Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Yesterday was a great accomplishment for me...after umpiring ten games over the weekend, I made myself get up and go to the gym! I did a great weight lifting workout that I did with little to no rest between exercises and used that as cardio. Since my knee was still swollen from umpiring, I didn't do spin class. I'm currently sitting in a hospital waiting room as my dad has hip replacement surgery. And had to leave at 6:30 to get here, so no gym this a.m. If I get home at a reasonable hour, I'm planning on going tonight. If I don't get there, it's not a big deal since I am currently doing a four day lift and will simply adjust...
Getting back to the gym changes my whole outlook on everything!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Too long since I actually spent anytime on SP! Obviously, I can find many an excuse, but, I've just chosen to be a slacker of late. Once our weekend tournaments begin, the downslide kicks in, the weekend takes so much out of me with 10 or more games over a two day period, that Monday's fatigue gives me a reason to skip gym time, which snowballs and snowballs, until an avalanche of failure has occurred. I'm back in the gym as of Thursday and Friday, and two days worth of softball games Sat and Sunday. It felt so great to get in my exercise and I'm always amazed that I skip this time. Between the softball and babysitting, I let things get away, but I know I can keep on track even with these blips.
It will never be easy, and I know this isn't the end of the world, because I also believe I have it within me to find my way back to fitness and healthy ways. Thank you to my Spark Friend Dolly6 for reminding me how important daily Spark contact is, to success in keeping weight off.....
Friday, April 15, 2011
So another week of lifting completed, and it was a very good week. Waking up different muscles that hadn't been targeted by the last workouts, plus trying a new piece of equipment--a rope climber machine--and in general mixing things up. Workouts this week were good, but for some reason my food has been an issue...sneaking tastes of things at night, feeling a little more hungry than usual. I know it's all in my control, but for some reason, I'm disregarding my inner voices....I'll get it back on track, hoping I don't wreck up my loss from last week (1 lb)..but I'll deal with it....the weekend looks to be challenging again, 4 games tomorrow, weather permitting, eating on the run, and dealing with hydration issues...I do well with food under these conditions, but the water worries me to a degree...the good news is I'll be moving all day long--starting at 9:00 and ending at 8:30 pm....
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Finally, the sun came out and the temperatures were seasonable! This was day 4 of my new workout program and it was an off day--no lifting--did 30 minutes of 30 second intervals on the treadmill, - had my hair salon appointment - and then had my game to umpire. The weather was so totally perfect for the game, and the sunshine was glorious! I'm pleased that I have my workouts for the next 8 weeks all written out and planned, so I'll merely have to get up and get to the gym...4 weeks of 4 day @ week lifts, then 4 weeks of 5 day @ week lifts.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
so, we started out with a balmy morning (at 6:00 am) that gradually turned colder as the rain fell, and the wind kept blowing...no game to umpire :( but we had a lovely event today. My middle daughter got married today, in a civil ceremony to her live-in boyfriend. They will become parents on November 11, and bless us with another grandchild (our 3rd). I was a very nice ceremony and we celebrated over dinner later in the day. Knowing I had this event at 11:00 am, I had to adjust my gym schedule. Initially, I thought I would miss spin class, but then realized I could go to the 6:00 am class, though I would have to lift after cardio, that's what I decided to do. It was totally awesome! I liked getting things done early, and the gym was basically empty. My lift went well, though I was hesitant to reverse my usual order. Knowing this was a potential strength sapper, I changed a bench press from flat bench barbell to smith machine flat bench. It worked very well, and the entire lift was successful. I really liked getting done so early in the day!! Might give it a try tomorrow.
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