Nikki-looking more like Rippa arms every day

I have had a fantastic week! You know when you’re so busy you don’t even get to see your husband to be (seriously hate the word fiance, dunno why but I hate calling Ryan that. I’m fine with Husband though.. soon enough) Ok so I seriously saw Ryan when I woke him up at 2pm on Thursday this week to give him a kiss goodbye, other wise I have been so busy, but it’s been great because I have been working on my weekly goals in between working both jobs and now coaching a jr. high basketball team.

Here’s how it went:

 1. Track all food on MFP and complete my entries-I never finish my entries after lunch. 

Mon-today I have done this! after I complete an entries it tells me if I continued to eat this way (good or bad) I would weigh so much in so many weeks.  Not sure how tonight’s dinner will go as it’s my work Xmas party but I’ll try to still guess at how many calories things are and put them in.  If not tomorrows a new day and I’ve done well the rest of this week.

2. Do 20 push-ups before bed (a day) home or work

Ok so I haven’t done my 20 push-ups a day before bed, but I’ve done 20 pushups a day during workouts.

3. fit in 4 work outs- Monday night (might have to be at 10pm), Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, and Thursday morning.  I’m not counting the snowboarding I’m doing with work as a workout, it’s just extra, same with Ball Hockey.

I did it! Monday night was an hour and a half at home and I started it at 9pm! please hold back the applause.  It was a success because I do hate working out in the evening, but once I got going I wanted to keep going.

Tuesday morning I only had time for a 30 minute workout but I fit it in (at home- gotta love having the treadmill and weights and NIKE training, seriously kicks my butt every time)

Wednesday- I met up with Jill (yay we both made time even with our cray schedules) at the YMCA and we fit in a nice hour arm and cardio work out.  Showed Jill the sprint training I’ve been doing to get speedy for ball hockey!  Plus after this hour workout I went home and shovelled for 40 minutes… omg my arms were dead

Thursday- went to the gym after work (9am) and did 40 mis on the elliptical (my hip and calf have been bugging me again) and then just 20 on the treadmill cause I wanted to do my sprint training.  I had done weights mon-wed so I figured I’d just do my assisted pull ups and be done. 

Side not on the pull-ups- I downed the weight to 80lbs, meaning I was pulling up 70lbs of my own weight (I think I had it last set at 90 or 100 I’ll have to look back in my blogs/exercise notes) and SHITE was it so much harder.  I did 3 rounds of 10 reps, then 8, then 5.  Gah gotta keep at it, but pretty sure my work is paying off… no?

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looking more like Kelly Rippa arms booooya!

4. My MFP pal (that I have been doing the weekly challenges with) and I have come up with this weeks goal of fitting more fruit and veggies into our daily meals  so my goal is fitting in at least 8 servings a day.

I have been killing it on the fruit/veggie eating goal.  Salads, oranges for snacks, and omg can I tell you I feel fuller longer or that a little mandarin orange tides me over till i get home and cook dinner! Not that I didn’t know this but I had started to slack on how many f/v I was eating

so as long as I fit some working out in this weekend and don’t over do it at the 2 xmas parties I’m going to I’m thinking good things will happen on the scale! Happy Weekend!

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Nikki-Kelly Rippa arms

I’ve been maintaining my weight for what a year now? I’m actually 2lbs lighter than when Jill and I did our final weigh-ins which is great, but I worry that’s because I’ve lost so much muscle.  That is the main reason my new goals are to weight train 2-3times a week, work on push ups and pull ups!

I want to have Kelly Rippa arms

those are some damn fine (and strong) arms

A kid I work with told me I have chicken wings for arms.  Actually he flat-out called them Oprah arms, which made me laugh out loud, both times he made comments. 

If you don’t know the term Oprah Arms here it is explained via Urban Dictionary

Oprah Arms-the condition in which you have an excess buildup of fat in the area between your elbow and armpit. After waving goodbye, the fat continues to move after waving is finished.

I DO NOT HAVE OPRAH ARMS, but I do not have Kelly Rippa arms either, they’re more of a Lindsay Lohan pre drugs/anorexia weight loss arms, or maybe my arms aren’t like that at all. 

I asked a few friends this morning but they were a tad surprised to receive a text at 8am on a Saturday 

“Which celebrity would you compare my arms to?” 

“Umm, WHAT?”

Not sure why they were so surprised by such an important question.  But I did get an answer after giving 3 options: Oprah, Lindsay Lohan (as explained above) and Rhianna.  Jen said I couldn’t have arms like Rhianna since I’m not black.  Now I’m just depressed since I could have sworn I was Rhiannas twin.

Oh well such is life.  I guess I’ll just work towards having Kelly Rippa arms.