Thursday, February 28, 2008

My name

What April Means

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.

Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.

Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

I can agree for the most part but I really don't think I have the type "A" personality. I just use being short and my chubby face to get what I want :)

The WHOLE 80 didn't happen this morning. It's just one of those weeks. Man, my eyes are red and i'm a zombie right now ugh....Drinking coffee, green tea, and 5 hour energy shots might do the trick today??

Woohoo! The Arnold is just around the corner!! I hope I get some sleep before then YIKES!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Today was crappy. TOM still isn't here and I wish it would just show up already! I ate 3 Dosie-do's that I don't even like and I worked 11 hours. I didn't have a good back workout because I was so stressed about getting off late. You know me everything on schedule and my routine was broken. I didn't do my warmup on the treadmill and only did 5 mins finishing cardio. Like I said it was a blah day. BUT....tomorrow is gonna suck even worse! Not for eating I will not eat anymore of those nasty cookies but i'll be working for 16 hours.

I will however be getting up EXTRA early tomorrow to get in my 80 mins of cardio. Sometimes we just have those crappy days but at least they are far and few in between.

To top it all off it's my hubby's birthday! I saw him for a minute this morning and now he's going to a Pacers game with friends tonight. Oh well, once you get 32 I guess you really don't care about b-days anymore.

Have patience everyone, after Friday and inventory is over I will be back to my happy and cardio queened self. Plus I'll be hyped because i'll be meeting Angela and Tina and hopefully Sundie WOOHOO!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Okay I got this from Nora's blog. This is why I don't want breast implants. This is my goal and I LOVE it!!

Here is a pic of my pal Kira. I never noticed this before but her back muscles look like a butterfly!! How awesome!

Inventory is going good at work so far. I just can't wait for this week to get over with and then i'll get to meet many of you YAY! I e-mailed Tony and let him know that Thursday will be at least a 16 hour day for me so the only workout i'll get in will be my early cardio. So he put an 80 minutes cardio session on my calendar LOL! You gotta love him and hate him at the same time :)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Reality check

Well I weighed yesterday and it wasn't pretty. 126.2!! At first I thought OMG! I'm a hefer etc...then I realized that is just a number. I started looking at pictures of when I weighed that before and I look totally different. I am much more confident and happier with the way I look now. Oh and this morning I weighed 124.8!

The cover up didn't match but I didn't care i was going to show my fat legs.

Don't let the smile fool you, I feel like a sausage stuffed into a casing.

Thank goodness for Tony.

I did take pics yesterday too. They look exactly like my 8 weeks after pics. That kind of eases my mind. During those 8 weeks Tony had me eating A LOT of carbs.

By the way i'm glad some of you are enjoying carb cycling. It's a no for me, we've tried it and it didn't work :(

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friends :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

How to gain 5 lbs in 2 days...

No i'm not talking about eating an entire jar of PB this time. Take NO Shotgun + Xpand in 16 oz of water then take 2 scoops of Xpand in 16 more oz of water. Blah....now I know what I felt like I WAS losing weight when I couldn't hack the Shotgun for a few weeks. Thanks to Stacey i've found fruit punch flavored which instead of a$$, it taste like a$$ mixed with fruit. Tolerable but still nasty. Oh and to make matters worse TOM is around the corner.

I'm really loving my workouts! Plus to top it all off I have 2 full abs days this week WOOHOO! Tomorrow is 60 minutes of cardio. So i'll be doing that in the morning and after work. I'm slowly seeing my abs again so I can't wait to get leaner!

I got my netrition order in the mail today. I ordered some 1 lb containers of Optimum Nutrition whey powder in mocha cappicino and caramel toffee fudge. I just had the caramel toffee fudge and YUMMERS!!!! It was awesome!!

Tonight Mike and I are catching up on American Idol and Big Brother, on the love seat :) The other day he sneezed and I said bless you, he then said wow that's what it feels like to be blessed by and angel. LOL! What a pimp ;)

Monday, February 18, 2008

I'm feeling it!

I'm 15 weeks out now and it's time to kick bootay! My growing phase is almost over and it's time to get the layer of fat off and see what's under there. Tony and I are both excited about it! He said he can tell my legs and shoulders have really developed so we'll see. Of course I say I don't want to do another bulk phase because mentally it's tough. Now i'm thinking I will because I want bigger shoulders!!

My regimen this time around will be totally different from the first time so I am hoping I won't be killing myself the last 2 weeks like before. We will see. He is going to have me cutting fat sooner than later so that should help. The reason I am doing so much cardio right now is to prepare for my cruise. So I would rather not be a cardio queen but that's what my body likes.

Does anyone keep a food journal? Tony asked me if I did and I said no I eat what's on the paper you give me and that's my journal. Sometimes I switch chicken for tuna, green beans for asparagus but other than that it's strictly what's on the paper. I do drink WAY to much coffee though. I stopped using brown sugar splenda though. There are little things i'll cut back on to closer towards comp. When you start to see your body transforming you get excited and it's easier to do. I'm not cutting out splenda right now because I won't see a change in my body. Now 2 weeks out from my show is a different story. Every little thing helps.

Check out what I bought at Vitamin World today. Little green tea extract viles CUTE!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


That was my goal for calories burned during exercise alone this week. I made it to 5221! YES! That should mean I lost a pound but if I know my body that didn't happen.

I took Boomer for a walk today. It was sprinkling out so I hadn't planned on it being a long walk. Well somewhere along the way I lost my key. Man, just as I was making fun of Martha and Tiff for their bonehead moves LOL! So we had walked for about 20 minutes and were soaked but we made it back to the car when I realized the key was gone. On the way to the car I thought to myself well the rain has let up so maybe I should keep going...nah. Well needless to say I had to retrace my steps. I found them on these stairs I climb while thinking i'm Rocky running up them. So we made it back to the car, soaked, some of us had to run in the mud(Boomer), and now someone is sleeping. When I opened the car door to let her out at home she just happened to do the wet dog shake IN my car!!! Oh great, just when i'm thinking of getting rid of it. Is this a sign? Lost my key, dog shakes off in it??? Hmmmm.....

So now i'm getting ready to go to my in-laws for my niece's b-day party. I just baked my chicken so i'll be taking my salad. I'm also taking a 3oz pouch of tuna for later. Best to be prepared!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I had THE best bicep/tricep workout last night. I got my heart rate to 161 during biceps!! I think it's because i'm more focused during the weekdays. On the weekend is when I typically do them and although I get good workouts in i'm thinking of other things. Oh and one set of curls was for 45 reps! Yes, I had to bust out the 5 lb-ers. Sounds easy but try it and you'll see it's not. Today is my shoulder CRIT!! I cannot wait for it! See normally on the weekends I can wait for my workout because it's ugh....biceps. Colette CRIT is just a type of Tony workout. I can't get into specifics but it's basically interval training.

Today i'm going out to eat with my Valentine. I also need to get more green tea extract which I have been out of for awhile. The mall is 4 miles away which doesn't sound bad but it's 10 stoplights away. If you go early you can make all the lights and the drives a dream but during noon forget about it.

I bid on some clothes from Ebay Tuesday and I won! YIPPEE! Okay call me behind on times but I've never done it before. I know my hubby does though because i'm always deleting e-mails that say you have been outbid for you Porsche 911 turbo LOL! Dream on buddy. He thinks that one day his $10,000 bid will go through and he'll get a steal. Which reminds me....I didn't NEED that Nike jacket but it WAS $54.99 and I got it for $18.99. It's all about what you saved ;)

I'm contemplating(big word for me)on getting a new car. I LOVE my car but i've had it for 5 years which is a record for me. Little things are starting to bug me. The guys I work with are all about buying from me because they no I take care of it and it's a 2003 and on has 42000 miles on it. I may get another one just like it?? Except they changed the body style for 2009 so it wouldn't be exactly like it. Or I may get an Infiniti EX35...husbands pushing the BMW X3 but I don't like those. Then I think I don't need that big of a vehicle it's just us and Boomer??? He makes the car payments because there is NO way I would buy an Infiniti and pay that much it's ridiculous! Although I deserve to drive in luxury LOL. I hate decisions, I wish I really didn't like my car it would be easier.

This is what my furgirl does when I say mommy rub her tummy :) No she doesn't get a pillow and lay her head on it but it just happened to be there.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

I got flowers from my hubby today :) We are going out to eat Saturday as mentioned before.

My workout was great as always. I've burned 3550 cals in workouts so far this week! I cannot wait for my workout Saturday. It's a shoulder CRIT! WOOHOO!

I may stay up and watch Lost with Mike tonight and skip the treadmill tomorrow. By no means does this mean i'll skip that workout though. That truly is what Sundays are for!!

BB9 started on Tuesday. It's an odd one. Each person is matched with another and couples get voted out instead of just one person??? The season shouldn't last that long. So far it's good though.

Sundie I think it is more days than that but that's what the countdown generator spitted out??

Oh by the way I think i'm bipolar because I feel just fine today? Well as fine as can be when you weigh more than you want and are as pale as Casper.

Time to play "toy" with Boomer :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Okay my new countdown cheered me up. I'm having a blah day. My leg workout was grueling and awesome, eating was clean but i'm just down for some reason? I did have a Diet Coke and I haven't had one of those in FOREVER! It was that or something a lot worse. I'm going through the ever popular why am I doing this? I'm not losing weight yet i'm up at 4:30a every morning on the treadmill. Then I eat like a bird come home and workout again and still nothing! I know though that I will get through this and wake up tomorrow feeling like I weigh 100 lbs and it will be okay.

Anyone watching Big Brother? Lori? It's cutting into my sleep time but i'm already hooked after last nights episode!

Oh this made my day and I had forgotten about it.

Text to Chris from Justin(both co-workers of mine)

Chris: Hey April you might want to see this text I got from Justin

Me: Why does it have poop on it

Chris: No

Justin's text: Jesus! Can April's arms get any bigger!

LOL! That did make me feel good.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pink eye and death suits

I'm at home today but not out of comission. I have pink eye! At first I was pissed but then thought?? hmmmmm....how long can I use this as an excuse to miss work HA! I mean as long as my eye is red I should stay home ;)

I already have all of my workouts for the week and they look AWESOME! Today I hopped on the treadmill while watching Regis and Kelly with my death suit on. OMG! I haven't sweated like that ever I don't think! It was awesome! My goal for my next weigh in is 123. Last time I weighed I was 124 so I just don't want to be let down when I do weigh this week :) It seems with all this cardio I should be less but I know my stubborn body.

Thanks for all the nice compliments about my muscles finally showing up! I'm not sure what i've done different except for visualize a lot more! If you think I will never look like that then you won't. When I look at girls now I think I can't wait to look like that!!

Oh by the way I burned 1128 calories during my exercises yesterday. I sent Tony a text : Ur tryin 2 kill me...but I like it!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Busy bee

Well the hermit was out of her shell this weekend. Last night I went to a wedding....Catholic long ceremony ugh. I skipped out on the reception but my hubby went with his friends. People are getting use to me disappearing it seems so that's good. Today I went out to eat at Applebee's and to watch The Eye with a girlfriend. Then I went to see my grandparents which made their week and came back home and got in my bicep workout. Then I went to my mom's to drink some coffee :) I'm just chillin now, oh gave Boomer a bath also. This morning I took her for a walk and there were a couple of stray dogs she was playing with ICK! I love all dogs though and they like me too.

Here are a few pics I took today also. I took one in my PJ's for Tina :)

This is all muscle baby! I've never had cleavage in my life!!!

Just a redheaded, freckled faced punk, you got something to say about it????

Thursday, February 7, 2008

What's up?

Boy what a week. It's went fast which is great. Here is how mine has been:

Monday: typical Monday

Tuesday: Went to mom's for BIL b-day. Watched everyone eat pizza and cupcakes while I ate tuna and green beans. Earlier that day I went to buy my favorite cinnamon and plum tea from Auntie M's Tearoom and my debit card wouldn't work???

Wednesday: Went to Kroger in the morning to get gum and my debit card wouldn't work? That afternoon went to Wal-mart bought some stuff and my debit card wouldn't work? Now i'm getting concerned. I return to work and check my account $113 left!!! WTF???? I didn't buy anything from foneshop.com for $477! Needless to say my card number has been hacked into. They spent $945.20 total! Luckily I had just paid off my credit card and my house payment came out on the 1st. Also good thing I noticed yesterday because I get paid tonight and that would have been more money they could have used. I went to my bank and filed a claim etc...and she said not to worry they can tell it is a fraud thing and my money would be returned PHEW!

Thurday: My cousin Ryan's girlfriend had her baby! Cameron Michael which is TOTALLY what Mike and I were to name our son if we had one. So I guess we won't since our name is taken LOL!

Oh and I don't know what's up with my freaking ending cardio lately. It's usually 10~15 minutes and yesterday it was 20 and today it was 25! Did he forget i'm doing a freaking hour in the morning too??? I talked with him on Monday and it's always great, gets me pumped!

So sorry I haven't been blogging for a bit. I'm not doing much except walk/running around 6 miles every freaking day!!! LOVE IT!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Proud sis

So yesterday My sister was in a RockBand tournament. Here are the Days of our Lives.

Me-wake up at 4a get on treadmill off to my high status and stressful job

sis-goes to sleep at 4a after staying up and playing video games all night

Me-eats healthy 24/7 while missing family functions and b-day cakes

sis-eats whatever and downs 6 Mt. Dews a day

Me-always worried about my weight and body image....since being 14

sis-could care less and lives a pretty easy life except for having anxiety attacks

Me-non smoker


So the point i'm trying to get at is I work out like a mad woman, eat like a bird, wear uncomfortable shoes, get on stage in a bikini, put fake tanner on that dries me out like an old ladies.....and I win 2 swords.

My sister manages a pizza shop and likes her job comes home plays video games, eats what she wants goes to this tournament and wins $500!! I'm so proud of her though :)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

This is awesome!


I saw it at Target and pondered about it and decided to go ahead and give it a shot. Dang I love this thing! I'm not gonna have any skin left tomorrow :)