Just for reference, I always run out of time on the weekend. It doesn't matter if I have one day, two, or three. There is just never enough time to complete all the things that I think I'm going to complete.
I did manager this weekend to complete both my day 6 and day 7 of the 30DS.
I'm super excited of this accomplishment because this means I've kept my commitment now for an entire week. For me, this is truly a mile stone when it comes to my health and working out.
I have the cardio down to a T. I am still panting although it's taking a little longer to reach that panty point. I'm pushing through on the cardio with no stopping, no rest, no modifications. Today I even picked up the tempo just a little bit with my jumping jacks as it was easier to keep to the tempo of the music than keeping up with them.
The first set of strength training is mostly down. I managed to complete three push ups today without the mod. Then I had to finish all the rest with the mod. However, I thought it was pretty cool I did a BOY push up. Come on ladies, you know what I'm sayin'.
I really thought today would be the day I would tell Natalie "BOO-YAH!" on the Lunges. (Details of this in Day 5 Blog). However on Day 6 I think I might have slightly stepped wrong or something as the rest of the day I felt this occasional sharp pain in the back of my right hamstring sometimes when I stepped. I stretched it good throughout the day and took it easy. Today when I started to do the lunges I was fine on my left side, and fine on my right side up to a point. As soon as I felt the twinge of sharp pain I eased back off. That's ok.. next time Natalie... next time...
Those side lunges are still incredibly pesky. Today I tried counting how many they do each time, however I was trying to count while simultaneously pushing myself to try and complete them with the weights. So I still have no idea how many there are, although I did ALMOST make it through the whole first set before having to put my weights down. I only have 4 more days to accomplish this. A hefty goal... we shall see.
All in all, I feel GREAT. The weekend nutrition as always proved to be HARD. Especially with a family gathering thrown in. I married into an entire family of good cooks, however when they cook, unlike me, they arn't counting calories. I showed a LOT of restraint this morning during breakfast when the kids made it for us. Such a surprise and a treat! Although I had to cut my pancake, syrup, and eggs in half. Then lunch was another good treat, however I REALLY had to reign myself in from going for thirds AND dessert. Instead I went for seconds on ONE thing, and skipped desert. Lunch was served so late in the day it was more like an early dinner. So now I'm not feeling hungry at all for dinner. However, if I do get the urge to munch I'm going to slice up that bell pepper and call it good. Maybe half a cucumber too.
What a wonderful weekend! Hope all of my sparkfriends had an amazing Easter enjoyed with friends and family. Wish everyone the best with their personal challenges.
*Thank you Lord Jesus for your sacrifice for me.*