Tuesday, February 05, 2013
After much advice from all of you and rethinking the way I'm approaching things, I've decided to try and do things a little differently and it's made all the difference in the world. I've taken my cardio down to four days a week. The fifth day will be optional and something easy like a short walk just to be moving.
I tried this out last week and amazingly burned more calories and had more exercise minutes. I was less tired and more motivated to do my strength training. The most important aspect of this is that I rocked it at bootcamp! Yes, the same bootcamp I was evicted from a week earlier. Even the trainer noticed. It was to date the best I've done. I completed almost everything he asked us to do. And I seriously silenced that Negative Nancy b*tch before I went up there. It was amazing how much more calm I felt. I even noticed that I'm better at some things than a lot of people and that I'm stronger.
I think I've always been naturally athletic and never realized it. Haha. What a revelation. Things like form are intuitive for me. I'm really strong through my core and in my legs. I can only imagine where I will be after doing this for a year. Unfortunately I could not go today. My back and knees were hurting and I didn't sleep well last night. Part of my new approach is also listening to my body and not feeling lazy or guilty for sitting things out.
OK some of you may remember the villain of my "not sexy anymore" blog, Thing 1. Well, I got a call from him last Tuesday for something unrelated to that conversation. Then, much to my surprise, he says "Hey, Thing 2 told me I was really rude last time we hung out. He said I said some really rude things to you. I'm really sorry about that. I don't know what was wrong with me."
I was so surprised he apologized and even more surprised that Thing 2 stuck up for me. He's stealth like that. I love him.
And finally, I've reached one of my goals. I said before winter that I wanted to fit into my pink coat. I DID IT!!!!!!!!!! It's still a bit snug around the middle but I can put it on and button it. I'm so happy. Count this as a non-scale victory for me. Here it is.
My next goal is to track my food more. I'm terrible about this. I'm not going to stress too much though because I don't want to give up. One thing at a time. One day at a time.