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So Far, So Good

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Yesterday I posted my goals for the month...so how am I doing so far?

Wednesday, August 1st

I got my swim in. Well, most of it. Apparently there was a scary storm coming in and the thunder from it meant I had to get out of the pool after 1200 out of my scheduled 1500 yards.

Aren't you scared? I know I sure was!!

Here I am trying to get away from it...

ONE raindrop hit my windshield on the way home. ...ONE. *sigh*

Dinner did not go exactly as planned. I had a bit of running around to do and Logan had skipped out on doing the dishes so I said "forget it!" and took Hubs and Ethan to the local Mexican place (after stopping off at the sports store to drop some cash on cleats, a mouthguard, and a chin strap sweat band thingy). I did well. Got a chicken nacho appetizer and only ate about 1/2 of it. Did have a few bites of the Chorizo from Hubs' dish, though. They make their chorizo on-site and it is absolutely fabulous!

The best part of my night? I actually shut off the Olympics (I still don't know if any of our guys took home a medal in the all-around) and went to bed at 11pm. Not excellent...but better than the past few nights.

And that meant I was able to get up early today and get my butt to the gym. I was running just a tad behind, but not so much that I had to cut anything from my workout (maybe if I had more time I would've done an extra 3 minutes or so on the TM for my cool down, but that's it).

Today was day 2 of NROLFW, so that meant Workout B1.

Deadlifts - 2x15 - weight: 95 lbs

Overhead Press - 2x15 - weight: 45 lb bar only
Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown - 2x15 - weight: 60 lbs

Dumbbell Lunges - 2x15 - weight: 15lbs each hand
Swiss Ball Crunches - 2x15

This was all done after another 5 minute warmup at level 13 on the bike and followed up by almost 10 minutes on the TM. I did only 1 1-minute run session at 5.0. I noticed my foot was NOT having it, so I backed off and walked the rest. I paid extra special attention to my feet and calves during my stretches and went to the showers feeling much better about myself. I'm still sore, yes, but I have to move past this sore and get to where my body is expecting this level of workouts again.

Tomorrow I've got another 1500 yards in the pool. Oh, how I wish my new swim cap(s) and goggles would get here because my old ones are causing all kinds of trouble during my first 600 yards! (I ordered 2-3 swim caps and a pair of goggles for a good price on swimoutlet.com. One is even a London 2012 special edition Lochte silicone cap. -- note: I have no clue why they put Lochte's name on it...probably to sell more...I bought it because I thought it looked cute...I'm not the biggest fan in the world of Lochte...though I like him more after he was humbled in a couple races.) I'll be sure to take pictures when they get here. :)

So that's that. Little snafu this morning. Running late = McD's drivethru, but I opted for an egg mcmuffin, which is slightly better than the sausage mcmuffin I usually get. Oh, and no leftovers for lunch today, so I'll have to figure something out when noon rolls around. Fun! (not...I friggin' hate eating out for lunch now...too many decisions and too many of them not following with what I think my body wants to be consuming nowadays. Maybe I'll spring for some fish or shrimp tacos if I can get the place to make them quickly....but I tend to think I'll likely end up at Subway. *sigh*) Football practice tonight, so dinner will be a late one. Going to have to munch on some nuts and fruit or something after work to hold me over until around 9pm.

Basically, I'm adjusting slowly. It was weird not to weigh-in today, but it felt good too. And after taking some measurements yesterday I realized that I actually lost about an inch on my upper arms last month! It has been FOREVER since I managed to lose anything there. Ya think maybe swimming freestyle 2-3 times a week for anywhere from 25-50 minutes might have anything at all to do with that? I'm sure it does! I had to add my right shoulder to the list of body parts needing iced last night. *lol*

Oh, and I tried these the other day.

It's called Unreal: Candy Unjunked and it's supposed to be a more natural substitute for many of the popular candy bars (this one mocking Reese's PB Cups). You can read my review over it at The Life and Times of the Fit Fat Girl - fitfatgirlblogs.blogspot

emoticon How did you start off the month of August? It's not to late to make the first 1/2 week of the month one that lights a fire inside you that might burn all month with regular maintenance. Get out there and play!
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    I am at olympic burnout, too. I waited all am for them to show water polo, then said forget it, and went to the pool myself.
    3199 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    It is not a good week for me. I sit there, knowing I'm being lazy and eating bad and making excuses, yet I totally can't make myself do anything. Logically, I KNOW I CAN but I can't. UGH. Working on it as usual.

    On another note, good for you! You are having a great week girlie!!!
    3199 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Sounds like you're kicking butt! August is going well for me so far. Let's keep it up!
    3199 days ago
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    So far so good, eating healthy and on track and increasing exercise as my healing foot can tolerate. It still feels pitiful to be walking on the treadmill at 2 MPH, compared to the 3.6 MPH that I had worked myself up to (with incline) before the surgery, but oh, well, it will get better.

    I have seen that with the arm cycling my arms have developed nicely, but am decreasing minutes as I increase treadmill minutes. Am wondering if I should substitute arm cycling a bit a day for the three times a week weights when I have worked myself up to my full 55 minutes on the treadmill. Decisions decisions. I cannot devote any more time to the exercising at this point, I get up terribly early (4:30 or 5 AM) to do what I do.

    My kudos to you Callikia for staying on track.!

    I have ordered a HRM from Amazon and should get it today, looking forward! Treat to self for getting through the surgery in one (healed piece). emoticon
    3199 days ago
  • MAGPIE17
    I think you're doing great, E! My eating was not a success (an entire calzone that sits heavy in your stomach right before going to zumba is NOT a good idea....siiigh), but I *did* get to zumba and work up a good sweat for an hour! I'll take it! :)
    3199 days ago
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