Friday, November 05, 2010
Last night I did the P90X plyometrics workout. Tony warned it would be intense and the "mother" of all workouts - and let me tell you, he wasn't fibbing when he said that. Jumping, jumping and more jumping. I believe this is probably the toughest workout I've ever challenged myself with, heck, running 6 miles was easier than this workout.
I have to honestly tell you that I hung in there for 40 minutes of the 60, just didn't have another jump in me to finish. I was panting, sweating and boy my heart rate was through the roof. Sheesh, I thought I was gonna die (not really, but it came close to feeling that way).
For those of you who know me pretty well, I just can't let something BEAT me. So I've got a new motivation to take this workout by the horns and conquer it. It's totally do-able, I mean after all I can master it in 90 days right? We'll.... It's ON !!! Not gonna get whipped by a workout, gonna be the master of my destiny.
Sounds pretty powerful eh???? this is being said by me, who has some screaming, aching buttocks and thighs today. "P90X Plyo you're not gonna beat me" - I'm gonna beat YOU before it's over, and you can take that to the bank.
"So let it be written, so let it be done" - that's quoting Ramses in the Ten Commandments, one of my fav movies. I wrote it, so I'm gonna do it.
I CAN DO THIS
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Thanks to all my fellow sparkers for condolences yesterday, your support was a great comfort and I was very overwhelmed by the number of people who commented. SPARK FRIENDS are the BEST. I really dreaded going home yesterday to a semi-empty house, my big baby wasn't going to be there to bark at the door, but my little chihuahua (who hardly ever barks) stepped up to fill the big dog's shoes. Thanks little Rox for a great welcome home. I'm sure my little dog is missing her big sister, but she is now the queen of the roost.
My daughter (KP) and I decided to go shopping last night, to take our mind off things. And WOW, retail therapy sure helps. We went to Kohl's and Ross. KP ended up getting a sweater, a pea coat, a skirt and some MAYONAISE jeans. Mayonaise jeans????? I call them mayo jeans because they are so tight you have to grease your legs up with mayo to squeeze into them. . Skinny jeans are all the rave these days, I was told you have to wear these so you can wear cool boots overtop. I think I will be waiting quite a while before I try that fashion trend. I like my jeans tight, but not mayonaise tight.
The deal of the night..... I have been needing some new slippers for a while. I had carried a pair around the store last week and decided not to buy them because they cost $25. I couldn't see paying $25 for a pair of dearfoam slippers. But last night - ding, ding, ding - JACKPOT - I found a pair of the exact same slippers for $7.00 - for bargains.
Today I am going to get back on track with the exercising, been slacking for two days, but understandable given my present circumstances. But today the sulking and feeling bad for myself ENDS. Bring on the P90X, Skinnypowell1 is ready to BRING IT !!!!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Our beloved, precious super dog JEWELZ went to doggie heaven last night. She was getting so old and frail. When I got home from work last night I found out she had a really rough day, she couldn't hardly stand up. She didn't even come to the front door with toys in her mouth with her tail wagging as usual, she didn't even bark for her nightly cookie. She was just laying on her bed with empty, sad eyes. I went to console her and she gave me "the look" - she said "Mommy, it's my time". So off to the vet we went.
This was the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life. She was the best dog in the world, but I knew it was time, she had been suffering and her quality of life wasn't as it used to be. The vet had told us a while back that we would know when it was time, and last night I had to let her go.
I must say that I loved her very much, I didn't realize how much a four-legged baby could be so loved. I will truly miss our JEWELZ.
Great memories of her... she used to counter surf and knock a loaf of bread off the counter and we would come home and find a whole loaf missing with just a few pieces of the bread wrapper. She could clear off the coffee table with one swipe of the tail. She ate an enormous wicker basket as a puppy. She loved licking ice cream off the spoon.
Sorry to be so morbid, I just needed to get this off my chest first thing this morning, hoping to be able to make it thtough the day without having a total mental meltdown. I love you JEWELZ, you were a great part of our lives for 12 years, it was so hard to let you go, but LOVE takes presidence. Rest in Peace my friend.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Why did someone leave the bowl of Halloween candy out on the table, in plain sight, so I could see those yummy, delicious, OMG to die for Reese cups
I walked past it several times and didn't snitch one. I was proud of myself, but then the unthinkable happened. I was up late last night (by myself) watching the World Series (Yeah Giants) and those reese cups were just calling my name, I could hear them whispering from the kitchen...
" You know you want one, even two, it's ok, no one is around, it won't hurt you, ahhhhh we are yummy and you know you can't eat just one, come and get me". Yep, you probably think I'm crazy for hearing candy calling my name, but I am sure everyone has a weakness that whispers to them. What whispers for you?
I gave in and had two, and I totally hated myself the whole time I was eating it, I was completely helpless. Maybe not completely helpless I could have said no and normally I would have, but DANG, I just plain wanted to eat it and I DID.
I got to work this morning and logged it in my calorie tracker, thank goodness I was in a few points of my calorie range and I didn't go over. That's a relief.
Tonight, mark my words, that candy bowl is going to disappear. I don't care how much money I spent on the stinking Halloween candy, it's getting tossed. Every evil little piece, I will be reese cup "free".
P.S. Since I posted this - my sister called, she has hidden all the Halloween candy - she read this blog and decided to "handle it". Thanks sis for rescueing.
Monday, November 01, 2010
I think I am suffering post race BLUES. I didn't do a thing yesterday except eat way too much Halloween candy and just bum around on the couch all day. Is there such as thing as post race blues????? Anyone?????
Today starts a new month - so while I was lying around yesterday doing absolutely nothing, my mind was off and racing as to what to get into for this month, and the decision is... Gonna go full throttle with P90X and cut back on running to about 3 times a week. Still need to keep the running going strong since I've definitely set my sites on the Shamrock 1/2 marathon in March 2011. Gonna work on building up some noticeable muscles. These cold months are the worst being stuck inside the house, so why not make the best of it and set a goal to complete the P90X program during this month. I'm going to BRING IT !!!! What are your goals for November? Please share.
I definitely need a solid goal to work towards, since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, with all that yummy food. I need distraction from the holidays so I am going to be aggressively and actively involved in P90X. The holidays tend to stress me out so much so I think if I channel my inner SPARK and keep driving toward a goal, I can fly right through the holidays with little stress, that's the plan anyway.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. OK, I'm gonna get all mushy now..... I want to say thanks again to all my SP buddies for your encouragement and support, and for your continued support, it makes a tremendous difference in all that I do. I will help you in every way I can. I just want you to know that SP is such a big part of my life, it's totally changed me, and I want to be able to share it with others and to help YOU along the way. I have SPARK pride and I will continue to keep that SPARK burning. I love you all.
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