Monday, January 21, 2013

1/21/13

You may have noticed there was no post yesterday.  If you did, thank you for not mentioning it!

Yes, I skipped the gym yesterday.  (GASP!)  I just couldn't do it.  I woke up to another 2 pounds gone, though, which made me happy.  But, I'm afraid that has a lot to do with the aforementioned stress level as of late, and the fact that I haven't really eaten in about 4 days.  I know, that's NOT good, but it's really not intentional.  The knot in my stomach just won't let me eat.  I tried on Saturday, and basically threw up all day. 

So, between the crappy sleep, the high stress, and the no food, my body just said, "I quit."  And, I figured I should listen.  I don't want to hurt myself somehow by pushing too hard.

This morning, however, I had already decided that come hell or high water, I was dragging my ass to the gym.  I was there bright and early, and by 6am, I was on the elliptical.  I still felt like I was dragging, but I figured I wasn't going to worry about it.  As long as I kept moving for the 65 minutes, I wasn't going to focus on the numbers.  Well, yeah, that lasted about 15 minutes.  For the next 15 minutes, I just kept telling myself there was no way I was going to hit 5 miles, and I suck.  For the next 15 minutes, I really tried to step it up, and I was feeling pretty good.  For the last 15 minutes, I realized I just might be able to pull it off if I REALLY stepped it up.  Here's where I ended up after 65 minutes:

626 calories
5.10 miles

WHEW!!  I was able to hit 5 miles!!  I'm not thrilled with the fact that my calories burned keeps going down with my weight, but it is what it is.  I suppose I'm still burning calories on the machines, but I have no way to know how many.  I just need to stop obsessing over it, huh?

For a couple of reasons, I added a new machine today.  First, because my quads have been a bit sore.  I actually had to cut back on the Donkey Kicks because for some reason, I REALLY feel it in my quads, even though it's supposed to tone your behind.  I only did half today.  The second reason for the new machine is that I've been dying to do something for my arms since I started at the gym, but I just didn't know what to do.  Today, I sucked it up, and checked out a few machines all by my big self, and decided on the shoulder press machine.  I have ZERO upper body strength, so it was tough.

 Ab crunches 2x30@50
Straight arm abs 2x30@50
 Inner thigh 2x30@60
Outer thigh 2x30@60
Donkey Kicks 15@50
Obliques 30@50 (I only did half of these, too, cuz I was fading fast)
Shoulder press 25@10  (yeah, 10 lbs was all I could handle.  sad.)

2013 Totals
11,615 calories
76.35 miles

2 comments:

  1. Hey there! Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment of 50! You are inspiring me to go get my butt to the gym tonight. I've been having a hard time getting on track.

    Also, have you heard of the Polar heart rate monitor? I have one and absolutely love it. You can keep track of your training sessions and constantly see if you're in your heart rate zone. You should check it out. xoxo

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  2. I'm with you on the quads. For some reason mine are always the first to take any exercise seriously. You are rockin' the gym girl. Someday I will get to work out again. Now I have to go catch up some more so I can see why you're so stressed!

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