Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2 hours at the Gym!

Yeah... that's right! I spent an hour there with my friend Jennie after she paid 5 bucks for me to get in to her gym and then she had to leave but I stayed an extra hour and worked out even more. We used the treadmill, the bike, the exercise balls and hand weights, the crunch board, some kind of arm squeezy thingy and something for your calves. I probably spent the most time on the treadmill though for sure and the bikes. Once I figured out how to get the fan to turn on by working out harder and making it blow harder i was in heaven. lmao.

I took some pictures for you guys. <3

Waiting in the parking lot for Jennie to show up. lol

Before me and Jennie worked out.

After me and Jennie worked out.

It's hard to take pics when you're running. lol

Even harder to get non blurry stat pics. lol

Dripping sweat like crazy on the treadmill

working it on the bikes

Churning my feet as fast as they could go. lol

After I finished working out.

I also worked out at home doing roughly 40 minutes of cardio yesterday morning and then the Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout after dinner. :) When I stepped on the scale this morning I saw 184.0!!! Lowest number to date. It was only 184.4 when I first reached it. lol. So HELL YEAH!!!!!!!! I'm finally back on track!!!! I've lost 5.8 lbs since last Friday when I weighed in at 189.8 lbs. I feel on fire!!! :D

Oh and for those of you wondering how my lunch at Applebee's went yesterday. It was probably the best meal I've ever eaten in my entire life. OMG! soo good. And I was guilt free knowing it was 550 calories and being able to easily schedule lighter meals and snacks the rest of the day. :)
7 oz. sirloin grilled and topped with succulent shrimp in a light cream sauce and served with herb potatoes, seasonal vegetables, fresh bruschetta, sliced almonds and chopped parsley.

For whatever crazy reason, I wasn't expecting broccoli to be on my plate or else I would have asked for something else. But since it arrived that way I figured I better give it a try. I've hated cooked broccoli my entire life after being forced to eat it as a child and not allowed to leave the dinner table until i had 'eaten' it, or in my case stuffed it in my cheeks and chewed it into tiny bits just long enough to get up and go to the bathroom and spit it out. However, recently a group of friends were all eating raw broccoli and offered me some. I took it and ate it because I hadn't eaten anything since the night before and was really hungry. It didn't taste too bad. Well this Applebee's broccoli was apparently steamed and didn't feel too soggy or gross. It was covered in juice from my steak though as well and that made it absolutely delicious! I not only ate it, but I liked it!!


  1. Nicely done! Two hours of working out - Wow! And it sounds like you did a great job at Applebees, as well.

  2. there's all sorts of veggies i'm discovering as an adult that I hated as a kid. so much so, that now I never refuse to try a veggie cooked a new way. I never know if it's going to turn out to be my favorite. right now, my fav is probably steamed cabbage. who knew?

  3. Thanks and Well it was actually 3.5 hours if you include the other 2 workouts I did at home yesterday, too! lol. I felt on top of the world all day yesterday! :)

  4. @Deeds

    oh yeah i mean i've tried broccoliu several times over the years and lettuce and cabbage and all that i hate too, every year at least once. I still hate most all of those things though. lol

  5. Omg that's such and awesome workout! I wish I had your motivation to workout like that!:) Keep it up you look great!

  6. Great sweaty pics!!!!!
    Broccoli is
    Are you wearing eye makeup to the gym? silly your bracelet finally....yayyyy!!!!!

  7. Awesome workout Jen! And congrats on the weigh in too!
    When I was a kid I was turned off a lot of veggies because they were always over cooked! As an adult I have finally learnt how to cook them right and I love some of the things I used to hate, like brussel sprouts!

  8. Thanks everyone!! and yes, Bonnie, I'm wearing eyeliner but it was because I was all dressed up to go out to lunch with Jett's grandmother! I wear eyeliner any time I leave the house though. lol. Its pretty much the only makeup I ever wear unless there's a special occasion or I have the extra time for more than that. lol. I'm so glad the bracelet finally arrived there, YAY!!!

  9. Great job on the workout! It's especially fun to have someone to workout with. I go alone and I'm always glad afterwards but so hard to get motivated to go in. Keep it up!

  10. Girl, send that motivation to me! I'm so happy that you did all that you did well! I've never been to Applebees before but I'll def have to try what you ordered!

  11. I would so go alone if I had access to a gym regularly! I feel less self conscious working out in front of someone I dont know. lol. But I still did love working out with Jennie. We couldnt stop laughing at some of the machines and workouts we were doing. haha.

    I hope you start feelin better soon Chels so I can come zumba with you! lol. You def have to try applebees but if you don't go in there with your mind already made up you will be very tempted to order soo many other delicious things on their menu that may not be as healthy. lol.

  12. You rock my socks! Keep going!

  13. Congrats on the weigh in, that's wonderful. You kick ass with the sweaty pics and time at the gym.... "DO WORK!" and.. gosh, you're so pretty! You're just a wonderful inspiration.