Monday, November 07, 2011
Tonight I re-did a squat and pushup challenge.
As you may know, this is Beat My Numbers week, so I am doing workouts I've done before all week instead of doing new ones.
I don't have a dip station, so I just do regular pushups when the workout calls for reverse pushups.
Last time I did this challenge, on October 18, I did 110 squats and 103 pushups. And my arms were so exhausted I had to peck out a whole blog with my nose? Remember?
Tonight I did 119 squats and 110 pushups.
And I was dry-weeping on the deck during those last couple sets of pushups... like the sound you make when you're sobbing, but there are no tears coming out?
The criteria for tomorrow's workout= no squats and no pushups.
Sunday, November 06, 2011
So, as I said yesterday, my plan for this week is to do only Bodyrocks I've done before, to try to beat my numbers so I'm motivated to push really hard after my week of slacking.
This morning, my legs were killing me from yesterday's workout... I did 100 squats and 45 jump squats... and that wasn't even everything, that was just part of it. So yeah. Stiff ouchy legs. Felt good.
So I did a long warmup. I did a walk/run for 21 minutes to loosen up my legs, then I did this Bodyrock that I last did on September 25.
Always assume I had to modify some of the exercises. It would take too long to blog about all the modifications I make. And it's boring.
I beat most of my numbers! I keep losing burpees though. I'm not sure why.
Old total: 43
New total: 47
Old total: 15
New total: 14 (see? Grrr.)
Elevated Squat (right leg)
Elevated Squat (left leg)
Just goes to show the whole left side of my body is stronger than my right... not just my arms but my legs too!
Back lunge/knee crunch
Um... ROCKASS! Mountain climbers are way down on the bottom of my favorite exercises list... I hate(d) them about as much as I hate(d) jump squats, but I am improving at both a LOT!!!!
Squat lunge combo
Full Body combo
So overall I feel good about my workout. Not too bad for a week off, laying in bed and crying.
I made a laz-agna last night. That's basically a lasagna without the hassle of layering. It's like a lasagna casserole. Lazy lasagna. My boyfriend had been saying he was in the mood for lasagna so I made one. I didn't use any particularly healthy stuff besides 93% lean ground beef. But I ate a small amount, with a salad that took up half my plate.
Today I want to spend the day in front of this computer right here, because I want to see if I can't start to learn to crochet. If anyone knows of some really good tutorial videos (besides Knit Witch- already know about her, and yes, her videos are awesome!) let me know.
Saturday, November 05, 2011
I have a plan for this week to only do Bodyrocks I have done before. This is because I want to be motivated to beat my numbers and therefore work really hard and give it everything I've got, to whip myself back into shape after a week off.
It sure worked today when I re-did this Bodyrock:
I pushed REALLY hard and improved everywhere except the burpees... not sure why I lost a few, but that's okay. I am very happy with my performance.
The great thing about Bodyrock is that, if you're doing it right, it's so intense you can't think about anything besides counting your reps. I don't know my name. I don't know what year it is. I don't give a hoot about the weather. And I surely can't think about things that are stressing me out and making me angry, sad, and upset- they all just get pushed out of my mind, and it feels good.
Friday, November 04, 2011
All right. I did it. I got up off my thang tonight and did this Bodyrock:
Some modification necessary. I know I've lost strength this week. It's okay. I'll get back. The most important thing is that it wasn't a longer break.
I fell off the wagon for a week. Don't ever start thinking, "It's been a whole week, everything is shot, I might as well not do anything tonight either" because then two weeks will go by, and then three, and then a month and before you know it, you're right back at the beginning. I slipped. Yes. Happens to everyone. But I'm catching myself and pulling myself back up. I hope this can help someone, maybe.
Friday, November 04, 2011
I wish I could write about what's bothering me, but I don't know who could read it and I hate those passive-aggressive internet idiots and I never want to be one, so I have to keep my mouth shut to maintain my class and maturity. Small price to pay.
Suffice to say I've had a tough week. Personal stuff.
I haven't worked out since Saturday. This is the worst I've done since August 21. I had such a nice streak going and I let stupid stuff wreck it.
I haven't tracked my food... I haven't really hogged out either, but even so. Tracking is important.
Friday's the start of a new week for me so I really don't see any better time to get myself under control.
Anyone want to text me today around 5PM and remind me to get my butt in gear?
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