Saturday, February 26, 2011
I stopped running. There I said it. When I left for the Holidays to go back to the midwest I had all intentions to run while there but it didn't happen because I choose not to. Two weeks of no running was hard on me. I came back and jumped back in the game only to experience painful, fetal position, bring me to tears leg cramps in the night. Add to that feet that were so sore it felt like walking on broken glass. I couldn't bare the pain and I wasn't able or willing to push through it. At some point running became a chore and I wished to quit, so I did. Truth is, I miss it. The sweat that runs down my spine and the glissen on my face when done is addicting. It's not a workout that comes easy for me. I run hard. I'm not light on my feet and I litterly "pound the pavement" no matter how hard I try to do different. It's about time to give it another try.
I rewarded myself with a new 5K playlist no long ago and everytime
I play it while walking, or using the elliptical, I picture myself running.
The 5K reward list is:
Firework, Katy Perry
This Afternoon, Nickelback
Shakin' Hands, Nickelback
Not Meant to Be, Theory of a Deadman
Dynamite, Taio Cruz
Gimme More, Britney Spears
Higher, Taio Cruz
Raise Your Glass, P!nk
Fighter, Christina Aguilera
Halfway Gone, Lifehouse
I Like It (feat. Pitbull), Enrique Iglesias
I'm finding the fight within me again. I had my little girl fit yesterday. Yup, I tossed myself down on the ground & had myself a good ol'fit ... see my emotional breakdown in the previous blog ... today I move forward. Two more days until I move into my super charged workout schedule ... in March I'm gonna kick butt. There will be running, zumba, elliptical, SP bootcamps, sit-ups, belly dancing, step aerobics, and walking.
Working out is only one part - I'll also concentrate on my food intake and the emotions that come with all of this. Eat healthy and feel what I feel - good, bad or otherwise. Rewards will come by way of more music, a massage or two and possibly new workout clothes.
I don't know if this new plan will smash the damn plateau that I've been on but I do know it will make me feel better.
I am the only one in my way. It's about that time ....
Friday, February 25, 2011
How does someone who eats unhealthy, never works out, drinks sugary coffee daily, and ops for diet coke rather than water drop 13 lbs.? REALLY?! SERIOUSLY, how does it happen? I don't have the answer but I know it happened because my BF sent me a text message that this very thing has happened for her.
I know, I'm not to compare myself to others and I should do my own thing and feel good that I feel good ... Blah, blah, blah. I work my tail off at the gym, I walk when I can, eat healthy, weigh/measure my portions, track my water/food, drink water and no soda. I dropped adding sugar to my diet and stay away from gluten/dairy/eggs/soy. Today marks the 26 day in a row that I've worked out and I was rewarded with a .5 gain - not only a weight gain but that tape measure had no love for me either. Fun Times!
From all the love in my heart and a place of support I sent back a text message letting her know how great the news is because in the end I do support and love her even if I don't support her lifestyle.
However, in my own mind I toss my hands in the air and ask the how and the why?! I'm so stinking mad that I could spit nails. Sadly, I have no one to be mad at so I'm just mad and you know what, a little sad. Nothing makes sense in the world of weight loss, gain or maintenance.
The whisper is back and it giggles in my ear ... "you'll always be fat, no matter what."
It just hurts right now.
The good news of the day - I rearranged my Saturday work schedule so I can now attend a zumba class. I'm supper excited to have a class to go to. Plus, I'm going to make a massage appointment for Sunday. Gotta pamper myself!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Full disclosure ... As I walked to the gym last night to go to my very first zumba class I repeated the following, "Please let it be canceled tonight - please, please, please!" Followed by, "Really? Me and my two left feet are going to Zumba? Really?" LOL!
My step aerobics instructor gave Thursday nights zumba instructor high praise for instruction and clarity and most important - fun and energetic. Based on my own interests, SP chatter and my step aerobic instructors recommendation I went.
When I arrived it was me, two other students and the instructor - the room felt empty ... I'm sure my eyes were wide as saucers. (choke) I planted my feet and stood my ground, I was there and I would not flee the scene. Soon after that the room was flooded with others. I was hidden. Hidden from those banks of mirrors that line the walls of the classroom, seriously they can give Anyone a complex. I don't mind if people in class see me misstep - we all start from somewhere.
I wasn't perfect and I giggled a lot to myself at my missteps but I also had lots of fun. My step aerobics teacher attended the class and asked me after if I had ever attended a zumba class. When I told her no she confessed that she watched me during the class and thought for sure I had attended before due to "knowing" the steps. I even got praise from the instructor too. (SMILE)
Did I fall in love with zumba? No. But I liked it a lot. I'll go again and again and again until I love it. I equate it to my step aerobics experience 6 years ago ... I didn't love it when I started but I liked it enough to go back again and again. Now I can step with the best of them.
My gym offers zumba three nights a week and on Saturday mornings. At this point, I'm going to rearrange my work schedule on Saturdays so I can attend zumba.
I needed something new and fun to add to the list of "things to do" at the gym and I found it. Glad I finally jumped in. I have lots of options now, maybe going to the gym won't feel like such a chore.
My next wish ... from my mind, to this blog, to the universe ... that the belly dancing classes at the gym be held at a time I can actually attend. I enjoy belly dancing and it's a good workout. I need to talk to my boss about scheduling.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
My original Plan ...
Match or better my monthly mile totals. ( 48.3)
Bootcamp for minimum of 28 days.
Sit-ups = 10 a day for the 1st week, 20 a day for the 2nd week, 30 a day for the 3rd & 4th week.
The reality as I know it as of February 15th...
Miles thus far: 37.44
SP Bootcamp - 15 days and going strong. (there have even been some 2 a days)
Sit-ups completed: 390 - Currently up to 50/day (the original #'s became too easy so I had to kick it up a notch)
The fact that I've added in Strength Training has been a huge success and I plan to keep it up even after February has closed out. (There I've said it out loud, I can't take it back. HA!)
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