Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Working Out....

.... ok, so the pudgy little Zookeeper has joined the gym, and has experienced some of the cardio equipment there. She has not, however, tried many weight machines, other than the standard Hip Abductors, in efforts to tone her thunder thighs, which are the yuckiest part on her body, next to the "what? you're not realy pregnant?" stomach. For those of you who work out at a gym (or are lucky enough to have a weight system at home), what do you do with regards to strength training? There used to be a free site online that would help you with this, and it was very user-friendly for the good old Zookeeper. This, however, was also five years ago (yikes!!), and the site has since closed down. *sigh* Anyone have any FREE sites they go to for workout plan assistance?

BTW, the Zookeeper's scale said 155 this morning!! That's ten pounds lost since the big "freak-out" back in March. This gives the lowly Zookeeper hope that she just might be able to reach non-overweight status!

elliptical cross-trainer: 30 mins
torso rotator-thingy at the gym
arm weights for about 10 minutes (weak weak arms....bah)
10 minutes ab-crunches on exercise ball

*********ETA Again*************
waist: was 39"....NOW 36" go me!! :)
thigh: was 24"....NOW 23.5" go me again!! :)
is paying off...will exercise more tomorrow! hehe


Blogger nain said...

way to go!

4:53 PM

Blogger Kari said...

I am so proud of you! Here is a great website (I think.) Ive done Body for Life with great sucess and now they have a womans book too. here is the link

5:32 PM

Blogger novaks8 said...

You seriously need to take pictures.
Get the hubby or one of the kids to take one.

It is amazing to see the transformation!

You read Joy Unexpected right?


6:37 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

You're getting closer to the privilege of wearing spandex my love :) I'm not going to recognize you the next time I see you am I??
Keep up the awesome work lady!

1:05 AM

Blogger Katie said...

Go borrow Idiot's Guide to Weight Training from the library. Congrats!

10:09 AM

Blogger Dreaming Mommy said...

I use It not only gives you a good weight loss plan, but you can count calorie, and there is a long list of suggested exercises. They also show you a little demonstration video to make sure you are doing it right. Anyway - it has helped me with 10 pounds so far. Good Luck!

1:20 PM


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