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?

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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!

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*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!

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i got the pink one 🙂

*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!

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*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?