Monday, March 05, 2007

Monday Morning



Hi ya'll. What a weekend! Saturday morning I passed up the Kempo and headed to the gym. It became my 3 hour attempt at being a triathlon!! I started on the Elliptical machine but after 15 minutes my butt was burning and my knees where hurting, so I traded it in for the sit down stationary bike. There I lasted 35 minutes and felt pretty good afterwards. Then I headed downstairs to the weights. Because we have a Bowflex and dumbbells here at home I decided to focus on my legs. I squatted, flexed, extended and stretched until every muscle in my legs were shaking. I then headed back upstairs and walked on the treadmill for a sad 10 minutes. Next I headed BACK downstairs where I changed into a bathing suit and hit the lap pool where I succeeded in doing 20 laps before melting into the steam sauna.... where I met a really nice woman who had successfully lost 30 lbs and was determined to lose the next 70... I am hoping to see her again next weekend.

So, I may not have done as well as I hoped but being that it was my first day back in that gym in 5 years.. I kinda felt like a kid in a candy store! I wanted to try everything. Next weekend I am going to focus on staying on the bike a little bit longer... hit at least 20 min on the elliptical machine.. walk a good mile before hitting the swimming pool... and then doubling up on the laps.

Sunday... went to church...came home... laid on the couch with hubby and snoozed. It was a great rest day.

Today I have my Tae Bo Extreme.. but I am adding 'THE STEP'.. I'm not sure how I am going to do.. but I'm determined!

As for my diet.. I am doing well.. but am still eating things that are not all that great for me. Like the Snickers Protein Bar... no kidding, they make a protein bar... 300 calories, 28 g of protein... as much as I tried to tell myself that I was eating a protein bar.. I think it was actually hurting me more. Its hard to remember that you can eat 1800 calories worth of chocolate, chips, soda and other crap.. but its not doing you any good. So today's menu is 1800 calories worth of fruits , veggies, tuna, salad, eggs, toast.... the GOOD stuff. THAT is what I need to focus on...

So, hope everyone is having a great Monday... Have a blessedly passionate day!

8 comments:

Fatinah said...

I can't believe that the marathon workout you did at the gym wasn't "as well as you'd hoped". Wow. Even that word doesn't seem descriptive enough. You are a powerhouse!!!! I'd say you earned that snooze with hubby!!!!! Have a good day

~~Midnight Raider~~ said...

Sounds like you know exactly where you should be in terms of diet... that's great! Your gym workout sounded like a lot of fun!

Cory said...

That sounds like an awesome time at the gym. Don't feel bad, you started using muscles in ways they haven't been used, and that is great. You'll slowly build up to doing more at each station!

Kristin said...

I think you're off to a pretty good start, seems like a good workout to me! Keep is up!

de said...

well it is about time ; you did not have permission to not do youe blog all weekend, even if you did do sa dynamite work out

PearShapedGirl said...

Tigerlilly, it sounds like you did an amazing job! That's great that you were so excited to be there and happy to experiment and push yourself. Your plan to eat those healthy foods is awesome. I know what you mean about eating the "right" amount of calories but not the "right" foods. Hubby always has to remind me that just because something says "light" or "low-cal" doesn't mean that it's healthy. I know that, but he seems to feel the need to always bring it up, haha. Anyway, enjoy your success!!

Take care,
PSG

p.s. That picture is just priceless! It looks like a professional photo, just gorgeous!

Karin said...

Not as well as you had hoped? You set some pretty high standards for yourself! I think you did awesome.

MissXXL said...

Just reading that workout made me feel like I worked out! LOL I love these blogs :)