Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Okay, so I'm totally excited!
Because tomorrow is the first and for me that means Rocky Balboa month!
I've been wanting to do this for months now and finally I'm going to get to!
I couldn't wait and I did my background over the weekend and I'm setting up a challenge and everything!
Be prepared to watch me go the distance and kick some A**!
...Also be prepared for total obsession which would include rocky photos, rocky quotes, rocky songs, rocky dreams (oh no those could get dirty) ...randomly talking as if I am Rocky...
hey, whatever gets me there right?
OKAY! ARE WE READY!
...come on now!
I SAID... ARE WE READY!
then say out loud with me...
HEY, MY NAME IS ROCKY BALBO!
cus starting tomorrow and on through the rest of the month my friends, that is who we are...
(okay that's who I am but you can join along and play too if you want)
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Well, today I went to the gym...it's the first time since Monday.
I started with a light workout on the elliptical keeping my resistance above 7 and going up to 12. I did that for about 55 mins and realized that I think I can move my endurance plan around a bit and hopefully that will help with my thighs, hips and butt.
I went to the follow up afterwards and they were totally impressed. It seems that even with missing last Friday and Tuesday -Thursday, I still managed to workout an average of 5 days a week. The showed me how to work the machines and started me on my first 5: chest press, Lat. pull down, squat press, back press, and the ab machine.
I know my trouble areas for each. Chest press-weak upper body as is so I have to watch out for strain and the same with Lat. Pull. Squat press is easy but getting in and out of the machine always messes with my hip and pops it. The back press would be the same issue and the ab machine...Well due to my pelvic, hips and such I've not worked on my core much so it's on the lightest weight. I don't know if I struggle due to the weight or due to the fact that my belly is in the way and I just can't move in that direction...???
Well they wanted me to come back in 2 weeks instead of 4 because they say that I'm committed and will have it all down by that time but they only had space available 1 and 3 weeks away so I went with 3 weeks. So in 3 weeks I will be starting the next set of machines.
I'm excited cus I've done little on the terms of strength machines.
Oh, and I did put in a little want ad for a work out buddy at the Y...
"Work out buddy needed for motivation-Fat lady looking for a buddy with mad cow prodding skills..."
who knows, maybe I'll find someone...
Thursday, June 26, 2008
How many times does it take you to walk into the Gym before you start working out?
Yes, that's the riddle of the day...for me the answer is 2 times plus drive past it about 5 times....
and then still don't work out!
LOL. Okay so I haven't been to the gym since Monday but I can say that I'm feeling tons better. I think my pain is actually due to not working out. The whole body stiffness and all. I think maybe when I went from not working out for days to running full speed on that treadmill that I broke myself. A warm up would have been the smarter move right?
Yeah, but let's not think about smart, let's think about looking cute in your new shoes...they totally rock!
I went to walmart and got this little bike deal that you put under you desk and blah, blah, blah. It's junk and I'm taking it back. Oh well more mins with a bike seat up my rear end. Really, I hate the bike, I get down and everything is numb. My butt cheeks, my thighs, my lala and all. It's the feeling you get when your leg falls asleep but this is worst cus having you women hood and inards asleep only makes you walk like an ex-virgin on prom night with the extra bonus of not knowing if you have to pee or not...I won't talk about the other sensation that you just don't want to have in the middle of the gym.
So this crap goes back to the store asap...too bad.
Yes, I've tried that other bike but I can only fit so much or my rear end on that one too so it's not the best either but I make an effort to go to the other side of the gym to workout on it.
I'm not doing my endurance plan for the rest of the week and instead I'm focusing on time. I got a lot of time to make up so it's me and a good book and high resistance from here on out.
There are other things to chat about but since I'm behind due to a baby, a water bottle and a dead mouse (computer mouse that is, I only own rats.) .
Hoping to catch up! (with it all!)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Yes, amazing...sometimes the fat lady forgets to eat...wouldn't know it if you looked at me...
So, I woke up and had a 200 calorie power bar, went about my day, got dress and dropped the kids off at a friends house. While there she had some peanuts and I grabbed 2 of them. She ended up putting about a quarter of a cup into a bag for me to take to the gym...ha, it was gone by the time I pulled out of the drive way...
then it dawns on me...you haven't eaten dumbnut!
But I don't have the time to! I got 2 hours to get new shoes, new head phones and get to the gym and make up Fridays workout mins and do todays!
Well I'm an idiot...
Cus I started off great, had my new pink running shoes and was acting a fool. Yes, I looked cute, stared at myself in the reflection of cars and store windows...even switched over sides to look at myself in the door that was still closed to the Y. I was cute...look slimmer than normal!
And I was cocky to...
Jump on the treadmill cus I knew I was able to. Thinking to myself "gonna take down the girl over there with her workout gloves and mp3 player attached to her arm and heart rate moitor, looking all mean and tough...let's see what you got, you ain't got sh*t on me!"
And I did great! 5.0 miles an hour for 4 mins straight! THAT'S A GOAL!
So I got on my elliptical and started in at a resistance of 9 for about 4 mins and then dropped to 8 for 4 mins and then to 7....then to 6...and by 10 mins I was holding onto the machine with a heart rate of 167 and barely moving my legs....
my stride count from the normal 120-130 was sitting at 90...I put on the eye of the tiger and got things going but died soon as the music stopped. I tried another song and no go, back to Rocky...no go...wait about 10 mins and try again, okay a new wind...song ends and I'm near tears because it's just not working...
My 60 min workout becomes 30 mins of me barely hanging on...
Maybe the bike is better?
5 mins on and I'm done...
I do my push ups
Get ready to leave the gym and on my way out decide that I'll give it another try....15 mins on the bike but my time was over, had to get the kids.
I was totally bummed. I went through the list of excuses and yada " You drank your water...it's just because you don't have the energy due to lack of food...You've not been working out for a few days..."
More and more excuses....
I forgot to eat...I paid for it...Moving on.
I got the kids, headed to the store and picked up some baked chicken, bananas and chips. We went to the nature trail ate some food and headed out hiking.
I mixed in some lunges, some calf raises and stretching at the end. Lost track of it all but it's in there!
I just couldn't do it. I know I didn't treat my body right and it couldn't perform but for some reason I just couldn't let it go. For me it's a lesson learned but I couldn't give up and call it quits. I had to take what I learned and use it. I put the food into my body, got my energy and started over.
Now this here is no excuse...I think I'm injured again.
Yes, my pelvic, knees and hips...all at once...
My knees have been messing up these past 2 weeks and I've been taking it easy. I thought that the pain and all in my knees and thighs during the elliptical was due to being tired and lack of energy...by the time I left the gym I was hobbling around, it had hit my hips also.
In the middle of the hike my pelvic was gone and I was using the stroller for support.
I'm on my way to being drugged right now so I won't be going to any sparks pages, blogs or teams tonight. Sorry all.
I'm going to give it another go tomorrow and see what my body says. From there I'll make changes to my goals and program.
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