Shaun and I were called into work on Tuesday for a supposed 1 hour meeting that turned into 2. We had just enough time to go home, make some chorizo and egg tacos, stuff them down our throats and head out to the gym.
So I did leave a little note about how I ended up doing 315 reps of ab exercises. Surprisingly I was very spry the next morning and nothing hurt at all. Little did I know that throughout the next few days I would be experiencing mind numbing pain and soreness throughout my body. I didn’t even know that the exercises we did worked out some of the muscles that hurt.
Thus morning was Friday morning and I still was hurting. I basically hobbled around all day and it scared me to think that I was going in for more pain and torture with Rebecca that night. I am determined and I WILL BE SKINNY AGAIN. I thought I wanted to be like 120-125 but she told me it would be healthier to hang out at 130, especially since I want to keep most of the curves I gained.
So after work we rushed home, I popped in a Kashi pizza (health food pizza – actually VERY YUMMY, but NOT pizza), ate a few slices and headed to the gym. Today was CIRCUIT TRAINING! Or a whole crapload of exercises back to back with no breaks.
*Warm-up 10 minutes on the elliptical
*15 reps – squats with throwing a medicine ball in the air and catching it
*60 reps – evil ab exercises
*30 Seconds jumprope
*15 Tricep dips – putting your hands behind you on a bench and dipping down
*15 Cobras – where you are on your stomach and you stretch out your back legs and pull up your chest
*15 reps obliques
*15 reps/leg stepping up 1 1/2 feet with a 20lb kettlebell
*15 reps scissors
*15 reps crossovers
*15 reps pushups
And we got through that and I was dying… sweating… and she said, “Break over, lets do it again!”
The squats started out with shaky knees. We even had to stop once because I started getting lightheaded. I knew the rest would be hell… and no, it did not get any better. I finished though. I will survive! Rebecca is working up a nutrition plan for me this next week and I’m stoked. It will help me stay on track. I was actually stoked because she said I wasn’t in-taking enough calories so I get to up the ante a bit.
As we were heading to go downstairs so I could stretch and leave, I took my first step down and nearly tumbled all the way down. My legs were jello. I had to take once step at a time… taking mini breaks in between.
So I’m here at home… really wondering what work will be like tomorrow. I think I will take a preemptive ibuprofen to help out with the inflammation… because I KNOW it will be bad. So I’m heading to bed. My arms feel like they weigh a million pounds.
I went to my personal trainer for the first time today. I have a total of 12 sessions with her and then we’ll see if I want to continue from there. Her name is Rebecca and she is incredibly upbeat and nice – and NOT perky (thank GOD).
I weighed in at 150 pounds and it appears as though I have plateaued there. I have dropped soda completely and eat less than 1600 calories a day – I still don’t move.
So I’m writing a food log so she knows what I like to eat and we can make the appropriate adjustments from there. So 315 ab reps later I am at home and already feeling the burn. Good lord. Ouch. OMG. Tomorrow is going to suck. So 3 days a week with these reps and 3 days of cardio (just going to be very long sessions at the gym) and she believes I can be to 130 within 2-3 months. Just in time for me to get that itty bitty bikini I want. I will still be pasty! But I will have that bathing suit!
Got called into work today for an emergency meeting – of course on my day off and after taking care of the kids all day. Also have a meeting tomorrow – also on my weekend. We’ve decided to go ahead and work tomorrow since we are already going to be out. Which leaves me Thursday – all to myself – however we need to work on the yard. 😦
I planted grass seeds today so we’ll see how it goes. If I see cute little sprouts I’ll post a picture lol.
Going to babysit tomorrow and this time around its only the baby in the morning, not the 8 year old hellion asking to play shooting games every few seconds. 😛 So I think I should be able to make it through the day. When Shaun wakes up I think I’m going to head out to one of my favorite places – Home Depot – to buy some very needed items for the yard. Mainly a leaf blower (last time I had to rake it was 9 bags of leaves and it was only the front yard), a new sprinkler, and grass seeds for the giant patch in the backyard. *YAY Barrel for trying to get the acorn the squirrel buried*
Then on Wednesday I get to go to work at 7:30 am. We have a company meeting for a few hours (paid) so I figure that would be a good day to work out my overtime hours.
Thursday I’m going swimming at Barton Springs. I have been dying for some sun and this week is supposed to be pretty nice. We will have the ENTIRE day off… OMG… something that doesn’t happen to us often so I plan on chilling out as best as possible before I head into another week of hell.
I meet my personal trainer on Tuesday. We’ll see how I feel Wednesday morning. 😛
Thursday, March 19th, at 12pm PST, Shepard Fairey released his new print “Israel/Palestine” and I was there pressing reload website a MILLION TIMES. And yes… I GOT IT. This print 18 x 24 inches, and is one of 450 released – signed and numbered. And I OWN ONE! WOOOOO!
I’ve already gone through 10 million different ideas of how I’m going to frame it. I mean, I plan on owning more so it needs to be somewhat uniform.
SXSW week! I AM SO EXCITED. Even though I seem like an old woman sometimes going to bed early, being responsible and all that jazz, this is the one week where I stretch myself beyond my limits and GOGOOGOGOGOGOOGOGOGO!
This week is turning out good so far:
Tonight: I have the decision between heading to Beauty Bar for Flosstradamus, or heading out with a friend to “The Decider Party” at The Mohawk. We’ll have to see. I actually don’t think I will be leaving the house until after 10 so we’ll see. 😀
High of 85. Time to go swimming. Packing up the kiddies and heading over to Barton Springs for a bit (the 2 year old is extremely pasty so I’m not sure how long we will actually be out) and then that night going out for St. Patrick’s with my “friend family” out…. I dunno, Sara hasn’t told me yet.
Still, I’m excited. I have no wristband and am a bit short on cash, but I won’t let that stop me from having a good week. HAPPY SXSW!
Getting back into the rhythm of things is a lot more difficult than I remember. Going back to work has made me unbearably tired every night. Good thing we went grocery shopping and I have a nice home cooked meal to look forward to at night. 🙂
Shaun and I went ahead and signed up for Gold’s Gym. I need to get off my ass and lose those last few pounds. They have me on a schedule to lose the weight in approximately 4-5 months since apparently it sucks a nut to be a woman and losing more then 1-2 pounds a week is almost impossible and very unhealthy. I got my BMI done and it wasn’t as bad as I thought – however I did learn that my high school weight was the most athletic/lean I could possible get (but I would never want to be there because I like having hips and boobs). Shaun on the other hand is on a track to gain 10-15 pounds… his time frame – 2 months. WTF. And he gets to eat more. Seriously, sometimes I think life is a cruel cruel joke.
I am honestly truly blessed to have my job right now. Even though it is not where I saw myself when I was younger but the stability is mind boggling and I think we are one of the only companies in the world to make a profit last year. I can wear what I want to work, pays for the doctor, puts food on the table and a roof over my head and honestly, I cannot ask for more of a blessing in today’s economy. This has definitely forced us to mature a bit and we are buckling down to get rid of our credit card debt. We are going to try and buy a loft/condo over the next few years and we need to start saving. 🙂
As much as I am a bit mad that the weather followed us home, I am so happy it has been raining here in Austin. The flowers and trees look so much more happy (and I get to laugh at Shaun because the grass starts to grow and he has to mow it). It really is purifying and gets you pumped for the oncoming seasonal changes. I have to get back to work. Here is an awesome pic I found. ❤