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Archive for July, 2012

day 44 – rest

I’m counting today as another rest day. I probably shouldn’t but I stayed up too late last night to allow myself enough time to get up too early this morning. Body probably needs some rest after introducing it back to work anyways since that’s a bit of a stressful thing after a week of vacation. The reason I stayed up too late last night – I discovered what Bluestacks is. It’s addicting, especially since I don’t have a tablet or smart phone…

News is talking about how bees are not producing honey since there’s no nectar due to the drought, etc. Kinda glad I don’t have a big enough apartment to allow myself room to do encaustic painting now because that will probably up the prices on bees wax even higher than it is normally (which is usually too high anyways).

Yesterday was Tekla’s first day of going back to school. She seems to enjoy it a lot.

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staying motivated

http://www.fitwatch.com/exercise/7-ways-to-keep-your-motivation-to-exercise-9.html

http://weight-loss-solutions-online.com/5-creative-ways-to-get-excited-about-exercising/

http://www.unleashreality.com/how-to-become-super-awesome-get-excited

http://fitbodyfulllife.com/2011/02/5-tips-to-help-you-get-excited-about-fitness/

http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-specialist/excited-about-exercise.aspx

http://www.highexistence.com/8-ways-to-get-back-in-the-groove/

I might add more links here in the future…


Day 43 – Week 7 is off to a nice start!

It’s day 43 of the Power 90! We are off to a nice start, this the first day of the 7th week of doing this workout! Circuit III-IV was the workout today and it was a great workout. Hopefully this week’s workouts will all be this productive and energetic.


Day 42 is not so hot…

Day 42 Power 90. I started the day out bad by weighing in and found out that I’m 287.9 lbs, which is up 1.7 lbs since last weigh in 7/24/2012. I know why… We had several high carb things the last few days without a lot of exercise to work it off… Had half of a medium Shakespear’s Masterpiece Pizza last night, nachos when we went to see The Watch yesterday (that movie was not worth seeing in the theater, but we saw it there…), and a few other things from restaurants the last few days, including some pasta at Stephanina’s when we went to the zoo the other day…

Day 42 got worse when I started the cardio/abs III-IV tape today and got to the jumping jacks and a little past the first round of that when my lower hamstring near the back of my knee, and some of the muscles joining the upper and lower leg in that area started hurting very badly. About the same time my siaticca started acting up (that’s a nerve that issue that runs from outer edge of of the pelvis about where a belt goes that runs down to the front of the knee. In some people with inflammation issues that nerve sort of burns/stings sometiems, especially if jarred too much, etc. Between the two areas of pain I had to stop the workout. I will probably not do a workout tonight because of this and just hope there is no pain in tomorrows workout.

I guess one of the big lessons that Tony Horton teaches is to listen to your body, I am doing that now. I may not like what it says since it’s keeping me from a workout today, but I am listening…

Tomorrow it’s back to ‘regular’ routine since I’ll be going back to work. Maybe getting back to normal routine will help my body adjust to getting used to workout out again?…


Day 41

Day 41 Power 90 — just completed the Circuit III-IV workout. That was tough after not doing a workout the last 2 days. However, I got through it. Had to do a few girl pushups when I got to the max pushup parts, but that’s ok.


Rest days…

yesterday was ‘officially’ supposed to be a ‘rest day.’ I went up and visited some family. However, it was a little bit of a cardio day since chasing the 5 year old nephew all over the zoo is a little bit of work.

Today we just got home a couple of hours ago so I’m considering today ‘rest’ day too. This is the first week since I’ve started the Power 90 that I did 2 rest days in a row. The book with the program says you are only supposed to have one day a week to rest… but since I plan to continue well past day 90, probably for life, I think a day or two of faltering is ok now and then. … The couple of days of rest probably doesn’t hurt me much since I may have not been giving body enough time to rest since I started these nightly workouts. I may have to go back to doing morning workouts to stay on track and not burn out?

I WILL get back on track tomorrow.