Friday, July 25, 2014

Fitness Fave

Mentally I have been feeling really good this week dispite missing my girls like crazy!  I stopped drinking MiO and my stomach has flattened out a bit.  
Physically, I'm a trainwreck.  A few nites this week I have ended up with crippling stomach pains.  The first nite they woke me up and I actually asked Ken to drive me to the hospital.  Turns out they are actually gas related.  When you have your gallbladder removed gas gets trapped and doesn't come out very easily.  So if you aren't careful you end up bloated and in pain from gas.  But this was the worst I've ever gotten!  I think it might actually partially be caused by depresseion from the girls being away.  For some reason one of the things that helps ease my pains is to drive around in the car.  I swear, I have the best husband in the world.  He has no problem driving me around the neighborhood for 30 minutes, like a baby who won't fall asleep.  

I have been playing with my food this past week.  I'm a foodie and a fat kid at heart.  I refuse to eat boring fish and veggies every day.  This week I've made fish patties, shrimp stirfry, and a bunch of other things.  The one thing I haven't been able to find is a good spice mix without any carbs.  If you have any suggestions please, please, PLEASE let me know!

I am still shocked at how amazing my back is looking.  But, I've started doing my workouts pyramid style.  A pyramid workout is where you lower your reps and up your weight {you can also do it the opposite way}  For example:  4 sets 15,12,10,8 you start with 10 lb weights and go up 5 pounds every set.  So you start at 10 pounds and end at 25 pounds.  This allows me to push and test my limits.  I'm not going to lie.  Today I really didn't want to be at the gym after I finished my shoulder workout today even though I still had a date with the stepmill.  So, I left, went and ran errands, then came home.  I did my stepmill workout the old fashioned way, using ACTUAL STEPS!  Yes, for 30 minutes I walked up and down the stairs in my house.  Tomorrow I will be back in the gym working my arms and running {evil} wind-sprints.  

I'm excited for tomorrow.  Ken and I are going to watch the NGA show.  I'm prepping to compete in an NGA show in October.  I'm really excited for a date with the hubby.  We haven't been on a date in many, many years.  And this is going to be nice.  The competition in the morning then we will end the day with dinner in Daytona.  

Which leads me to my Fitness Fav on Friday question, where do I draw my inspiration from?  One reason is my family.  Ken is always inspiring me and pushing me to do my best.  My girls are so proud of what I'm trying to accomplish.  They inspire me to do my best.  I've overheard Mo telling her friends "Yeah, my mom is training for a bikini competition."  Sunny will tell people that I can't eat things because I'm training.  They make me want to be my best.  My inspiration is also drawn from a few other sources but, mostly my family.

Your turn!  Where do you draw your inspiration from? 

JVKom Chronicles


  1. Love the smile in the second picture! You are kicking booty & taking names :) Your husband sounds awesome. Having a great support system is so important! Have fun in your date!

    1. Thanks. Normally my progress pictures are taken by one of my daughters but, since they are with Gramma and Sirr (that's their name for their grandfather) Ken has been taking the pictures. He always makes me laugh with some random comment and I can't help but smile.

  2. Your back looks amazing! :D You've made so much progress, and having that built-in support system is awesome! :] I don't know if you do these, but I'd love to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! More details here!: :]