Family Fun Day

I was late to my workout this morning with TrainerGirl because of FACEBOOK! Gah! It's amazing how Facebook can just suck up all of your time and make it feel like it was only a few minutes!

I was expecting a yoga workout this morning due to a convo I had with BigBossTrainerGuy yesterday, but TrainerGirl put me through a total body strength/endurance workout instead ...

5 min warm up on elliptical

A1: Squat with bicep curl into overhead chest press with 10/12 lb dumbbells
A2: Lat raises while in bridge position on stability ball 8/10 lbs dumbbells
A3: Captain's Chair crunches on bench
A4: Leg Curl with Hip Ups on stability ball
* Repeat this set 3 times

B1: Pushups
B2: Upright Rows on cable machine, 45lbs
B3: Crunches on Dyna Disc
B4: Lunges with overhead chest press on functional trainer
* Repeat this set 2 times

We were only able to do 2 sets of the B exercises (because I was late), but also added on an additional 15 reps of A1 at the end. The leg curls/hip ups combo is still a challenge, but I was able to get all reps done without rest today. I stayed for extra credit after my workout - 15 minutes of intervals on the elliptical on my own. With my triathlon behind me, I'm in full on fat blaster mode!!

After my workout, I came home to get ready for a day at the zoo with the kids. I packed a lunch and snacks, and we were out the door by 9am. It was an extra special trip to the zoo because a new giraffe exhibit just opened up and giraffes are my girl's favorite animal. I surprised her with tickets to feed the giraffes and she was absolutely beside herself with excitement!

My girl feeds one of the giraffes a Rykrisp cracker.

My son and the young male giraffe check each other out.

We've been to the zoo 6 - 8 times since we moved here, but this is the very first time that we walked through the ENTIRE zoo. In the past, by the time we walked from the parking lot into the zoo and through the primate house, to the aquariums and small mammal house, I'd be tired and sore and ready to leave, after less than 90 minutes. Today - we were at the zoo for 6.5 hours! It was so amazing to have so much energy to spare, and to walk that long without any aches or pains.

The absolute best part was watching the joy on my children's faces - we went through areas of the zoo that I had never ever gone through before. They were so excited to show me things I haven't seen before (but they had with school field trips and summer camps, etc). It really broke my heart to realize how much my obesity has prevented me from living life. I have missed out on so much with my kids ...

But not anymore!!

My reason for everything!


"Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." Elizabeth Stone


anne h said...

But not anymore, she says. End of story... beginning of a new story!

AzLinda said...

Oh my Michelle....that Elizabeth Stone quote gave me chills. What a better way to describe it no? Wow!

I am so happy for you! You have come so far and made such great strides. You are such an inspiration to me! ;)

When a person is so overweight it's kinda like they are in prison...trapped in their own body...unable to do so many things, too tired to do so many things. Missing out on so much. Well, not anymore for you! I'm on my way to freedom too girl! Right behind you! Yeah!! I have about 53 lbs yet to loose, and I'll get there :D

WriterMarie said...

I've done that on's so easy to spend a lot of time there if you're not careful! I love the pictures of your kids and the giraffes! :o)

cami said...

Hi Michelle, I just happened upon your site. 90lbs is some amazing weight loss. Congratulations!
Your kids are very cute too. :)

Deanna said...

I love it!!!! Family Day rocks!!! My 5 year old LOVES giraffes too, can't wait to take him to the zoot his summer!! I've noticed my endurance has gotten stronger, I also love that trainer girl changed it up on you!!! Gotta keep it interesting!!!


Mesha said...

family fun day looks like it! have a great week.

Betsy said...

Agh! Facebook always gets the best of me too! I usually workout after dinner, but never on a full stomach so I jump online to "facebook" and read blogs for about an hour and it's so hard to tear myself away!

Hooray for Family Fun Day!! Looks like you guys had a great time! It was the perfect weekend for it too! :)

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