Friday, February 04, 2011
I feel like I did well yesterday - I may have done more cake than I should have, but I recognized my full signals and didn't have any of the planned ice cream. :)
So the projector is fixed in the room we do our workouts in at work - so I will be resuming the planned 6PM Zumba time slot, starting yesterday. So I did my yoga BEFORE teaching Zumba - felt a little odd doing that in the back of the room while everyone was Zumbaing, but it was really best for me to do that.
There were not as many people as are often at the 5:30 time because of the weather - it was SUPPOSED to get bad, but it really didn't. Well - it did on one side of town, but not anywhere I went. And then some that might have stayed for the 6PM left after the DVD because it was supposed to get bad then... SO!
I had two students. :) hahaha But we had SO much fun - and one was a newbie to my class and she loved it and told me she's only going to come to my part and not do the DVD anymore, so that made me feel great. :)
I got gifted with RUNNING REHAB GEAR and socks from my DH and in-laws. :) Dinner was PF. Chang's inspired lettuce wraps and a jello/fruit concoction that was delicious and all very light and healthy to be followed by a nice RICH chocolate cake.
And then we watched FaceOff - the special effects makeup reality contest show on Sci-Fi (SyFy?) channel which is AMAZING so watch it.
Perfect day - I believe God blessed me with a perfect day for my birthday and blessed me with great family and friends in my life.
Here are the cool running related gifts I got:
I used this on my calves, hamstrings, IT bands, and shoulders last night- and a bit on my back - and it was AMAZING. PARTICULARLY for my calves, they never felt so good.
WAY more convenient to put on than my homemade version (Knee sock worn halfway off my leg + ace bandage at the top + safety pin toes of sock up to ace bandage - sooooo bootleg), and the compression of the sock I think really helped - felt GREAT this morning!
Foot RUBZ massage ball!
My beloved BALEGA socks!
I got a variety of them, 4 pairs. :) YAY! hehehe.
Finally here's a photo my friend took on her phone at work. We were playing around with the wrapping paper as a backdrop. You can see my bobby pin a bit - my one friend made me some cool bobby pins using shrinky dinks - that one has boba teas on it! :D SO CUTE! And I'm hugging the cool "Fearless Knitting" book I received, and wearing my robot earrings DH gave me that mornin, although you can't see them.
Monday, January 31, 2011
That's the name of my scale back Alabama team - Fattitude Adjustment. :D hehehe.
Anyway - I'm basing my loss off of my weight from last Wednesday morning for the Scale Back Alabama results, but I know the Saturday before last Monday what my weight was as well, and then I weighed again last Wednesday morning, the morning after Scale Back Weighins. SO!
From that Saturday weighin (a week and a couple days ago) I'm down 3lbs
From Wednesday, 1.5lbs.
Gotta stay on track to keep things moving! The scale was bumpin up and then going back down after last week's splurge meal (Thursday night BigBand dinner at the Officer's Club), but then went back down quickly to now show a nice loss since last Wednesday.
Today's plan is to go to yoga at lunch, the gym right after work (Aqua jogging - 2 sets 5x1:30 hard 30 easy, 2 min between sets, 5min wu/cd) because tonight is my knitting get together. :) Sooooo, late night probably won't really see the hubby much.
But over the weekend we talked out the week's dinner plans and did a quick grocery stop together w/ a short detailed list.
This Thursday is my birthday - the big 28! - and my sister is coming into town on Friday to spend the weekend with us for my birthday. :) YAY! There will be sushi making on Friday and Mongolian Buuz making on Saturday I think. I'm excited.
Zumba teaching starts on Tuesday, I'm way excited. I only have 3 choreo's so far, so I need at least 3 more I think. Well - I kind of already have an idea what I want to do for cooldown, so really just 2 more for the meat of the class, minimum. It's only supposed to be about 30 min long.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Big Band went great last night - if I ever get around to it I'll post the pictures my DH took of how ridiculous the shoulders/neck area of the jacket looked on me. And it was kind of bulky, too, not just big. There's a picture of me sitting down and I look awkwardly enormous but with a little head and skinny legs. HAHAHA.
Today is not a gym day, I will be doing some yoga and stretching at home. I'm looking forward to heading STRAIGHT HOME after work. :)
Tomorrow I need to get in an aquajogging workout at some point, but I'm just not sure when I'll be able to go. I still don't know about the whole swimming lessons situation. I think I'm gonna try to go in the morning and if the pool is a flop do something else, but at least I'll learn about the situation at that time of day. I have someone visiting me from church at 10:30AM, and then sometime after 11AM my friend from work is meeting me and we are going to go to this thrift store she found that has all clothing items $1! WOOT. She and another pal went there last weekend apparently and thought of me. I think it'll be fun.
I'm gonna make homemade pizza this weekend w/ anchovies on it. My lovely DH bought anchovies and has been wanting to do that. I've never had anchovies, but I've eaten sardines, so I'm open. HAHA.
My scale was UP this morning, but it was the morning after a splurge meal and then I stayed up too late watching Bully Beatdown on MTV. MTV2? It's amazing. People send in tapes of these horrible bullies, they go and make sure they really are douches and then they offer them $10K to fight an MMA fighter in a cage match. If they win they get to keep their money. First round in grappling, they start with $5K. For every time they have to tap out in 3 min, they lose $1K. Second round is kickboxing and they have to not quit, get KO'd, or have the ref stop the match.
Of the episodes I watched, only ONE DUDE got any money and that's because he outlasted the beatdown in the 3 min kickboxing section... somehow... HAHA. In a way it was nice cause he got beatdown for the full 3 minutes, whereas a lot of other dudes quit after 20 sec. Anyway, bullies suck and it was fun to watch those cocky jerks get the crap beat out of them.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
there's a stroke work and conditioning class on Tue/Thu morning at 5:30-7am:
"The class is designed for Master Swimmers and triathletes needing distance and endurance workouts, as well as recreational swimmers interested in lap swim workouts. Must be able to swim consecutive laps."
I got there a bit after 6, the pool was JAM PACKED, sharing lanes, swimmers lapping in every direction.
MW AM, there's that Power Boot Camp class I almost did at 6AM. Or I should say, tried once.
So morning workouts are officially SCRAPPED. If I'm gonna be hitting the gym nearly every evening to get in my aquajogging, I will not be wanting to wake up early as well (to potentially do split workouts w/ ST in the AM or something).
Next week's schedule w/ specifics:
M- directly after work/during DH at volleyball? - 5min warmup, 2 sets of 5x1:30 hard (30 sec easy recovery - 2min easy between sets), 5 min cooldown - total : 32min - 15min ST min
T - after teaching zumba 6-6:30, so in pool 7-7:30? - 5 min warmup, 6x2:40 hard (30 sec easy recovery) 5 min cooldown - total : 28 min
W - directly after work/before Big Band - 5min warmup, 5 min stretching - 30 min steady state - 40min total
Th - Flexibility Day - do yoga podcast before teaching Zumba? can I find a place for that?
F - Head to gym after work, do ST/stretching until after 6PM (Special Olympics get the pool 4-6 on Friday) - 5 min warmup - ladder, 1 min easy between intervals of 1-4 min hard and back down before 5 min cooldown - total : 32 min
S - ?!?!? Pool doesn't open until 8AM says "SWIM LESSONS" on schedule 8-12:30, there's a pool class at 9:30 - check it out at 8AM to see if I can aqua jog during swim lessons? Ask someone before Saturday? Otherwise, will need to be an afternoon/evening workout - 5 min warmup, 4x5min hard (1 min easy recovery) 5min cooldown - total: 34min
Su - REST!
Scheduling with the pool = pain in the butt. Looks like I'm possibly going home on Monday after work to see my DH before he goest to volleyball, will definitely be later coming home on Tuesday being forced to workout AFTER zumba and PM Boot Camp Class (hopefully leaving the gym shortly after 7:30PM!), and Wednesday I have Big Band so I'm never home until after 9PM, Thursday is easier because no pool time, so leaving work at about 6:30, home by 7, Friday tricky, hopefully home by around 7:15.....
So yeah. But no waking up early, so there's that!!! So hopefully I will make up for the later arrivals by being able to stay up a bit later.
But today this is what I did - I was dressed for the ST floor - figured I would knock that out before aquajogging anyway - so I headed there for 15min, went upstairs, did a set of crunches, and then got on an arctrainer for 20min. DONE. I got in a workout, burned about 400 calories, hit biceps (2 sets 21's w/ 20 EZ grip), shoulders (2 sets overhead presses w/ 20lb dumbbells), tri's (2 sets overhead tri extensions w/ 15lb dumbbells), chest (2 sets bench press w/ pre set barbells 1st set 30, 2nd set 40 - will work again w/ 40 and we'll see from there!), back (2 sets bent over rows w/ 30 then 40 preset barbells I think) So I think I got a fairly well rounded upper body workout in 15min. Then I headed upstairs in my chucks to get on the arctrainer for 20 min. It doesn't tax my achilles as long as I'm keeping good form or whatever, but I can tell staying on too long is bad news for it. So 20min and good. Foam rolled my IT band and calf and hamstrings before calling it for the day. - total 38 min and 400 calories burned.
Tonight is my 1st gig w/ the Sentimental Journey Big Band. :)
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