JOURNEY1986's SparkPeople Blog JOURNEY1986's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Days 16 and 17 of Focus T25! Hi Everyone!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a long, late, rough day at work. I didn't end up getting home from work until after 10pm. I deliberated for a minute, and then said, "I'm not working out." I made the right decision. I ate a quick snack, showered, and went straight to bed partially because I was so exhausted and partially because I needed to be up at 6am for work. <BR> <BR> Today was incredibly busy at work as well. I stopped on my way in and picked up breakfast, a fresh and fluffy eve... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 21:00:40 EST Day 15 of Focus T25 Today is Day 15 of Focus T25, and I did my workout - Total Body Circuit!! This is a big deal for me because bouncing back from "rest" days is really hard for me. When I'm on a workout plan I'm able to stay on track but add in a "rest day" and I get lazy and have a hard time snapping back into it. Does anyone else have that problem? I try to label it in my head that I'm not on a "rest" day and instead it's just another day on the program, one where I am recovering and I try to get some light e... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:50:43 EST Focus T25 Day 12 - Alpha Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Today was Focus T25 Day 12, I did Lower Focus! Man, my legs were BURNING! It's basically a ton of lunges and squats with a couple minor things mixed in... for a straight 25 minutes. I had to stop halfway through to do a couple of minutes of stretching my legs so that they weren't so tight, but then I was able to finish up strong after that. The only thing I don't like about this workout is that it got a bit boring since it was a lot of the same moves, unlike the othe... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 15:36:15 EST Focus T25 Day 11 - Alpha Hi all you lovely Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Today was T25 Day 11 - Cardio! I felt better than ever! I know my modifications well and can go right into them without missing a beat, am able to push myself and focus on keeping my core tight and doing the movements, all in all it was a great workout! After I did the Cardio workout I also did some free weight arm training to get a burn in my arms going, and some lovely stretching so that my legs will be nice and loose for Lower Focus tomorrow morning (... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 21:37:56 EST Focus T25 Days Nine and Ten - Alpha Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just realized as I was drafting the title of my blog that it's been a whole 10 days following T25! Feels a bit like it's just flown by! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did Total Body Focus, and man was is a good workout. I did better than I did last week and felt like I got a great workout in. Actually, I felt great that I got the workout in - period. I forgot until I was at work that I had signed up to take an on-site seminar after work, which meant I wasn't home until 9:15p... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:08:41 EST Focus T25 Days Five, Six, Seven, and Eight - Alpha Hi all! <BR> <BR> It's been awhile since I blogged - I got sick again. Ugh. Luckily it worked out really well in my workout schedule, so I didn't really fall off a wagon. My brother's kids brought something home from school and it made its way through their household, and I went to visit them at the tail end of last week, not knowing people were sick (not that it would have stopped me, lol). <BR> <BR> But Saturday I woke up and tried to do Lower Focus. I only made it through 15 of the 25 m... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:06:43 EST Focus T25 Day Three and Four - Alpha Hi all you beautiful Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was T25 Day 3: Total Body and today was T25 day 4: Ab Intervals. Just like I thought – Total Body workout was no joke! But it did feel good! And I finally felt like I was getting a great arm workout, so I was happy about that! I realized as I was going up the stairs to my room last night to do Total Body that I didn’t want to workout, but it wasn’t because I didn’t want to move or because I wasn’t looking forward to the workout, it was becau... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:59:42 EST Focus T25 Day Two - Alpha Hi Beautiful Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Today was Focus T25 Day Two - Alpha! The workout was Speed 1.0 and I absolutely loved it! The modifications were great, I was drenched in sweat, and there were stretches speckled throughout the workout so my legs were getting deliciously stretched without me needing to pause the workout to stretch out a tight spot before continuing. I felt great while doing the workout, and I can't wait to do it again! Tomorrow is the Total Body workout, and that one looks in... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 20:38:05 EST Focus T25 Day One - Alpha Hi all you wonderful Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> Tonight was Focus T25 Day One! The workout was Cardio - it felt pretty great! I modified most everything so it would be low impact and I was sweating like a beast by the end! Now my legs have that sore "worked out" feeling, which always makes me feel good. The only problem is that the Alpha workouts don't really do much with arms, and having toned arms is a big goal of mine, especially for the wedding but also just in general. So I'm going to have to... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 19:57:30 EST A Kick in the Butt, Just When I Needed It! I haven't been doing as well as I should have been. I have been going out to eat less than usual (which I'm pretty proud of) but I still haven't gotten onto a good workout schedule yet. I was toying with the idea of doing T25, but had been leaning towards not doing it because of my other fitness goals and enjoying other workouts like Cize and PiYo. <BR> <BR> Well - all that is wiped out. Today my friend asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding, and she just booked a place for August 27th!... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 11:32:32 EST Today at the Gym Hello Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> Today was a good day - my first day back at the gym! I looked forward to going all day, even when that 2:30 nap time feeling came and stayed with me until the end of work (didn't used to happen before the shingles... can't wait for it to go away!) I kept telling myself, "you're just going for a nice walk at the gym, nothing intense, nothing crazy, just a nice paced walk to get some movement in" and I looked forward to going much more than when I was forcing myself... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:01:25 EST Sunday Funday! Today has been a good day, and what's great is it's not even noon yet, I still have the rest of the day to get more stuff done! <BR> <BR> This morning I went for a walk with my Aunt, it's my first time really getting back into workouts. I did get some movement in Friday and Saturday, but since they were my first workouts back from being sick I took it a bit easy. This morning was a 1.5 mile walk and I did some arm exercises. I'm tired from it, but I feel really great. For breakfast I had som... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 12:04:16 EST Road to Recovery - Getting Better Every Day Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I want to start with the theme of my blog: "and I said to my body, softly, 'I want to be your friend.' It took a long breath and replied, 'I have been waiting a long time for this." - Nayyirah Waheed <BR> <BR> I mentioned in my last blog that I had the shingles. Well, I was very, very lucky and had a very mild case of the shingles. I knew it was mild, but turns out it was super mild. I'm so grateful. Most people require prescription pain meds and can't get out of bed ... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 13:37:09 EST Guess Who Has Shingles... *sigh Good morning beautiful Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Yup, I have Shingles. It took 3 people to provide input at the hospital to decide that it was Shingles. They kept saying, "she's too young for shingles... maybe it's something else." Nope, a 29 year old with shingles. Funny thing is, it almost wasn't caught. I had been feeling the symptoms, but the symptoms for me were muscle soreness and pain and a sunburn sensation - I chalked it up to my period. I actually went to the hospital for chest pains be... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:30:32 EST Chapter 3 - Good First Workout Back :-) Today was a fun day, but a really bad day for eating. I'm pretty ok with that though, I got my workout in and feeling good. <BR> <BR> This morning I called my parents and asked if they wanted me to pick up breakfast on my way over, and they said yes. So while I was grabbing munchkins and coffee for their household, I also grabbed myself an everything bagel and an iced tea. Bagels = my weakness! I love them! It's too bad they don't make whole grain everything bagels! I'm going to have to lea... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:01:02 EST I'm BaaaaAAAAAaaack - with some big goals for 2016 It's been so long since I've sparked that I almost made a new log-in to get a fresh, clean start - but then I decided I don't want a fresh, clean start. I need to own up to everything that happened. <BR> <BR> I fell off the bandwagon completely. I am now a morbidly obese 4'11" and 225 pound woman at 29 years old. I am no longer physically capable of the goals I was hitting in my last few blogs from 2014. <BR> <BR> But I'm back in it to win it. And I've grown up a lot and made some changes ... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:33:02 EST Lets Put It Together Now... Hi All!!! <BR> <BR> It's been forever and a half since the last time I blogged and I've been doing really, really well!!! Well, in terms of exercise... my eating habits are still crap. I have little willpower. I really need to wake up and do this. But first things first: <BR> <BR> Exercise: I'm doing awesome and am very proud of myself! I have a gym buddy from work, someone I had always wanted to get to know better and I am becoming friends with. We keep each other accountable and motivate... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:01:34 EST Pretty proud right now I've had a great week, I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. <BR> <BR> In the past week (Mon-Sun, today) I went to the gym 3 times, I did 2 Fire30 classes at home, and I did an Insanity Recovery workout at home. In total, 6 different workouts in. At the gym two of the days I did my jogging routine, two of the days I did arms (one day I did just arms and one day I did just jogging), and at home I did well with my Fire 30 classes and I had to tough my way through the Insanity Recovery today (ma... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:27:31 EST Feeling Great! <BR> I’m feeling great today! My muscles are sore, I had a fantastic workout last night followed by a fantastic workout this morning – I’m eating pretty clean and healthy – loving things right now! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a great day – I was super tired and was concerned I would wimp out of my workout after work, and I did procrastinate a bit I but got it in. I was planning on doing a Zumba workout but decided out of laziness that I wanted to do a shorter workout. So I popped in a Turbo Fir... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:45:43 EST 12 Weeks to go 12 more weeks until the Warrior Dash - what a week it's been! <BR> <BR> I started strong but didn't end so well, but I had good eating during the week and no binging! <BR> <BR> ~ My bridesmaid dress came in! I hung it up on the wall and it's been a great motivator for no nighttime snacking. I have about 5 weeks until my fitting. My dress fits great and given my size I don't think I'll need any changes to it - I won't have enough time to lose enough to make a difference. But the dress is so... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:05:51 EST Weekend Wrap Up I got in my workouts this weekend - not the ones I thought I was going to do or had planned on doing, but at least I stayed active. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had planned on getting up and doing an Insanity workout... but I really didn't want to. I was completely unmotivated to do a cardio workout. I was still half asleep, low energy, and feeling kinda blah. So I decided to do a Chalean workout instead. I didn't make it more than a few exercises in before I was super bored with the Chalean worko... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 23:10:32 EST Ughhhhhh and Blah I haven't been on Spark in forever. Ok, a month, but it's felt like forever. I had to try my password a couple of times to get in. Ugh. <BR> <BR> The past month is one big blur. One big binge eating, no working out, crazy hours working, weight gaining blur. I don't know what I weigh right now, but none of my clothes are happy with me. But I'm refusing to purcahse new clothes darnit! <BR> <BR> I had a wake up call today. I'm signed up for a 5K obstacle course that was scheduled for the last... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:01:28 EST Coming Along Hello Sparkers!!! <BR> <BR> Training is coming along well! I've been getting in all 3 jogging workouts every week, although I've found that I don't like doing my Friday workout on Friday, so I end up doing it over the weekend. I stepped on the scale yesterday to take a peek at what it would say and I lost 2LBS! Woo hoo! I was really not expecting a loss at all because some of my food choices weren't so good, but I did get my workouts in and my portions were in check, so I guess it made sense... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:02:17 EST A New Resolve Hi Sparkers! I meant to blog last night but man, I was exhausted! <BR> <BR> Things are going well – I got in all 3 jogging workouts last week, the last one being on Sunday. Today I did my first workout of this week, which means it was my first workout at new numbers: 3 minutes walking and 2 minutes jogging 5 times for a total of 25 minutes. It wasn’t easy and oddly enough the first couple of reps were harder than the last couple of reps (in some ways). It’s kind of like once the wheels are g... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:06:51 EST Still fighting this cold I'm still fighting this cold/sinus thing, but so far, I'm winning! Typically I hate taking medication or medicine, other than cough drops, but my friend offered me a cold and sinus tablet and with the pressure in my sinus's building I thought, "what the heck" and went for it. It really did help, so I bought some to help to try fend this off. No straying from my healthy eating and I am all packed and ready to head to the gym tomorrow. I can't wait to get there and take another step in progress... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:47:39 EST Food tastes so good Last night/this morning was rough. I had a really hard time falling asleep last night. I just laid there for hours and finally fell asleep some time after 2am. My alarm was set for 5:45am for the gym. I woke up twice between the time I fell asleep and the alarm went off. I am exhausted… yet alert at the same time. When my alarm went off I was still semi awake from having never really fallen into a deep sleep, so I stood there holding my cell phone (alarm) in my hand, and thought to myself, “i... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:22:16 EST Can't wait to start the week! I've had a great weekend - yesterday was super de duper de busy, but a really great day. <BR> <BR> I woke up later than I wanted to, but I did make it to the gym in the morning. Unfortunately it was really crowded but most were in classes, the gym part was pretty calm and I had no problems jumping on a treadmill. I did my workout: 3 minutes walking and 1 minute jogging alternating for 24 minutes... then I decided to do 2 minutes of jogging, just to see if I could. And I could! I made sure t... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:12:29 EST What a good weekend this will be! Tonight I went out... kinda... for the first time in a long time. I didn't go out partying, I just went to the local watering hole after work. A mixture of the normal group was there and I stayed for a few hours. And you know what? I liked myself. I was ok. I only had 2 beers, I wasn't caught up in anything going on any drama or stupidity. I laughed a lot, I had fun. It wasn't the right combo of people, and there were times where I was treated as an outsider (there are still some bad feeling... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 23:01:04 EST Chapter 2014: Page 1 out of 365! I saw my blog entry title as a caption on a picture on facebook and thought it was a really neat way of looking at things. <BR> <BR> I semi finished that board yesterday that I mentioned in my last blog. It's still a work in progress though - I hate all the white spaces, but any time I laid out more decorations to see how it would look I didn't like the way it looked. I should have put a background on it first, but I also didn't want it to look too busy. <BR> <BR> But once I started think... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 12:51:32 EST Day 1 out of 178 <BR> Well, I did it! I went to the gym this morning! <BR> <BR> I did have difficulty getting up, as always. My alarm went off and I hit snooze, as per usual (I know, hitting snooze is bad, but it works for me) and I laid there in bed thinking. Going over my day in my head, any reminders like grabbing my lunch from the fridge, anything I need to get done today like mail my thank you letters from the holidays, etc. And then it came time to think about the workout. And as always, I didn’t want... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:10:55 EST January Goals... Baby Steps I have 180 days until the Warrior Dash. That's a lot of time. I have 165 days until the wedding that I am a bridesmaid in. So I decided to take baby steps, thanks to some wise advice from some very smart people. <BR> <BR> So my January Goals are to do cardio/jog 3X a week, and do toning 2X a week. In short, as long as I get in those exercises, whether I double up on cardio and toning in the same day or not, I'm going to get these in. I figure this is a good foundation to start out with this... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:49:51 EST Who I Am vs Who I Think I am vs Who I Want To Be <BR> I’ve been thinking a lot lately about who I am because I’ve changed so much in the past year. Who I was, who I am, and who I am becoming, and if it’s on target with who I want to be. <BR> <BR> Let’s start with the easiest: Who I THINK I am… I live my life pretending/thinking that I am hot stuff. I’m more than confident - I’m conceited. Five years of being told how great I am at my job, what a rockstar I am, how far I’m going to go, etc, etc – it has made me conceited! I found a random... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:40:37 EST Focus T25 Day 9! Today was Focus T25 Day 9: Total Body Circuit, and once again: MAN! What a difference 1 week makes! I was defintely better prepared this week - not only am I stronger and can reset my positions more quickly, but since I did the video once already last week I remember most of my modifications without needing to wait for them to show Tonya. I felt it in my abs more during my planks, I was doing pushups on my knees and going all the way down and my arms were shaking, and I had sweat dripping off... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:03:05 EST Focus T25 Day 8!! Todays workout was Cardio, and I KILLED IT!!! By the end of the workout I felt like a machine! I was so proud of myself! I was sweating bullets, exhausted, and sore - but I was in the zone! It was such a great workout! One week really, really makes a difference. This was the first workout in the program and I did it exactly 1 week ago today, and I can very, very much feel the difference already. <BR> <BR> I had the ambition of getting up and doing the workout this morning, but Monday's are ... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 21:09:09 EST Day 7 of Focus T25! Hello Beautiful Sparkers! Hope you're all having a great weekend! <BR> <BR> The past few days have been kind of rough - my grandfather's health quickly declined and is now in hospice. He was given 2-3 days and today is day 5, so at this point we're playing the waiting game. Every text or phone call I get my first thought is, "Is that Mom calling to tell me Grandpa is dead?" I wasn't handling it very well. I have no experience with someone dying and me being affected by it, as horrible as th... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 13:43:50 EST Day 4 of Focus T25! <BR> Today is Day 4 of Focus T25 – Total Body Circuit! I switched the Saturday rest day to Wednesday’s so my schedule doesn’t match their schedule anymore. Yesterday was a rest day, and it was nice. I was sore in interesting places, like my oblique abs and my thighs, which was pretty exciting! And I was able to sleep in that extra 45 minutes, which was super nice. <BR> <BR> Today’s workout, total body circuit, was interesting. I can’t quite say it was enjoyable like the other two have been... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 12:33:53 EST Focus T25 Day 2! Today was Speed 1.0 and I loved it! It was hard, but had several stretching breaks worked into it which felt absolutely wonderful! I love stretching, it feels so good. Because of all of the stretching I had to take less breaks than I did yesterday when I did the Cardio workout, which was nice. I still had to take a few water breaks, but yesterday I was stopping to catch my breath so that I could keep going, but today I was stopping for only a few seconds to grab some water, take a deep breath... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 10:25:32 EST Focus T25 Day 1! Today was Focus T25 Day 1, and man did it kick my butt!!! <BR> <BR> 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! <BR> <BR> 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! <BR> <BR> 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... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 20:37:53 EST Focus T25 Day 0 - Journey 1 for the best year of my life Since I was a teenager I always thought to myself that 27 years old would be the year that I would have the best year of my life. I have no idea why, but I was always fixated on it. I wanted to be healthy by 27, living in my own place by 27, be doing really well at work by 27 - I wanted to be the best me possible by the time I was 27 so that I could have the best year of my life (to date). Well, I've been 27 for almost a month now and don't really feel any different. I want to make 27 the ste... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 21:26:02 EST Checking in! <BR> Hi All! <BR> <BR> Just checking in! I am officially NOT on the T25 program right now. I only got in a couple of workouts last week before I went away for my work conference. I’m going away again for 3 days this week for my birthday so rather than do another false start I’m just going to get some workouts in and then “officially” restart the calendar when I return. <BR> <BR> I’ve been conscious of my actions lately though, and this morning I stepped on the scale to see where I was and... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:59:52 EST Focus T25 Day 2 and 3 <BR> Quick Blog – yesterday was day 2: Speed 1.0. I really liked it. When I woke up in the morning yesterday my abs were sore! I loved that! T25 has simple moves that allows me to focus on things like lifting with my abs and keeping my core tight, etc. So even just doing a cardio workout the day before left my abs sore the next day. I felt them a lot last night when I did Speed 1.0 – and again I was able to focus on keeping my core tight. <BR> <BR> I’ve had no knee pain and I feel like I’m... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:50:14 EST Focus T25 Day 1! <BR> Today was Day 1 of Focus T25! Too early to really get a good opinion on the program, but all in all, it was an ok workout. Nothing complicated or exciting, but I was breathing hard and sweating. The moves were all easy to do so that helped me focus on things like lifting with my abs and not twisting my body, as opposed to Insanity where I was so busy trying to remember good form so I don’t get injured and just trying to make it through the workout that I mostly wasn’t keeping my abs tig... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:02:28 EST Insanity Wrap Up and Focus T25 Day 0 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I'm sorry I haven't been on in a while. I felt a bit ashamed and didn't want to face my blog - I didn't finish Insanity. After I got sick I tried to do a workout a few times but I was like a zombie all day at work - couldn't concentrate, kept getting congested again, fighting not to fall asleep during the day, and sleeping 8-10 hours and still being a zombie. By the time I felt better (about midweek a few days ago) I just wasn't feeling Insanity anymore. I didn't w... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:00:16 EST Insanity Day 58 *sniff *sniff… hear that? That’s the sound my nose is making! I’m all stuffed up and coughing today. <BR> <BR> I got up this morning ready to workout Max Cardio Conditioning style – well, not quite ready, but I was able to pull myself out of bed because I WANTED to workout. That was nice. I got ready, started my workout, and halfway through the warm up I was fighting trying not to be sick. I got to my stretches and drank some water and the feeling went away during the stretching, but came b... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:39:28 EST Day 57 Part 2 - my "check in" Good evening Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I came home and got my Spark on! Today was Plyo Day, which is a workout I typically really like doing because I really get a good arm workout with all those pushups and floor moves. But today... ugh. Today was unreal. <BR> <BR> I mentioned in my earlier blog that I am moody and emotional when I'm PMSING- I'm totally blitzing out on PMS right now, and it really affected me during and after my workout. I'm not ever usually this bad, but this month, holy gosh!... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:09:43 EST Insanity Day 57 <BR> The good thing about failing is that you can always bounce back. <BR> <BR> I “failed” this morning. My alarm went off, and I was too lazy to get up. I wasn’t too tired, I wasn’t too sore, I didn’t need a rest day – I fell back into an old pattern and was too lazy to get myself out of bed to workout. I was so annoyed with myself I couldn’t even fall back asleep. I laid there, past the time of being able to fit my workout in before work, and then got up and showered and got ready for wo... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:19:18 EST Day 55 Part 2! I got my workout in as I hoped! Not only that, but I conquered the dreaded last part of the workout that is all shoulder burning arm rotations for 3 minutes. I made it through the entire time without having to lower my arms!!! I was so happy! <BR> <BR> I felt pretty good while I was working out and had pretty good energy. I swapped out my usual water for some low cal gatorade and did some extra stretching. My body is tired now and I'm ready for bed (and have been since 8!) but I feel a lot b... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:52:15 EST Day 55 of Insanity! <BR> I’m sick and rundown. Not a good combination, ugh. Yesterday morning I had a sore throat and congestion and all day long I was head fuzzy and spacey and my body was lead. I crawled into bed around 8 last night to read, and then lights were out by 9:30 or 10 oclock. I woke up still exhausted and didn’t do my workout. I slept in. My throat is still sore, but I’m not as tired today. My body still feels rundown, but better than yesterday. I’m hoping that I’ll have more energy later today so... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:30:44 EST Day 54 of Insanity Today is Day 54 of Insanity and I cannot wait until rest day! My body is really sore and tired. It was Max Interval Circuit, which is the 60 minute long one that I really like, but man it kills me. Tomorrow is Core Cardio and Balance, which is a workout I really like, and then a rest day! My last rest day in the program! Crazy! Yesterday was my last time doing Recovery for this round, I am definitely going to try to incorporate it into my next program, I just love the workout. It really fati... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:41:37 EST Day 51 of Insanity! 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 hav... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:02:30 EST