No wings allowed

Another week flew by again! This week I am excited that the boys are starting preschool once again. They will be going Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 2 1/2 hrs each day. This was my prime gym time last year. It was when I could enter the Y in peace without hearing, (in a 4 yr old whine, in stereo I might add since they are twins) “Mom, do we HAVE to go to the Y again today?” This Mama gets to get back into her groove! I love my boys, they are the reason why I am working so hard to get my family to eat healthy and setting the example of how important it is to be active. So, yes I will miss them, a little.

Goals last week: Water goal….check. I have had a minimum of 64 ounces a day. I am starting to notice how I crave water now and that my mouth feels dry if I haven’t hit a minimum of 64 ounces. I have been toying with the idea of buying a Hydracoach to help me keep track. Currently I am using a large 32 ounce mug when I am at home and a travel mug at work. But I loose track of how much I am drinking when I am not using the large mug. So a Hydracoach may be in my near future.

Cooking more healthy meals at home…yep! Tonight I made Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Provolone wraps. Mmmm, so tasty. On the side I served fresh Veggies and Fresh homemade salsa to dip in. It was light and yummy! I have been searching Amazon for a few new cookbooks to buy. If any of my readers out there have a suggestions let me know. I am really loving to cook these days and putting a new recipe to the test at least once a week.

Getting to the gym…yes and I have a new workout buddy!! My Best Friend signed up this week at the Y when her and I went on Wednesday. She was looking for a new workout routine and had seen my progress so far and has decided to join me at least 2 days a week. WooHoo!!

So a new Challenge has been posted at mamavation called mamaguns! I am so excited to start this challenge! I have been falling in love with weight training by going to Body Pump at the Y. This challenge is going to help me step up my game and help me gain the guns I have been looking for!! Weight training does bring your workout to a whole different level and as an added perk I feel so much stronger after strength training. I normally do 2 days of weight/strength training a week. For the challenge we are doing 3-4 days. I am so looking forward to the results after our 8 weeks are up. And there is no scale involved!! So what do my current guns look like? No smokin’ cannon that’s for sure, but they are not too bad right now.

My baby guns

There is a little muscle trying to pop out but I can do better and I will do better!

So goals:

Water, making better meal choices, and working on those guns!

Congrats to our Sista of the Week  Stephanie @fitmomtraining! She is so inspiring and full of knowledge.

This weeks Mamavation TV sponsor is Chefs Requested (@chefsrequested). They make perfectly portioned steaks that I have heard or so juicy and tender.

Thanks for stopping by and reading. Looking forward to next time!


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kimberly @christlikemommy
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 08:47:25

    Way to go with the water!! Your wraps sound delish, I just bought some roasted tomato wraps today and I am looking forward to filling them with good stuff! Hope you have a great week!


  2. Renee
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 09:31:56

    You already have guns, can’t wait to see what they look like after the challenge! And I need a mommy morning out – hopefully soon!


  3. April
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 10:57:09

    woohoo! Look at those GUNS!! i wish i had some of my own! But in 8 weeks I just MAY! good job with the water intake. I seriously struggle in that area!

    April- GaFlygirl


  4. Leah @bookieboo
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 11:47:43

    Girl…you can’t call those baby guns…they are like junior guns…soon to be MAMAGUNS!! XXOO


  5. Lori @My Kinda Rain
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 00:02:39

    You are a cutie! Its so nice to have a face with a name now!

    Rock it this week girl!


  6. Laura @SeeLauraRun
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 00:42:13

    YAY! I am glad you can get back into your groove at the gym! I started my gym membership in July and I LOVE IT! I use to go to the local Y when I lived in NY with my madre (best gym buddie ever)… but since moving to UT for work it had been tough to get back into a routine… Now I go @ lunch with guys from work… who harass me when I skip –> YAY built in supporters!

    Your arms look great already! I a psyched to see the after pict!

    Hope ya have a great week hun!


  7. gretablau
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 02:13:05

    Woah twin boy 4-year-olds!! I am not worthy! you are my new idol. I have one almost 4 yr old!! We sometimes talk about what if we had two of him? Ha ha. He’s starting his first year of preschool tomorrow. 2 mornings for 3.5 hours. I am def. planning on getting some workouts in then!!

    Nice arms!! you don’t have flaps like I do. I’m older though. ha ha. [flying away]


  8. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 03:12:19

    You’ve got some nice definition in those “baby guns!” Great pic! Isn’t this an awesome challenge? I’m so excited!!

    Congrats on getting your friend to join you at the Y. That’s will be great for both of you!! And I totally get you about having the boys back in preschool. I love my DD, but the time apart from each other is good for us!


  9. lorrie
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:05:01

    great job with the water and good luck on your goals you can do it. welcome to the challenge you got great arms, wish my arms were that small


  10. Amanda O
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:26:45

    ok I agree those are not baby guns cause if they are mini or then mini mini guns! You are doing wonderufl and good for you to get in some gym time by yourself!


  11. Rachel -- Following In My Shoes
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:34:04

    I wish my guns looked as good as yours. I’m glad you mentioned the Body Pump classes — I’d completely forgotten that the Y is offering those classes. That would be PERFECT for this challenge.

    Good luck with your water goals this week — let me know how I can help you! 🙂


  12. mozzie76
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:03:13

    Those are no baby guns – or if they are then mine are embryo guns? LOL! That’s awesome that you have a workout buddy!!! There are many days that i wish I did as well…which is why I am loving MAMAVATION even after only the first few weeks. 🙂 Good lukc with your goals this week!


  13. kia
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 19:22:01

    Glad you get to reclaim some of your groove while pumping the guns.


  14. Steph (@fitmomintraining)
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 22:50:47

    Love those guns! They’re gonna be huge soon! You’re already on the right track, adding another couple of days with weights and those babies’ll be popping in no time!


  15. @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 12:38:30

    Hah!~ I’ll take those guns! lol – they look great. Good luck this week.


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