Even as I say I'm going to take a rest day I'm feeling guilty. Guilty to miss a workout. Who am I? I did a new kettle bell workout DVD -- Bob Harper's Kettlebell Sculpted Body. I made it through... barely. I've never used a kettlebell before and today my shoulders are feeling it. Add to that the fact that this DVD also targeted my gluts, which were still sore from the day before -- and I think I'm done. I'm using these DVDs for the first time mostly (I bought 9 of them after all!) -- so I still need to figure out how to mix them up.
If I wasn't throwing a party tonight I'd be doing cardio -- but since I'm having the girls over to watch Glee there just won't be time to work out -- so rest day it is. I think my butt will thank me Wednesday!
So this weekend I was not-on-my-game. I went out Friday, drank way more than I should have and spent Saturday semi-hungover. Which led to no exercise and poor food choices. Now I know = hangover = carb loading madness monster.
Sunday I was still kind of blah. I went to put on my workout clothes, and called my mom to see what time she was showing up at my sisters. Apparently it was 2 hours before I thought -- so I was rushed. In my head though I knew after Saturday I still needed to do SOMETHING before I rushed to get ready and wrap presents. SO I popped in 2 different Bob Harper DVDs and did the 10 minute Glute challenge and 10 minute Ab challenge. And holy crap--today my butt hurts. Haha, that's the first time I've ever done the glutes challenge -- guess what -- I was challenged. Then I got ready and drove the 75 minutes to my sister's house.
She's definitely not on a diet. I'm apparently the only one watching myself, so I brought carrots and hummus and baked pita chips. My sister didn't have anything other than muffins to eat so I dug into my food right away. I also brought Alexia potatoes to have as a side. Now they come pre-seasoned/oiled so you just have to pop them in the oven and roast them for a delicious side. What does my sister do? She pours like 4 tablespoons of olive oil on them!!!! I was furious! I was like what the *bleep* do I bring a healthy side for if you're just going to sabotage it? Her response, "olive oil is healthy." Ugh. Seriously I wanted to smack her. Then of course she had a salad -- but the only dressing she had was 120 calories per 2 tbsp! Eep! I watched her and my mom pour at least 4 tbsp on their "healthy" salads -- needless to say I avoided that. Then what protein did we have? Pork steaks. Not nice semi-lean porksteaks but gross super fatty (I mean at least 1/3 fat) pork steaks. After having a bad Saturday I was disappointed in the food choices available on Sunday. My sister and mom just don't get it... But since it was mother's day I just tried to shut my mouth and not complain (near my mom at least). This was a pretty annoying family gathering food wise. I guess I'll just have to bring MORE healthy options when I go anywhere.
But on the plus side I got two new kettle bells from my mom as a late b-day present. I'm going to try out one of my two Bob Harper kettle bell DVDs tonight if I have the time. I need to pick up and clean the house; I'm throwing a Glee party tomorrow since it's a 2 hour episode = Nationals... haha... I'm going to go get some fruit and veggies to cut up and serve tomorrow in addition to the wine and brownies. I'll try and be a good, healthy hostess at least.
So this week is almost over thank god. I've slacked off at work. I'll admit it. I was in a pre-birthday blues earlier in the week, then I just felt like not really doing anything yesterday since it was my b-day. So now I feel like I have to step it up!
My friends ended up taking me out to lunch yesterday which was great. The weather was perfect, so I decided I would like to take a 30 minute walk to the restaurant. So 15 minutes from my building in BFE to meet the girls on the main campus, then 15 minutes to the restaurant. I figured walking in the sunshine for an hour is a better workout than not doing anything at all. So I had a two hour lunch break... and then basically went back to work for a bit before just peacing out and I spent the afternoon in my hammock with a book and my cell phone texting people.
I also did a surprising amount of cooking for myself on my b-day. I splurged with white chocolate chip blueberry pancakes... bleh... too much sugar! I ended up throwing most of them away. Then for dinner I did grilled porkchops -- yum! All of this was done alone, so whatever. I'm 27 -- I don't need someone to wait on me hand and foot on my birthday.
I'll see my parents this weekend at my sister's house for mother's day/sorta late b-day stuff. Anyway -- that's it for now. I'm trying to get back on the calorie wagon since I fell of on Wednesday. I definitely binged a bit (on crackers and blackberries and other stuff -- Sam's didn't have strawberries that weren't moldy! WTF?) But to compensate I spent 80 minutes on my treadmill that night. Sorta felt like puking from the excess calories and the workout combined (definitely not healthy!) -- so moderation is my game again.
The girls are taking me out tonight to a new ShotBar. I have a feeling I may be intoxicated soon... Hopefully nothing too crazy will happen!
Ouch. Obliques! I did my standing side crunches with 10# weights last night. And they were easy... so I kept going... and today *gasp* Ouch! So its my fault, but who knew how much you use your obliques? I guess I've never really worked them out before starting the Bob Harper DVDs. Between that and weighed front deadlifts my back is a little sore today. I think I'll just stick to cardio on the treadmill tonight and let my core heal a bit longer.
I'm in a pretty blah mood right now as well. I'm kind of off my game today for some reason. Honestly I just need to snap out of it. I'm thinking of binging -- and I know its my own damn fault for not packing a good lunch today. It's also probably because tomorrow is my birthday. I'll be 27... And I don't have any plans. Since its Thursday, my friends are all taking me out on Friday instead. Also my mom was going to come down, but we're having a mother's day thing in Hermann, MO on Sunday so she can't really afford the gas to make 2, 2 hour trips in the same week. And that's okay, because my mom brings her own amount of stress with her. But still. For some reason eating an entire bag of Doritos sounds logical. Which would mean I would have to go buy some... which I am trying to avoid. In all honesty I should just go to Schnucks and buy a bunch of fruit... But I need to hit up Sam's and that whole store is full of oversize portions of stuff I do not need to buy. Maybe I'll go and get a chicken though for a late lunch. I know my puppies would love that idea!
So I'm in a super mood. I've been doing Bob Harper DVD workouts--and sweating/shaking/almost dying/in pain--and my treadmill cardio so I was hoping for a weight loss.
Hoping. I went out three days in a row. Free drinks on the 3rd at a grad school thing.
Then on Friday we went out for drinks (I had a cupcake, but once I ordered a drink with cream and thought about it -- I gave it to one of my friends), then I saw the Avengers and had movie theatre popcorn *gasp* (but I had worked out earlier in the day and was about broke even or a little over for the day).
Then on Cinco de Mayo we went out to a Mexican place. I had 2 margaritas, beany-cheese dip and chips, and grilled chicken nachos. OMG real food. Bad food. Delicious food! Sorry I don't eat cheese that often so this was a real splurge for me.
So even though I have worked out for the last six days straight, I was worried. This morning though -- -1#! Woo hoo! Hard work and muscle building was working. I think I'm going to go with this approach this week: Work out Hard! Drink a ton of water! Eat protein and fresh fruits and veggies! and most importantly Don't freak out! I'm going to semi-count calories. I think that the 1200-1500 calorie range isn't enough for my body. When I was staying in that range and working out, I just wasn't losing, but upping it to 1600-1800 seems to be doing the trick.
The other reason I'm in a great mood... I've got an MD-PhD texting me constantly and he's super cute ;-)
My birthday is Thursday so I might go to the mall and shop for some new stuff with the birthday check from my grandma. All in all what a great Monday!