159 Days & Counting (As of Jan 6th)

I don’t know how many of you know this but I am in sales. To some that won’t really come as a surprise to others, well SURPRISE!!!

I sell lube for a living…go ahead laugh…its funny, real funny. Ok ya back? Great. So the kicker: it isn’t THAT kinda lube, it’s grease, oil and other maintenance products. I sell primarily to the O&G companies, trucking companies and construction companies. Mainly anybody that has a maintenance department—I sell to those guys. You might also be aware that the O&G business is doing pretty well. It’s actually doing REALLY well. And so the monies trickle down to lil’ ‘ol me…

What you DON’T know is I have almost clinched the deal, earning a trip in June to the beach for my expert salesman-ly qualities (no I don’t care if you call me a salesman! Get over it!). So how that little trickle down effect has effected the Cumbie clan is 2 fold:
A-I’m no longer in the same shape I was after P90 ( I was going to link back to that post but apparently we didn’t take day 90 pics….what was wrong with us!)
B-I’m clear….as in skin color.

The second can be solved with a bottle of tanning lotion the first, well the first requires me to sweat….like a race horse!

Another kicker: I work long hours 90% of the time (7a-7p) and I spend roughly 2 weeks a month away from home. OH PS we are also buying a house, I am in a show, I am in Junior League, Turning 30 in April, and Mayday (aka family reunion) all stand in my way to deter me from a straight shot to a beach worthy body…..

This is where the blog comes in, it was EXTREMELY helpful in our P90 journey to help keep me accountable to all 3 of you who read this, and since hindsight is 20/20 I am asking for your help again!

I’m going to try another Beach Body product. It is Shaun T’s Focus 25. It gives me 25 min of intensity. I only have to do it 5 days a week, with an optional stretch day (I say it’s optional). As far as food I’m just gonna eat healthy and limit carbs. My Dr. has asked that I up my Salmon intake (worst meat ever) so we’ll see how that goes, and sadly I’m going to be integrating more lean meat into my diet. And by more I mean I’m going to go from 0 meat to maybe some chicken from the co-op once a week…..and then salmon once a week (she says begrudgingly). It’s a long story and maybe one day I’ll divulge.

I’ll take some before and after pictures….see what Shaun T does with this body in 28 days….

February remains undecided, so I’m up for suggestions….I have a friend that teaches a beach body class and a pole dancing class. Those should get my abs going right? Maybe a thigh gap?

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Would You Like One Too?

Soooooooooooooo, my wonderful Mother-in-Law gave me the opportunity to make my own lapboard.

What is a lapboard you ask? Well here is a photo of mine.

my lapboard

 

So a lapboard is basically a board that you set in your lab…..get it….lap-board…..

Now I got to thinking, don’t worry I didn’t hurt myself! BUT I was thinking how useful these things could be to new High School students, new High School grads about to embark on the college experience! Or really anybody that uses their laptop not only at a desk.

The board protects your legs from getting hot, allows the laptop to breathe (and keeps it cooler) and provides a stable place to rest the laptop. It can also be used while laying in bed and doing homework!

Here is the run down–
They can be ANY color scheme
They can be decorated ANY way (High School Mascot, College Mascot, Pro Team, favorite activity, words, pictures–you name it)
They have a resin top that lasts YEARS–literally my MIL still has one she made for her daughter 12 years ago!!
They can also have a “bean bag” bottom so that it’s cushy around your legs.

I know what you’re thinking, “That’s great Lee, but how much?”
That wasn’t what you were thinking?  Well you should be thinking that cause they make GREAT gifts!!!

One lapboard fully customized to your specs** BUT without a bean bag bottom is: $50 (+ shipping)
One lapboard full customized to your specs** BUT with a bean bag bottom is: $65 (+ shipping)

Discounts available to those who order multiples!

If you want 1, 2, or 20 please email me: leighannacumbie at gmail dot com (spelled out to cut down on robots.)  OR you can comment below with your contact info.  Once contacted I will then send you a form to fill out and we’ll get it started this will help me understand your “specs.”

**customized to your specs is within the scope of the information provided.

This Is What’s Up

I’ve been MIA recently.  There are some exciting things going on in the Cumbie clan.  First things first, are we still working out? Do I still want to be the next big pole dancer? Kinda and maybe…

We did stop working out.  We had some scheduling issues.  So when C and I work out typically I’m the one with the will power to get us out of bed at 5AM and he’s the one that keeps us in front of the tv for an hour sweating our butts off.   Well some things started to transpire and C couldn’t get up at 5AM anymore.  C’s daily routine is still wonky and so he can no longer commit to being my workout partner.  But I still want to get my butt into kick ass shape.

I know 2 things about myself when it comes to working out.  I cannot do it alone.  I’ve tried, I’ve failed.  Oh and just going to a gym to be around people doesn’t count—mainly because I don’t know what to do at a gym.  Also I loathe running.  I feel like I should only run if someone is chasing me….i do’t like my knees to hurt that badly and I really really really don’t like shin splints.  What does work for me are classes.  I do really well with classes.  For whatever reason I have a sense of accountability and if I freaking paid for it, I’m for sure going to participate.

So what does all that mean? Well lovecats it means that I bought a groupon!  That’s right.  I bought a groupon for a bootcamp.  I get 15 sessions, 3 days a week.  On my off days I haven’t decided if I’m going to join a gym that has great classes, do some Tracy Anderson, or do Plyometrics.  I am going to do Ab ripper.  I’ll let you know.

In other news I’ll be changing the blog look a little. I’m going to add a workout tab and a show tab.  What’s a show tab you ask, well if you follow me on instagram then you know I auditioned for a show.  It’s called “Boeing Boeing” and I will be playing Gretchen.  It was made into a movie with Tony Curtis, but the movie is really nothing like the show.  I will be a German flight hostess for Lufthansa.  I am also the “sex appeal” of the show, or as the director said, “The reason the audience wants to come see it.”  Would love for everybody to come and see it, it is going to be hilarious.  It’s set in the ‘60’s there aren’t any direct sexual moves but there are a lot of innuendos…also there is a lot of kissing in the end.  Dates are May 10th-18th.  Let us know if you want to come see it and if you’re coming from out of town then you might be able to stay with us (we have an extra room).

Hope ya’ll have a great week, I’m in Little Rock this week….should be fun!

 

Hold On Kids

I know I know….

I showed my pictures and then didn’t follow up.  Well the truth is we’re still here and we’re still working BUT we have some major changes on the horizon.

It’s all very exciting here in the Cumbie household and I will share everything with you, but right now we’re kinda in a holding pattern.

So with that said, it’s Friday! And in the words of Kevin Cline as he played Dave (GREAT film. If you haven’t seen it already RIGHT NOW go and rent it!), “Everybody works on Fridays!”

Just a Naked Chic

Ok well almost naked. These posts always seem to get the most attention, and so I feel extra pressure to be witty and what not.

In case you’re just tuning in, C and I are on a quest to long term wellness.  And we feel the first step is to do P90X Doubles. What prompted such a change you might ask yourself? Was it the scary texts from Dr. M? No, well not really, although I want my husband to have high cholesterol as much as the next gal (in other words I don’t want him to have high cholesterol).

It’s just not as funny if you have to explain it….

We I am doing this cause I want to be able to throw my body around “like a ragdoll” as C says.  If you haven’t you should definitely check out the videos I posted yesterday. No seriously they are of two pole dancers…yeah see now you want to go look, go ahead, I’ll wait for ya. C just wants to get bigger…

So without further ado, here are the photos. I know I’m a long way from the dancers, BUT this is where I am not and that’s what we’re dealing with.  Hey do you think it matters that those dancers are like 5’2” and I’m 5’10”……NAH surely not!

Front Pose

Front Pose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front--Arms Up

Front–Arms Up

 

Right Side

Right Side (Trying to think skinny thoughts)

Back

Back–ugh (insert deprecating remark here…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back--Arms Up

Back–Arms Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left Side

Left Side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sooooooo there ya go. I know I know BUT things will get better…I hope.

 

I Want To Be THIS Girl….

Ok so I know that she is like 5’2 with 7 feet worth of Daddy issues BUT my gosh is that child in control of her body!



Recent Conversation:

Lee: Hey Col, will you watch this for a sec….puhleeeeeeaze
Col: What is it?
Lee: It’s a pole dancer. I want to be able to do this.
Col: Pole dance?…uh…no. We pay Amy a lot of money so you don’t have to go work out those issues with a pole!
Lee: Just watch.
Col: Shit! She’s really good.
Lee: My point….made! How do I get to be able to do that?
Col: It’ll take longer than 90 days.

I could say p’wned here but I shall not.  After discussing the length of time and method and what muscles this girl is wielding we decided the inevitable.  We are both becoming pole dancers!

JK…but seriouisly….no really jk….but really we are beginning a new journey in our lives.

See about 2 weeks later we had an annual check-up and the texts with my Dr went like this:
Dr. M: Your cholesterol was up, which shocked me, but I’m worried that Colin’s was even higher than last years.
Lee: Bummer
Dr. M: You need to cut back on all that Southern Cooking!
Lee: I’m sorry Dr. M your—bre—-ing—p. Ca—b—ck—lat—click. Well technically there was no click as this was a text convo BUT you get the point.

So in our my attempt to enable me to be able to do things with my body liken unto a ragdoll, and in an effort to keep my husband alive we are committing to the following:

90 days of P90X Doubles, then 60 days of me doing Insanity and possibly Colin doing Beast. Then, finally if I stick it out for 150 days, Colin said I could take a pole dancing class!

You know what this means, more ½ naked photos. Check it out, tomorrow is the first set, AND I even bought special fitness clothes to model in—no more bra and undies!