Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Proof that I am Lame

Last week, in order to keep my mind focused on my workouts, I created a theme.  I am fully aware of how lame it is, but in my head it makes the whole thing a little more fun.  And if nothing else, I can laugh at myself for being such a dork. 
So here is the theme that I have been rolling with:
Muscle Mama Monday-weight training
Torching Pavement Tuesday-run
Work it out Wednesday-dance
Trashing Muscles Thursday -weights
Focus on the Finish Friday-run
Saturday must be Sleep in Saturday (ie I didn't workout)
Suck it Sundays-run

OK, as I said, I know it's lame, but it helps me stay focused on what it is I need to do each day.  And for the record, last week Thursday was more like "that just didn't happen Thursday" because I stayed in bed, and Friday I was getting ready for to leave town and a last-minute meeting with one of my son's therapists ended up squeezing my time.  So, I only did Mon-Wed last week, but having the theme did make it more fun.  Plus, I felt less inclined to just do moderate-intensity cardio each day. 
This morning being Tuesday, I did indeed torch the pavement with a mile run.  I pushed myself a little harder, and I felt every moment of my run, but I didn't give up, and I finished my mile in 13 minutes, which is a little faster than it has been lately.  Whether or not I could keep up that pace for three miles is questionable.  But at least I got out there and did it.  And today I was focused on the run, and not even thinking about whether or not I wanted to work out, which was a refreshing change.  Between yesterday's strength work and today's run, there are few parts of my body that aren't sore.  But tomorrow will just be dancing, which is probably my favorite exercise, so it's easy to get up and do it, and it's low-intensity. 
I am starting to feel positive about the changes, and I don't want to jinx things but right now it seems really easy to stick to this.  I will take it with a grain of salt, because I know it can change at any moment. 
Not much else to report today.  Hope you are having a great week so far!

2 comments:

  1. Hey, you're looking great! Love that haircut, those glasses and your necklace, too (:

    In my case, it was calorie counting that helped me lose 35 pounds between August 2010-January 2011. Exercise just makes me hungry (:

    I figured out how many calories to consume per day (1,500) in order to lose about 1.5 pounds per week. Then I figured out how many calories I could consume in order to maintain my weight (1,750). Since I haven't been paying as close attention to calories, I've gained back about 10 pounds in the past year.

    But I've kept up most of my new diet habits -- more water, more fiber, something small to eat in the morning, more whole grains and less white bread/pasta/rice, protein with every meal, very few desserts or snacks.

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. Wow, great work Amanda! I am not the type who can calorie-count, it's too cumbersome for me, but I do follow the South Beach Diet and eat single servings of allowed clean proteins and slow-digesting carbs. My resolve is not always iron-clad, though, it's that human part that gets in the way.

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