Monday Check In

Just a quick check in because I want to keep up with my set weigh ins.

Today’s Weight: 187.4 lbs
Change: gained 1 lbs

I expected worse so I’m ok with the one pound gain. Just reaffirms that I need to track my food (I sucked at this over the last week). I’m skipping measurements today but will do them in three weeks. I think once a month is sufficient?

love this quote

In other news…

*I completed day one of week 5 C25k this morning. It wasn’t easy but I managed to complete all of the running intervals it asked me to. Every time I wanted to give up I just told myself to try a little longer. It worked!! I tried running without my running app so my outcomes are estimates. I went a little farther this time. Yay!


*I also took the plunge and ordered a Garmin Forerunner 10 yesterday. I was at work, which is boring as hell, and found myself online shopping. Any who, I “ran” across the Garmin and was back and forth. I did a bunch of comparisons (DC Rainmaker is awesome for running stuff), video watching and consulting with my BFF (who didn’t talk me out of it like I asked her to) and an hour later I had pressed the “process order” button. I’m excited to get it and try it out!

i got the pink one ūüôā

*My BFF and I started a 30 Day Arm Challenge. It’s time to get those arms ready for tanks and swim suit season. I just finished day five and it’s harder than it looks!


*Other random things:
-I got my first online job!!! It’s a little extra income for now but could grow into something bigger.
-Getting this online gig makes me want to start my own business. I’m thinking running related gear. There’s such a huge market for it.
-My day job still sucks. I’m at the end of my rope with that and I’m about to lose it. Ugh.
-My back and hip issues are minuscule at this point. I get a little sore but nothing like before. I’m a fan of the chiropractor!!!
-I’m still struggling with staying positive. So many things thrown at us and it’s hard to keep up. Plus I’ve had a tooth ache for several days and all I see is $$$ signs when I think about going to the dentist to have it checked out. Ugh!

Just keep chugging away!!


My Body Strength Experience

I’m about 1 hour and 54 minutes AD (after death of Sylvia) at this point.

I had Body Strength on the schedule for today.  Body Strength is also better known as Les Mills Body Pump.

Body Strength (Pump) is basically torture, in a nut shell, and I LOVE it!¬† The instructor at my gym is intense.¬† I took Piloxing with her a while ago and I was pretty sure that I was going to die or that I would need to be removed from the workout room via stretcher.¬† I don’t know what possessed me to take the Body Strength class with her?¬† I chalk it up to the fact that Piloxing was a while ago and it’s kinda like childbirth.¬† You remember the pain but decide to do it again because you can’t quiet remember HOW bad it really was.¬† Out of body experience?

Body Strength is basically tons of repetitions of the same move, over and over and over, until your arms/legs/pick a body part, feel like they are going to fall off.¬† You perform the moves at regular reps, then you usually pulse them, and then you hold.¬† In short, you do squats (for example)¬†at different speeds over and over and you’re holding a weight bar on your neck while you do it.¬† For the most part the moves are timed to music.¬† One song covers one area of your body…arms, shoulders, butt and thighs, etc.¬† My gym doesn’t follow the Body Pump structure exactly.¬† Maybe they don’t have the “rights” to do so?¬† I’m not sure, but the class is still pretty crazy.¬† I took Body Pump at 24 Hour Fitness before¬†and the two classes are very similar, indeed.¬† Whatever!

My second workout was supposed to be C25k today but as you can imagine I had trouble walking to my car immediately following Body Strength so I chose to skip the run.¬† I’ll be heading to the dreadmill tomorrow to complete this weeks C25k…I’m ready to move on even if I didn’t complete all of the workouts this week.¬† I feel good!

I’m still debating about Friday’s workout.¬† I have an interview at 9am that day and Body Strength is at the same time.¬† I seriously considered going on Friday so I could continue to torture myself with that workout but the time slot¬†is not working out for me.¬† There is a Kettle Bell/cardio class at 11am though.¬† Hmmmm.¬† Do I dare?