My day and other updates...

Monday, September 26, 2011

So...had a weird day today. Hub's truck is still in the shop, so he's still using mine for work, and I've had to move my schedule around (which usually freaks me out, but I'm handling this fairly well, so I want to brag about it). Instead of going to the Y early in the day, I had to wait until 3. I was super bored this morning because I'm used to being out and about while he's at work, so I hit ST, did a little functional training, did Turbo Fire 30 twice, and watched a couple of episodes of "I used to be fat" (I really like that show...motivates me!) while folding laundry. 3 year old ACTUALLY took a nap today (her first, if memory serves, all month!), so I got a little quiet time to myself before hub and 9 year old got home. THEN I finally got to go to the gym, where I beat the crud out of my HIIT training and did a little more ST. Whew! I'm still going to hit my night walk (if the weather holds up), but later than walking buddy is just now leaving to go to dinner, and she's not anticipating being ready to walk until 9:30/10PM. I will be bringing my "safety stick" ( old baton) just in case we are accosted by a gang of unruly old men from the retirement community that borders my neighborhood. :)

Promised updates:
Old Navy "compression" shorts (or as I like to think of them, workout Spanx) ROCK! They keep the flub from jiggling around when running or doing high impact aerobics (which makes me FAR more likely to "go hard" when working out).

CLA--I'm noticing that I am having far less muscle fatigue since I started taking it. I don't know about decreased insulin resistance or lowered cholesterol because I'm not making a dr's appt just to get labs to prove that claim, but will update if I ever get that lab work done for "legit" reasons. I am noticing an increase in lean muscle mass, but if that is because of the ST I do, the protein I eat, or the've got me! We'll have to wait a while to see if the "decrease in abdominal fat" claim holds any truth in a couple more weeks...I'm pretty sure it's way too soon to tell!

Bathroom scale--found one on Amazon that had pretty consistent good reviews..."My Weigh Elite Series Bathroom Body Weight Scale". $19. Weighs up to 400 lbs. I just checked, and it has not yet shipped...but estimated delivery is between Fri and Mon. I can't wait!! I will finally have a fancy shmancy digital scale WITH big numbers so I can actually read it myself!! And, hopefully, will feel a little more confident in knowing my actual's hard for me to take it seriously when I KNOW my scale isn't super accurate...

Reading this week: "Smart Girls Do Dumbells" by Judith Sherman-Wolin...I'm enjoying it. It's good for begginers, LOTS of supporting information (I am a sucker for a well researched claim), and pretty decent writing. I don't know how much of the exercises will actually be used in my training, but I'm obssessed with ST right now, so it's "feeding" that interest.

New Goal of the week: Core ST. I have to single this out because I HATE working my abs, and they really need it. I had an elliptical epiphany this afternoon...perhaps the abs will fall in line if I stop being a slug about exercising them? :) I'm promising myself a "reward" if I can keep it up every day until the end of October. The reward will be a week off core exercises. :)

That's all for today...I hope you all had a great day, and an even better tomorrow!!
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    Nice dedication! Ab exercises - ug - but know I have to do more, too!!!
    3313 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4534979
    Way to kick some major booty. Girl, you have me sweating just reading all the ST you did! emoticon

    Oh and on the scale thingy. Don't get too bent out of shape if it doesn't say what you know to be fact. The scale is a little slow sometimes and doesn't necessarily compute what is OBVIOUS to everyone else. Those truths are: you are rocking it, you are building insane muscles, you are awesome, you are losing inches because or said "insane muscles", and YOU ARE WOMAN HEAR YOU ROAR! I think that covers it emoticon emoticon
    3320 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9796325
    I never cease to be amazed by your dedication to working out. How do you find the energy? Is it the B supplements? Nah, I'm sure its your sheer determination to change. ;)
    3320 days ago
    You've had an incredible day. All that exercise and that sounds like a 'normal' day. No wonder you're making such strides especially on maintaining equilibrium despite the disruptions.
    I can see why a disruption to that plan could be so upsetting.
    You are doing brilliantly. I can't wait to hear how the new scales do.
    You are amazing!
    3320 days ago
  • JESSICA2140
    Karen and Jacqueline...I think I love those shorts more than any other article of clothing I own!! THey are slightly pricey at full price...$25/pair, but I got mine on clearance for $12...knowing now how AWESOME they are, I am not going to have an issue paying full price for future pairs...they are SOOOO worth it, and I HIGHLY recommend them!!

    Thanks Ms. Fish...your support keeps me going!!
    3321 days ago
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    WOW great! You rock!
    I may have to try those shorts out. I jiggle a bit too much when jogging. Would be nice to be comfy.
    3321 days ago
    Weird day and you managed. And managed well. Keep it up, sister! You're doing just fine, fine, fine!
    3321 days ago
  • no profile photo LADYGREENEYES
    Mail me what size you are in those compression shorts! Your scale may not be pinpoint accurate but it's probably consistent, so whatever you're losing, and you ARE losing, that's the important thing! And when the new scale arrives and if it says more than you thought (I'b bet it will say less the way you exercise!), don't freak out and beat it to bits, just vow to make it bend to your will emoticon
    3321 days ago
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