moving Forward"... (Meet the Robinsons)

That's exactly what I am doing.  Until tomorrow...

 Please comment, share, Like, RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.

 ~Joy~

 Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Monday, February 24, 2014

Day 50 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Day 50 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Hey friends!  Back on track again.  Day 48 was Cardio, but I skipped it and Day 49 was a rest day.

This was a tough one, for sure.  I have limited space and had to get creative with my sturdy, elevated surface.  I used a chair against a pool table for lunges, and the basement steps for push-ups and mountain climbers.  LOL

Here's today workout results:

  • Bent over Dumbell Rows:  40/41/39
  • Rear Foot Elevated Lunges Left:  17/21/20  Right:  17/20/20
  • Elevated Push ups (no modifications):  15/16/16
  • Elevated Mountain Climbers:  75/80/83


What to do:  Set interval timer 1 Minute and complete as many of that exercise for FULL minute.
Take a minute rest .. and move on to the next exercise.

Repeat for a total of 3 ROUNDS.

DONE!


Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~

Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Day 47 BBM 90 Day Challenge


For today I am repeating the new exercises learned on Monday.

There are 3 separate sets of :

  • 20 reps of Bridge Fly’s
  • 20 reps of Alternating Lunges
  • 20 reps of Squat Tricep Extensions
  • 1 minute plank hold with alternating foot lift. 


Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~

Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com



Friday, February 21, 2014

Day 46 BBM 90 Day Challenge

What a dorky face.  LOL!  I set a timer, 
so you never know what will happen when it clicks.


Day 46 BBM 90 Day Challenge


CARDIO!!!


Hey friends!  As always, I am grateful that you have stopped by.

Yesterday was the mid-way Fit Test and I pushed myself hard.  Thankfully, I am not hurting too much today.  LOL

Today's HIIT routine, with 1# weighted gloves:



  • 1 minute jumping jacks



  • 1 minute rest



  • 1 minute jumping squats



  • 1 minute rest



Repeat x 4 for a 20 min HIIT Cardio.

How are you doing???  Would love to hear from you.  =)



Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~





Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Day 45 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Day 45 BBM 90 Day Challenge

HALF-WAY POINT!!!  WooHoo!!


Today is the half-way point!! Measurements and Fit Test!!  Oh boy!  LOL

Measurements:

weight: -5#
waist:  -1"
hips:  -1"
pooch:  -2"
thigh left:  -0.5"
thigh right:  -1"
arm left:  -1"
arm right: -1"
neck:  -1.5"
calf left:  -0.5"
calf right:  -0.5"

Total loss in 45 days: 5 pounds and 10 inches

Fit test:

Speed Squats (50 seconds):
Day 1-30
Day 45-42

High Knees (50 seconds):  
Day 1-58
Day 45-115

Push Ups (50 seconds):  
Day 1-20
Day 45-25

Squat Jumps (50 seconds):  
Day 1-15
Day 45-22

Tricep Dips  (50 seconds):  
Day 1-14
Day 45-20

Burpees  (50 seconds):  
Day 1-7
Day 45-9

Alternating Lunges (50 seconds):  
Day 1-15
Day 45-20

Elbow Plank (hold as long as possible):  
Day 1-40 seconds
Day 45-45 seconds

Overall, even though I wasn't all that happy that my results weren't better, when I look at the big picture... I am doing very well.  It won't happen overnight.  I know.  I want to see results fast.  But, when you sit and look back, sometimes all you can say is "Wow. Job well done kid!"

Thank YOU for joining me on this journey.  It means a lot to me!  xo


See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Day 44 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Day 44 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Cardio Day-  20 min HIIT

Hey friends!  Thanks for stopping by.  Yesterday I pushed myself hard with the new exercises and today.... OW!  LOL  My chest, shoulders and legs hurt.  SO... I will not be doing my usual HIIT cardio.  I am simply going to do:


  • 1 minute high knees



  • 1 minute rest



  • 1 minute jump rope



  • 1 minute rest


Repeat x 4 for a 20 min HIIT Cardio.

How are you doing???  Would love to hear from you.  =)


Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Day 43 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Bridge Fly 
*Wearing 1# weighted gloves and using 5# dumbbells*

Day 43 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Hey friends!  Thanks for stopping by.  I am a little "off" still.  Day 41 there was no post but it was a Cardio day.  There's no post cause I didn't do my Cardio that day.  The next day was, Day 42 a "Rest Day". So I am picking up with Day 43 today.  =)

Here's the new set of exercises for Day 43:


20 REPS for each exercise x 3 ROUNDS

Each round consists of :
1 – Bridge Flys
2 – Alternating forward lunges
3 – Squat tricep extension
4 – Plank hold with alternating foot lift = 1 MINUTE

--->  YOUTUBE VIDEO: http://youtu.be/fvwkqpVbdvE

This went fairly well.  I have a very closed in area, so I had to get creative as to which way to move, but overall, I got it DONE!!  I counted on the 1 minute planks and did 40/40/42 leg lifts.

Coming upstairs after cooling down...my thighs burned a bit.  LOL  That's what happens after two days of rest I guess.

How is YOUR journey going??  Would love to hear from you.  Comment below.  =)


Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Day 40 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Day 40 BBM 90 Day Challenge


REMINDER:  I am a day behind.  This workout was for Friday 2/14.  Again, I will continue to follow the week's plan, just one day behind the group and hopefully, after tomorrow, will be caught up on 2/17.  =)

Day 40 .. “LOVE your LEGS & BOOTY” workout!

20 Full Squats
30 Second Squat Hold
20 Squat Pulses
( Repeat Set)

20 Alternating Lunge Kicks
20 Jump Lunges
30 Second Lunge Hold-each Side
(Repeat Set)

20 Calf Raises
20 Calf Raises this time one leg at a time, 10 each
(Repeat Set)

So happy that this is the last of these leg sets.  OMG.  I was falling over and laughing.  If only you were a fly on the wall... LOL!!  But...I made it through all of the exercises, slowly but surely.  And the BURN was as usual, intense, but still wasn't as bad as the first time.

I finished off not with stretches, but by dancing to Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold." It always made me dance at work, so much so that even after I stopped working there, rumor is that my old co-workers start dancing when it comes on...and think of me.  How sweet is that? And, knowing that, I dance...thinking of them!

Anyway...going to have my late snack then get ready for my shower.

Remember, I am here to cheer YOU on...just let me know, okay?  =)

Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Friday, February 14, 2014

Day 39 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Day 39 BBM 90 Day Challenge


"It’s time to get your CARDIO ON!  YOU CHOOSE … 45 minutes cardio OR 20 minutes of HIIT."


As usual, I chose 20 min HIIT.  I know, no sense of adventure there, right?  LOL  Wait until it gets warmer, I promise I will get outside!

Today,  Again, I wore my 1# weighted gloves throughout the entire 20 minutes.

Unlike Wednesday, today I did feel residual burn in my legs.  My butt cramp from yesterday is gone, thankfully, but still some discomfort there.  Apparently, it's an odd thing to happen, as a few friends commented on my Facebook page and one hadn't ever experienced it before.  LOL  It HURT!



Today's 20 min HIIT Cardio:


  • 1 minute jumping jacks



  • 1 minute rest



  • 1 minute high-knees*  



  • 1 minute rest.



  • Repeat four more times for a total of 20 min HIIT Cardio.


*If you're not sure what I mean by "high-knees", it looks like this:
You lift one knee high then jump and bring other knee high.  If jumping gets too tough, I just bring the knee high, tap then alternate to other leg, minus jump.  Make sense?  If not, here's a YouTube video to demonstrate:
(You only need to watch the first 45 seconds of video to see what I am doing)



Then, I stretched for a few minutes, focusing on lower back and legs since they've gotten the bulk of the workout this week.  Briana provides a warm up/cool down video for exercises, but I also use ones I've learned in other workout challenges.  


Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Day 38 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Day 38 BBM 90 Day Challenge


REMINDER:  I am a day behind.  This workout was for Wednesday 2/12.  Again, I will continue to follow the week's plan, just one day behind the group and hopefully, will be caught up on 2/17.  =)

Day 38 .. “LOVE your LEGS & BOOTY” workout!

20 Full Squats
30 Second Squat Hold
20 Squat Pulses
( Repeat Set)

20 Alternating Lunge Kicks
20 Jump Lunges
30 Second Lunge Hold-each Side
(Repeat Set)

20 Calf Raises
20 Calf Raises this time one leg at a time, 10 each
(Repeat Set)

I actually had to take a break and skip some of the jump lunges because I got a butt cramp.  OMG... I had to laugh at that one.

Otherwise, I made it through all of the exercises, slowly but surely.  And the BURN was bad...intense, but still wasn't as bad as 2 days ago.  Guess that's good, right?

So now, going to have my late snack, a Greek yogurt, then get ready for my shower.

Again, thanks so much for following along on my journey.  It's not perfect and I skip days, don't finish workouts and sometimes make sh*t up as I go...but I am sticking to this journey.  And, even though I am not highly disciplined, I think sticking through it to the end, giving it my all, is key.

Same goes for YOU.  Whatever you've been striving to achieve...anything at all... just keep at it.  You quit?  So what, pick up and start again.  You can do it---if you want it bad enough.  And, I am here to cheer YOU on...just let me know, okay?  =)

Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 37 BBM 90 Day Challenge



Day 37 BBM 90 Day Challenge


It’s time to get your CARDIO ON!

YOU CHOOSE … 45 minutes cardio OR 20 minutes of HIIT.


As usual, I chose 20 min HIIT.


Today, as most Cardio days, I chose to do jumping jacks, sprints and punches. Again, I wore my 1# weighted gloves throughout the entire 20 minutes.

Despite the intense BURN I went through in yesterday's workout, my legs didn't hurt one bit today.  However, I found that when I started doing the jumping jacks, my knees were bothering me.  A sharp type of pain that I didn't like one bit.  So, I improvised, doing modified jumping jacks by stepping out instead of jumping.  Not as energetic, but I don't want to cause any injuries.


1 minute modified jumping jacks

1 minute rest

30 seconds high-knee sprinting  (this didn't bother my knees much at all...odd)

15 seconds cross punches and 15 seconds uppercuts.

1 minute rest.


Repeat four more times for a total of 20 min HIIT Cardio.

Today's playlist was once again, Katy Perry with some songs that always fire me up and encourage me to keep going.  ;)

Then, I stretched for a few minutes.  Overall, a decent workout that got my heart rate up there.


Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day 36 BBM 90 Day Challenge





Day 36 BBM 90 Day Challenge

NOTE:  I am a day behind.  This workout was for Monday 2/10 but DONE on 2/11.  Since I had two ret days in a row, I will continue to follow the week's plan, just one day behind the group and hopefully, will be caught up on 2/17.  =)

 Day 36 .. “LOVE your LEGS & BOOTY” workout!

20 Full Squats *Not too bad*
30 Second Squat Hold *OMG-BURN!!!*
20 Squat Pulses *Ow, Ow, Ow*
( Repeat Set)

20 Alternating Lunge Kicks *Not bad*
20 Jump Lunges *Ow*
30 Second Lunge Hold-each Side *UGH...could NOT hold up knee much at all*
(Repeat Set)

20 Calf Raises *Jelly Legs*
(Repeat Set)

BURN!!!!!!!!!!!  I couldn't do these workouts as directed.  If you watch the video, Briana was having a tough time.  Normally, I love squats and lunges but OMG.... I am burnt.  Fried.  Crisp.  Damn!

Anyway, I need a hot shower and rest now.  LOL

I can't even think straight that was so fricking hard.  LMAO


Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com



Sunday, February 9, 2014

Day 35 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Day 35 BBM 90 Day Challenge


It was later in the evening when I realized that yesterdays' post saved to Draft, but didn't Publish.  In case you wanted to read it, here is yesterday's Post  --->  http://joymarino.blogspot.com/2014/02/day-34-bbm-90-day-challenge.html

Day 34:  REST DAY!!

Since I've gotten into the habit, I did my measurements today.  I am proud to say that even though I didn't have the best of weeks, no numbers went up.

Weight loss:  even

Inches:  minus 1.25"

I will take that!  LOL  Even if I lose only 1.25" every week, by the end of the challenge, I will have trimmed down quite nicely.  And, I totally plan on starting a new challenge immediately after this one concludes.  Not sure if it'll be another BBM Challenge or something different like Beachbody's Focus T25, which I've had my eye on for awhile.

And, on a personal note, Happy 5 Months to my baby, Julianna!



Would love to hear from YOU!  Share your own journey, comments, thoughts, ideas, questions... anything.  Thanks for following along.  I appreciate your love & support immensely.

Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Day 34 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Not a great pic, but proving I am doing it!  =)

Day 34 BBM 90 Day Challenge

From Briana:

Day 34 BIKINI BODY MOMMIES!

It’s time to get your CARDIO ON!

YOU CHOOSE … 45 minutes cardio OR 20 minutes of HIIT.


Of course, once again I chose 20 min HIIT.  I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can do some 45 minute Cardio.  I don't have any equipment in-home to use, so it'll have to wait until I can get out there without freezing my butt off...or worrying about slipping on ice.  LOL

So, today, as most Cardio days, I chose to do jumping jacks, sprints and punches. Again, I wore my 1# weighted gloves throughout the entire 20 minutes.


  • 1 Minute jumping jacks



  • 1 minute rest



  • 30 seconds sprinting (today I pretended I was jumping in tires like they show in military bootcamp videos... bringing knees up fairly high each step.)
  • 15 seconds cross punches and 15 seconds uppercuts.



  • 1 minute rest.


Repeat four more times for a total of 20 min HIIT Cardio.

Since Cardio doesn't require a video, I find a playlist I like on YouTube and run that in the background, plus a separate tab running a 1 minute timer on the online stopwatch and have my phone counting the overall time of workout (making sure I do at least 20 minutes total). Today's playlist was Katy Perry with some songs that always fire me up and encourage me to keep going.  ;)

Then, I stretched for a few minutes, since my legs were still burning from all those lunges this week and I definitely don't want my back tensing up again.  Overall, a great workout and I gave myself a high-five and yes, I fist-pumped when I was done.  LOL

Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!

Tomorrow is Rest Day, so I am taking the day to do just that.  See you Monday!!

XO

~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com



Friday, February 7, 2014

Day 33 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Not a great pic, but that's me, stretching. =)

Day 33 BBM 90 Day Challenge



EXERCISE #1. DEATH MARCH: 100 WALKING LUNGE CHALLENGE  Either 4 Minutes or 100, whichever comes first.  Total: 75 in 4 minutes (7 more than Wednesday!)

Rest for 2 MINUTES

EXERCISE #2. ONE ARM WINDMILLS

Perform 10 reps on one arm, then switch and do the other for 3 sets total

EXERCISE #3. BOAT POSE/ELEVATED-LEG, OBLIQUE CRUNCH 5 sets total *Again, only did 3 sets*

Like I said the other day, this is some tough work!  Briana makes it look so simple, she is my inspiration because she isn't perfect and you can tell she is working hard in the videos, not like a Pro video.

Tonight, I did okay on the lunges, although my legs BURNED right from the beginning.  I looked down, saw the outline of my leg in my pants and felt encouraged to keep going and burn that fat.

Tonight, the windmills gave me some trouble.  On my HIIT Cardio days, I do lots of jumping jacks and between both exercises, my shoulders and neck are tense and sore.  Will have to do something else for cardio for a little while.

I did better with the crunch exercises.  I folded my mat an extra time to cushion my bum and didn't tuck my leg in quite as tight.  Yet, I still only got three sets done.

My diet has been off and I am hoping to get back on track soon.  My problem has always been not eating throughout the day and that is still an issue.  I am glad you are following along on my journey, but I want to hear about yours.  What program are you following?  What exercises are you doing?  What are your results so far?  Please comment below and let me know.  Would love to hear from you.

Thanks for dropping by!!

Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

See you tomorrow for the last workout day of the week.

Keep Working It!!

~Joy~


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MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Day 31 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Day 31 BBM 90 Day Challenge



EXERCISE #1. DEATH MARCH: 100 WALKING LUNGE CHALLENGE  Either 4 Minutes or 100, whichever comes first.  Total: 68 in 4 minutes

Rest for 2 MINUTES

EXERCISE #2. ONE ARM WINDMILLS

Perform 10 reps on one arm, then switch and do the other for 3 sets total

EXERCISE #3. BOAT POSE/ELEVATED-LEG, OBLIQUE CRUNCH 5 sets total *Only did 3 sets*

This was TOUGH!  Briana makes it look so simple...then, try to keep up in the videos and whoa!  LOL  I did okay on the lunges, although if I had more room to walk, I think I may have gotten a few more in.  I definitely felt the burn from #30 on.  EEK!

Again, the windmills looked easy, but weren't.  I felt a lot of clicking in one shoulder and my neck is always tense, so that was difficult.  I ended up using my 1# weights without a dumbbell tonight.

UGH... these crunches were horrible.  First, I have a boney butt, so it has always hurt to balance on my "seat" then add to it the lift of my leg...as she points out in the video, I cramped in both hips.  Unfortunately, I couldn't do set 4 & 5 tonight, but hopefully next time.  =(

Thanks for dropping by and I hope that you are finding these posts useful.  I may not be doing as well as other people, but I am doing my hardest work and still getting results.  =)

Thank you for your support!!!

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See you tomorrow!!


~Joy~


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Day 30 BBM 90 Day Challenge



Day 30 BBM 90 Day Challenge

One-third of the way through the Challenge.  
Congrats to all Mommies (and Daddies too)on the Challenge with me. 

From Briana, Bikini Body Mommy:

"It's time to WEIGH, RE-MEASURE, TAKE ANOTHER SET of PROGRESS PICS .... and get your CARDIO ON!  YOU CHOOSE ... 45 minutes cardio OR 20 minutes of HIIT."

I did my measurements over the weekend and if you didn't read that post (Day 27), I lost 5# and 4 inches so far on the BBM Challenge!!  If I can keep this momentum, I will hit goals by the end of Challenge, which is about 15# weight loss and around 12 inches lost.

I will, of course, choose the 20 min HIIT.

Today I am doing:
5 minutes jumping jacks (with 1# gloves)
5 minutes sprints
1 minute rest between each set for 10 minutes rest.

Also, I was playing with the baby, lifting her up and down and noticed my biceps and shoulders are becoming much more defined.  And, as I said the other day, my pants felt looser, which is why I measured early.  Awesome.  =)

I hit this HARD and was dying!  LOL  Sweating, panting... whoa!  Almost didn't make it to the 20 minute mark, but I DID!!

See you tomorrow!!

Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

~Joy~

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Day 27 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Day 27 BBM 90 Day Challenge

*UPDATED 2/2/2014*

I know I am not supposed to check-in yet, but for some reason, my pants kept slipping down today so I decided to weigh myself.  I will measure myself tomorrow, but so far...

5 pounds GONE
and...


----> 4 INCHES GONE!!!! <----


Yeah, baby!!!

Okay, so today, the last workout day of the week is... Cardio!! And, as always I will be doing a 20 min HIIT session.  =)

See previous posts for my jumping jacks/sprinting modifications for details.

Total 5 minutes full jumping jacks with 1# weighted gloves
Total 5 minutes sprints
Total 10 minutes rest


Tomorrow is a rest day.  So, see you Monday!!

Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

~Joy~

Friday, January 31, 2014

Day 26 BBM 90 Day Challenge

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Day 26 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Exercises for today and my rep count.  First time I did them this week, as opposed to others who did it for third time.  My back is better, but I didn't over-do it with the dumbbells.  Did wear my 1# hand weights for everything.  =)

1)  Squat/Curl/Press with 'heavy' weight (I used my 5# plus gloves), 3 minutes straight:  45 reps

1 minute rest

2)  Teeter Totter Lunges, 1 minute each leg:  24 left leg, 28 right leg

1 minute rest

3)  3-part Shoulder Series, 3 minutes straight:  25 reps

1 minute rest

4)  Bend over rows, 3 minutes straight:  56 reps

1 minute rest

5)  Extended Plank:  1:15


See you tomorrow!!

Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

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~Joy~

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Day 25 BBM 90 Day Challenge

*Work In Progress*

Day 25 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Hey friends! 

Well, you may have noticed I did not post for days 21 through 24 and that is because my back was still pretty bad.  It probably wasn't my sciatica, because I had a good-sized knot on the right side of my mid back and the pain radiated from my tailbone up...not down my butt or leg.  Anyway, whatever it was, it was really bad and I had trouble standing or sitting...even lifting the baby (she's about 13#)

I did weigh in on Sunday and dropped ~3# so that is exciting.  I've not eaten the way I should've this week.  But, I am not beating myself up at all.  After all, it's a marathon, not a sprint.  And, there are going to be days or even a week or two, when things don't go quite right.  I am just going to keep pushing forward.

The picture above is me, pre-workout, tonight.  The camera was tilted, which frustrated me since I have been crooked like a question mark all week.  Now that I can finally stand straight, the photo is tilted.  LOL  Oh well.

Today, I am still off Bikini Body Challenge workouts and did my revised 20 min HIIT cardio.  Tomorrow, I am back on plan and back to the challenge.  PLEASE...share your comments below.  Are you on a challenge?  Are you working out?  What are you doing to improve your health this year?

Did 5 minutes of jumping jacks (regular ones)
Did 2 minutes of sprinting in place and 3 minutes cross-punches.
With one minute rest between each exercise.
Total: 20 minute workout *all with 1# gloves*

Would LOVE to hear from you.

See you tomorrow!!

Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

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~Joy~

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Day 20 BBM 90 Day Challenge



Day 20 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Hello friends!!

Today is the last day of the workout week.  It is supposed to be a Cardio day.  However, I am going to rest today.  Not only is my back still "iffy" but also, it's been a heck of a day.  I've been in and out constantly since 4:30am and it is cold.  The cold really zaps my energy.  So, I'm feeling a bit blue, to be honest.  I want to work-out, but know that with my state-of-mind, birthday cake from my step-daughter's 21st birthday and a he** of a day, I just want to cuddle in a blanket and sleep.

So, I am flipping things around a bit, again.  I will do my 8 exercises from yesterday's schedule early in the day and probably Cardio later, at night.

Then, back on schedule for Monday!

Have an amazing night!!


See you tomorrow!!

Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy
Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

~Joy~

Friday, January 24, 2014

Day 19 BBM 90 Day Challenge


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Day 19 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Today was supposed to be the 8 exercises from earlier in this week, however, with the still sore back, I decided to do another day of HIIT cardio instead.  It worked well yesterday and I didn't tweak anything.  I also decided against taking a night off since I am the type to go more than one day, if I do take a day off.  I cannot let myself slow done if I want results.

What did I do?  Well similar to yesterday, but there were a couple of changes.

**I wore my 1# weighted gloves for the entire 20 minutes.**

1 min mod. jumping jacks.  I modified these by stepping out to one side, then bending at the knee (like a partial squat) as I brought my hands together over my head. Return to center and then do the same with other leg.  The very last set, during the last 30 seconds, I did regular jumping jacks to gauge my body's reaction and it went very well!!

1 min. rest

1 min modified jogging in place, along with some cross-punches.  I did thirty seconds of sprinting in place, arms tucked in.  Then the other 30 seconds, I stood legs spread and cross-punched in to the air in front of me.  By twisting at the hips, there was no pain in my back.

1 min rest


Repeat four more sets so that I have done 5 sets of jumping jacks, 5 set of sprints, 5 sets of cross-punches,  and 10 minutes rest, total of 20 min.  

**Again, I modified it to fit what works for me, my available space to workout and, to minimize any further damage to my back.  I did do the cool-down stretches after, as well.**

Since I did not need to watch a BBM video for guidance and needed something to inspire me, I played this video repeatedly for the entire 20 minutes.  ;)  It always gets me going and makes me move as fast or as hard as I can, especially the punching.  LOL


My eating was a bit off today as I'd run out of most of my stuff for the week.  I did make sure to eat throughout the day and will log in to MFP and enter my meals for the day.


Off to take a hot shower now!  ;-)

See you tomorrow!!

Sites I use:

Online Stopwatch:  http://www.online-stopwatch.com

Please comment, share, Like,  RT, Plus, Pin...whatever works.  Thanks!  XO

~Joy~

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 18 BBM 90 Day Challenge

Day 18 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Today is Cardio!!  I chose, again, to do a 20 minute HIIT workout.  

Now, here's the thing about today.  I woke up sometime this morning with a painful lower back.  My sciatica was bothering me despite stretching the lower back muscles out during last night's workout.  In fact, I felt awesome last night.  My thought is that sleeping on the couch with the baby, after such a workout, tweaked something back there.

This is a concern for me.  I mean, it really scares me because at least twice in my life, since having my first child, I've gotten  STUCK.  Like, crawling on the floor in tears kind-of stuck.  Like, going to the E.R. stuck.  Even with bending at the knees, I was still moving those muscles and causing pain.  If you don't know what I mean, count your blessings.  If you do, then you know something as simple as sitting or rising from the toilet bowl is a challenge.  But, all the more reason for me to keep working out.

So, I didn't let it deter me.  Yes, I procrastinated because I was scared as he**.  But, I decided that since today was cardio, I could modify my workout and reduce any bending that may inflame things further.  And, after a couple hours of putting it off, Day 18 is DONE.

My meals went the same today as most days, except I don't have any more whey protein for my after-workout drink.  So, I will have some celery and spicy hummus as a snack.  Of course, I am drinking up my water.

What did I do today?  Well these are modified from the simple, everyday exercises we all know, but this is what I did.  Oh and I wore my 1# weighted gloves for the entire 20 minutes.

1 min mod. jumping jacks.  I modified these by stepping out to one side, then bending at the knee (like a partial squat) as I brought my hands together over my head. Return to center and then do the same with other leg.  Briana shows the step-out modification in one of her videos for those who can't jump due to knee or hip problems.

1 min. rest

1 min modified jogging in place.  I have a very small area to work with, and jogging in one spot drives me nuts, so I jog back and forth across the room.  I further modify by lifting by knees up like members of a marching band do when they walk.  Can you picture that?  I am trying to strengthen my core, annihilate my baby belly and create a beautiful booty, so if I can throw some knee lifts or squats in anywhere, I will!  LOL

1 min rest


Repeat four more sets so that I have done 5 sets of jumping jacks, 5 sets jogging in place and 10 minutes rest, total of 20 min.  

I did check my heart rate to make sure I was getting it going and yep, I was.  Lifting arms or legs seems to help get the heart going, even though I wasn't running fast or jumping.  Awesome, eh?

Best part, my back did not bother me at all.  My legs and arms burned, but I breathed and pushed through it.  I did notice as I got to the later sets, I was doing less and less, because my body was burning.  I just kept at it, breathing through the burn and feeling each movement carefully.

Again, I modified it to fit what works for me, my available space to workout and, to minimize any further damage to my back.  I did do the cool-down stretches after, as well.  They hurt, but after, it felt great.

Off to take a hot shower and then enjoy some celery and hummus.  By the way, I LOVE Sabra hummus. Especially the spicy ones.  If you've never tried it, you should.  =)  It's a better alternative to sitting in front of the TV with chips and if you're having a Superbowl party, put it out and hide the fattening dips.  ;-)

That's it for today I think!  See you tomorrow!!

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~Joy~

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 17 BBM 90 Day Challenge




Day 17 Bikini Body Mommy 90 Day Challenge

So, with the bad weather, life's been a bit chaotic at our house.  Winter storm Janus had our household and the schools in quite a state.  LOL  Only 1 of my school aged children went in on Tuesday and then came home early, just after 12:30 and the schools were closed today, so all of them were home.  Needless to say, my eating and sleeping schedule was way off.  But, I still made the time tonight to GET IT DONE!

Below are BBM's 8 exercises for today.  This is the second time this week we are doing them and I definitely found it a bit easier, since I knew what to expect.  Beside each exercise is the number of reps I was able to complete.  Left/Right are the results for exercises that required doing one side at a time.

1. SQUAT SWING (Set timer for 2 minutes, 1 minute per arm): 25/25

2. PUSH-UP “T-STANDS” (Timer set for 2 minutes and do as many as you can):  25

3. LUNGE KNEE-UPS (Timer set for 2 minutes, 1 minute per leg):  19/20

4. MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS (1 minute on these bad boys):  52

5. BICEP CURL “3 REP ROUNDERS” (Timer set for 1:30 – 30 sec of full range, 30 sec of half way down, and 30 sec of half way up):  12/12/11

6. STEP-UPS (1 minute per leg): 15/14

7. STRAIT-LEG SQUAT THRUSTS (Timer set for 1 minute):  20

8. HUNDREDS (Timer is set for 1 minute):  143

Then switched over to the Warm Up/Cool Down video here and cooled down.  Link is:  http://youtu.be/U6H4wKN8Sq4 and the cool down starts just past the 7 min mark.  My legs were burning tonight, so there was NO way I was going to skip the cool down!!

I remembered my water tonight, and drank about 16 ounces on rest periods.  After I cooled down, I drank my whey protein shake.  Now...off for a hot relaxing shower.  After that I will apply my stretch mark concoction and relax for the night.

Oh and as a side note, I took some bikini photos and even though I disliked them immensely, I want to have something to compare to in a couple months.  I may not walk the boards in a bikini, but I sure as he** want to know I look good in one!  LOL

Day 17...DONE!


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy

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Day 16 BBM 90 Day Challenge


Day 16 Bikini Body Mommy 90 Day Challenge


Today's workout:

CARDIO:  Choice between 45 min or 20 min HIIT exercise.

I will almost always choose 20 min HIIT because I don't have 45 minutes (plus warm-up and cool-down) and this time of year, walking or running is out.  We just got a TON of snow!!

Here's what I did today:

1 minute jumping jacks with 1# weighted gloves
1 minute rest
1 minute jump rope with gloves and 1 pound wrist weights as the "handles" for my imaginary jump rope.
1 minute rest.
Repeated until hit the 20 minute mark on stop watch.

Now, I used online-stopwatch.com to count each minute and sound a chime.  At the same time, I used the stopwatch on my phone to count my overall workout time.

Every time I felt the burn, I pushed harder.  I jumped higher, swung my arms more, whatever it took to push through the pain.  I started only doing 25 modified jumping jacks (stepping out instead of jumping) and by the 5th time, I did over 50 (20 modified, 5 jumping, 20 modified, 5 jumping).  Hoooowahhhhh!!!

Briana, Bikini Body Mommy has plenty of advice and recommendations for exercises to do.  I have limited space and am stuck indoors, so I work with what she gives me and modify it as I go along.  Like, adding the weighted gloves and hand weights was totally my idea, not anyone else's.  My arms are flabby as he** so I will use those gloves every chance I get.

After, I cooled down, I drank ~20 ounces of water because I forgot to bring it with me and followed that with a whey protein shake.  Now...off for a hot relaxing shower.  After that I will apply my stretch mark concoction and relax for the night.  

Day 16...DONE!


Sites I use:

MyFitnessPal:  http://www.myfitnesspal.com/jamarino73
BBM on FB:  http://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM Home:  http://bikinibodymommy.com/
BBM on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BikiniBodyMommy
BBM on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BikiniBodyMommy

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~Joy~

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 15 BBM 90 Day Challenge

This image is the wallpaper on my computer!

Day 15 Bikini Body Mommy 90 Day Challenge


Welcome friends!  Thanks for dropping by.  If you don't know already, I started the Bikini Body Mommy 90 Day Challenge to get myself trim and toned this year.  I actually started working out and watching what I ate back in December, but joined the Challenge this month.

So today (well, yesterday), January 20th was Day 15 of the Challenge.  It wasn't until the middle of the night, when baby wouldn't sleep well, that an idea came to mind.  Let me rewind a little bit.  Today, in addition to the exercises, I was to do my weigh-in, measurements and pictures.  Well, the results?  Broke even on inches, gained almost 3 pounds and my pictures were only a slight bit different than on January 6th.  *SIGH*  That's okay though...I am determined as he** and I have a long way to go and a lot of work to do.

What I want to do in this blog post is just summarize where I've been and how I've done so far.  Then, I plan to daily blog about my activities, feelings and thoughts.  Most days, these posts will be short, sweet and even boring.  BUT...in 75 days time, I want to be able to look back and see what the journey was like, during the time I was on it.

I will post pics later on, because to be honest, I am mortified at what I see.  But they are dated and will be provided at the end of the 90 Days.  =)

Notes about working out.  Hm, well, to be honest, I've only done about 1/2 the exercises I should have.  And, I am weak as he** right now.  My body has been deprived off food (see below) and nutrition, and all that I do have goes to the baby when I nurse her.  So, I think that is part of the reason that I fall apart during workouts.  I'm really loving Briana's workouts, though and see that when we repeat certain exercises, my body does better than it has the previous time.  I can't wait to re-do the Fit Test at the end and see those improvements, as well as the ones in the mirror, scale, measuring tape and photos.

Starting Stats:

Waist:  32"
Hips:  37"
Pooch (area below belly button aka baby tummy):  39"
Thighs---L/R:  20.5"/21"
Arms---L/R:  11.5"/11.5"
Neck:  13.5"
Calves---L/R:  13"/12.5"
Weight:  135#

I am not concerned about certain areas of my body, like my bust, because in that case, I am nursing, so measuring is a moot point.  Other areas like my forearms, ankles, and such all are pretty much the same as always.  =)

Stats at One-Week Mark:

Waist:  31"
Hips:  37.25" 
Pooch:  38.25"
Thighs---L/R:  21"/21"
Arms---L/R:  11"/11"
Neck:  13"
Calves---L/R:  12.75"/12.75"
Weight:  134#

Stats at Two-Week Mark:

Waist:  32.5"
Hips:  37"
Pooch:  37.75"
Thighs---L/R:  20.75"/20.5"
Arms---L/R:  11"/11"
Neck:  13"
Calves---L/R:  13"/13"
Weight:  136.5

Overall Stats:  
Weight:  Up over 1 pound from start
Inches:  Broke even (lost some, gained some)

Daily Regimen:

Biotin 5000 mcg for hair, skin and nails. Started this before Challenge.
Home-made skin concoction from BBM blog (olive oil, aloe gel, vit A, vit E) to minimize stretch marks
Water:  (3) 33oz. bottles per 24 hours
3 Meals* and 2 snacks per day, plus protein shake after working out.

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I have a big problem with eating.  I am not bulimic or anorexic, I just tend to go busily through most of the day without eating; living off of light & sweet coffee.  What happens when you don't get enough calories?  Your body goes in to starvation mode and HOLDS ON TO THE FAT!  UGH!!  

SO...what I am doing for the first month is drinking 2 SlimFast shakes a day, plus a small meal at dinnertime.  I am also having two snacks in between, like hummus and celery or low-fat Greek yogurt.  Then, after my evening workout, I drink a whey protein shake made with milk or almond milk.  I need the calories, but want them to be healthy ones that don't go over in carbs, sugars, sodium, fat and so on.  That can be challenging on a very tight budget.  For now, this will have to do.

You need to do what works for you.  If you follow the BBM challenge, Briana provides a wonderful meal plan with weekly benefits, straight to your email inbox.  Just click the link below, on this page to check it out.  As for me, I need to get my body to stop holding on to the fat.  I log EVERYTHING into MFP (MyFitnessPal) and this way I can make sure that I am getting enough calories to keep my body going in the right direction.  If I fall short because of allowed extra calories for working out, I will find something healthy or at least home-made to eat.  We don't use MSG in our meals, and salt was as big of an addiction for me as sugar, so at least I know my sodium will stay normal.  

Oh and I switched to stevia for my coffee, but the taste takes getting used to, so I cut sugar use in half and add 1 packet of Truvia.  Hoping to transition over completely soon, but going cold turkey was really hard on me.  Good thing?  I drink far more water, readily, because stevia leaves a weird taste in my mouth, at present.

Goals:

By the end of the Challenge, I would like to:
  • Be down to 120#
  • Have lost most of my baby 'pooch'
  • See definition in legs and arms
  • Be comfortable in my own skin
Then, I will either start a new 90 Day Challenge or move to Laura London Fitness as she is closer to my age and has older children as well.  I started with Briana and BBM because she has young children, like me, and the timing was right.  Laura, on the other hand, competes and takes things to a whole new level.  I don't want to compete, I just want to look HOT and feel AMAZING, set a good example for my kids and BE HEALTHY!.

And, to clarify, if the above paragraph was confusing, my kids are: 22, 14, 12, 11, 8 and 4 months old.  =)

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Well, that was a really long post and I apologize.  I am sure you probably don't care about my individual stats but to start this blogging off right, I wanted to put it all out there.  It's also logged on MFP and that link is above.  If you have any questions, concerns, thoughts, comments, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

If you want more information about the Challenge, use the links above to connect with Briana, the Bikini Body Mommy.  =)

Thanks for stopping by and reading.

To a wonderful 2014!!!

~Joy~

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year



Hello friends and Happy New Year!

I hope that your 2014 is off to a wonderful start.  As for me, things are moving along slowly.  Could have something to do with the wacky weather.  Today it is about 9 degrees with winds making it feel like -15.  Hello?!  *LOL*

Anyway, been doing the family thing for the most part as we've just gotten off of Christmas vacation, then had a snow day and today a delayed opening.  Kids are enjoying the extra time home, but I tell you it wreaks havoc on me not to have a schedule.

I've been writing quite a bit and have some things planned for 2014.  I've made a lot of new online friends in the past few months and that has been a huge source of inspiration for my writing.  I also am on Day 2 of the 90-day Bikini Body Mommy Challenge.  I hurt EVERYWHERE.  But, it's all good!

See the challenge here:  https://www.facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy

I took my "pre" or "before" photos the other day and let's just say...BRING IT ON.  I need the challenge.  My baby will be four months old this week and I am not waiting any longer to get my "sexy" back!  Hopefully even better than a year ago.  =)

How were your holidays?  What did you do?  What were your favorite presents?

Please leave me a comment and say Hi!

~J~