Friday, April 15, 2016

My Journey: New Roads Traveled

Happy Friday everyone! 

So I thought I would keep you filled in as I continue this crazy and blessed journey I am on called life. 

I have had a YouTube channel for years but never posted anything except for one video a few years ago of Michael and Uncle Mikey singing around a campfire. Well, that is about to change! 

You guys know how cheap...err frugal...I am. My love of finding good deals does not end at the food that my family eats. I am frugal in all areas of my life. I have started taking a little more interest in my makeup, hair, and appearance overall. I have seen some YouTubers post Frugal Friday videos and have decided that is right up my alley! 

My AdoLou Channel, just like this here blog, won't be just about one thing. I'm interested in WAY too many things for that. So I will be posting about my favorite makeup, tips, tricks, workouts and maybe throw in a few mommy secrets here and there. 

I would love for you to join me on this fun new road. So click on over and subscribe! 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

My Journey: There's Always Something!

Why HELLO there dear friends!

How in the world are you? 

Have you ever just had one of "those" days...repeatedly? 

Welp, that happened to me...

I started T25...then we had a crazy week where I was literally running on 3-4 hours of sleep per night. So I said I would start again the next week. The next week was off to a fabulous start! Then Wednesday, I literally melted my skin on my finger with boiling oil. Awesome. So once that was healed up enough to workout again, I started over yet again and got almost 3 full weeks into it before I went to the doctor and found out the pain that had been spreading and getting worse in my leg was actually a tore muscle and blood pooling behind the muscle....I was put on restriction of upper body and ab workouts only. If you have ever tried T25, you know that the workouts...even the upper body ones...involve your legs. 


So I pulled out my 21 Day Fix Extreme and did the 10 Minute Hardcore Abs. I. Fell. In. Love. Then I tried the Upper Fix Extreme. LOVE!

With me being put on restriction for at least 2 weeks, I don't have time to finish a full 10-week round of T25 before we go on vacation. So I am now doing 21 Day Fix Extreme. 

Oh. My. 

This video gives you a lil' bit of a glimpse of how I was doing a few minutes after finishing it...(Pssst...hey video, I don't really like those extra "10 lbs" you are adding...I don't need them. You can have them back!)

So now I am about 2 hours out. I am pretty sure I can feel just about every single muscle in my lower body. Ow. Ow. Ow. But do you know what "Ow. Ow. Ow." turns into? Muscle, toning and inches lost! 

So even though my initial reaction while I tried to catch my breath is more like the pic above. Inside I look more like this. 

Now wish me luck and say a prayer that I don't burn, dislocate, break, cut, you-get-the-picture ANYTHING for at least 21 more days! ;)

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