Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Slacker here, just checkin' in...

My visits to the gym have been sporadic, at best, lately.  I'm really angry with myself.  I'm letting the "stuff" going on around here get to me, and mess up my program.  I'm really pissed, too, that I seem to be stuck at this weight since March!!!  If I'm going to be completely honest, I've been playing with 5 lbs, back and forth, for the past few weeks.  (Today, I'm +2 from my -70)  Argh!!  Since I ran the 5K, I've been a complete slacker.  I'm making myself sick.

I've committed to doing The Biggest Loser 5K on August 4, not to mention another 5K that I told my SIL I would run with her in July.  (It's too late to officially register for it, but I'm going to run along with her and her friends, just for fun.)  Yet, here I sit, NOT getting to the gym, NOT running inside OR out, not doing ANYTHING.  I'm disgusted with myself, really.

I think I need to print out some of those awful "before" pictures I shared with you, and hang them up all over my house! 

I finally got my big butt back to the gym 15 days after the 5K.  I struggled the whole time. :(  I only did the elliptical, stretched, and left.  NO machines.  I didn't let myself get a massage, either, since I didn't feel I earned it.

621 calories
5.64 miles
65 minutes

Then I didn't go again until the 21st.  Oy!

628 calories
5.92 miles
65 minutes
 Ab crunches 2x30@60 (I couldn't remember what I did last time - this is 5lbs less
 Straight Arm Ab 2x30@70 (Again, couldn't remember, this is TEN pounds less!  No wonder it didn't kill me to do it!)
Inner thigh 2x30@105
Outer thigh 2x30@100
Pull Downs 2x30@50
Shoulder press 30@10, 2x15@10 (I could only do 1 set of 30, and only TWO of 15!)
Obliques 2x30@80

I REALLY needed the two massages after that.  It was the first "real" workout I'd done since the run.

Even though I planned to start the week off with a bang, I didn't get back to the gym until yesterday.  I had Monkey on Monday, which was AWESOME.  However, I didn't get in a workout, despite telling myself I would do it while she slept.  The best laid plans...

630 calories
5.95 miles
65 minutes
Ab crunches 2x30@65 (put it back to my "old" weight)
Straight Arm Ab 2x30@80 (also back to the "old" weight.  It almost killed me!)
Inner thigh 2x30@105
Outer thigh 2x30@100
Pull Downs 2x30@50
Shoulder press 2x30@10, 4x15@10 (I managed to get out 4 sets of 15 today )
Obliques 2x30@80

I felt like a million bucks after this workout.  I earned every minute of the two massages I got.

When I left yesterday, I thought for sure I was back on track, given that I was really on an endorphin high.  And, yet, I never made it there today.  I kept saying, "Right after I ______ I'm going to go."  It stormed for part of the day, which didn't help.  Well, actually it DID help.  It helped me make excuses!!

I KNOW the only way to work past this plateau I've hit is to step it up.  Yet, I've been letting myself slack off.  Why?  Why can't I get past this?  I need to do something drastic, I think, to get past this.  Maybe some kind of "crash" diet/jump start thing?  Juice fast?  I don't know. 

I DO know that as I sit here typing, my plan is to get to the gym bright and early tomorrow.  Part of my problem is that I've fallen into the habit of waiting in the morning, in case my brother or Monkey's mom call me to take Monkey.  Then I start doing other things, and before I know it, the morning is gone, and I find myself just saying, "Screw it!  I'll just go tomorrow!"

In the beginning, when I was getting to the gym by 6ish, that wasn't even an issue, since I don't usually pick Monkey up until 8:30ish.  So, now that I've put it out there in the Blogosphere, I can't use that as an excuse anymore!!  I need to go back to getting to the gym EARLY.  It really is a great way to start my day.

OK, enough whining.  I think I'm going to make myself come here everyday, whether I make it to the gym or not.  Ideally, I'd like to go back to coming here everyday to list my workout!

I thought you guys were going to keep me in check?!?!  Feel free to leave me nasty comments, asking why the hell I haven't been working out.  Come on, folks, help me out!! =)

2013 Elliptical Totals

40,768 calories
348.5 miles


  1. Motivation goes up and down, and you're in this for the long haul, so it's going to happen sometimes. Take a deep breath, and get to the gym first thing so you get it done. You've done so much (I've been lurking, not commenting...) you should be so proud of what you've done so far!

    1. Thank you, Sarah!! On my "good" days, I'm crazy proud of myself. It's those days that I feel like a slacker that hurt. :(

      If you've been lurking here, I assume you've been lurking on the other blog, too, so you know I haven't been teaching in over a year now. I hope you're still enjoying it!

  2. I cannot believe how many miles you have done this year! Way to kick 2013 off with a BANG!

  3. Have you read Half Assed? It is a great book, very funny!