Feeling Good Today

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Oh my, I am sore today. That is a lovely feeling. I notice how much better my attitude about this whole journey is when I am sore and have a great intense workout. Yesterday and today I worked on my lifting schedule, doing one major set and one minor set of muscles 4 days per week. Yesterday was chest and triceps, today was shoulders and abs. I found my running circuit (fast quarter mile, 2 minute recovery, repeat) to be really easy yesterday. I usually only go 4 rounds, maybe 6 but am exhausted by the time I am done. This time I did 6 with ease and had to stop myself because of time considerations. I think that my 5K on Saturday helped me to break through a mental block that I have with running. I have always thought I was a horrible runner, but I am starting to think that I could be a really good runner, I just need to push myself harder to get better. Maybe not for distance, but at least for speed. I love running intervals, I love sprints, I just hate long distance. Everyone has their thing. I once had a SGT compliment me on my form while I was in military training, and ask me if I ever ran for school or professionally. I laughed it off, but the more I run the more I realize I have a really good running form, and my legs don't tire easily (love my freaking legs, seriously). I just get mentally weird about running.

Today I was concerned because doing my incline sprints (10% incline, 20 second hard sprint, 40 seconds recovery), I felt really light headed and had to stop after only 8 minutes. I did my weight lifting and decided to come back to my sprints, and after only one sprint the same thing happened. So, in my mind I am thinking: allergies are making it hard for me to breath, they always mess with my asthma this time of year. I need an inhaler, I haven't used one since the weather was colder, and I literally don't have one. What if it is something other than asthma? I have never nearly passed out from my asthma before... So, I am putting in a refill request with my doctor today and hopefully my inhaler will kick this thing in the butt. I was really disappointed that I couldn't do all of my sprints, but seriously, my vision was turning black. Not a good sign. I could have injured myself pretty bad if I would have passed out.

My eating was perfect yesterday. It always feels great to get one of those under our belts. It is weird to think how long it has been since I have had one of those days. I haven't been doing horribly, I have been allowing myself to graze too much though. Last night I had my surprise dinner that my lover cooked for me (pork chops with apples in balsamic YUM), and didn't feel the need to eat anymore.

I have healthy meals planned for the weekend, while Bruce is out of town for drill again. I am cooking us dinner tonight-vegan enchiladas with black beans and an avocado cream sauce. I am also making a summer squash and spinach lasagna to eat over the weekend. So that means that Monday and last night will be my only meat meals of the week. It is time saving, and so tasty. I love that I am trying so many new recipes.

I need to keep it together with my eating. I am challenging myself to really pay attention to everything I eat until Bonnaroo (and after Bonnaroo...heck, and probably at Bonnaroo as well). I was looking at my Bonnaroo pictures from last year, and I am noticably smaller. And the ones from the year before it is a huge difference. I might have to do a 3 year comparison after I get back, which is exciting. I am motivated to keep kicking rear end this summer and to allow my new found love for health food and my decision to grow my own vegetables over the summer to really help me kick the junk food to the curb.
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    You go girl!!

    Great work!!!
    3447 days ago
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    Way to get it with the healthy food and eliminated junk food. Keep it up.

    Some of your meals sound great!
    3448 days ago
  • COOP9002
    You are doing fabulous!
    3449 days ago
    3449 days ago
    Wow, you're doing fantastic! Keep it up! Have a fantastic weekend!
    3450 days ago
    You sound like you have hit your stride. I know that must feel amazing. I love the sound on your work out plan. Weight training to me is so important. It helps to shape your body. I can't wait for you to be able to rave about how tone you will be looking( that should be soon)

    Oh I know what you mean as far as the eating. I have learned that I can not treat myself. I know it's bad not to but for me it's a mental thing. I will keep treating myself days after the 1st treat. I find it easier to skip treats for right now emoticon

    You keep up the great work and the super attitude.
    3450 days ago
    You are doing so great! I'm sorry I haven't been on here to keep track of ya! ;) Keep it up! Let's get together soon.
    3450 days ago
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