Sweaty Sunday {2}

Welcome back to another issue of Sweaty Sunday!

My workouts from this past week:

Sunday: Rest

Monday: Stretch 40

Tuesday: Tone 30

Wednesday: 45EZ and Stretch 10

Saturday: Core 20 

My period started and I had cramps and not enough motivation so I took some extra rest days this week. I’m for sure ready to rock and roll this coming week!!!

Here’s my schedule for the upcoming week:

Sunday: Rest

Monday: Fire 45EZ and Stretch 10

Tuesday: Stretch 40 

Wednesday: Sculpt 30

Thursday: Core 20 and Stretch 10

Friday: Fire 30 and Stretch 10

Saturday: Stretch 40 

Today I want to talk about another program by Chalene Johnson, this one is called ChaLEAN Extreme.

ChaLEAN Extreme is a 3 phase system that can burn up to 60% of your body fat.

STEP 1: BURN You start lifting weights to jump-start your metabolism and break down those “extra” reserves of fat. In these moderate training workouts, you’ll work your upper body then lower body, and learn how Lean Phasing will help you see major results every 30 days!

STEP 2: PUSH Chalene shows you how to lift heavy—beyond your comfort zone—so you build the muscle you need to burn fat. Chalene makes it easier than it sounds with incredibly fast results.

STEP 3: LEAN Here is where you really bring it home with new routines and dynamic moves that literally melt the fat off your body. You will be blown away with jaw-dropping results and rewarded with a brand-new body!

I have done this program before and had great results!! It’s not just lifting weights though, there are also cardio DVD’s mixed in to your program.

Accelerate your results with these calorie-scorching cardio routines. And then rejuvenate and lengthen your body with this invigorating flexibility workout.

If you want to check it out or buy it for yourself, please visit my website:

http://www.beachbodycoach.com/jenpabst and then click on the Shop icon.

Your turn!!!!

What were your workouts like this week?

Any goals for the upcoming week?


Why I Said Good Bye to Counting Calories

I’ve mentioned before  how I’m taking a different approach to weight loss. Since May I have lost a little over 3o pounds and I couldn’t be happier.

I’m starting to get questions now that others are noticing my weight loss and the number 1 question is

* What are you doing?  Are you counting calories? Weight Watchers? 

The honest truth is this. I have absolutely NO idea how many calories i eat in a day, only what I burn and that’s only because I like to try and “beat” the calorie burn from the last time I did a particular work out. Yesterday when I logged in to My Fitness Pal to track my weigh in and workout, I decided that I was going to track my calories and water for the day and see what I was doing on an average day.

Never again.

I had a horrible day. All I could think about was food and getting the most food with the lowest amount of calories. After I tracked my breakfast, the first thought I had was “crap, now i have to eat practically nothing for lunch and dinner.”  I was obsessed with measuring out everything and fell right back in to my old habits immediately.

It was then that I realized, I have dropped this weight by eating when I’m hungry, stopping when I’m full and not obsessing over how many calories are in a 1/2 cup of strawberries vs 1 cup. If I want a grilled cheese for lunch, I’m going to do it. I know this approach probably won’t work for everyone and if counting calories is working for you, go for it…I’m done with it!!!!

Now that I’ve rambled, let’s get on to the few pictures I took today.


Egg white sandwich with cheese and strawberries on the side.

Hello delicious and creamy hot chocolate, I’m so excited you are back in my life!!! After breakfast I did a Turbo Fire workout, on the schedule today was Tone 30. 30 minutes of butt kicking using a resistance band and lower body band. My legs, bootie and arms were quivering by the time it was over and as the day goes on, the soreness gets deeper and deeper (that’s what she said.)

Have a great night!

Sweaty Sunday

Today starts a new series (and if I ever figure out how to get other people to link up, please link up too) called Sweaty Sunday.

What it is:

  • Discuss workouts completed from the past week
  • Set goals for the upcoming week
  • I’ll be picking one Beachbody program to highlight.

This last week, I only did one formal workout and that was Turbo Fire and I did that one last night.

I did the Fire 30 class and burned 532 calories. I was wiped out, but honestly can’t wait to do more tomorrow!!! Always a sign of an awesome workout!

My goals for this week: 

Fit in more Turbo Fire! Now that we are getting used to the school/sports routine, I can start doing a little bit more during the day and still get everything done that needs to get done at home.

What is Turbo Fire? 



If you love Turbo Jam®, get ready to have the best spot in class with TurboFire®, Chalene’s intense new total body conditioning program. You’ll do high-energy kickboxing drills and sculpting exercises set to Chalene’s own music mixes.

TurboFire is all about the music, the energy from the class, and the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) “fire drills”. You’ll work out at your max for up to 1-minute intervals with quick periods of rest to ignite your metabolism and burn 9x more fat than with traditional cardio. The AfterBurn effect will have you burning extra calories for up to 24 hours after your workout.

Your turn!!!

What were your workouts like this week?

Any goals for the upcoming week?

Marvelous in My Monday {2}


I missed this link up last week, but I’ve got a good one today! Thanks for hosting Katie!

As of this morning, I am at a 31.6 weight loss and I have hit my first goal for myself! When my Dad died, I was at 190 pounds and over the past 2 years, I put on 30 pounds. My first goal was to get back to 190.

This morning I weighed in at 188.4 pounds.

For the past 2, maybe even longer, I have watched a stack of jeans that no longer fit get higher and higher, this afternoon I picked up a pair and guess what?! THEY FIT! That is the first time I’ve worn jeans in 2+ years!! Here is a comparison picture, the picture on the left was taken in May. That black skirt I’m wearing is way too big on me, it just falls right off.

I still have a ways to go, but I now have the confidence that I CAN do this!!!!

Next on this marvelous Monday was my Tyler’s very first soccer game;

My Mom, brothers and families, my SIL and her kids were all there and Tyler loved it! We all had a blast cheering him on and enjoying an evening together.

Cute little cousins.

And that concludes this Marvelous in My Monday! Have a great rest of the day!!


One More Week

I know sometimes it can get confusing, but there are two of us that are blogging here, I try to remember to sign my name at the bottom, but sometimes I forget. At the top of each post, it says who is posting though; either myself or my sister Tara. Tara is the one training for the marathon.

While this summer vacation has gone by really fast and we have had a ton of fun, we are all more than ready for school to start and I’m so thankful that it’s only 1 week away. We have one more get away this weekend and then it’s back to the school routine, soccer games and practices, scouts and other after school activities. I was going to do a survey that Katie posted today, but I am going to save that for a day I don’t have much to post about.


Peanut butter toast (crunch, finally!) and a juicy nectarine.

I told the kids that we were going to be cleaning the house from top to bottom today and it’s exactly what we did. I vacuumed, swept, mopped, cleaned toilets and deep cleaned every single room. Exhausting, but worth it. I can’t handle leaving on a vacation with the house dirty.

We took a break for lunch:

Chocolate Shakeology with a cup of frozen blueberries added in.

So good. So filling.

I didn’t go grocery shopping this week, so I just gathered what we had and made a dinner out of it.

Brown rice with roasted broccoli

One of the last nectarines in the house

And sliced chicken apple sausages. After Spencer came home, I took off for a bike ride. Wow. I went a different way today and it was full of hills. My quads are on fire tonight!!!

I only paused the watch, so this isn’t accurate. When I got back to the house it was at 40 minutes and 301 calories burned, but because I took the watch off and left the chest strap on, it just kept running.

I’m going to attempt to foam roll the quads and hips tonight and do a little stretching because I’m feeling a bit tight. Have a great night!

Marvelous In My Monday – #1

I have loved reading Healthy Diva Eats for about a year now, what’s not to love about her? I took a blogging break for a few months and when I came back I saw link ups for #MIMM, but didn’t really know what it was all about. Since I’m a total sucker and lover of link ups, I knew I wanted in on this one!



I don’t have a big list today, but here we go!

Weigh In:

Last Week: 193.4

Today: 191.2

Total Loss: 28.8 pounds


Over medium egg, toast and an apple made today one happy day!

Hope your Monday was marvelous as well 🙂