Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day 8 - early morning jumper

For some reason this morning I woke up at 5:30 a.m. without an alarm and could not fall back asleep. Well, I suppose I could fall asleep again but I didn't want to fall asleep and wake up at 8:30. So I got up, came out and ate a banana...sat down and surfed through the net like I usually do in the morning. Then I decided to scan through exercise TV on demand and ended up watching 30 day shred day 2 to see what I was up against for this coming Sunday. It's not bad - not as scary as my imagination was running away with, but it will be tough. So after watching the workout...I decided I would be pretty lazy if I didn't do my workout while I had the time.

So I did it. I pushed through 97% of the workout and rests probably twice when my arms were shaking so bad I had to stop. The plus side is that I don't have to do the workout when I get home from work! BONUS!

Now off to make a quick breakfast and prepare lunches for the two of us, then work, then home to relax!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 7 - looking ahead

I did my workout someone reluctantly tonight. But I did do it. There seemed to be more distractions while I worked out tonight. My brother was cooking again - which helps so we don't eat at like 9 p.m.

The hardest part for me is always the last ab exercise - which is bicycle crunches....that one always feels like I do it longer than one minute.

Not very much to say tonight. I'm going back to finishing a watercolor I started at the beginning of the week. One more day of work and then two days off. Saturday is my last level one day...I'm a bit nervous of how hard the second level is.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 6 - Ouch

Today as I was coming home from work - I was psyching myself out to not do my exercise tonight. I was feeling very tired and just wanting to eat and be lazy. My brother picked me up from work and we needed some more milk so we detoured to the grocery store. I wandered through the produce section and he suggested Mac and cheese for dinner. I didn't want just noodles and cheese we wandered we ended up added two cans of tuna and one bag of frozen broccoli to the dinner.

I asked my brother to cook so I could get my workout in before watching The Biggest Loser. He started dinner when I was half done. It seemed to me that it was as tough as day 2. This is my fourth day in a row so I am really not surprised that I am tired. I did push through it - however I think I grunted and breathed really hard through it all to finish.

I am happy I didn't slack off. Now to try to add a better diet to the mix.

dual post day four and five Shred

So the last three days I have done 30 Day shred and I am sore but not as sore as I thought I was going to be. It's still tough in the cardio and also in the arm strength training. I have never found the ab work out tough aside from the last session due to fatigue.

I came home and was going to make dinner and hang out at home, when I checked Facebook and found one of my co-workers who I told about this workout had in her status that she was doing the workout...which got me thinking "I can't face her tomorrow, knowing I was lazy." So I got dinner ready and as it warmed in the oven and kick my butt into gear and did the exercise.

Man - working out like that killed part of my appetite for a while - which is good because I didn't want to eat much after that work out. 25 days left, which doesn't seem like too much.

I am halfway through the first level. 5 more days and I move up to level two...I'm am thinking it's going to be a tough transition...but I'm ready for a new routine to add to it. I can almost think what Jillian is going to say next...and I still find my self screaming inside my head (shut up you mean person...this hurts)...heh...