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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hi folks! long time no see....ok almost! so it's been another hectic week. test, after test, after paper, after presentation. i always feel that teachers try to make up for all the teaching they failed to do all semester in the last 3 weeks of class. "it's the end of the year so maybe i should try and do my job right quick!" So because of all the studying and lack of sleep i havn't been able to stay on my exercise regiment like i should. my diet has been pretty decent.

because lent is over i've been gradually added those restricted foods back into my diet so i wont over load myself. try eating a steak and whole bunch of cheese after 40 days (almost actually more like 32, lmao!) of not eating it.....that's just asking for days of trouble. so i decided to forgo the celebratory "i can eat this now" meal and just eat those items sparingly. thought that didn't quite work out yesterday. i think i was drugged and forced to eat almost 2.5 times the daily amount of calories (yeah i'll give you a minute to think about that and make the "wow" face). my friend came into town and spent the day with the bf like usual, went on a double date of sorts with a friend from class and somehow between each of those activities i ate an calorie ad fat overloaded meal. so my day is the day to make up for it. i can't even blame it on anyone else (as i shouldn't) cause it is entirely my own fault. i know i am my own worst enemy when it comes to this type of thing and need to become more diligent in my efforts.

but to end on a good note i will tell you about my first day on P90X and all i can say is OH....MY....GOD!!!!! I did the first day (chest and back) and my arms feel like spaghetti noodles. On thurday night/(early as hell)friday morning at about 1am i decided to hit the garage and do a little working out. we have a lot of gym equipment out there so i couldn't really push off trying the exercise dvds anymore. so i go the weights, used a homemade mat, had my water ready and watched the ONE HOUR LONG video. now some of the exercises i had to modify a little at first (did a female style push up when it called for the push ups and use our stationary gym machine when it called for chin ups). but even still it was a beast!! let me repeat that. IT WAS A BEAST (for those of you not up on the slang term....it was very, very, very.....VERY hard)!!!

The entire time it was very intense and once again the instructor was cracked out but it kept you motivated. The entire time they emphasized setting a goal and trying your hardest to reach it with each rep. and the stressed writing down your the number of set/reps that you do for each exercise. the dvd can with an excel program that you can print out to write down your numbers. im gonna put my excel sheet on my palm pilot and insert my numbers as i go. in the video there is always one person doing the exercise with resistance bands instead of weights for those at home that don't have the dumbbells or free weights like they do. i happen to have the dumbbells but prefer to use the resistance bands so i can do the entire workout in the comfort of my room instead of going out to the cold garage.

in my excitement i went out and bought everything i think i would need to go with the workout. i got a set of resistance bands (Gold's Gym total gym set....$24), a floor/yoga mat (wal-mart brand....$10), and a heart rate monitor/ calorie counter water (sportline.....$25) and later i bought some bike shorts just because i wanted them (walmart brand....$7). so im really excited about using my new equipment sometime today.

and since the weather has been so nice the past couple of days my bf and i went to the driving range yesterday morning. i absolutely love golf!!!! im super competitive and it always challenges me. but anyway we decided to just go to the driving range because i was meeting a friend later. since i was one of the few girl (and of course the only black girl) i felt like whenever i would take a shot the other guys were watching. they wanted to see if i was just playing around. i hope they quickly realized that i was serious. i was a little rusty as first but soon got into the flow and was doing pretty good....even with my irons, which i totally don't use well, lol!

ultimately im hoping that between the p90x, the golfing, and maybe even the bowling burned a few of those massive calories that i ate during the day.

so because it has been so long since i posted im not up to date on my food intake diary. so im gonna compile that and once i get everything st8 that's gonna be my next post. talk to you guys soon and hope things are going well your your own food and fitness rehabs.
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