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Focus T25 Day 1!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Today was Focus T25 Day 1, and man did it kick my butt!!!

I was all mentally prepped for today, I set my alarm, my DVD player was loaded, I was ready for that alarm to go off!

And then it turns out that instead of hitting "save" on my alarm I hit "close" - so my alarm did not go off until 6:45 instead of 6. REALLY!?!? Come on now!

BUT - it actually wasn't a bad thing! My sleep pattern was all messed up from getting home so late on Saturday from babysitting, so I wasn't able to fall asleep until after midnight last night. Had my alarm gone off at 6am I would have had a really difficult time waking up and getting my head in the game.

So instead I did my workout when I got home from work. I had planned on going grocery shopping, but instead I did that during lunch and it's so cold out now that the refridgerated foods I bought stayed cold with no problems during the afternoon. So I came home after work, did my workout - and MAN OH MAN! It was rough!

The first 10 minutes I was all cocky thinking about how I'm going to be able to check off that "nailed it" box. But by 15 minutes into it - not so much. I had to take at least 5 quick stops to breath, take some sips of water, or shake out/stretch my legs. It was rough, but felt really good at the same time! I hate the though of needing to check off the "barely made it" box - i wish they had an in between box for something like, "tried really hard, did my best, but there's room for improvement" lol. It's kind of a long title, but it's very fitting, lol.

I made my photocopies of my worksheets today, fixed my T25 journal thing, and tracked my food on print outs of "michi's ladder." Rather than writing down everything and counting everything, I made photocopies of michi's ladder and am highling and marking the foods I eat with a "B" "L" "D" or "S" for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack. This way I can keep track of which tiers I'm eating from, how much I"m eating, etc. I'll be putting it all into a binder to look back on.

I also signed up for another obstacle race today! It was all very sudden! I had just been thinking yesterday how much I like not being signed up for something because it takes the pressure off of things. But then today I got an e-mail from a coworker who only sent the invite to 3 of us, which was nice to be included, especially since I haven't been working out with them or really hanging out them. For today only the registration fee was down from $55 to $35, and best of all, the race isn't until the very end of June, about 2 weeks after the wedding that I'll be in, so I have plenty of time to relax, do T25, and then get more serious about jogging training. I would even have time to do T25 and then a round of P90X3 before the wedding and race! So no pressure right now, and I'm planning that by the time I would start to feel pressure, I won't need to because I'll have been on this plan or have finished it and moved on to another one.

I also think that rather than following this program schedule to the T, I'm planning on moving one of my rest days. I tend to have a hard time with rest days because it's hard to go even 1 day without working out when you have trouble staying motivated. Even though it's to rest and recover, even if I did a stretch workout, I have a difficult time getting through rest days and an even more difficult time getting back into workouts the next day. So the though of having 2 rest days on this program is intimidating. So I plan on doing workouts Mon and Tues, taking a rest day on Wed, doing workouts on Thur, Fri, and Sat (Sat would be the double day, which works out great because I have more time on Saturdays since I work M-W), and then rest day on Sunday to log, relfect, do worksheets, grocery shop, etc. This should work out well for me - I'll still be taking all the classes scheduled for the week!

Sorry, long blog! Hope you all had a Sparktastic Day!!
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    emoticon you're officially back on track. emoticon YAAAAAYYY for completing the video because that cardio video is no small task. You'll TOTALLY nail it soon and I'll be here to cheer & say I told you so. You'll do great with the race in June too. emoticon emoticon
    1510 days ago
    Great job hitting play! Don't worry they get easier :) and I feel the same way about rest days I usually do a yoga dvd on my rest days just so my brain doesn't think we're slacking and decide to unmotivated me lol
    1511 days ago
    emoticon great start!
    1511 days ago
    Congrats on starting T25 ! I'm looking forward to hearing your progress !
    1512 days ago
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