A week off (and then some)

I took last week off. Made it to the gym for my normal time on Tuesday, and then didn’t go again until Sunday. I needed a week off. We sometimes forget to take a little break so as not to burn out. The key is to not let it become a large break.

I’m working on the latter part.

I also ate very poorly last week. I took a week off and ate food I love and drank some amazing beer. I said on Sunday I would get back into the swing of things. I did go to the gym and did a killer leg work-out (I still feel it in my hamstrings today!). I’ve been “better” in my food consumption than last week. Now it’s time to get to the gym.

My schedule at work is changing which means my gym routine needs to change. That’s the part that’s hanging me up at the moment. No more Tuesday morning early gym as I am working until 1 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. open. There’s a class on Wednesday mornings that I’m hoping to start next week. Need to sort out the rest of the schedule. Maybe Monday, Wednesday, Friday for a while. It’ll all work out, somehow. Gotta keep pushing.

I need a new goal to keep me moving.

Weigh-in: … Lets just skip that this time around…

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Well it’s done and over

ImAwesomeI did it. I completed it. I finished the Biggest Loser Program at Princeton Club. I’m happier for it, a little healthier, and feeling pretty optimistic. My only regret is not being able to continue with classes as finances are pretty abysmal right now.

Overall it was a great experience. I could have had a stronger showing, but diet is a real sticking point for me. I have picked up a few better habits in my diet, so that’s a win.

A few take aways:

  • I really love strength training. I feel very zen. I get to feel stronger. Eventually I will bench press … something large and heavy. I’ll get back to you all on that one.
  • I still have shitty endurance. This one will take a lot of time. If my endurance ever comes around that is. Calisthenics are still my downfall. I can’t decide which I hate more, Mountain Climbers or Burpees.
  • I maybe, just maybe, can be a runner.

Today I had to convince myself to NOT go to the gym. I went six days in a row. My body is tired and needs rest. Yet I had that urge to go in this morning. I’m saving it for tomorrow. The husband and I have already discussed it and I’m keeping some of my routine the same, including my 7:45 a.m. workouts.

Now I need a new goal. Something to keep me motivated. I’ve been thinking about Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder. Obstacle courses look insanely fun and I’m excited to try one. Maybe even shoot for a 5k this summer. Who knows. There are so many options, it’s time to sit down and pick one.

Final Weigh-in: 172.4 lbs

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ohnopony.gifP.s. Old Navy’s size charts can go fuck themselves. I’m very comfortably and happily wearing a Large top and size 12 jeans, not the XL/16 that they recommend.

P.p.s Someone would tell me if I’m not pulling off my current clothing size, wouldn’t they?