Monday, July 08, 2013
I have been in a fitness rut lately. I haven't been able to do run outside because of the heat, and so I have been doing Zumba everyday. Add in some occasional strength training, and I have been BORED with working out.
Of course, my period yet derailed me again this time around. I usually don't get bad period cramps, but this is the second month in a row that I have been laid out in bed for 3 days straight with pains in my lower stomach and lower back (and upper back for some odd reason...). So Thursday, Friday, and Saturday was a little bit of no fun. I did get through a ton of my DVR'ed stuff. Yay for Doctor Who!!!
I slept in yet again this morning. I guess I am just going to give up on running outside for a few weeks, or at least until I can get my sleep under control, thus allowing me to wake up early. I kinda already knew I wouldn't be able to wake up early enough, so I had a plan. I decided that I would give Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 DVD another try.
I tried it a few months ago, and it was just too hard. I couldn't keep up or get all the moves. Today though, was a different story. I was able to do it, and do it well. Only a few times on the cardio rounds did I have to stop, but it was only for a few seconds. I really enjoyed it too! I looked it up on line, and it says that it can be done every day. So that's the plan for this week.
I also took the advice of another Spark member, Swantopia/Jennifer. She mentioned that she made her own Zumba workout with her favorite songs (for the Kinect if you are wondering how someone can make their own Zumba workout). So I did. It was good, though not quite long enough, so I did an extra "short" workout that ended up putting me at 85 minutes of Zumba dancing. So I did workout well.
I am also taking the advice of another Spark member, Aerobisaurus/Nikki who mentioned I should really really really do (and actually do) strength training. I think that Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 covers that. Maybe not as much as I would like, but it does. Sure I feel my arms burn, my legs quake, and my abs work with it, but I don't know if it's enough. But it's a start.
I didn't make my Fourth of July goal. And I am not going to make my July 21st (aka water park, aka besties b-day, aka seeing old friends who only knew me at my heaviest) goal. My goal was to be under 140, and I don't see myself losing 6 pounds in 2 weeks/12 days. I might be able to get to 141, but I don't know. I was planning on getting a new bathing suit for the occasion, but I think I am going to cop out of that one. I still have a fairly new tankini that works for me, as well as regular two piece and rash guard shirt I can wear. Plus, I'll save some money (or my mom's money...which is really really really important right now).
I am trying to make working out with limited equipment work for me, but it's hard. Plus I am starting to get greedy again. I go through greedy phases ever so very rarely, but I still go through them. So I really do need a job. Plus it will pacific the parents. I kinda let my mom know that don't expect me to work there long, but whatever. I'll start seriously looking for anything and everything after the trip.
On a side note, my best friend ever is having a really hard time. His mom is in the hospital and isn't doing to well. I know I rarely ask of this, and I know this seems pretty silly, but if you are religious, can you pray for my friend's mom. I would really appreciate it. Thanks for that.
Well that's pretty much it. I know that I want to talk about some more things, but I am keeping that on the down low, so I don't jinx the dang thing.
Have a good week guys!!!