Weight, HIIT info?, and craziness for next week

Friday, June 15, 2012

The scale was nice to me today. I tell myself that I'm not going get wrapped up in the numbers game but it's so nice to see it reward me now and then! Tuesday I weighed myself and I was 161 (down 3 pounds in a week and a couple days). I decided to wait until my official weigh day which is Friday and now I'm 160!! I could have even said 159 as the needle in my non digital scale was going back and forth. But I'll err on the side of caution and go with 160.

To put it out there, that's 8 pounds gone since 4/30/12 (7 weeks) and 4 pounds since 6/1/12 (2 weeks) when I really amped it up.

I'm more concerned with my measurements but I promised myself that I wouldn't do them again until 7/1/12. This is how I'll be able to tell how I'm doing on my body fat goal. Things are changing though! I can feel it already!

I was looking into HIIT training. I do everything but derby practice on my own (no gym or trainer) and I'm a bit confused about it all. Does any of my sparklers have experience with it? Is it just running? I think it would help with my endurance and my fast burst of speed in derby. Please let me know if you know stuff and I can pick it out of your brain. emoticon

Next week is very scary/exciting/fun/AHHHHHH! What's so crazy you ask?

1) I have an interview Monday for a promotion. Not that scared about this as I'm not sure I would take it even if it's offered. But the money would be nice. I need to get a feel for the office before I can even weigh it out honestly.

2) I signed up for a roller derby clinic with Bonnie D Stroir which starts MONDAY! This terrifies me in all the right ways! I'm excited to even meet her, let alone learn any of her tricks. I'm just not sure if I'm at that level though. I have all these doubts and fears about how she's going to kill me one drill at a time (or even worse that I will have to quit and feel like a failure!). AND the clinic is 6:30-9:30 Monday and Tuesday. That means it's 1 hour longer than my normal practice on Monday and let's just throw in 3 more hours the next day. Just thinking about this makes me ache all over! Not to mention a regular league practice on Thursday. I can't miss any of these practices which leads me to #3.

3) Next Sunday I play in my 3rd bout ever....in Tulsa. I have to do a road trip to Tulsa Sunday morning, play in the bout, and then come home right after b/c I don't have a Monday babysitter for LO. The bout would give me anxiety all by itself. Add in that we won't have another official team practice before then (plenty of skate time, just not my team only practice) and a road trip that I'm not caravaning with the whole group (thinking missed exits, traffic delays, and other unforeseen obstacles), I'm ready to jump out of my skin already!

Trying to breathe and enjoy the journey. One day I'll look back at this time of my life and be so happy I did all the things that terrify me at this very second.

I'm hoping to take Hubby & LO to some car races this weekend for Father's Day. And probably some swimming on Saturday with LO while Hubby is at work.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy weekend!!
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    That is a formidable week. Try not to worry and you will look back on this with a sense of pride when it's over.
    2076 days ago
  • LORI815
    Good luck! It sounds like you're doing so well both with your weightloss and your training. You Go Girlfriend! I love the attitude about how you'll look back at this in years to come. Just remember that most of the things that scare us aren't nearly as scarey once we actually do them. What will be neat is when you look back in after it's all done and think "why was I ever nervous?" LOL! Have fun, enjoy and good luck! You'll be great!
    2080 days ago
    HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training. It is 20 seconds all out as hard and fast as you can, then 10 seconds of active rest. Repeat 8 times for a 4 minute interval. You can do anything, squats, lunges, burpees, jump rope etc. You can also incorporate ST moves.


    It sounds like you're doing great - Keep on keeping on my friend.
    2081 days ago
    Good job with all of your success! Four pounds since 6/1 is awesome...definitely jealous of your seminar with Bonnie D.! How exciting!
    2081 days ago
  • BOB240
    HIIT training:


    2081 days ago
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