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Its not all fun and games

This week has been a very rollercoaster week.  I dont even want to say its been a hectic week…because hectic weeks i can handle and still be emotionally in tact.  But this week…was a rollercoaster of a week.  There is always going to be the one tiny little thing that makes you just snap basically.  The piece of straw that breaks the camels back.  The pea under the matress…uhhh….i cant think of any more metaphors…but i think you get the idea.

Anyways…emotionally its been a wild week.  But going to the gym, working out all of the frustrations physically by lifting weights and tiring myself out is what got me thru it all.  Especially yesterday (Thursday). 

Thursday’s workout felt liberating.  I was focused, despite how the rest of the day had been going, and i kicked that workouts ass 😉  It was arm/upper body day, and boy am i sore today!  I’ve definitely grown to enjoy the pain/soreness.  I know it means progress, which means results!

Next week i’m also going to (hopefully) go to the new BodyPump class that is being offered at the gym i go to.  Its an hour of weight training mixed with cardio, and it looks fun.  I got the thumbs up from my trainer too.  I think it’ll really help me get to the next level of progress, and it’ll get me in the gym for a third (or even fourth) day of the week.

Anywhos…i think that’ll be all for now.  No gym for me tomorrow; going to take another rest day, but i will do my stretches and some core exercises.  But i have to take both of my kitties to the vet tomorrow morning at 10.  One for her annual checkup, and the other is having an issue with his leg/knee joint popping out of place.  So hopefully that will all go well.

 

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The right kind of addiction

This last week has been pretty good.  Got in 3 workouts with my trainer this week since we had to miss a workout the week prior.  Had a bit of a ‘am i getting sick’ scare, so spent 2 days drinking tea, alot of water, taking coldeeze so i could ward off any potential flu/cold that may have been trying to incapacitate me.  Luckily it seems i won that fight 🙂  

Workouts this week went pretty good.  Tuesday we had to cut short due to me overheating and we were thinking i might’ve been getting sick.  But for what i did do on that workout, i was in total beast mode!  lol.  I was really upset not being able to finish the full hour, but a half an hour of tearing it up is nothing to shake a stick at either.  My next workouts were on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday was leg day….i am STILL feeling the soreness a full 4 days later.  But what can i say, i do love leg day 🙂  Friday was back and arms, which was a very good workout as well.  Took a good steady pace.  I can feel myself progressing.  Weights are being increased.  Intensity is being increased.  But none of it will matter unless i put my mind into it.  Which seems to be my biggest holdback now.

I know that i can physically do my workouts…but when i just drop like a fly, its because my mind gives up.  I really am working damn hard to get in to that focused frame of mind to where i just dont even think…i just do.  I have moments of that intense focus, but i cant seem to harness it yet.  So for me, at this point, that is my biggest challenge.

This week i’ll be back on with my 2 trainer workouts on tuesday and thursday.  And at least one other workout on my own…but i really want to increase my workouts to 4 total days a week.  2 trainer days, 2 personal days.  Gosh, am i really getting addicted to this?  I think i am 😉 but it is the best kind of addiction though.  And i dont plan on ever giving it up.

And Monday is done

I hope everyone had a good Monday.  Especially those of you who had to work..luckily for me, i got the day off 🙂

Had a pretty easy morning…slept in a bit, had my breakfast and coffee as normal.  Around 11am my mom and i decided to go take a drive up silverado trail here in Napa and headed all the way up to Calistoga, stopping here and there to take pictures of the beautiful autumn in wine country scenery.  Went down some of the back back roads, which were fun to explore too.  Here are a few photo’s i took of our little trip:

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These are just the ones i took with my phone, there are more we took on the cameras that we still need to upload.  But needless to say, it was a gorgeous day out.

We stopped for lunch at Buster’s Southern BBQ Joint in Calistoga….mmmmm mmmm mmmmmm!!!!!!!   Love me some bbq tri tip sandwich.  A bit of a splurge, but i dont get up to Calistoga very often, so it is a once in a while treat for me.  BBQ is my weakness… 0_o

Anywho’s, we drove back down hwy 29 in to Napa, did some shopping then headed home.  Once home, got ready for my workout with my trainer.

Ate my preworkout meal of Oatmeal mixed with a scoop of protein powder, yum.  Got to the gym, did my workout, worked mostly upper body, chest, arms, and my legs a bit too…and managed to make it thru my whole hour workout session!  WAHOO!  Sat in the sauna for about 15-20 minutes after my workout, which felt sooo nice 🙂

Before my workout, took another update photo…i can really start to see the results kicking in…definitely lost weight, and looking a more toned then i did back in early September when i started this journey.  I’ve come a long way since then.  When i started, i couldn’t do full leg raises on my own…now, i can do them mostly unassisted, and only need assist when i’m on the final set and the few final reps of that set.  So i have definately come far, more than i think i really realize at this time.

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