Wednesday, January 29, 2014

workout wednesday - week #3


Last week, I got my weeks mixed up. It’s hard to believe it’s only been three weeks of this torture. Here’s the truth, I’ve yet to make it through a whole week without using my “rest day” in the wrong place.

I wanted my rest day to be on the weekend, but I’ve found that I really need it about the middle of the workweek. Some days, I’m just exhausted and would like that extra hour of sleep {and to not have to worry about washing and drying my hair}.

So, my goal this week is to make it through the entire week without using my rest day. We’ll see how it goes.

the exercise
·   I’m definitely getting stronger. I thought I was going to make it through the whole workout without stopping yesterday, but I needed a break on the last circuit.
·   The great thing about Shaun T is that he encourages you to take breaks. When my form isn’t where it should be, I know it’s time to rest. And he makes it seem like that’s totally okay.
·   This week is the last week of month 1, so next week is a whole week of “cardio recovery” and “cardio abs” – whatever that means. I plan on working extra hard this week in anticipation of some much-needed rest.

the diet
·   Diet? What diet? I might have had pizza and ice cream for dinner twice this week.
·   I’ve noticed that the amount of stress I have at work directly correlates with the healthiness of my meals. If I have a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is to come home and cook a healthy meal. Hello, frozen pizza!
·   On the upside, my breakfast and lunch meals have been extremely healthy, and I’m doing well with two healthy meals and two snacks during the day. If I could just make my dinners healthier…

the brain
·   Like I said before, I was stressed this week at work, which generally makes me feel worse. I predict this week will be much easier and I can get back into a routine.
·   I’m learning new ways to measure progress besides the scale – my clothes fit better, I have more energy or I can actually see some abdominal muscles under there.
·   Despite the slacking during dinner, I still had some weight loss.

the numbers
Weight – 128.6 127.8 127.4
Fat - 25.6% 25.1%
Water – 51.7% 52%

the picture


This is me at 5 a.m. not wanting to be awake at 5 a.m. much less
jumping up and down like a crazy person.


Check out previous workout wednesdays here:

14 comments:

  1. You go! I would never be brave enough to post my 5-am face ;) I've been hearing a lot about Insanity workouts. Thinking about trying it for myself!! Is it really "torture"? :P

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  2. Awesome that your clothes are fitting better! That's definitely progress.

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  3. Great job!! I am totally psyched for you. I have my evaluation coming up at the gym... I am nervous to see my weight, fat %, etc. You are a brave lady for putting it all out in public!

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  4. Though it doesn't look like it from that face above, I actually love Insanity. I love that I can do it in my living room with minimal equipment and feel like I really, REALLY worked out. That being said, I'm starting my fourth week and I am just now able to actually complete an entire workout. {And, I wasn't in bad shape before I started.} So, I think it's the good kind of torture - if there is such a thing.

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  5. Yes, it is! Now, if I could just give up the pizza...

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  6. Thanks, Steff! And, for some reason sharing that information has never bothered me - even when I was bigger. They're a bunch of numbers and they can always change! I've been meaning to ask you how workouts were going this week! Do you like it?

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  7. It's hard getting back in to the swing of things after such a large absence. I was doing so great when I stopped. Haha! I got to my three miles in 30 minutes goal... Now I'm back down to about 11-12 minute miles, and I can only do about 15 minutes straight running right now.... BUT I know I will get back to it in no time. Patience is a virtue! One that I am working on! Thanks for asking.

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  8. Don't you love when you can actually FEEL yourself getting stronger? Very motivating! :)

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  9. I'm definitely be rooting for you - and asking for updates to hold you accountable. I'm fun like that. ;)

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  10. Yes it is! I made it through the entire workout without stopping for the first time. If that's not improvement, I don't know what is.

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  11. This is probably the first video workout that actually makes me feel like I did something. I just lay there exhausted. I will definitely have to try out asylum - because I really like this workout. Thanks for the tip, Kathy!

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  12. I seem to remember you giving me a hard time about my eating habits during our triathlon training.

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  13. For some reason, I'm thinking that your 9 Dr. Pepper's a day were way more damaging than the two times I had pizza and ice cream. If you kept reading, 2/3 of my meals each day were healthy. Could you say that?

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  14. I usually had a sensible breakfast and flushed my body with lots of water.

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