Thursday, September 04, 2008
OK.. so I was thinking of what to write and this quote from SNL popped into my head so I had to look it up...
It's that hilarious Amy Poehler character with one leg?? when she's on ANTM??? :)
"OK, here's why I'm the bomb. I'm super-fine, I'm round-the-clock horny, I'm rocking one leg...and I got a case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome...That's IBS for short, so take a walk, b****es, 'cause I can't!"
I'm rockin serious cramps, totally sore, AND I forgot my lunch. JEALOUS???
Today has been so awesome. *thumbs down* It's actually been ok.
I feel in a good mood, just cataloguing the day makes it seem bad. HAHAHAHA :D But the awesome thing is I did Day 2 workout from MTC today, 2 circuits of everything, and completed it better than I did the first time with one circuit through. :) So it wasn't a one day thing. I really am more capable this time of doing the demanding excercises. My lunges were not lacking much in form at the very end -- surprising becuase I did a total of... 95 on each leg? And a ton of stair running and other wonderful leg killers? :) And my inner thighs were still starting out sore this morning.
It feels really good to be able to do these things, though, because it's almost like an affirmation -- yes! You ARE in good shape and better shape than before and all that good stuff.
Tomorrow is FRIDAY! YES!!! Plan to go and fartlek it out somewhere.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Yesterday I was feeling really good after doing my MTC stuff, this morning when I woke up I felt a little stiff but the main thing was my inner thighs were SO SORE!!!!!! WOWIE!
Everything else that was sore was kinda background mild soreness, but my inner thighs were screaming. Then TOM kicks it into high gear and sends in the cramps.
JOY! And now it's time to run! :D Well. I DID IT. I went out and got running. Reminded myself that cardio helps the cramps and kicked my butt outside.
I only ran 2.6 miles, but that's longer than I've run since before I got sick, and it was my first run outdoors. I didn't get out there until just after 10AM, but it was nice out. Breezy and slightly overcast. I'm not sure if this is due to the seasons actually changing (I HOPE I HOPE), or if it's just the recent weather -- the hurricane and all. Either way, it was nice. My muscles were burning, but it helped a bit I think.
I was thinking as I was running about something MISSHOLLYDAE brought up jokingly in a comment on my last blog -- why am I pushing so hard now that I'm in maintenance??? Since I was thinking about it today and I answered her I figured I should also write about it here because I was asking myself the same question today.
Not that I was upset with myself like, UGH, THIS SUCKS or anything, just idly thinking as I ran past some chick going out to her car, or the girls walking to the pool... like... I could maybe run 1 mile a few times a week, do 2 full body ST sessions and maintain. I'd have to eat a bit less than I do now for sure, but it would definitely be manageable. Why am I pushing myself through MTC and pushing my running working toward that 10K?
Well! First thing -- I'm not done improving my fitness.
I have reached a weight goal, but not my fitness aspirations. I'd like to reduce my body fat % more (although I don't know what it currently is, I know I have some fat around that can leave thank you very much!), and I want my muscles stronger and more defined. That will not happen with just routine excercise -- I've got to push myself.
I do want to reach new goals in running -- I have speeds to increase, distances to lengthen... :D
And finally -- where would this glorious sense of accomplishment be if I was just farting around each week??? :D
HAHAHA. Eventually I'm sure I will need to reduce my workout efforts out of practicality. I'm sure when I have kids my priorities will be a little different. Right now it's DH, health/fitness, work, otherfunstuff.... And my time constraints will change. Not that I work out hours a day now or anything, but working out 5-6 days a week may be less feasible. I'm sure I will find other ways to challenge myself by finding new ways to excercise, etc.
But for now, I'm really actually enjoying putting hard work in toward reaching new fitness levels and seeing myself improve. I love how ably I completed my workout yesterday -- yes it was challenging but it wasn't murderous. :)
Anyway. I think that sums it up.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
So this week is TOM, and I somewhat reluctantly weighed today, but I was feeling good, and I've been a very good girl, and it showed. Nicely within the middle of my range so WOOHOO. :)
So I recall writing that today I was going to run and then do mMTC Day one...
Well... after waking up this morning I started getting all NERVOUS and ANXIOUS about Making the Cut day one!!! The first time I went through the program Day One ALLLMOSt had me in that pukysick place where you push yourself OVER your limit. And I had to take a break, cool down, and take the rest of it in less of a pushpushpush mode.
The workout consists of 5 Circuits, each one containing usually 3-4 ST moves and a minute of cardio. Well, the book suggests going through each circuit TWICE for a more intense workout. So back to me, months ago, Day One -- I only did the circuits once through and it was still the most intense workout I had ever done and I almost puked. HAHAHAHA
So fast forward to today and I'm like running and THEN mMTC??? WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I decided that in order to be able to give my all and really go through the circuits twice like I wanted to, it'd be better NOT to run beforehand. So I didn't. Running will take place tomorrow.
As for today's workout -- totally kicked my butt. But I have to say, the comparison to the first time through is really amazing. This time I was soaked in sweat, muscles burning... but feeling GOOD. I did not once feel like I was gettng dizzy/sick/vomity none of that. And that's doing every circuit twice. The workout took me almost exactly one hour. I've tracked it as "Circuit Training" on SP's Cardio Tracker, which gives me 672 calories burned for that. NICE! :D I would also like to say I LOVE the kickbutt feeling of going around the gym working myself out HARD. Yeah that's right, check me out, I rock. :P hahahaha Except when I'm doing Burpies or Squat Thrusts -- then I hide down a Stretching Hallway.
I brought food to eat afterward at work and got here a little early to eat and read before starting the grind. So now I'm worked out, feel fueled, and just waiting for the day to go by. :) HAHAHAHA. Can you tell I just LOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEEE my job? *sarcasm*
I forgot my work shoes AGAIN. :P
P.S. - I'm not vegetarian, I just didn't buy meat yesterday (mentioned in the last blog) because I had stocked up the week before at Sam's Club. :) hehehe. I mostly eat poultry if anything (ground turkey and chicken breasts) some tilapia and shrimp... and occasionally some red meat.
Monday, September 01, 2008
This weekend has been good!
Ate within calories, Worked out hard Saturday, got some more Bollywood style workout yesterday ( that thing kicks my butt... ugh. HAHAHA)...
I noticed yesterday at church in the morning that my upper arms/shoulders were REALLY sore!! I was like, what the crap? I haven't done any Strength Training since... I dunno, Thursday? Then later that day I did the Masala Bhangra workout DVD and I was like ow ow ow ow ow. I don't know if it's the cause, since I think I did it on WEDNESDAY, but wow. All the arm and shoulder bouncing was soooooooooooo painful. HAHAHA :D
My plan is to take today off, since it's a freaking Holiday and I have to be at work so I might as well take SOMETHING off, right? :D Then tomorrow start with the mMTC that's planned for September. :) I'm excited. Also want to run. I think it'll be pretty easy for me to get up early enough to run tomorrow since I've been getting up early all weekend. It's getting lighter later in the mornings, so I'm thinking I can get away with running not SUPERSUPER early either. Gonna make it my first regular run outside in a while. I'm not going for a long distance, just a nice easy run.
DID run indoors on Saturday -- got off work at 11AM, so running outdoors would have had to wait till evening and I knew if I put it off I'd be putting it off till another day. So I just did an easy 2 miles. Can't manage to run more than that indoors -- I just get so irritated and stir crazy running in that loop. :P
I finished the Twilight series on Friday. Now I'm trying to get back into the Dresden Files stuff, but it's taking me a while... my brain has not quite switched modes yet. :) But time for that today.
After grocery shopping! Hopefully this isn't too hard... Luckily I don't have to buy any meat. I'm concerned what with the hurricane. People around here freak out (although I'm sure we're only getting some rain in my area, we're way out of range of the main stuff)... but like I said, people freak out. That combined with those who aren't freaking out who are probably having BBQ's, I'm not sure what I'm gonna find at the store. :) But luckily I'm not going for too much stuff...
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