BLOG: Guerra's family life messes up workouts

Annette Guerra
Aug 25, 2010


So, I'm really starting to realize that having a family is really tough. Every time I think of going to the gym or doing something, something else comes up and my plans get canceled.  

Where my husband works really messes up everything. The company can change his hours within a day. This week they have him coming in from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Great. So, I only needed a sitter for a few hours so I can work in the evening. So, I get a shift scheduled and my husband tells me tonight, the company switched him to 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting tomorrow.  

I'm always rearranging something. Whether it's workouts or my job or just little activities that we've planned. This makes my life very stressful.

I'm still very happy with the results that I've achieved up to this point.I'm at 60 pounds lost. Who would have thought I could lose 60 pounds? Definitely not me! 

I'm thinking as long as I can stay focused and stay on the right track, pulling the other 40 pounds in the next four months shouldn't be too hard. It's only 2.5 pounds a week. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

I'm still looking for the 199 mark, though. Haven't seen those numbers in a long time and really looking forward to it. I still have a little more than one week to go.

I meet with my "friend" tomorrow, hopefully, he's got some encouraging words to help me pull this off. I know he's not very happy with the progress I've made this month, but I have no one else to blame but myself.






Turn on the music and dance fast at home. Play some fast rock and roll music.  Move those legs around since they are the largest muscles in your body. You can get a good workout at home if you cannot make it to the gym. Dancing will work those quads, calf and glutes. Use your own body weight and do some squats and push ups. Walk around  on your tip toes to work the calves. Get a chair and do some dips to work those triceps. You do not need any pricey and fancy gym equipment to get a work out at home. Google "Bodyweight Workout" or "Bodyweight Exercises" for ideas. Youtube has some great videos that demonstrate some great exercises. Use your own body weight to get a great workout at home without any gym equipment. Use those leg muscles.