Wednesday, November 02, 2011
This is the first week since August 21 I have taken more than 2 days off from working out in any given week. So that's pretty good, but I don't want to take a 4th off. Vacation wiped me OUT! I went home last night and just went to sleep! But before I passed out, I also washed my workout clothes- all of them were dirty and gross, so I think that had a little bit to do with me not wanting to work out. Who wants to put on wet, nasty clothes?
And then, since I took a nap, I woke up ravenous. I ate the chicken salad I had planned to eat... then I had some Nutella for dessert... then I ate the last piece of buffalo chicken pizza... then a second dessert... whew.
So the first day of November was not so hot. But I am feeling a little bit more rested, albeit kind of gross from eating too much and not working out for THREE days, yuck. But the good news is that I can turn it all around. It's going to be a gorgeous night, I have fresh, clean workout clothes, I have my meals planned out and I'm flushing myself out with some green tea right now.
It's not how hard you fall, it's how high you bounce. Get back up and do this thing!
Monday, October 31, 2011
It bothers me when people come home from vacation and say "back to reality". Why does the daily grind have to be the reality? Why is the unpleasant part the real part? My vacation was real. Family, friends, laughs, memories... that's MY reality.
I had the most wonderful time at home. I kept up with my workouts on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tuesday I worked all day and drove 7 hours home, and Sunday I was on the road for 10 hours, getting back here and stopping to visit friends. I got very little sleep while I was at home, and I am absolutely exhausted, so I am taking tonight off and going to bed early as well. I fear that if I don't, I might crash and burn and that will REALLY set me back.
I have to say, I rocked October.
September was really good as far as workouts, but I slipped with a healthy diet and only lost one pound in September.
In October, I worked out 25/31 days and lost 6.8 pounds. I have realistic (bordering on low) expectations when it comes to weight loss, so 6.8 pounds in a month is a METRIC BUTTLOAD of pounds! I am very proud of myself and I'm looking to make November really awesome as well.
Friday, October 28, 2011
This morning I did the Hot Fit Tight Bodyrock.
Oh. "Fit Tight Hot". Whatevs.
After last night's burpee challenge, my muscles were pretty tired but I banged this out to the best of my ability! I was thinking about doing some jump rope intervals before going out tonight, but... I don't know. I don't think I'm feeling it. But we'll see, I can always change my mind.
I went out to lunch with a friend and got the soup and salad bar. It didn't really fill me up though, so after a short power nap, I had a chicken sandwich, a banana, and some baked Lays.
I took a nap because tonight's midnight bingo! I also baked two pumpkin cheesecakes for my mom's party tomorrow. One's done and the other is cooking right now. They smell sooooooooooo good. I don't really like pumpkin all that much but even I think this cheesecake is to die for.
I was in the kitchen baking when I heard my mom singing to herself, "Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday, dear... ... ... ... me! Happy birthday to me!"
Thursday, October 27, 2011
That's me after doing the 10 minute burpee challenge tonight. I beat my old number, 61, and did 70 modified burpees in 10 minutes.
My mom came out and counted for me. It was really nice, having her there with me. Every now and then she'd let me know how many I had done and how much time I had left. It was particularly helpful at the end when she was letting me know how close I was getting to passing 61 and getting excited for me.
I also jumped rope for 20 minutes this morning and for 10 minutes before I did the burpees.
Well, going to wash my nasty workout clothes and hang out with my mom some more!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Hey everyone. My trip back home has been really nice so far and I'm having fun.
I got here around 9:30 Tuesday night. The trip was pretty nice actually, when it got dark, most of the trucks disappeared from the road and for the last hour or so on the turnpike, I was about the only one on the road. I stopped for dinner at Eat N Park- a Pennsylvania-based family restaurant that I LOVE, and never get to go to anymore... had a rosemary chicken breast, broccoli, and cottage cheese. Then when I got home, my mom had made tuna casserole and I had a small amount to be polite. My parents expected me to have dinner with them. I was like, you've got to be joking. I wake up at 4:30, I eat lunch around 11:30, and you seriously expect me to go from 11:30 to 9:30 without food? I'd never make it!!!
And then I passed out and slept like a log until about 5.
I got up and waited for it to get light out, and when it did, the rain stopped. So I did this Bodyrock out on my mom's porch:
I had been skipping workouts with "abs" in the title, and I shouldn't, because this was a full-body workout and it was fabulous. I tried jump tucks for the first time. I thought I wouldn't be able to do it but I did! Not nearly as powerfully or gracefully as Zuzka, but I did them! My time for the first part was about 6 minutes, about 5 for the second, about 12 for the third (I was getting very tired by the third part) and it took me 4 minutes to do 20 breakdance pushups (I was very exhausted by this point- I needed a breather after each pushup!)
When I do a workout like this where you have to do a certain number of exercises as fast as you can, I can often feel discouraged in the middle because the time is creeping up and up and up and I feel so slow and weak. Then toward the end when I am so FREAKING tired, I end up feeling proud that I am even finishing when I know others may not.
So after that, my mom and I went out shopping. She wanted fall-themed plates and napkins for her birthday party. She is being so cute. Normally she fights me tooth and nail about stuff like this, but she's really looking forward to her party! It's such a nice change of pace. We were picking out fall plates and she says to me, very seriously, "I have noticed people eat all their food when it's on a pretty plate." LOL
Then we went to the outlets. How about they have a Charlotte Russe outlet there now. I was so excited! I got two very sexy sweaters for $30 (total, not each!) I still need to take pictures, and I will. They're both short sleeved and very long (hooray for looooooooong shirts!!!!!) and they make my waist look so small it should be illegal.
I probably ate too much yesterday. I made good choices but I ended up eating two lunches because I didn't know we were going out to lunch. I also made my chipotle chili, and I'd been craving it real bad, and I ate two bowls of that.
I am not sure what to do. I had big plans, but my body is not used to morning workouts and I'm stiff and slow. I'm not sure I want to do a burpee challenge right now because I'm not sure I could perform at my best and beat my numbers. Maybe I'll just get in some hard cardio and jump rope for awhile. I'm going to do SOMETHING this morning, at least. The burpee challenge can wait until tonight. It's only ten minutes.
OK. Enough of all this. Time to get ready to go to my favorite place in the whole world (Erie!!!!!!!! MY CITY!!!!!!!!) and take my mom for her spa day!
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