Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 31

Obviously it has been a few days since my last post. I apologize. Here is a recap of my week:

Day 29: Got up a little early and did the 20 minute "But & Balance" workout on the Body Rev Cardio Conditioning DVD. I think I did pretty good with my diet. Obviously I don't remember it that well. In the evening I did the 60 minute cardio workout, which kicked my butt. The only hiccup in that workout was that Emersyn did not want to go to bed and cried for a while until I broke off my workout and held her for about 10 minutes until she calmed down and I was able to put her down and not listen to her scream. I then picked up the workout where I left off and finished strong.

Day 30: One word sums up my day: SORE! The Body Rev workout really focused on the hamstrings and lower back with a lot of weight swings and lunges. I was sooooo sore and could barely walk. Getting only five hours of frequently interrupted sleep (thanks Anbo) didn't help my body build up what Bob had torn down the night before. And there was no way I could work out. I decided to try to get plenty of sleep in order to let my body recoup a bit. And I tried not to eat too bad.

And now for today. Back on the workout train: 60 minutes of Pure Burn Super Strength. It's actually 66 minutes. I hate when they do that.

Diet was decent: big bowl of cereal washed down with coffee for breakfast, no sugar added mocha ice blended from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for a pre-lunch snack (only 130 calories), a frozen meal for lunch chased by an apple, Dominos pizza (three medium slices of black olive, onion, and pineapple) and carrots for dinner, and a post-workout protein shake with a banana blended in for good measure.

Tomorrow will be the real test. I took the day off of work for my sister-in-law's wedding so I have the opportunity to sleep in, but I should work out in the morning since I won't get the chance later in the day. And then there's the wedding food...and cupcakes...

I'll let you know how poorly I end up doing.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 28

I've decided to shake a few things up this week. First, my weigh ins will still be on Mondays but will be moved to the morning. That way I will have more consistency and won't have to worry if drinking too much water or working out on Monday will throw off my numbers.

Second, I will no longer do weekly photos. They have just been too discouraging for me because they don't show the results I constantly see in the mirror and it makes me doubt my progress. So now for the numbers:

192.7 pounds. 1.8 pounds lost.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention that I got my Bob Harper Body Rev Cardio Conditioning DVD in the mail today. I fast forwarded through the workout and know that I am in trouble.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 27

Not much to report today. Didn't get up for a morning run because I was so exhausted and sore last night. I was still a bit worn out this morning so I didn't work out at all today.

Breakfast was a bowl of cereal. Lunch: a banana. We had dinner at my parents' house and I probably ate a bit too much cheese dip with chips and veggies before chicken, baked beans, salad, and a few olives. I had a small piece of cake to top it all off (we were celebrating my mom's birthday, after all) and am about to dine on some whole wheat bread and crunchy peanut butter. I don't think I went too far over my 1,500 calorie per day target.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 26

The morning has started out pretty well. Up at 6:20, finished a three mile run (just faster than an 11 minute per mile pace) around 7:45, spent 35-40 minutes in the pool swimming and doing some resistance work, took a shower, made eggs with a side of bacon and toast for the family, and am now trying to sit back and relax a bit in order to recover my strength.

I most likely won't work out again today and you don't really care about my diet, so I will sign off.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 25

The workout wagon strikes again. This time around I wanted to go low impact but still get my "burn" on. So I toughed out all 60 minutes of Pure Burn Super Strength. I know that I said I was going to cut back on the strength training and focus on cardio and weight loss, but doing the modified versions of the workouts in JM30DS just doesn't do it for me. I went with lower weights this time around in order to be able to push through the whole workout instead of burning out part way through. Now I just need to get a pair of 8 lbs dumbbells so I don't have to hold both a 5 lbs and 3 lbs dumbbell in each hand (which is quite awkward, by the way). It's in the May budget, so I'll be picking up a set within the next week. Also in the May budget is Bob Harper's Body Rev Cardio Conditioning, so I'll be able to jump up my cardio workout within the next week as well. Sounds like fun.

The plan for tomorrow is to run 3 hilly miles with Team His Strength. I hope that goes well.

Chocolate Cheerios with milk; carne asada tacos (wheat tortillas) with white rice, chips, and spicy salsa; iced coffee with a bit of non-fat milk; a post-workout protein shake; two slices of leftover Little Caesar's pizza; sliced fruit, a cream puff, a chocolate chip cookie, and one half of a mini lemon muffin; and just under one half of a dark chocolate cupcake. Now that I list it all out, I feel a bit guilty.

Until tomorrow...

Day 24

Started out the day right with Ancient Grains and yogurt. Did lunch right with a Stouffer's Corner Bistro Three Cheese and Ham Stuffed Melt with Creamy Tomato Bisque Soup. Long name, but only 380 calories. Dinner wasn't quite as smooth, but only two slices of Little Caesar's cheese pizza and one piece of Crazy Bread isn't too bad.

I've gotten back on the workout train with a vengeance. JM30DS Levels 3 and that order. I'll be able to knock out all three levels consecutively in no time. That is, as long as the shin splints don't kill me first. They did act up a bit during the workout, especially during the squat jumps and rock star jumps.

Until tomorrow...

Day 23

No workout today. Just too tired. And to make matters worse, I did a survey at Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills. I must admit that those folks sure know how to make cupcakes. And I sure know how to nibble on them. Just nibble.

Until tomorrow...