Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I had planned to do my first day of Hundred Pushup Challenge today. But, I forgot that this was the day I had an appointment to give blood. I probably could have done the pushups, but the thought of starting blood pumping out of the hole in my arm made me not even try it.
Tomorrow is soon enough...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Last night, DH told me that I was getting a six-pack (no, not a kegger, a six-pack!) on my abs. Well...I had to go look! LOL! I didn't see a six pack. I saw the loose skin and the stretch marks and the pooch. But then I looked again and I saw some definition. Not a lot, but some!
That got me to thinking (maybe the thinking is what caused my headache... ). If I have definition, it is because I worked for it. I did the 30-Day Shred and I know that worked my abs a LOT! One of the big exercises that made me sore was pushups. So, as of today, I have restarted the 100 Pushup Challenge (HPC). I did 28 pushups today. I'll have to check the site, but I think that means I can start on week 3. I hope so...I have trouble sticking with stuff for a full six weeks! LOL!! This is my third (or is it fourth?) time starting the HPC. This time, I'm doing it. For the definition!!!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
First, thank you to one and all for the suggestions to taper off instead of cold-turkeying it (is that a word?). I appreciate your concern and took your comments to heart.
I did get lots of sleep. I was in bed and asleep before 11:00. Didn't get out of bed until 9:30. Ten and one half hours! Got up, ate the breakfast that DH made for me and promptly curled up on the couch and took a nap! LOL!
Didn't really get moving again until around 1:00 this afternoon. Had lunch and headed to the gym. During all of this time, I had water and tea, no DP, no energy drinks. Oddly enough, I had no headaches either. I was fully expecting one as I have been through caffeine withdrawals and headaches suck!! I'm thinking that I had some caffeine still in my system so my body used that instead of kicking the stuffing out of my head!
As I was cooking dinner, I started really craving a DP. No headache still, but a strong craving. I learned awhile ago to go ahead and have the craving (especially when it lasts for longer than 30 minutes). Otherwise I eat my way around it. I ended up having two cans of DP with dinner. And guess what! Yep, now I have a headache!! (that's DP in the martini glass, honest!)
Oh well. I'm planning to have DP tomorrow. Just less of it than normal.
Thank you, again, to all my friends for worrying about me!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
That's the plan anyway. For Sunday.
Okay...let me explain stimulants. First, any and all stimulants I take are 100% legal. Maybe not healthy, but legal. I am specifically referring to caffeine (Diet Pepsi in my case), "energy" drinks and plain old sugar.
Today, I awoke at six (after going to bed at midnight) to get my workout in before my daughter's softball game. Before my workout, I stopped by the convenience store and bought a NOS. It is an energy drink that I'm starting to really like. I drank it right before and in the first 5 minutes of my workout. Did I need it? No. But I liked it! (Switched to water for the rest of the workout, BTW.)
After the workout, time for softball. Took a liter of DP with me and drank it during the game. Went grocery shopping after that and got myself another NOS. Bought 20oz DP at my last grocery stop. (Side note - I drank 12 glasses of water during this time as well.) (Side side note - I do know where the bathrooms are EVERYWHERE I go. LOL!)
Went to dinner, had iced tea. Came home, ate three Golden Oreos. Finishing up another can of DP. Everyone say it with me "Too many stimulants!"
It may be obvious to you now why I think I should go stimulant free tomorrow. Here is my plan.
No Diet Pepsi - none!
No NOS (or any other type of energy drink)
No sugar - such as cookies or donuts or candy. If my enchilada sauce has sugar, I'm not going to worry about that.
I am going to allow myself to have iced tea. It doesn't have "too" much caffeine and it gives me a different flavor besides plain old water.
I will drink a minimum of 12 glasses of water.
I will sweat out all the caffeine I took in today. Okay, so I'm really going to shoot for one hour of exercise. If I tried to sweat out ALL of the caffeine, I would miss half of my next work week! LOL!
I will sleep at least eight hours tonight. Preferably 10. And yes, even with all the stimulants, I will be able to sleep. That's just the way it is for me.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
so I can go out on a date with my husband? Let me start by saying that I do not plan to do it. But I did think about it!
Saturday's, DH and I have been going out for dinner. Just the two of us. We're not gone long, but we enjoy ourselves and it's nice to have time to ourselves. Since DD is 13 (practically 14!) and DS is 11, we feel comfortable leaving them alone for a couple of hours. More comfy if DD is home since DS has his moments. tee hee
Tomorrow, DD has a birthday party to go to that just happens to be a sleep over. That's Saturday! Do I have to let her go? No. Am I going to? Yes. DH and I will either not go or take the boy or let him stay here. Or who knows. Either way, it's the weekend, so all is good. DD can go be a teen and I'll step up and be the mom...but just for a couple of hours!! LOL!
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