First off….HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!! #merica We hope your weekend is full of sparklers, fireworks, bodies of water, cookouts, family and friends.
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This weigh in felt epic! We hit 20,000 views on Facebook for Two Meatballs: Grin and Bare it!!!
Holy shit!!! We feel great, we are getting a million compliments and together we’ve lost almost 100 pounds!!!
So what have we done…gotten cocky and started getting a little slack! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I did better on vacation than I have this week…who does that?!! Jenny and I made a pact on Tuesday morning to give up our personal vices for one week. She said goodbye to dark chocolate and I said adios to pistachios (NOOOOOOOOO)!!!
Thank you Nikki and Jack for the immersion therapy! #canyoutelljackiseatingpistachioandnikkiiseatingdarkchocolate #masicsm
So we started this month with great intentions. Then we posted the weigh in and the praise and compliments came pouring in (thank y’all so much) and that little voice in the back of our heads (not blue cross blue shield) said….YOU’VE ARRIVED!. Surely we must be done right?! We look great, we feel great…time to eat! We went to Ale House Wednesday night to celebrate..again with great intentions…what’s more Paleo than WINGS!? But then I ordered onion straws and we both ate our weight in bleu cheese. Woooooooof… We felt so awful when we left…I felt stuffy and like I had a cold and we both felt hungover and can you say BLOATED. What a way to celebrate right!? Lesson learned. BUUUUUUT then I met up with some girlfriends last night that I hadn’t seen in a million years and we went to Coquette. Love you Robyn and Ellen!!!
Let me say…Coquette had some really great options…there was a pan seared duck breast and even my fav…scallops! But do you know what I ordered!?!?!? STEAK FRITES! For those of you like my sister that struggle with French (#haricotvertshahahahahahahaha) its steak and FRIES! Like French fries you guyssss…white potato, fried shoestring French fries. And I know French so this wasn’t like oh whooopsies…I didn’t know what frites were! But they were delish and it happened. So then I woke up the next morning before our work out with our super best buddy Sandra Axman (www.innovativefitnesstraining.com caaaaaaaaaallllllll her!) and adorably hopped on my scale as if I were going to see a loss and you are never going to even believe this shit y’all….I GAINED 3 POUNDS. Duhhhhhhhhhhh Sara! Anyways I got dressed and went downstairs and sweet Jenny picked me up! And she was in a mood…a mood that much reflected how I was feeling. Neither one of us felt like exercising, we were both being bitchy and super irritated…it’s the craziest thing when you stray from what works how quickly your mind goes to fuck it mode. Sooooo we had a little counseling sesh on the drive to the gym. We both have been too slack…eating too much, eating out, not eating the right things, not getting enough sleep, being slack with water and for me skipping my normal workouts. She said I’m going to use all this anger in our workout today…#genius! A workout was just what the doctor ordered. How can you be mad when you are so physically exhausted and so proud of what you just accomplished!? And by the by…Sandra you are the greatest human…thank you for forcing us out of our funk and always being so encouraging, positive and energetic. You are a ray of sunshine that both of us desperately needed this morning and your commitment to our journey and end result is something that we are so grateful for!!!!!!! We love you to the moon and back. On to the workout…these first few pics we were still deep into bitch mode.
But we half heartedly tried to get over it!
But we really just wanted to go back to sleeeeep!
We went inside and the tom foolery began…lets be honest nothing makes us feel better than acting like children!
Then Sandra asked the question that we have heard 1,000 times this week…”have you guys been measuring?” Nooooooo we are idiots! Why didn’t we measure …that would be an awesome way to track progress! So we started today! We also got our BMI and some other important number using a Gameboy like hand held device
Aaaaand now on to the workout for real! This was both of our favorite workout ever!!! It was HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and we did Tabata which involves doing a particular exercise at high intensity for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. It’s repeated 8 times for a total time of 4 minutes! (Explanation courtesy of Sandra) First we did the dumbest cardio ever(this is Sara speaking…I hated this damn band)…it involved a small thick band that went around our ankles and then you stepped up and over a step aerobic step (#howmanytimescanyousaystepinonesentence) and we did a Tabata here.
Take a closer look at why I hated these…my poor fat ankles…my cankles/calves got eaten by rubber!
Then there were two stations both with two different exercises each. The back station you were kneeling on a BOSU ball doing reverse chest press (pull down) And at the chest station you did a chest press on a bench and we did these for 8 rounds…
Then we did the second exercise at our stations. At the back station you switched to standing trx rows and at the chest station you switched to chest fly’s!
Then we got onto our mats and did Tabata ab work…with two different exercises working two different areas. First was upper abs with crunches for 8 rounds then lower abs with leg crunches (laying flat and bringing your bent legs to your chest and then extending them back out) for 8 rounds. (There were no pics of this so we recreated this at work! #yourwelcome #mybackissoooohairynow)
Then we did a cardio thing back on the step with one leg stationary with the other leg being brought up with the knee bent and tapping the ground and bringing it back up again for 8 rounds…holy burn batman.
Then we switched stations and whoever did back went to chest and vicey versey!
Did you breath a sigh of relief and think that we were done..me too but WRONG! haha
Next was two different stations one for biceps and the other for triceps.
At the bicep station we did bicep curls while sitting on an exercise ball to engage our core! At the tricep station we had a stretchy thingy with two handles attached to an elliptical machine for stability and we had to do tricep extensions (Huge shout out to Michael for helping me figure out workout jargon…he is not responsible for the dumb shit I make up but for the correct terminology!)
Then before we switched stations we did a cardio/quad blaster back on the aerobic step. You start with your right foot fixed to one spot on the step and then do speed skaters for 8 rounds. After each round you alternate the leg that is stationary.
Then we switched bicep and tricep stations…
Annnnnd that was all she wrote! This workout felt ahhhh-mazing! Then we had to jackass around again!
And do a little homage to sweet dead Fat back Friday!
We just can’t keep our clothes on now! But look how much smaller!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
And finally Sandra (yelling this) WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH! To everyone reading this…if you are struggling to find the motivation to work out of just don’t know what you are supposed to do, this woman will educate and inspire you and help you get to your goal 1 squat at a time! Look at the difference she has made in our lives!?!?
She is LITERALLY the living best!
Enjoy your holiday weekend!!! XOXOXOXOOXOXOXOOXO!
you are so funny..”not blue cross blue shield.”
p.s. – it takes nothing to gain 3 pounds…that’s like a poop.
I loved this post!! I know a thing or two about “celebrating too much”, if you know what I mean! Really cool techniques! Lots of love, you guys are so inspiring. This portuguese friend wishes you a happy 4th of July 🙂
Happy 4th to you as well friend! Xoxo!!!
“when you stray from what works how quickly your mind goes to fuck it mode” Omg, that’s SO. TRUE. I’m glad you’re finding a way through it. And congrats on all the views!! Yay!
I love your face