I Workout?

I’M SO BUSY. No time for anything. Baby, work, house, food, sleep occasionally. Working full time and taking care of a baby is no joke; not for the weak of heart. And, I think I might be on the verge of losing my mind. But, I have to keep going. We can’t afford daycare and can’t afford not to have my income so here we are… stuck in a crazy stressful life.

I’m so ready to have my body back though. I think I’ve started regaining my weight. I refuse to weigh myself because I don’t want to add to the stress that I already have.

My beautiful boy is two and half months old and growing way too fast. We took him swimming for the first time yesterday!

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Love that boy….

And it’s almost football season!!!

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Can’t wait… I feel like it’s been a really long time.

But, anyways, I found out about the diastasis recti issue where your abs don’t come back together after pregnancy. It grosses me out and has to be fixed before you can think about trying to get real abs going. The exercises are easy and you can definitely feel them the next day.

I’ve done this one:

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And i’m going to try these next:

Hand Guidance

This exercise involves using your hands to knit your abdominal muscles together in the correct position. To perform, lie on your back with your feet on the ground. Cross your hands over each other, placing one hand on each side of your abdominal muscles. Inhale, then slowly breathe out and raise only your head off the ground. As you lift up, gently guide your stomach muscles together. If you prefer, you can wrap a sheet or towel around your stomach and pull the ends together to guide the stomach muscles. Lower your head to your starting position and repeat 10 times. Perform an additional two sets throughout the day.

Heel Slide

This exercise works the transverse abdominis, the muscle group compromised during diastasis recti. Lie on your back with your feet on the ground. You may wish to place your hands, palms down, under your buttocks for additional support. Lift your toes off the ground, leaving only your heel on the floor. Gently slide this foot out to straighten your leg. Hold the straight-leg position for five seconds, then slide the leg back in toward you. Repeat the exercise eight times, then perform on the opposite leg.

Pelvic Tilt

This gentle exercise helps to strengthen your abdominal muscles affected by diastasis recti through a gentle scooping motion. Lie on your back and extend your left leg slightly, but maintain a bend in the knee. Place your right foot on the ground, knee bent. Gently tilt your pelvis in toward your chest, feeling the lower back move to the floor. Do not, however, lift the pelvis or buttocks off the floor. Return your pelvis to your starting position, then repeat the exercise 10 times.

Read more:Β http://www.livestrong.com/article/388423-corrective-exercises-for-diastasis-recti/#ixzz2ckZbDd00

Also, got the beginner’s calendar from blogilates:

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I really just want to start with the exercises on here to get back going. Her stuff is always fun πŸ˜‰ I sure remember doing the Gangnam Style workout a few times before I was pregnant!

This workout seems fun, too. Working out with songs:

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Ok, enough for now. Hopefully I can get some exercise in tomorrow… we will see. It’s my birthday this weekend and hopefully I will be getting drunk so I’ll need to burn some extra calories now to make up for that πŸ˜‰

Off to organize my pinterest boards…

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Jessica

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My Baby <3

Here’s West!!

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Loving him so much….

He was born on May 31st (3 weeks, 1 day early!) and weighed 7lbs 2oz..

West is a month old tomorrow and I have to go back to work on Monday.

Also, time to work on this body.

Good news, I”m already back at my original weight! Bad news, still have a little belly and my butt is magically disappearing.

Hearing good things about Tracy Anderson post-pregnancy workout. She’s had a baby before, so I trust that she knows what she’s talking about.

Playlist of the workout:

 

 

 

Glitter Pumpkin!!

So Pretty!

There is some orange showing through. But, that orange looking spot is actually the reflection from my pink shirt!! I love my glitter pumpkin!

Got all of the dresser drawers painted with two coats today! Can’t wait to have them back and put together in the bedroom again.

As you can see, I quit trying to not make a mess on my laminate floor. Getting that off will be my next project.

In my last post I said that I want to be a runner. I still do! But, I couldn’t run on Wednesday because my shins were hurting. So, if I’m going to run it’s going to have to be in different shoes or at a different pace or something. I’ll figure it out I guess. But, today, I’m working on some toning stuff:

Arms:

All Over Toning:

Something:

Happy Thursday! My husband has a sleep study tomorrow. Kind of worried and nervous for him!

– Jessica

I Hate Burpees!

Ugh, burpees. Does anyone love burpees? If so, they need to be institutionalized because I think that is the worst cardio move ever invented. Just did these two cardio videos:

Yes, Gangnam style again! Love doing this workout πŸ˜‰ But, fell on my butt this time trying to do extra high kicks lol…

This is with two guys called The Lean Machines (their youtube site here). I think they will be part of my workouts now too!

Also did sleek and slender abs:

Fine Toning Arms Routine:

AND Lift and Tone Booty Routine:

I had a bad week and needed to get some endorphins going. And, I’m going to Columbia to tailgate this weekend so I know I won’t be working out anything but my drinking muscles until Monday…
Also, got coat 2 on the dressers!! They look good πŸ™‚ Will probably be putting another coat on next week just to be thorough because I can still see a few lines. So, update with pics next week! This is taking forever and I still have the drawers to paint, our two end tables and the dresser mirror! Whew… might be a while before this project is complete. Can’t wait!

– Jessica

The Dressers: One Black Coat

Here are the dressers with one black coat: WHOOOOOO

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They look good from afar, but you can see the brush strokes:

The next coat will look awesome, though!!

My sister in law and I have been doing a lot of crafting for Halloween decorations and Christmas presents! It’s been so fun! I will update with the Halloween decor (including sparkle pumpkin!!) but not the Christmas presents yet. I have to make sure nobody who’s getting one will see it! One of our Christmas presents for our sisters include some chalkboard paint:

I can’t wait to use it for the first time! We were gonna make some out of the black paint I’m already using on the dressers. But, the tile grout section got overwhelming so we just decided to buy some. (Tile grout is needed to make your own in these instructions).

Also, here’s a couple pictures of Ruby, my child, just because she looks so cute today:

Awww such a beautiful, sweet thing!!

Didn’t workout yesterday, whoops… Even though it’s no excuse, I had a bad day and drank instead! So, exercise tonight – some pop cardio and arms workout!!

-Jessica

I’m Breaking Up With Body Rock

It’s not you, it’s me. Just kidding, it’s you. I’ve decided to part ways with the 30 day body rock system and take my own route. Every other exercise I’ve done has been fun. Maybe it’s because they wanted me to do mountain climbers and burpees mixed with other stuff. Maybe I’m just taking it out on BodyRock and they didn’t do anything wrong. But, I’ve decided that if I’m going to do this, it’s going to be fun. So – more sexy body by sexual big booty lady (here) and less learn all these complicated moves and do them a few times and die.

Whew – sorry for the rant. But, tonight I’m doing some fun pop dance workout stuff!

Here you go πŸ™‚

TheΒ  “That’s What Makes You Bootyful” Booty Challenge! WOAH Painful!

One Direction, please give me this booty:

There’s this one too, but I think my legs have had enough for the day:

SO DAY FOUR is over! And I’m still challenging myself. I’m still going! Just not with BodyRock, sorry guys…

Today wasn’t a great food day either.

Breakfast: Nutrigrain bar that made me want to puke. Ew.
Lunch: Wendy’s Hamburger (ugh, gross)
Dinner: Manwich, Cheese biscuit, green beans

So Unhealthy today, but not gonna punish myself. Just going to work harder tomorrow to eat better!!

On to paint another coat of primer! (My last coat for the dressers!!!!!) Can’t wait to have them back in my bedroom πŸ™‚

-Jessica

Woah. Day Three

OK, today is unofficially named “Jessica walks like a penguin” day because OMG I was sore all day! BUT I still did day three of the BodyRock workout challenge! Whooooo so proud of myself for that!! Feeling the burn though!

Day Three Here —–

First Exercise: Body Rock Burn Workout!
Touchdowns: 15, 14, 14
Spider Push-ups: 8, 9, 10 (modified because my arms hate their lives right now) BOX Pushup then leg lift
Tuck Abs: 18, 16, 15
Hanging Knee Ups: 20, 23, 23 (also modified due to lack of arm life) Feet on the floor, one leg raised at a time

Second Exercise: Body Rock Sculpt Workout!
Bicep Curl & Press: 13
Shoulder Press: 24
Squats: 23
Triceps: 23
Round the World (LOVE): 8
Upright Row: 29
Bent Over Row: 30
Abs: 23

SO WOW Feeling good today! Tired though – ready for day 4!

My food wasn’t so great today, whoops. Not punishing myself for eating poorly though…

Breakfast: A CINNAMON ROLL (I know)
Lunch: One apple, 20 FRENCH FRIES (again, ugh, know)
Dinner: Kicken Chicken (YUM): Buffalo chicken wrap (FRIED) and more FRENCH FRIES and ranch.

Don’t scold me, I was going with what we had in the house (and then craving some real food) πŸ˜‰

Also, hope I can keep my boobs like this:

And get a butt like this:

Always nice to have some goals and inspiration. Photos from Fuck Yeah Fitspo.

Oh yeah and I weighed myself this morning. Was scared to do that but it wasn’t too bad. I’m at 154.8 today. I’m thinking of setting my short term goal weight at 130. I’m not worried about the number, just the shape that my body gets into.

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-Jessica

Tonight’s Cardio

Didn’t get to the zumba – didn’t think I could take a whole 50 minutes of that. And it looked like some complicated moves for my tired brain to process this evening! So, I did two “Sexy Body” workouts (LOL) But, I’m sweating like a pig and feeling good. I’m almost embarrassed to say what they are called. Both of them are taught by someone named Tiffany Rothe who really wants you to embrace yourself as a sexual woman. Hmmm… don’t know about that but you can find her website here.

First workout here. 10 Minute Booty Shaking Waist Workout (yes, really) And it is good and fun!

Second workout hereΒ  Get Your Sexy Back

WHOO I’m feeling the burn! How I Feel After Working Out (whatshouldwecallme)

Dinner: Some chicken with a sour cream and mozzarella cheese spread topped with Italian bread crumbs. Frozen corn. Macaroni and cheese (not the best weight loss meal ever but it was delicious!)

Dessert: Tutti Frutti where we are regulars. Cheesecake yogurt with strawberries and chocolate chips. SO GOOD!

-Jessica

OMG JK

My legs are dying from those 3 simple poses this morning! Maybe some cardio this afternoon if I can move?

This Zumba video from YouTube looks pretty fun! I guess I will try that this afternoon… maybe I can convince my sister-in-law to do it with me πŸ˜‰

Breakfast: Cup of Irish Breakfast Tea, teaspoon sugar, splash of 2% milk. Yoplait lite yogurt (strawberry) with granola. YUM, my favorite – eat it every morning.

Lunch: A couple of eggs with some cheese and salt/pepper.

Water: 2 tumblers so far (not sure what the measurement of “tumbler” is)

-Jessica

PS – been doing this almost everyday with my SIL. CAN.NOT.STOP. And it has been a good workout (cardio and legs) πŸ™‚