Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 57 - Chest & Back, AR X (I'm back!)

Well, the neck took a lot longer than usual this time, but since I couldn't afford to visit the chiropractor this time I guess it's to be expected. BUT... I'm back!!! ...and someone has lit a fire under me. Wonder who that could be, Jeremy and Christina? :) Seriously, anyone who hasn't seen their new photos should take a look. Wow!

Pushed out Chest and Back last night and I'm really feeling it today. I had no idea what taking a week off would do to your body. Maybe it's because I was trying to make up last week by raising my intensity, but I'm sore again this morning. ...I've missed it.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Okay, so I thought I'd let everyone know why I haven't posted in a few days.... Two reasons: the first, I somehow managed to tweak my neck really bad - to where I cannot hold my head straight. It's happened a couple times to me in the past and usually lasts about 3 days. I went to bed feeling fine and woke up in agony midway through the night. My new employer sent me home today because I was hurting so badly. As my insurance won't start for another 75 days, I'm not going to a chiropractor yet. Welcome to a mix of advil, tylenol, and ultra tiger balm...

The second reason: it's getting harder for me to get motivated. It's something I really want, so I know I really have no excuse. It's just not the same working out alone, but that's not a reason to slack off like I've been doing. My family has a saying - "If you are unhappy with something, don't keep doing the same thing and expect to get different results; change it!" I guess I have my answer... Now, it's just a waiting game with my neck.

Thank you, Jeremy and Christina, for your continued support. It means more than you could ever know.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Day 58 & 59 - Plyo and Yoga

I need to apologize for the infrequency of my posts lately. We're without internet at home, so the only posting I can manage to do is on my BlackBerry. Second, man, it's getting hard to keep motivated without my workout partner. The only thing that makes me push play every day is knowing that I'm accountable to anyone who reads this.

I think I'm going to have to be more accommodating to Nikki's schedule, as she won't get up early to workout with me - which means I workout alone. I miss her encouragement when I'm struggling with a final set and her comments when she notices I'm dogging it. I really don't like working out right before bed, as I usually can't sleep then. But I don't have the same drive and intensity when I workout alone, and I hate knowing that I could have done better.

I'm thinking of finishing this week and repeating it again. I know I can do better than I have, and I want to know I did my best. It will mean putting off graduation another week, but that's the only way I can feel responsible.

Maybe I'm being too hard on myself, but I really want this... Any ideas???

Legs & Back tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Day 56 & 57 - Rest and Chest & Back, AR X

Man, I wish getting up early was easier...

Nikki has been really helpful since I started my new job. She gets off work an hour earlier than I do, and she's been preparing all our evening meals. I used to cook almost all our meals, so I am super excited and grateful for her to do this.

My numbers were up quite a bit from last month. CST really works the upper body and last month's work shows.

I get off early tomorrow (I'm working Saturday this week), so I'm going to work out after work and make a turkey meatloaf for dinner.

Cannot wait for Plyo tomorrow!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Day 54 & 55 - Core Synergistics and Zoo Trip X

What a couple of days... Core was great, as usual. I really like the Superman/Banana series, but cannot stand the Dreya rolls. Oh, well; it's only a couple of times every month.

With Mother's Day, we put off working out to spend most of the day with Nikki's mom. Everyone wanted to go to the zoo, as they were letting in mothers for free today, so we did. I decided I would test out some of my new-found strength by carrying my 3 year old niece on my shoulders. I did really well until we neared the fourth hour... :) She's not a big kid, but I am exhausted after that! When we have kids, I am investing in a very easy to assemble, easy to push stroller. :)

After our trip to the zoo today, I think I'm going to substitute that for the Yoga I was supposed to do today. My legs and shoulders are really tired, and I don't want to tweak anything by doing too much.

Another rest day tomorrow, then back to the grind. I'm anxious to see the difference in numbers from the last time we did chest and shoulders.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Day 53 - Stretch (Turned into Rest)

I overslept this morning, so I didn't get in my stretching. And I probably should have done it tonight, but we decided to do our grocery shopping instead. I know I'll regret it tomorrow, but I'm officially calling it a rest day. Tomorrow is Core, and I'm looking forward to it (except for the Dreya rolls)...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day 52 - Kenpo X

Another sweat fest with Kenpo... I didn't think I'd ever say this, but I'm really missing Plyometrics this week. That said, my glutes are tired after all that kicking today. I am having a hard time making myself climb out of bed early to workout, but I don't think I'd make myself workout after work so - morning it is. I don't know if any of you watched Friends when it was on, but I did regularly. The past few mornings, I've climbed out of bed thinking about the song Joey's neighbor sang in the morning - "Morning's here. The morning's here. Sunshine is here. The morning's here!" I'm not really a morning person, so it's kind of funny, but Nikki HATES the mornings. Guess I shouldn't sing it out loud to see if she'd get up to workout with me. :)

Until tomorrow... Keep pushing play!