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Friday, February 29, 2008

Sooo... I start a new work schedule next week. I'm curious about what this will mean for my working out.

It's going to be a rotation type schedule since the new supervisor type people they hired can't work all week open or close. (I could but then who'd take the other shifts? So now I get to join the rotation too -- YAY. :P Way to hire what we NEED, right?!?) But anyway -- so I'm going to be working

MT - 6:30AM-4PMish.
WR - 1PM-10PM
F - 11AM-8PM

Wednesday Thursday and Friday are what I am already scheduled to work, but Mon-Tues will be a whole new ballgame. I'm kind of excited because I think having a set schedule will help me start working my scheduled hours instead of tons of overtime, and also it will give me some new hours free for gym-going which I previously did not have. I think there are some classes at the gym that happen in the evening that I've never been able to attend before due to my work schedule -- like Hip Hop and Funk dance classes!!! :)

I'm about to go calendar in all of the "Making the Cut" workouts to see when I'll complete the program and the days of the week everything happens so I can be prepared. :)

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KIMCATUS 2/29/2008 10:14PM

    Good luck on your new work schedule! Sounds like it's gonna work out well for you! And puh-leeze...management types having a clue??? Bah-ha-ha-ha!!!

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Friday, February 29, 2008

WAH! I left the book here at work last night because I forgot that I needed it this morning at the gym. SO! I got alllll ready to go and then I was running late and then I realized I didn't even have the plan. So I'm going to have to postpone Day 5 for tomorrow. Luckily Day 6&7 were supposed to be off days, so I might just skip an off day and go into day 8 on Monday anyway. We'll see how I feel after tomorrow's workout.

But I'm doing alright. I feel very cute today, so yay on that!

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KIMCATUS 2/29/2008 10:15PM

    Yay you go for your cute self!!! :P

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MISSWASHUU 2/29/2008 2:04PM

    you can do it - see! you've already got a plan to handle missing the book today!! way to go girl!!

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    Nothing beats a cute day!

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Thursday, February 28, 2008


Not only was I able to complete Day 4 of Making the Cut -- it was a reprise of Day 1 and I did BETTER this time than on Day 1!!!

I'm not really sure why, but this time felt easier -- who knew? And I was sore going into it, unlike Monday. But I don't feel any increased soreness right now -- I feel about the same as before if not slightly better.

Last time I did only BARELY 10 Squat Thrusts instead of 20. This time I did 10 in a row, but then pushed out the last 10 -- even if it wasn't in a row, I did all 20. And the Mountain Climbers were accomplished as well -- 30 seconds at first, then 15 and 15 together, but a total of the 60 in the plan!

ANDDDDDDDDDD......... I didn't do ANY of the bicycle crunches last time, but this time did all 60 seconds. WOOHOO!!!!!!

So I probably took some extra pauses in between that according to the exact plan I shouldn't have, but I didn't cut anything out! :D SO YAY!

I feel sooooo ACCOMPLISHED having completed today's workout.

I actually felt like I could have done some cardio afterward, but I was out of time so I had to hurry through the showers and back to work. But the fact that I felt that way makes me very happy. :) Much more optimistic about the program in general.

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KIMCATUS 2/29/2008 10:26PM

    Um. Yeah. You do rule. There was a question about this??!

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THICKY_THICK 2/29/2008 4:22PM

    woo hoo!

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AMUNET_RA 2/29/2008 11:23AM

    Yay! Dana, you DO rule!!!


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KIMBERLYQ 2/29/2008 8:39AM

    You go GIRL!!! So what if you had to break some of it up here and there, you DID it! You are such a great motivator! Keep up the awsome work :)

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MISSWASHUU 2/29/2008 8:20AM

    wewt wewt!! go YOU!!

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~MELANIE~ 2/29/2008 7:27AM

    Way to go! :) It sounds like you've found a great workout that's going to push you hard.

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FITNESS.CHICK 2/28/2008 9:58PM

    I have to tell you, that was a much-needed motivator for me today! It WILL get easier.

I do Jillian's plan for me on her site, and I am waiting to have that day when it's easier :-)

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CATIATM 2/28/2008 7:40PM

    You've highlighted one of the truths of exercise: that initial pain makes us stronger, and incremental increases in level can take us to places we thought impossible. You are awesome, girl - keep it up!!!

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Well -- yesterday was an "off" day from Making the Cut -- this afternoon I'm going back for another "beating". (Now I know why her team members call Jillians workouts beatings!!! HAHAHA)

I'm frustrated. My DH who HAD been working with me towards weightloss is on a sabbatical from working out/eating right (except for all the healthy food I prepare for him), and he has turned back into a saboteur. And it's not all his fault -- I let him. Yesterday I was feeling so sore and did not want to cook, and he had been aching to order pizza for ages (but we ate out last Friday night so I was insisting we not eat out back to back), so I decided Wednesday was plenty of time from Monday/Tuesday weigh-ins to get it all out of my system and I'd have two workouts after that -- but my plan was to eat 2 slices of pizza. Well this really was supposed to be 1/4 of a pizza, 2 slices equaling 1/8 of the pizza. He orders a Brooklyn style pizza which has 6 slices and I THINK comes in a larger size pizza than any other dominos pizzas. So anyway.

Instead of eating 2 I still ate 3. :P I didn't think it was going to take me THAT far over what I planned because the crust is somewhat thinner on these and the pepperonies(?) are large in diameter but very thin and not overly populated on the pizza. But I looked up the nutrition facts today and was sorely dissappointed with the results -- JUST GOES TO SHOW -- I still need to look things up BEFORE I eat them instead of after. :P When I knew it was a different style pizza, I needed to change my gameplan instead of throwing it out the window completely.

BUT!!! All the positives of my plan still exist -- yes, I have time to work this out before my next OFFICIAL weigh-in, yes, I still have 2 workouts in the gym (at least) before that weigh-in.

I'm still sore today, but YAY it IS less than yesterday, and I feel like I should be able to accomplish Day 4. I'm going to take some Naproxen Sodium before I go as well. I know I'm not injured, just sore and hurting. Plus that pain reliever is not SO strong that it's going to mask any potential injuries obtained on the spot -- so I don't think it's going to be a bad idea to take it or anything.

OH Day 4... you kicked my butt as Day 1, but today will be better. I won't let you get me! hahahaha. :)

P.S. -- we got our taxes done and did pretty good. :) Almost double what we got last year - WOOHOO!!

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KACHAFFE82 2/28/2008 7:11PM

    oh honey... My other half with "get with the program" and then come home with Dunkin' Doughnuts.... He doesn't even know it's sabotage. He's one of those that can just decide to lose five pounds and do it in a week by cutting out soda for seven days. Ugh. MEN! ;) AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaand, I am SO jealous. So so so jealous. I, too, am working on it, but it's a progress. His ex isn't even that pretty and just has a soft "normal" body. I still wanna be HOTT when she shows up in April. :D

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LOBO1978_2000 2/28/2008 4:39PM

    Way to go on your taxes. How did you manage to double your tax return. Mine stayed about the same as usual. I guess all those tax cuts are working and dont forget about our checks coming in May or June. I forget.

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Still Hurting...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Well, it's the day after a super tough workout, so I expected to be sore, but it still kinda sucks. It makes me nervous for how I'm going to feel tomorrow -- but after a day of rest it should be better, but tomorrow it's back to the grind!! EEK!

I just hope I can get my muscles recuperated enough today to continue on the program.

I did get my ticket waived, but I had to pay $3 for the visitor's parking to get this task done -- still $3 instead of $25 is good. Oh and the patron tag for the gym costs $10. :P But anyway, at least I can go during the day and not worry about having to pay any more money! YAY!

So sore.

And I can't wait for work to be over ALREADY. :P

I cooked this meal last night that was pretty good -- I didn't really like the sauce. Apparently I'm not a fan of sauces based with fish sauce. :P It's kind of sad cause I bought a HUGE bottle of it at the Oriental Market because I expected to be using it often. But NO. It was... too much or something. I dunno. I'll have to play around with different ratios and maybe just LESS sauce overall. But it was pretty good. It was sirloin, sliced, mixed on top of chunks of cucumber, halved cherry tomatoes, and a baby greens mix. Oh and some green onions -- which the recipe called for a TON of which I put less than it called for and it was still too much.

So next time -- NOT that sauce maybe altogether, or at least a variation, and less onions.

I dunno if I'll cook again tonight. If I do it'll give me more leftovers for the rest of the week for lunches -- but we'll see how I feel when I get home.

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LOBO1978_2000 2/28/2008 3:56PM

    Thanks for reminding me about getting my wife's ticket. She needs to get that taken care of.

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AKASHA66 2/28/2008 3:10AM

    I don't like the idea of fish sauce, but I do like Thai food. What I do is put in about half of whatever the recipe wants. Works for us and you still get the underlying Thai taste. Too much though and I can't eat it either.

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TURTLE_MOM 2/27/2008 5:25PM

    I don't care for fish sauce either. You might want to try Miso instead. I have a recipe I have been wanting to try that is a Miso marinated Skirt Steak (we'd use sirloin though.) I got the white Miso and haven't tried it yet.

Good job on the workout! You are awesome!!!

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