Tuesday, September 16, 2008

double workout

Folks, I am seriously awesome. Yesterday I did 2 great workouts. Yes 2. After buying groceries, getting home, and eating supper, I went out for a 30 minute run with Daisy. I decided that when I go for a "run" it will be just for fun and I will not do intervals. If I go out for intervals, I will do them seriously and intensely (meaning I'll walk for the recovery and all out sprint for the work, no more varying between 6 and 8 on the RPE). So last night was a run for fun and not for fat loss (seems weird but running just isn't helping me lose fat!) So I could go fast when I wanted and slow when I wanted. I ended up just going in time with my music and went pretty fast for quite awhile. Loved it. Loved the no pressure thing of it, just do what I wanted for how ever long I wanted.

After that was done, I barely had any time to grab a water bottle and go to the bathroom before my first exercise class was starting. Last night was just a 1 hour weight class, no cardio. It was good. I realized that my legs really got out of shape over the summer. Squats were killer. Which is funny again because I've been running all summer so you'd think my legs would be good but other areas may have lost strength, but nope, vice versa. The only problem is I don't want to bulk up my thighs too much. I'm starting to really like my legs, even though they don't have tons of strength to them, they look good now. I'm going to stick to low or no weights for squats and lunges. Also, before class begins I'm going to do some glute activations (glute bridges etc) so hopefully my legs won't be doing all the work. This morning the only thing really sore are my legs (hamstrings too). Upper body was hurting last night, but it's all good now.

Anyway I was really proud of those workouts, felt like I really was kicking ass and I'd be at goal in no time. (I've got the image of the dress I want to wear to SILs wedding as a motivator in my head constantly now!) Just gotta fine tune that eating right? (last night involved some more stinkin muffins! I have to send them to hubby's work. As of now, I am done eating muffins! They're FULL of fibre, but they just trigger some sort of carb craving that I can't satisfy)

Anyway, today will be good foodwise. I had a cottage cheese smoothie for breakfast. Lunch is a salad with chicken, lots of fruit, some yogurt. Supper is going to be hamburger soup with lots of veggies and barley, buns, a salad and dessert. And that's AFTER I do some intervals in the gym for an hour (well like 30 minutes of intervals). awesome.

7 comments:

paige said...

you are a machine! way to go

Jen said...

WOOOO!! You ARE awesome (you just don't need anyonen to tell you that! ;p)

I ALWAYS have to send away about half of my baking or else I will eat it all...out of sight out of mind, right???

How do you make your cottage cheese smoothie??? Sounds good!

eurydice said...

wow 3 workouts... that's amazing!

cara said...

Wow you are kicking butt! no matter how strong or in shape I am squats still hurt.also for me running has helped for fat loss at least in the leg region but not sure about elsewhere. Maybe it will help eventually? It def will thoug with your plan.

Carolyn said...

You are a workout machine! Yikes! Way to kick serious ass! What's the dress look like that you want for your SIL wedding?

Sara said...

awesome just awesome!!

Tiffa said...

I second Paige. You are a machine :) which is a good thing, of course!