I have finally gotten it together on the exercise thing. While I have been regularly working out with the Bad Boy every Monday, Wednesday and Friday--I have been in a rut re the cardio. The kind of rut that results from not doing any.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
But I finally broke it! Wednesday nite, I went to the gym after work and did 30 min on the treadmill. Added to the 15 minutes I did on the bike during my regular training session, it was a good start. Thursday nite, I did 35 minutes of a spinning class. Friday, I only did about 15 minutes of cardio--10 on the Arc trainer, and 5 minute cool down on the bike.
But TODAY--SATURDAY, the day for recovering from my week and not exercising--I went to the gym again. In fact, it was the first thing I did today. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill, then 500 crunches on the ab bench, and 100 on the Bosu Ball. That is ate up. Barry was supposed to run 5 miles today for his half-marathon program, but he was kind of sloppy about it--I just kept crunching. I have never done that many crunches before--although they are very easy for me, I should do it all the time. I just get bored. Should I ever get this fat off, the world is going to have to pay homage to my abs--they are something. (easy for me to say, since no one has seen my ab muscles in probably 13 years, if not more) But I bet it is true.
I am completely shocked, even if I know the real reason I did it was to keep me from eating. I started a new diet that is freakishly restrictive, and even at 10:30 tonight, I have yet to screw it up. In fact, I still need to eat another 175 calories or so to get to my minimum (which is also my limit, but I will be damned if I tell you what it is, because you will all lecture me. I know what I am doing, and it is not up for discussion, so zip it. You can say you told me so when I drop dead. But if I do not, I will finally have this weight off)
Oh yeah, back to my point. I did all that stuff today. I realize it is not that much, because I pretty much did not do much else. I watched the Illini piss off another basketball win, and went to Tracy's to hang out for a while. I did not even drink beer there, which is virtually impossible, but I did it! I played with puppies and did not eat fancy dessert Les tried to make me eat. Then we went to see Black Swan. What a weird movie. While there, I did not eat candy, and I did not even have a diet Coke. In fact, I have not had a diet Coke in 24 hours--which is another thing I am trying to cut. Then we went to Kroger to buy chickens, since it is evidently one of the only things I am going to be eating any time soon.
All of this turning me into a new person is really hard. Also, my legs hurt so bad from all this work that I cannot manage to get out of this big chair. Won't that be about right--I will hurt so bad that I will not be able to get to the fridge.
Posted by Paige at 10:26 PM