Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I'm so exhausted I don't even know why I am forcing myself to write this-maybe to be real with myself here. Today has been one of those days. I got absolutely nothing done this morning. I woke up early- 7:30 or so to my boss calling me. He thought that I was going into work this morning when I had clearly told him that I wasn't available. THAT sucks. Not for me so much...wish I could have helped but my husband had a Dr's appt so I had to watch the kids. SO, I eat breakfast while he's gone thinkin, ok I'm slightly over for this meal but its ok-I'll recover. Then, my husband calls and says he's found beef sausage and biscuits on sale and he's gonna make biscuits and gravy and eggs. Geez. I had 2 biscuits, 1 egg,and a little bit of sausage. I don't know what the calorie counts were. That was my lunch...sort of. I exercised, showered and then we talked with my landlord and were able t make peace with him-thats a good feeling. We are still moving out but at least we are not leaving bitter and angry.
For exercise I did 100 scissors- I guess thats what you call them- or a jackknife I' m not sure... anyhow, its pretty much a crunch and a double leg pump at the same time. I would crunch up,bring my leg strait up and touch my toes. Very difficult. Then I did the side lying scissors to work the obliques. I'm not sure how exactly to do it but it def worked my obliques. I think that you're supposed to lie strait on your sid and bring both legs and body up. I had to put one hand on the floor and cradle my head with my other hand. It was too difficult to do it the other way to the point where I wasn't effectively targeting the oblique muscles. I did 50 on each side. I think I could have pushed myself to do 100 on each side but I didn't. I did 100 plies (don't know really how to spell that on here w the little accent marker), 100 inner leg lifts on each legs (that burned big time), 100 heel raises. Yesterday I did 100 pushups- 25 real, 50 knee, 25 wall. I can really feel it today-plus I did a whole bunch of triceps dips. So I skipped that today- besides I know its important to let my muscles rest. Yesterday I did tiny amounts of many other exercises too- just trying to figure out whats the most effective for me. Today I decide on 7 exercises and I'm going to try to do 100 each. I'm not going to do all 7 every day or every other day, instead I am going to split it up 3 one day, 4 the next. I'm planning on doing that 6 days a week so that each muscle group gets worked out 3 times a week. The exercises I decided on are: Pushups (the real ones. I want to push myself to exhaustion, stop and rest, push myself to exhaustion again until I get to the point where I literally can't do any more real push ups. Then, the remainder I will do knee push ups. If I have to I will finish up with wall push ups, but I want to get past that.), Jackknife (abs), scissors (obliques), standing hip extension (standing be it also works the other leg at the same time), standing rear leg lift (to work the glutes), lying down inner leg lift (for some reason the standing one isn't effective for me- i don't do it right-I think bc my thighs are too big and I can't get them high enough to target the inner thigh), and heel raises to work the calf muscle. I am going to do the arms ad abs one day and then the legs the next-at least thats my goal.
So at work I brought an apple and ate that. I took my client for a walk and helped her pack for her trip to NY this weekend. That was mentally exhausting. She has dementia so I had to keep going over the list with her and keep her out of her closet bc she just kept coming up with new outfits to pack. Then we had to go through her vast array of jewlery to find the perfect pieces to go with her outfit for Mass on Sunday. Yikes. Then her makeup was missing and of course she blames it on the "thief" who mysteriously enters her apartment when shes asleep. I found the make up. And her underpants. Poor guy whoever he is gets the blame for taking those too. Found them in the dryer. Sure would like someone to mysteriously come into my house and do my laundry. Iron her khaki pants and pack the rest of her stuff. I am not going to be happy if Mr Mysterious unpacks her suitcase tonight. Then I just have to pack it in the morning. If that happens I'm hiding it and I'll call her son and tell him where it is. So, where was I- Oh yes- complete exhaustion. So I say to her, I think we need a snack- I am exhausted. She agrees that shes exhausted too. I eat pretzels, 4 girl scout cookies, and an ice cream sandwich. Yikes. At least I drank water. I come home and crash into bed, the babies crawling all over me. My 11 month old son is so sweet- hugging me every 2 minutes or so. He would crawl off and then come back for a hug =) That made my day. I ate cuz I was hungry. I think a sandwich and some mnms and some chocolate chips. Slept for an hour and a half and then fixed dinner- hot dogs and french fries and sweet tea. No veggies. I'm mad at myself- I was supposed to stay in my limits today! Ugh! I was supposed to pack today. I did nothing. My husband did nothing (that has got to change) today. I will not be embarrassed by a mess when we move! SO I'm frustrated, exhausted, freakin mad at myself, and sore. I don't think I am going to work out tomorrow. I work 10 hours split up into 3 different shifts and hopefully I can get some stuff cleaned up. Sorry for the lengthy blog. Wish me luck!