Sunday, February 21, 2016

Rearranging my workouts

I have not been tracking my food very good the last week and a half :( but... I still lost another inch off my hips and half an inch off my stomach! I am back at keeping good track this week and being consistent. Scale is evil as usual. Here's a four months progress picture for strength! Oct to Feb! 
Last week I got to work out w a female power lifter from my gym. She's awesome! She taught me a lot and based on her recommendation I'm switching up my routines. She highly suggested doing one light day w max speed and effort at %50 max lifting weight. So my Max bench is 85lbs, so on speed days I'll do just the bar (45lbs) then maybe 65 lbs going for speed and see how many reps I can do over weight. 

Then the next time I do bench I'll do it heavy! She said it helps build power for bigger maxes so I'm doing it! Also she said no more cardio before heavy lifting days so I had to really rearrange my schedule because I can't give up kick boxing class on Monday's it's my fave :) and spin on Fridays! 
Here's my new schedule and all the workouts. I am cutting shoulders down to once a week my traps and shoulders are getting outta control ;-) lol jk not really but they are getting big and you use your shoulders for most exercises and they've been sore a lot so I am laying off them a bit. 
This app is Fitness Buddy and LISS cardio is low intensity steady state cardio. Casual Walking, slow steps, casual biking, ect. I actually love cardio.. So it's hard not to do it everyday. But I don't want to be doing too much! 

Someone in the weight room the other day asked me what I am training for. I'm not sure lol. Life? Food? Health? I am addicted to getting stronger! Eventually one day I want to do a power meet competition. I'm in no rush though. I still have sooo much to work on and so far to come. I have an idea of what I want my body composition to be like and i don't care what I weigh. Never thought I'd say that! I just want to be strong and have less fat then I do now. My stomach is always a problem :( but it's shrinking. 

I do gotta say, working out helps me destress and be a better mom. I could go crazy w our busy schedules if I didn't get a work out in. And most of all... Spiritually exercising is number one. Reading God's word keeps me sane and peaceful!! 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

More inches gone :)

I measured myself this morning and I've lost 4 more inches over all this week! Making it 14 total since January 1st, and 4 of those came off my stomach!!! I am in shock! I've really upped my lifting and cardio. I've been consistent in the gym and (not perfect) but pretty consistent w trying to stay under my calories and hitting close to macro goals..•• I think not eating carbs in the morning is a big part of my progress•• I wake up early, like 5:45am. I have nothing but coffee w heavy cream in it until about 8:45am then I have a only half a banana and my pre work out before I work out. I'm pretty sure I burn up that half a banana pretty quick then the rest is fat burning for fuel :)

 Today the scale **still** said 183. It's frustrating you know... But I have to shift my mind from scale goals to inches and size and strength goals. I want to lift A LOT of weight.. My bench press now is 85 lbs and I want it to be 150 this year. My squat max is 95 and I want that to be 180 this year. My deadlift is also 95 and I'd love to make that 180 this year too. 

Shane's birthday was Saturday he tuned 8! I can't believe it. I have an 8,6,4 and 2 year old! I am so happy right now in life, I recently (like 2 weeks ago!) finally weaned Will, yay! For the first time in almost 9 years I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding!!! Hollllaaaa! My stomach is still a major problem area for me. Definitely the hardest part to lose for me. It is shrinking but the mom pooch is always there... I am not against one day getting a tummy tuck lol. Here's Shane and I ready for his bday celebration! 
 Here's me today for church! :) 
Add me on snapchat if you have it @ adrienneosuna IG too :) 
Have a great week xoxo 

Monday, February 1, 2016

1 year apart

Wellllll hello there! It's been a while! I actually could not remember my password to blogger for a good while lol! 
Anyways, LIFE IS BUSY! My husband has school two nights a week for his electrical apprentice, I have school two nights a week for pre nursing (which is seriously hard - chemistry and anatomy and im not sure I'll survive), the boys are finishing up with basketball, baseball starts this week, Cody has jujitsu two days a week, I started cleaning a house for extra money every other Thursday, and I've had a good amount of photo shoots these last few months! Whew! Crazy! But I've been doing really well with being consistent with my work outs and heavy lifting. I'm definitely addicted. 

 I do Monday/Thursday Leg/Glute day, Tuesday/Friday is upper body- biceps, triceps, back, chest, and my favorite... Shoulders! 

These two pics are exactly one year apart. I WEIGH THE SAME. 182 and 182. Seriously. I'm down 3-4 dress sizes (from 16-10) and the other day I fit into a SIZE 8 skinny jeans! 
I still have lots of fluff. But I'm so excited with my progress. For the first time in forever I can say... I DONT CARE about the scale! I spent all 2015 frustrated trying to get out of the 180's. I would literally get so mad at the scale i'd blow that whole day with my food and have a mini binging attitude. 

I'm at peace now. I stopped weight watchers because they focus on the scale, I do Flexible dieting, I eat what I want (very low sugar for health), I eat 1763 calories a day, count my macros to hit those goals, (110 carbs 110 protein 98 fat because that's what I FEEL best on). But I don't freak out if I have an off day because I'm still in the gym almost everyday working hard. 

So I finally realized, am I trying to lose WEIGHT or lose FAT? I am the same weight in both of the top photos! Heavy lifting has changed me! I am strong, I feel amazing, and I'm excited! This was today, Monday's are my hardest work out days, kick boxing and leg day. 
Here's last week from almost my heaviest  to current. 
I'm going to be blogging more often now that I figured out my password lol. If there's people even reading still haha :) 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sigh. Idk. Sigh.

.2 loss this week. 
I honestly have no clue what's up with my body. Every morning I wake up feeling like I'm  retaining so much water. So obviously the scale is going to be up... But I've tried everything this week. No cardio. No working out. No sweating. More water. Less water. More rest. Nothing is helping. 
Every night my feet and now my knees ache, feel tight and tired and my hands feel tight, and I am exhausted. I'm starting to get freaked out... 
I have a doctors apt but it's not until Oct 21. So, I thought "I need to go on Whole 30 again and see if it's my diet". Except whole 30 is no dairy and I know I'm ok with dairy, so after much consideration starting tomorrow I'm going to do the 21 Day Primal Challenge by Mark Sisson. It's basically whole 30 but with some dairy included. And it's only 21 days ;-) this isn't to lose weight per se but I am hoping that, but to hopefully help this issue my body is having. I've read it could be gout, rheumatoid arthritis (scary!), fibromyalgia, heart issues, gah you know hopefully I am still alive to see the dr! Jk ho you know Google. But seriously, hoping cutting sugar and processed foods and corn helps (already eat wheat and legume free). I'll keep you all posted. Goodnight xo 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Throw Back Thursday

Five years ago today I finished my 2nd Triathlon. 
I have this app called "Shoebox" (best app ever!!) it shows you what you were doing on this day x amount of years ago. When I saw this I wondered how much I weighed there. So I went back to my old blog posts and I was exactly 200 lbs here! Only 14 lbs  heavier than I was last weigh in. This is also the time I started having major stomach pain (now I know due to wheat and too much sugar). 
 I've had two more boys since 
Then. Back then I was doing strictly cardio and now I do lots of weights. Here is me today 
I have mixed emotions when I see old photos of myself. Embarrassment. Shock. Like I didn't think of myself as big as I use to be. Also endearment because I have fond memories of this 6 year journey. I've learned and grown so much.

Monday I did Body Combat (kick boxing) and heavy weights.
The next day my hands and feet were puffy (retaining water) (again), this has been happening for a month or so. I was getting really concerned, still kinda am. I have been drinking 90 ounces a day. So Tuesday-today I did little to no cardio, just yoga and weights. Also I sat in the sauna those three days and the swelling has gotten better and I feel like I released that water (puffiness was only at night and I'm the morning). If it keeps happening I'll see my doctor. 
Weigh in tomorrow so I'll be back hopefully with good results :) 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Down another pound! πŸ˜€

Yippee! 186 today! Almost down 10 lbs from that crazy 10 lbs weight gain in July. Fewee. Then only 5 more pounds until I reach 181 which will be my lowest weight in like 3 years. Goals! (I was 182 earlier this year but honestly I'm way less fluffy then I was at that point!) 
And here I was upset all week because the scale wasting moving. I *seriously* need to stop weighing everyday!!! Anyways... After doing more research I am feeling great about IF!!! I did make some more changes pretty much right away after my first post a week and a half ago. I decided to not do Keto. I know you guys I KNOW im all over the place. I just started sticking with flexible dieting (I'm super flexible lol...I am focusing on reaching protein goal and staying under my calories. I've been right around 1600-1800 calories depending on how hard I work out). AND doing IF and bam. Results are coming. I can see my shoulders and quads are coming along nicely :) yay! Ditching body pump was a good move for me. Even though I do miss it!! This was today. Still have a super long way to go but I'll take what I can get! Happy Friday! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Down 4 Lbs!

Happy to weigh in yesterday and be at 187.8! Yay! Then I was so good yesterday and totally expected another loss today even if small but nothing. But seriously I HAVE to stop weighing every day. Some days weight won't come off some days they will. I notice that when I have a tough workout like yesterday (kickboxing and weights) I won't lose. I think it's water retention even though I drank 90 oz yesterday. When my muscles are sore I am a little puffy. Hope that's normal 😁 
This morning I am going to the gym just to walk on the treadmill and do Yoga. So hard for me not to do an intense work out but I've been reading doing those everyday is not effective. I LOVE kickboxing so I choose to do it. I am also gonna try Zumba on Friday πŸ˜πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

After reading Staci's (Skinny on Staci..sorry I can't link I am on my phone!) post last week on intermitted fasting I decided to add it to my routine. I did this the month before I got married and lost 16 lbs. 
so far so good. I think it helps and I feel better letting my body have 14 hours to digest foods and rest! IF is when you don't eat for 14 hours straight and eat in a 10 hour window. So I am going to do 4:30pm-6:30am fast a couple days and days we eat together as a family and Davey doesn't have school 8pm-10am.

I am on the hunt for a perfect camera bag! I don't want to spend a fortune yet my current one that I love (Jo Totes) is too small. I ordered a full Frame camera finally EEEKKK! A Nikon D750 I saved and did NOT buy ON CREDITπŸ™ŒπŸΌ (that's huge for me!). So that w my five lenses and my now back up camera my beloved bag is too small.The  larger one I want from Jo Totes is sold out :( I'm so busy next month w shoots I'm so thankful but need a new bag ASAP. I have big dreams and prayers for 2016 as well. God answered specific prayers he really does! 
Which reminds me to PRAY for wisdom and strength to lose weight! Praying for a specific number on Friday for weigh in. Will keep you all posted xo