OKAYYYY apparently when I wrote that post earlier I meant “starting tomorrow…” because my period won, guys. Shark week went out with a bang.
I ate some gross dessert-type shit that was indeed processed just hours after writing that update, which made me want to punch myself in the face on behalf of myself AND this blog. I just had some psychotic period-induced cravings that made me want to stuff my face. I decided to finish out the day with just a green veggie LIFE Juice, which was good, but still, man. Lame.
Better work tomorrow! I promise! This cycle is just putting up a good fight. For the most part I’ve done well but the past two days were a little less in control than I’d prefer. Sidenote, my body HURTS from today’s workout. I had to sit on the floor at work to put some products away [well I didn’t have to, but I wanted to because I mistakenly thought it’d feel good to sit down for a while…NOPE] and ended up being like, ABORT. That shit hurtttt because today’s workout was mostly sitting movements that burned like a mofo, remember?
Anyway I’ll be back tomorrow, and NOT eating like a period-crazy person.
That JUST came out of my mouth.
Updates all up in yo face tomorrow.
Today was Lower Focus, which should probably be renamed “My Legs Hurt.” That’s literally the only thing I was thinking during that whole thing. Tomorrow is cardio, which I’m actually happy for because it means getting away from the painful leg video. But Friday is Total Body Circuit AND Ab Intervals, aka death, so I guess I won’t get TOO excited.
I can feel the inches melting off my stomach. I had a LOT of weight in my stomach when I started this, and I still do—don’t get me wrong—but I know my ‘after’ pics are going to reflect a huge change in my tummy.
The Frozen sing-a-long was super fun. uplusmeequalsus and our friend Kristin and I had the whole theater to ourselves since we went at 10:30am on a Wednesday, so we could belt out the adorable songs at the top of our lungs and didn’t have to care about whether we were driving anyone crazy or not. The movie was extra cute the 2nd time around, too! I love Olaf’s song about summer, it kills me.
Today wasn’t as productive as I’d planned on it being so I need to hop back on that tomorrow for sure!
Now Laura and I are going to hot tub with a few friends, so I’ll be back later <3
T25’s cardio video AND the total body circuit. And total body circuit made me want to curl up and die the last time I did it, so doing both is a freaking accomplishment, people!
Here’s what happened yesterday. I wasn’t able to do T25 before work, so I set everything up to do it when I got home from my shift. James and I stretched together, headed downstairs, and couldn’t get the DVD to work. At all. And we BOTH tried; it wasn’t just my technologically-challenged ass trying to turn it on. Feeling like a loser for posting something about wanting to make things happen and then failing to do my tape, I promised I’d do BOTH today, which honestly felt impossible last night. I was tired, I’m still sore from Saturday’s workout, and mentally I just wasn’t there.
But this morning I rolled out of bed with my sports bra and sweats on, put my Nikes on, and headed to my parents’ place. I did the cardio video first as a “warm up,” which is one bad ass warm up, stretched out and got some water, and then started on total body circuit.
I definitely had to modify quite a bit on the total body circuit video but this time did go better than last time. I’m excited to see how it goes the next round. By the end of the program I would really like to be able to do the whole workout with little to no modifications.
I feel good now but I am scared that I’ll be walking like Bambi taking his first steps at work. I’m about to take a hot shower and stretch my legs out some more, and am debating a hot tub visit after work—now that I’m caught up, it’s back to regularly scheduled programming with T25 tomorrow!
My day is stupid thus far. I don’t like it. At all. I don’t want to talk about why (yet), I just want to whine for now.
I’ve already cried it out; I called my mommy sobbing like a little bitch. Then I wiped my face, re-did my makeup and am about to head out and get shit done.
Thanks for the motivation to get off my ass yesterday, guys! I’ll be running tonight, hopefully heading to kickboxing tomorrow, running Wednesday, hiking on Thursday, and playing basketball on Friday. It’s going to be a good week.
- running to meetings i’m late for in heels. my calves are feeling the burn today.
- laser tag, because my boyfriend and i are NERDS and are obsessed with it. i’ve beaten him once; my goal in life is to destroy him. lovingly, of course.
- biking later today. i’ll post any bruises i may obtain from eating it.
First I want to touch on what’s happening in Boston because it’s obviously terrible and obviously important. I think that, because of this community, I’m extra sad for another reason on top of all the other millions of reasons to be sad for everyone there—because of so many of my followers, I know how important running can be to people. I know that for some of you, it’s your life, your motivation or your way to get through the day. And for some of these runners who were so dedicated to train for weeks or months or years for that marathon to have their legs blown off, or to witness all of that and be traumatized, and to not be able to run again…that just makes all of that extra depressing to me. It’s sad that such a positive and massive event has been tainted the way it has; I feel sad and scared for everyone in Boston right now and for those who have loved ones out there. But seeing the stories of people helping each other is very touching.
Way less important stuff: I ate and did everything I posted earlier, minus the cucumbers; I just wasn’t feeling it. Everything else was according to plan though!
breakfast: organic granola w/organic yogurt and blackberries & 1 glass of green juice
snack: roasted seaweed
lunch: unsalted chips w/ghost pepper salsa, sandwich with organic bread & peanut butter
dinner: home made shrimp tacos
dessert: frozen green grapes <3
- 15 minutes jogging/power walking on treadmill
- 10 minutes on the bike machine
- 20 minutes laps/water exercises in the pool
- 50 squats
- 50 crunches
- 50 kettle bell lifts
i’ve got a groupon for 10 kickboxing classes that needs to be used ASAP; it expires in october. looks like i’m about to get my ass beat again, and probably like it—i’ve always loved kickboxing.
i’m not sure what i’d like to do for today’s exercise but i’ve got a couple of interesting options so i’ll land on one soon!
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