Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Yesterday kicked my butt... in a good way! My diet was awesome. No sweets, no unnecessary 'protein treats'. I did my Tae Bo Extreme with the step added in and it worked my legs like crazy. I didn't think I was going to get much else done afterwards but all of a sudden I felt a rush of energy and managed to clean my entire house, all the laundry AND clean the girls room. I worked so much yesterday that before I knew it hubby was home and it was time to make dinner. It felt great to get so much done and still feel good at the end of the day. I wish I could say I slept well, and I probably would have, but the girls had a rough night. So this morning I am really hoping that I get that same rush... although I'm not sure what I'll be able to do since I did most of it yesterday!!!

Once again, I am going to really focus on my diet. I did really well yesterday and want to keep that going. Today's exercise is Tae Bo Abs and Maximum Power which is mostly upper body weight training with the bands. If the weather warms up a little this afternoon I really want to start cleaning up the yard and get it ready for spring.

Most of you commented on how I set high standards for myself when I work out. For me, its not a good workout unless I am red in the face and out of breath when I walk away from the machine. Although I did break a sweat, I didn't push myself.. and that is what I believe makes the change. When you have to push yourself to go that extra 5 minutes on the bike, or finish that last lap of the mile. If you don't push yourself to do better, you'll stay the same. So, yes, my workouts get harder and harder. I never push too hard... but just over the edge... so that the next time I know I can do it and go even farther!

Thanks for all the support. I think it is awesome that so many of you care and take the time to read my daily spill of words. It is the best motivation I could have ever asked for. I hope I can do the same in return!

Have a Blessed Day


Michelle @ The 2007 Challenge said...

You rock!! I'm so inspired by your workouts - I hope to get back to that point myself! Keep up the great work!


Fatinah said...

I will be thinking of your 2nd to last paragraph today while I'm doing my walk & elliptical! You always seem to write something I need to read!

~~Midnight Raider~~ said...

That's excellent advice... push yourself just a little bit more each time. You're right! You have to continue to achieve if you want to excel!

Anonymous said...

I love your outlook on improving during your workouts!

Keep up the fantastic work!

your girls are so cute.

Anonymous said...

You are extremely motivational. I swear, I read your blogs with my mouth open, like Whaaaaaat?! LOL

Meghan said...

I'm the same way with workouts - if I don't feel the burn afterwards, what's the point? Hooray for hard workouts! Way to kick butt and keep challenging yourself, you're doing great!

PearShapedGirl said...

Tigerlilly, you're doing so awesome and you have such an inspiring attitude! I know that when I'm having a crappy day with my own weight loss that I can turn to your blog and get a sense of optimism. Keep it up, you're on a roll!

Take care,