Saturday, January 8, 2011

“Arming” it up!!

I have always had big arms, even in high school they had a jiggle to them.  Then in college when I gained the freshman 15 every semester (sometimes every month) they just got so big and ugly.  I never wear sleeveless and I hate those cap sleeves.  Sometimes finding a blouse to fit is annoying because I need to go up a size for my arms. 

Case in point, I like this photo from our summer vacation, Minus my arm.

077 They kind of look like someone took a thigh and attached it to my shoulder in place of an arm.


My arm is larger than my head…well maybe not but that’s what it looks like for me.  I have noticed that since working out at next level and all the strength training that they are smaller and stronger.  But they are still so flabby and undefined.  we have 28 days until we are at the waterpark in a bathing suite.

this is a cropped arm photo taken last Sunday when I was doing my bathing suit test. 

what is that part that is hanging down?  how do I get rid of it?  I certainly plan to have a conversation with my trainer on Monday about this. 

I am a country girl and it makes me thing of a cow ready to be milked; what is wrong with me! lol

In the mean time!  I am working my arms!  I have done several push ups each night, and used some dumbbells movements in hopes of gaining ground on this arms situations.  Also after my workouts have started a core routine.  I am really focused on doing the best I can in January.

Yesterday my food was dead on.  I did so good and I was so proud of myself.  I felt so good all day and was very productive.  Then today this morning I found myself snacking when I wasn’t hungry and on food I shouldn’t be snacking on.  it just happened. One minute I was loading the dishwasher the next I was eating.  I was so mad at myself.  But I recovered, I ate well at lunch and limited my portion at dinner.

Lunch was a BLTZ – see here.  Dinner was harder to do.  David and the kids really wanted mac n cheese.  I was not up to making them that and me something else.  So in a medium pan I cooked up some turkey bacon and onions.  once they were done I stirred in about a tablespoon of cornstarch, some salt, pepper and oregano.  Then I added a cup of chicken stock and a 1/4 cup of skim milk.  Once that sauce was all bubbly and thick I added in the cheese (4oz of fontina cheese and 4oz of sharp cheddar).  after the cheese was melted I poured it over my cooked whole wheat pasta.  It was really yummy I wish I could of eaten more or even have some now!

I have not been that good with drinking my water,  its so cold in NY that I have been hitting the coffee a little too much.  I am going to try to cut back on coffee and up my water consumption! that will be my focus for this week!


The Fat Mom said...

My arms are the same way and OMG I hate it! And it's noticably different on one arm and not the other. It's gone down quite a bit with push ups and weights. Good luck!

Jennifer said...

Definately talk to the trainer. They know just what to do to target certain areas. And yes, it is so freakin cold here!!! I cant wait for 40 degrees so I can go out for a run!!!

fatgirlwearingthin said...

Ah the arms.....along with my gut, these are the areas I wish I could do something about. I have been doing weight training for over a month now and have seen improvement, but the bat wings still jiggle considerably. I talked to my derm and he said that surgery is my only option because there is just too much skin. Time to focus on my good parts now (per hate-loss challenge rules), I have really nifty ankles? LOL