I detested today’s workout. In fact, I detest exercising. I am not enjoying this right now.
Today was almost exactly like a HIIT cardio day, but with worse workouts and more reps. I just don’t feel like doing this any more.
But, there’s only 2 weeks left of my DietBet and a little over 30 days left of this challenge. So, I plan on kicking this in the butt. Cause I’ve made it this far. The only thing that sounds worse than keeping it up is quitting. So.
Anyway. I missed yesterday, so I’m a day behind. I can’t decide if I should just move the schedule a day off, or if I should skip a cardio workout to get back on schedule. Or even do cardio in the morning, strength in the evening. Or maybe this strength workout is enough cardio-y that it doesn’t matter too much.
OK, off to do something I actually enjoy.
Wow. I’m wiped.
I was expecting a better improvement on my FitTest, honestly, but I guess I can’t be too much disappointed with my results. Although, I improved on everything, except burpees. But I think I had better form on these than I have in the past, so there is still improvement.
Overall, my improvement was 22% from my most recent FitTest, but 78% from my very first one. I guess I can’t really complain about that, can I? No, no I cannot.
Progress takes a lot of time, and a lot of work. It is so slow, but it’s good to see that I am getting better, slowly. More capable, more fit, more healthy.
Let me know how you all are doing.
Chin up. cheers!
Today was 10 minutes of body builders. That’s about 10 minutes too many of these. I only did 26 of them. I’m going to pretend that that’s a really good number! Almost 3 every minute…
Most of them, however, I did not do modified (on my knees) but full length (on my toes). Kinda makes me look forward to my cardio tomorrow.
Good news is, yesterday I submitted my final, official weigh in for my diet bet, and my winning weight has been verified. I’m so happy that I didn’t lose my money! I’m also looking forward to seeing the final results for the whole group. I’m a bit nervous to start another one, because it’s proved to be a good way to hold me accountable…and I don’t like being held accountable! I want to eat all of the things!
I’ll make myself sign up for another one. There are a few starting next week. Next week also marks the half way point, and there’s another FitTest! I’m really looking forward to it. I think I’m going to kick it in the butt!
Hope you all are doing well.
Looks like I didn’t write about my cardio yesterday. I went back to the HIIT, because it just takes so much less time, and I feel like I’ve gotten a really solid workout afterward. I’ll probably continue to switch it up though, a bit, so I don’t get super bored.
Today was a 100 lunge day yet again. Today…I made it to 80! That’s better than day 1 and day 2. I’m really proud of myself for getting a better score. I think going a teensy bit easier on day 2 helped, because I wasn’t as sore going into the lunges today. I am for certain going to be sore tomorrow, though. I made sure to get a good stretch, but I don’t think it will eliminate the pain tomorrow, haha.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
100 lunge day again! I only made it to 70 this time, but I suppose that’s not too bad given that I’m still really sore from Monday. I haven’t been sore the following day since the first week of the challenge. Since then my body has done a great job recovering from my workouts. So this 100 lunge march has been really quite hard on me.
The “boat” sit-ups are also quite difficult…on my back. Starting in a boat pose and keeping my back straight has worked some muscles I didn’t know I could work!
The past week or so has been frustrating. I haven’t felt very good (sick) and haven’t been eating well (no excuse) so it’s seemed really hard to work out, and I haven’t felt like it’s helping give me energy or health. But, I seem to be on the mend (I’ve been saying that for about 10 days now, haha) but hopefully soon I’ll start feeling really better, not just about my cold/illness but about my overall strength and body health.
Hope you all are feeling healthy and strong!
OK. So there were a few days there when I didn’t do anything: didn’t count calories, didn’t exercise. Permissible. Not Beneficial.
And I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t intending to count calories on Super Bowl Sunday, because guacamole and pizza and skittles (go Hawks).
But I picked up where I left off, with a cardio day. It was awful. Not awful, but really, quite unpleasant. I assume this is part because I took a couple days off, and part because I’m getting over a bug that kept me in bed all day yesterday.
My DietBet is still on track, so I’m just going to keep going.
Today was body builders again. I don’t think I’m going to be able to move my arms tomorrow. This time I started on my knees instead of trying on my toes. I also used weights, which added a lot to the workout.
However, I’m worried I’m doing them wrong. My arms get a great workout, but I feel like my stomach and legs aren’t getting the workout they should.
Also, I signed up for a dietbet.com challenge. Lose 4% in 4 weeks, and I get my 25$ back. I hope that will give me the motivation to start eating better in addition to my working out. If you want to join in, I’m playing in this game.
I think tomorrow is cardio, and then the next day is a repeat of the FitTest, which makes me nervous and excited. I HOPE I can beat my day one scores. We’ll wait and see.