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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I am writing this to get it straight in my own mind. I have been struggling to fit in work outs lately. FRUSTRATING! Especially since sweating it out is my stress blocker. As a result I feel like a slacker. Perhaps I have been a bit unreasonable with myself. In actuality I have been consistent, and it is the small changes that add up. I may not have time to track every day, but know the rough tally in my head. I may not get to the gym every night, but I try to add in activity anywhere I can. I am refocusing. I have been getting up at 5am to get in strength training. Not every morning, but most.

This is my busy time of year. Busy might be an understatement. This is my work 10 + hours a day, shuttle my child around to various sports, make sure homework is done, events (work stuff, weddings, baby showers), and try not to lose my mind time of year. However, when this month is over consider it GAME ON! One positive I have been focusing on is that regardless of how many times I make it or don't make it to the gym in a week I do get in a work out during Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2X a week. I am not 100% sure on the calories it burns (the tracker tells me it is over 1,200), and activity level varies slightly from class to class....but a typical evening involves....

Karate
50 - 100 jumping jacks
30 - 50 sit ups or lay downs
30 push ups
3 min superman
5 min of one of the following - crab walk / bear crawls / super jump / mountain climbers
30 - 50 squats
15 min of punch/kick combos or bag drills
10 min on self defense
10 min on forms
15 min on swords (yep. I said it...swords)

BJJ
50 - 100 jumping jacks
50 squats or super squats (drop it to the floor...ugh)
50 push ups (Sill about 1/2 and 1/2. Guys throw down. I have to do 1/2 regular and 1/2 girly style to keep up)
---------OHHHH New goal # 1 - 50 regular push ups!!!!!
50 sprawls or jump sprawls (The MOST difficult for me, 25 and I am dying)
---------New Goal #2 - 50 sprawls no stopping!!!!
50 kips or sit ups
2 min of hip escape drills
2 min of triangle drills
2 min of take down drills
20 min of reps/training
10 minutes of rolling (This is the toughest work out EVER! Some classes we roll for 30min...)

Last night after class I went for a run (1.5 mi or so) to cool down...it was short, but better than nothing. Didn't get to bed until 12pm (boo) but slept like a baby ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.....and woke up in a much better mood. Small steps in the right direction add up.
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  • JENN26POINT2
    Yeah, I would not call you a slacker at all... 1200 calorie workout is far from slacking... if it is, then I'm not moving b/c I only burned 456 on my 3 mile run today...
    3347 days ago
  • 2BEFITNFAB
    Wow-if you're a 'slacker' I'm a downright 'SLUG'!!! Keep up what you can-watch your food intake & go with the flow...you're juggling a hectic schedule & need time for your family as well...keep up the good attitude!
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    3347 days ago
  • BROOKDOESLIFE
    Way to go for sticking with it. I don't see a slacker at all. I see you putting forth the effort to fit it all in. Keep up the positive attitude and keep working at it!!!
    3347 days ago
  • JULESCP
    You've got a great attitude, even though you might be having a hard time fitting in your exercise. Way to go for sticking through this!
    3347 days ago
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