It has never been so easy to find healthy recipes! I am obsessed and I really want to get my eating back on track. Which means trying to stay away from anything: processed, fake, prepackaged, and that has no expiration date. Enter Pinterest... there are so many things I could talk about but lets just pick one that I'm pretty sure some bloggers would want to know about:
This one said do this routine twice. I think it probably needed a 3rd set but hey, I do as I'm told. I was dying when I finished though which means these were working. The Clam was extremely hard. I didn't really think it was going to be a hard one but apparently my legs have never moved like that before. I like to think of myself as a flexible person but I was working out some muscle in the back of my leg/butt area that has never seen the light of day. Try this one out and let me know if you feel that weird muscle...or maybe I was just doing it wrong.
I need to blog but I keep saying I don't have time when really I'm just being lazy. Yup, no real excuse here.
So, I want to do a random post about random things I'm thinking.
Why can't there be a "Flat Tax"?
I keep hearing about taxes going up and this vs. that with all this election MESS so then I asked my mom why can't everyone just pay a percent and that percent would be the same for everyone such as %5 of the money you earn that year you pay in taxes. My Mom just gave me a, "Oh, well that just won't work honey" and I'm confused. Any Help?
You know how everyone says when you don't want to work out make yourself and if you want to stop after 10 mins you can...well, I did that tonight and stopped after 10 mins.
Olive lost her first puppy pageant on Sunday. It was a total sham though. The damn ugly rescue dog's won...it is so not Olives fault she was born into a life of luxury and is naturally beautiful.
Who wouldn't put that mug on a mag!?
I'm trying not to eat carbs at dinner this week. It sucks.
These last couple of weeks have been ridiculously busy. I kinda sorta had a breakdown this past week and decided to disappear for awhile. What I mean by that is just take some time for myself.
Focus on me and not be so dang busy all the time.
These past two weeks have been full of ups and downs. Here's a quick run through:
Chad got a promotion at work, I got depressed about how fat I am, we had friends come into town and were very busy for a few days playing host, it is 80 degrees and this is my first time EVER not having air conditioner, I'm up for a promotion and stressing out about it all the time, and my best friend is in full swing of planning her dream wedding 2,600 miles away.
The worst thing was the total body depression thing. Ugh it's miserable. I'm back on the wagon though and after not working out for 10 days in a row I ran yesterday AND I did 8 mins solid so I am ALMOST back to running a full mile again. I'm so mad that at one point I could run 5 miles without stopping. I'll be back there soon and honestly, I don't think I'm going to stop again. Running has been the one thing that really helped me lose weight and I'm ready to lose again.
I'm also going to be doing a little Pinterest workout challenge. I have been pinning little workout ideas that I see and I'm going to actually start doing them instead of just letting them sit on my board then letting you guys know what I think.
You should follow my Work it Out! Board on Pinterest now and send me any that you want me to review! Or if you would like to guest post on my blog about a Pinterest workout that you have done Email me at
socmajorgrl @ gmail . com
I was suppose to post the above last night but it was just so boring without pictures and actual new things/progress so, I decided to wait until today. I just finished up a Mile run today and I am SO HAPPY to say that I did 11 mins straight! That means I'm almosttttt back to my 14 min mile. (which I then plan on getting back down to 11.5/12 mins. ultimate goal is 10 min miles!) After finishing up that accomplishment it was time to do my first PINTEREST work out!
I picked this one first because it's from a Pilate's instructor and have you seen Miley's new body after Pilate's.
Granted I only did it once so these are not my results... she does Pilate's every day and damn, it's working.
I had to do 4 rounds of each of the above motions and two of them required me to do 4 sets of each on each leg. I think the thing I hate most about yoga, Pilate's, cross fit, etc is that you have to do "rounds" which has me rolling all over the floor switching positions and looking like a injured seal. However, I think that's the whole point so even though I don't enjoy it and I was really thinking about doing all 80 at once I followed the damn instructions. It was hard. My legs are jelly and I can totally see that if I did this the 4 times a week suggested that in a couple of weeks I would see actual results. I can't promise I'll do this one 4 times a week but I'd like to aim for two.
I would recommend this workout if you are really wanting to just pin point your legs. I felt my abs getting a good pull on the scissor and frogger moves but you can tell these are focused in on getting rid of the inner thighs. Which lets face it, I've got plenty of that to get rid of! By the way the Frogger is CRAZY hard. I though the heel pulse was going to be the worst but it was def. the Frogger.
Try this one out and let me know what you think if you do!