Thursday, July 22, 2010
Couldn't make it to kickboxing class last night, kinda mad about that and it's a long story, so to sum it all up....
I missed burning over 700 calories from not going to class but I burned plenty. I mowed the lawn, man-handled the weedeater, swept the driveway, two loads of laundry (all folded and put away), cleaned bathroom, washed living room windows, vacuumed entire house, polished kitchen countertops, mopped and waxed the kitchen floor - took me four hours. Burned approx. 716 calories anyway.
I will never be defeated in accomplishing my daily goals, just because something else gets in the way, doesn't mean it's gonna defeat me or break me. There's always a way.
You can take away my gym, but not my energetic, determined soul. I'm a fighter, I'm in it to win it no matter how many rounds it takes. I'm going for the knockout, no TKO's.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Got up 4:30 this morning for a much needed run. Did 3.8 miles, that was all we had time for. When I got back I was sitting outside on our swing trying to cool down a bit before my shower. I looked down at my legs as I was taking my shoes off and noticed...
HOLY HAM - I have shins now. They are no longer hiding under fat. WOW, I was totally diggin the fact that I could see my shins - an honest to gosh "shin dig". Woo hoo for small changes that are taking place in my new body. I'm diggin it. Corny but true.
Hope everyone has a Sparkalicious day !!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Last night I tried something totally outta my realm. A friend of mine talked me into meeting her for a hot yoga class. I admit I had a lot of reservations about yoga - can I take the heat? will I be the chubby girl in the class? do I have the balance? am I flexible enough? and the biggest worry was: could I really do it?
YES, I did it. It was fabulous. I discovered something that I CAN DO. I'm surprised that I am fairly flexible and I really didn't have a whole lot of trouble getting into poses and maintaining them. I was pleasantly surprised at what a great workout it was. I could feel my muscles really stretching and boy did I sweat like crazy. I paid for a week introductory classes, so I am reworking my schedule now to fit in some more classes this week.
I can't really take on any more classes right now, but I can see that Yoga is gonna be something that I need to squeeze in occassionally. It was great stress relief, loved the sweat and most of all I left there feeling like I'd had a massage - I was so limp and relaxed. I think doing Yoga the day following a really long run would be very beneficial, so I am going to try to do it at least once a month - hopefully I won't get too hooked on it since my primary focus now is running that 10K in October and still love and crave the endorphins from a good cardio workout.
My momma always said to try new foods, even if you didn't like it yesterday, try again today, and you might like it. So once again, mom is always right - opinions and tastes can change.
My final words. YOGA - don't knock it till you try it.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Gonna try some hot yoga tonight, never done it, but hey, if it's good for the body, I'll try anything once. Hopefully I can take the heat - it's supposed to be pretty darn hot in there, guess that's why it's called hot yoga (you never knew I was pretty smart, eh?) Gonna give it a try.
My sis is due back from Myrtle Beach today, I know she had a blast, but I sure missed my running buddy - couldnt go out on the 4:30 a.m. runs alone. Back to the early morning run tomorrow miss neecee, you've been on vacation long enough, and we have a new best time to beat.
Hope everyone has a great MONDAY !!!!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Got up early and ran 2 miles, set a personal best record - woo hoo. Then went to visit some friends in NC. They live in the middle of nowhere. Great day enjoying old friends, laying out in the sun, riding the golf cart around their property, watched the dog fish in the pond, yes, their dog jumps in the ponds and catches fish, pretty cool. Wanted to ride the 4-wheelers but it was just too dang hot. Relaxing day in the country, sure was hot, but back at home in the A/C getting ready to cook some fresh corn we picked up at a roadside market. Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, why can't every day be this nice and relaxing, no worries.
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