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!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
No, no injuries, just terrible terrible SORE-ness. I'm glad tomorrow is an "off" day.
Bummer of a thing I have to take care of though -- I got a ticket today. :( For parking in the rec center lot without a pass. I forgot that I didn't have a parking pass on this car, only on my husband's car. BOO!!!!!! And I've been twice during the week without it and gotten away with it apparently. :P Anyway, the ticket said for those who aren't students or faculty/staff, first time offenses can be waived, so I'm gonna go see about getting it waived since it's $25.00, but I have to get a patron tag in the membership services office for the next time I go, and I'm just nervous now that I'll get ticketed while getting the tag! EEK!
BAH. And I asked about getting the tag riiiggght before I left today... because I remembered. But it was too late. It sucks because the office is only open at the same times the lot can be ticketed... so how am I supposed to get it without getting a ticket? I guess we'll see.
But I am sooooooooooooooooo sore.
My legs just... are on the verge of giving out!!! Everytime they have to make a bending motion. Luckily I can walk mostly by just kinda throwing my feet out there but if I lean back or try to sit down or anything like that -- OWWWWWWWWWWW. I can feel it in my arms and shoulders and chest today, too. All those LUNGES!!! GOOD GRIEF!!!! It's like every single part of my legs from the knees all the way up through the hip flexors/butt is sore.
:) HOW FUN! hahahahaa. At least I know I'm challenging myself. We'll see if I can manage Day One on Thursday.
Oh and the Mountain Climbers -- I made it about half a minute both times instead of the full minute -- which is a LOT BETTER than yesterday!!
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