Saturday, October 12, 2013
Today is Day 51 - woo hoo! A week and a half left, wow! I did the Cardio workout today, and man! My legs felt like lead when I was done. I had to stop a couple of times in the workout to stretch my legs out - they kept getting this really tight feeling. Tomorrow's recovery day is going to be perfect! I also had a couple of time where my left knee had some pain. Not sure where that came from, but I'll need to be more mindful of my form. I think because I was pushing myself so hard I might have forgotten form a bit, but once I felt the pain I paid more attention to my form and less about keeping up with the video and things were ok. I did notice towards the end I was really burnt out and going through the motions because I pushed myself so hard in the middle. I felt pretty proud, but also wish I had held back a bit so that I could have finished strong.
Last night I took my niece to plaster painting place and she loved it! She painted a dragon and a unicorn magnet - I love how her tastes vary all over the place. A ferocious looking dragon and a cutesy little unicorn, lol. And she's so interesting to talk to now that she's 9. I forget how grown up that is because the number seems so small. Every now and then she comes out with the funniest things. I let her pick where we went for dinner and she decided she wanted something called mi kathung (flat noodles with veggies and meat) so I took her to a new place we hadn't tried before and I decided to go with a rice dish that had chicken, veggies, and egg in it. Not too bad for you, but I ate more than I should have.
This morning I overslept but luckily still had enough time to fit in my cardio workout before I needed to be at my parents house. Later on I took my nephew to the plaster place, then to the mall, and meet up with my Dad and little niece for dinner at the buffet place. I tried to find some veggies there, but they were all coated in sauces, even the dish of just green beans tasted strongly of butter. So I ate what I could, grabbed a bunch of fruit, and had some ice cream. My stomach hated me afterward, which I'm oddly happy about. I'm pretty proud of the fact that my body doesn't handle crappy foods like that anymore. To me it means that I'm treating my body pretty well eating good foods most of the time, where as before I could eat plate after plate at the buffet and not have a tummy ache or negative reaction.
I didn't fit the ab workout in this morning so I'll be doing it tomorrow with my recovery workout. I also have the goal of finally figuring out what I want my next move to be for a workout plan when I finish Insanity. I realized that the major reason I want to put off starting T25 is because of my two trips that I won't be able to do it, but I'm also nervous about not being on a plan at all because I need that structure right now while I"m still developing good habits.
I'm toying with the idea of started T25 right after Insanity (1 day rest day or something) and for my day out of town I can miss 1 workout, or even bring the DVD with me and do it in my hotel if I'm able to or use the gym if possible - I'll be able to get my workout in the morning I leave and the night I return so I would only be missing the 1 day. For my birthday trip with my Mom and the kids I can pause the program and push things out and just use the gym at the hotel (and the pool, since the kids love being in the pool) and pick up where I left off with things pushed out for the 2-3 days I would have missed when I get back. Then I can still start T25 right away and have my structure.
I hope you're all having a Sparktastic weekend!!