Workouts and Oh so Sore Abs!

9 Jul

Good morning fellow fitness friends!  Smile



Yesterday was crazy busy and I was thisclose to not getting in my workout.  I don’t know about you, but I love working out first thing in the morning or as close to that as I can.  Yesterday, that just didn’t happen.  It was about 3:30pm when I finally got my booty on the elliptical we have at our house for cardio and core day.  Keith was home and said he would watch the baby.

About 20 minutes into the workout he said he needed to run to one of our gyms and deal with something and that it couldn’t wait.  I thought my workout was over as Cameryn just doesn’t cooperate when I’m on the elliptical.  But for some reason when Keith put her on the bed, she just chilled for 30 minutes!  Yay!

I couldn’t believe it!  I just kept telling her that when I was done we would do yoga!  She is a fan!  After the sweat session, Cameryn and I did a little yoga followed by this ab video I found on YouTube.  If you want a quick 10 minute ab video, I love this one!

Here is the link to the ab video if you want to try it- like I said my abs are sore today!


This morning I’m off to the gym to get in a workout (intervals + back, chest and some plyos) and then training my group of two clients this morning.

I’ll post the workout I do today tomorrow for those of you who are following along and may want to give this workout schedule a try.



Yesterday was a major improvement from this past week and I’m happy to say I already feel way less bloated today. 

Here is a quick run down from yesterday:

  • Breakfast- hot lemon water + builder bar
  • AM Snack- 1/4 banana – it was too overripe
  • Lunch- Kombucha at noon and whole wheat pasta with chicken dog, green bell pepper, onion and just a tiny bit of cheese at 2:30
  • Dinner- Chicken apple gorgonzola salad

I also tasted a few mini pumpkin muffins that I baked for Cameryn last night.  They came out so good!  I made a pan of regular and mini muffins and froze some and left some out. 

We also had turkey burgers on Sunday night for dinner so I wasn’t starving when I woke up yesterday and just needed something light but with protein.

I know my eating wasn’t super great but it was a huge improvement.  Today will be even better!  Smile



On the agenda for this afternoon is putting Cameryn toddler bed together!  I ordered the conversion kit from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child a few days ago and it came last night. When I ask Cameryn if she wants a big girl bed to sleep in, she shakes her head ‘no’.  I’m hoping this might do the trick to getting her to sleep in her own crib.  Yes, she is still sleeping in our room and still nursing at night.  I need to get her to quit both.  I’m starting to think Keith and I are a pair of pushovers and Cameryn knows how to work us!  Winking smile

Have a great day and I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow with a workout and our Trader Joe’s shop from yesterday!  Time for me to workout!


Question:  If you are a parent are you a total pushover?  If you aren’t a parent do you think you’ll be a pushover?


7 Responses to “Workouts and Oh so Sore Abs!”

  1. HollieisFueledByLOLZ July 9, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    I’m the same way. I really like to get my workout done first thing in the morning so I don’t have to worry about it. Far less stress that way I think. 🙂

  2. Erin July 9, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Yes I am a total pushover with my son! What’s so strange is I am not like that with anyone else- that boy just has a way with me! Good job on your eats (:

  3. Alicia July 10, 2013 at 5:03 am #

    My hubby & I always joke around about how big of push-overs we are! He was just telling A the other day “you totally have us wrapped around your finger little man!” 😛 I was going to ask you how the sleep training was going…we’re still in the same situation. He does well for a little while in his crib but lately he’s been waking up immediately…he’ll be out and then the instant he feels he’s not in our arms and in his crib he’s AWAKE! 😦 I thought we were past this but apparently we’re not. I think we might try to convert his bed too, my hubby mentioned maybe me laying there with him for a little while until he falls asleep, but we’ll see. He is also still nursing at night and a lot in the early morning. I sometimes feel like I’m not even making a lot of milk bc theres no engorgement/fullness feeling but he’s still nursinging on demand. Keep me posted on the sleep situation, I totally feel what your going through! I remind myself that they are only this small once, but sometimes I also want a good nights sleep! 🙂 ❤

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life July 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

      Your comment made me feel so less alone with the whole sleep training battle. C still nurses on demand and through the night. Usually two nursing sessions and about 4-6 times she will wake up just to nurse for a minute and snuggle into me. I can’t remember what a good night of sleep was. Pair all that I mentioned with bad teething and these last few weeks I’ve been a zombie mom again! I can’t get mad at C or the situation because I just feel so bad she is in pain and that I didn’t sleep train her when she was younger.

      Now that we have the toddler bed set up she loves it, but I just don’t know how I will get her to sleep in her crib. It will be a long process especially now since she will be able to just get out of her bed, but I think it will work out better then the crib (which she has always hated).

      I also don’t know how much milk C is actually getting, but I can’t seem to get her to stop. She loves it…it is her comfort and she doesn’t have a lovey and I think I am her lovey!I keep trying to have her bring dolls, a glow worm or a small blanket to bed to sleep with but she gives them good night kisses then thrown them over the bed until she wants to get them in the morning. I remember when I first had her I thought if I make it to three months I would be so happy here we are almost at 1 1/2 with no slowing down and I don’t know how to wean her completely. She really only nurses when she gets tired and we are at home (right before naps and bed). I want baby number two but wont consider it until she is weaned and we have her in her own crib… 😦

      • Alicia July 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

        I agree, glad we aren’t the only ones going through this. I sometimes feel like a failure for not teaching him to self-soothe and sleep on his own at a younger age. I feel the EXACT same way, we didn’t do any type of lovey and I feel like I’m his lovey. I’m actually about to start my in-the-classroom work for my degree and I have to put him in child care (part time for now and full time later) and I just hate that he’s still so dependent on me. I mean I love it, no doubt, but I’m also hoping he can be independent as well. I have yet to know what a full night of sleep is and it hurts me to hear mommy’s of babies who are 6 months old who sleep through the night! (I think to myself-what did I do wrong!?!) lol I know he’s only nursing for comfort but sometimes it feels like too much to handle even though I love that we’ve been THIS successful in our BF journey. I too worried that I wouldn’t make it to 3 months and yes, here we are and I’m not sure when he’ll want to stop. I’m honestly fine if he nursed til 2, but I want to for him to at least sleep through the night. He seriously nurses non-stop in the morning just before we get out of bed and I sometimes tell him “all done” and he just cries, so I feel bad and just let him nurse. I agree, the teething part makes it all SO much worse. He doesn’t sleep well and is super cranky when he’s teething so I feel bad for wanting him to be more independent. He loves his room but hates his crib and I almost wonder why we even bought it! LOL Well, no matter what, we must remember we are AWESOME mommies to beautiful babies and we’ll get there *someday*! 🙂 Keep me posted on how things are going friend, I’m so glad I’m not along throughout all this. ❤

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