Friday, December 23, 2011
Yesterday was not the best day for me. I had to work at the trailer to "man" it in case anyone called while everyone else went home after PT in the morning. It was raining and cold, and I wasn't in the mood to run by myself in the cold rain, so I did 30min on the elliptical. And boy was it rough! I think it's because I was using my vibrams... but my calves were killing me... and it took everything I had to finish that time! Glad I did it though, because throughout the morning I made myself sick eating Christmas goodies... and then I got home and just *was not* in the mood to shred.
My calves hurt, my hip flexers were really sore (and it's like my left hip *knew* it was going to get cut into in January...and it hurt a lot... So I didn't Shred. And I felt like a loser. I can't imagine how yucky it would have been had I not done the elliptical earlier that day.
This morning, I was not about to let it ruin my day again. Knowing that I have a fantastic Christmas dinner to go to tonight (to see the bestie that was pregnant with me-our kids are like 3days apart)...so I knew I *had* to work out.
I started working on the Maple Cherry Coconut Pecan pies... and was waiting for breakfast and working out until they were done (and hubby to get home, cause he said he'd do it with me). So... the time came and we did Level 2, I think it's the 7th day... 4 more and I'll be on the last 10 days on Level 3!
Then I thought, "Why the heck not, better get ready for tonight!" so we did that dreaded Turbo Fire HIIT for 15minutes. Phew. Glad it was only 15 minutes!
Afterwards we had some pepper bacon and eggs for breakfast and chilled out for a little bit.
Had some crummy sweets (when in the middle I realized, I wasn't hungry but was THIRSTY!) so finished up drinking some water... and now, it's about time to get ready to head to Princeton, KY!
In case I don't blog before Christmas... Merry CHRISTmas!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I definitely DID NOT want to work out this evening.
It was partly because I ate way too many Christmas sweets this morning. Also because today was my first day working by myself in the wx station, and it was crappy weather and I couldn't figure it out. So I was frustrated for the better part of my shift. By the time I got home, changed, and picked up our truck from the body shop (which is *still* not 100% but it cannot be returned until next Tuesday for the alignment)... I was... "Le Tired."
After some citrusy fruit and mango... and watching part of Despicable Me... I *FINALLY* got my butt out of gear...and although I should have done day day 6 of Level 2, I was a little bored so I did level 3. Phew. Then going through some "One on One" with Tony Horton dvds... I found a preview of Chalene Johnson's Turbo Fire program. It was a HIIT program (high intensity interval training)... so I was like, "Meh... might as well. It can't be that long..."
Well, after the warmup, I thought perhaps there was only 3 times of one circuit, so after she said, "one more time" after the second one.... I thought we were done. But then there was another circuit. And then she said, "one more time" and I thought we were done... and then another circuit. After she finally said, "one more time" *This* time... I figured we HAD to be done..cause there was like 3min left on the DVD, and every beach body workout has a cooldown. THANK goodness.
I seriously. Thought. I was. Going. To. Die.
I swore at her. I don't normally swear at Jillian, I just think bad thoughts. But I SWORE at Chalene.
So what am I doing now? Hoping my bid wins on ebay for Turbo Fire. :D Might as well kick my butt before the surgery right?!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thinking today might have ventured on the bad side of things... however looking at calories in, it doesn't appear that way. Perhaps it's because the majority of breakfast was after the workout (2mi run at work, then Shred once I got home within that hour)...Still almost 300cals over my goal intake....and a lot of this could be avoided if I stayed away from processed foods, and ate lots of veggies and fruits... but sometimes that takes a lot of willpower. And right now, my willpower comes in waves. Waves of "Crap, my arms and stomach look like *THAT*?!?" and "Just give me the whole bag of cookies."
Now, I know. I know that every decision is a new choice, an opportunity to make good decisions. But I think I've noticed a trend...as I get closer to surgeries (yes multiple, I'm getting ready for my fourth one in mid/late January) I usually eat whatever I want, because I dread what I won't be able to eat afterwards. Thankfully, I won't be wired shut for this one... but I reckon it will be lots of soft foods/no chewing.
Maybe I'll get over this pity party soon, and I'll get back into the swing of things... I hope. I know my body, it takes about 8 weeks of good eating and intense working out for me to see results...and I don't have 8 weeks. But... I should give it all I got right?
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Sundays are usually my chill days cardio wise-mostly because I intended to do my ruck marches on Saturdays... but yesterday didn't work out so well because we had a work holiday family breakfast...
Needless to say I am very happy to report that I did 4miles in 60minutes. Probably with about 30lbs on my back, and that's right on target with what we're supposed to do. So I'm very happy with my time (My first ruck was 6miles in 135min--goal time is 90min!!) Anyway...when I work out a lot, my problem is I "treat" myself or say that I "can" cheat because I burned so many calories. I'm pretty sporadic sometimes logging my calories (don't worry, I had more than 400 cals that one day)... but today I was on track...
Considering I burned 900 calories rucking today (using the HRM), I'm very impressed with *only* eating 1823 calories today.
Now, if I can keep this up through the holidays until my surgery. Realistically, I'd like to be down to 163 before my surgery (to be scheduled, sometime in mid-late Jan). I won't be able to work out a lot after surgery....for a while...and need to get a jump start on getting skinny! I can't let my best friend weigh less than me! JK Salbatross, I you, and I wish nothing but the best for you!!
Anyway. I just wanted to share, I'm content with my progress today... little steps. Slowly working on what I eat...and beefing up my workouts.
Friday, December 16, 2011
I'm off the bandwagon. As I suspected it would be once I ended my training in MS and headed back to HI, and then had to start life new in TN/KY.
It was pretty rough, getting down to skinny pants, probably about 155lbs, and then seeing myself balloon up to 170lbs and grossness... Needless to say, the scale is back in the house (with working batteries), and the HRM is back in gear...(also with working battery).
I was doing pretty well eating at work, spinach salads for breakfast, blah blah... but I dunno what happen. I was also working out okay at work in the mornings... but now we're on a mini-vacation ish... so my workouts at work will be limited...and I'll be forced to hold myself accountable.
Thankfully a friend in Hawaii and I started doing 30 Day Shred...we did it consistently for 8days, and then I went on a business trip and was taken out of the category for 2 days--because allergies were crazy. But I'm back in the game, we're on Level 2 day 2, and after that, I did a "short high intensity" class on the Zumba wii 2. I've also racked up some shin splints, not sure how I did that... so I'm trying to rest them.
We'll see... Did a practice test for work on Monday morning, 1.5 mi in 14:15, 25 pushups, 42 situps . Pretty good since I had to start working on my pushups about 2 weeks out, and I definitely have lost my core strength.
I had no vision for this blog, just confessions of laziness. Lack of motivation? Not sure. My good friend has since I've known her, gained weight, and managed to lose most of it...she now weighs less than me. Encouraging for her, a reality check for me. Especially because my next surgery is definitely happening in January...and it'll probably take me out of the running (literally) for 6 months potentially.
The roller coaster continues...
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