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Another Monday

Well Monday has rolled around again.  It was a long, but overall good weekend for me.  It was) an ‘off’ weekend for me, so didn’t go to the gym (bad me, i know) but i did get three workouts in during the week and let alone mentally just needed to rest.

Although it wasnt like i didnt do anything active, we (my boyfriend and i) did get out and walked around the neighborhood, it was a gorgeous autumn weekend.  Mostly though, we stayed in and played GTA 5.  🙂

This week though, i beleive i will be doing my 2 personal trainer sessions on tuesday and thursday, then saturday morning i’ll go in for my workout on my own.  Call it somewhat odd, but i hope we do more strength training for my legs this week.  So far i havent had a good leg day workout, and while i know i will be very sore for at least a couple days after, i dont want to skip leg day!  lol

Anyways, gotta finish my breakfast now and then get ready for work.  ttyl!

 

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Monday Morning

Is is Monday morning again?  Boy this weekend was too short…there really does need to be a day in between Saturday and Sunday.  haha 😛

Well i can at least say i had a good weekend.  Did my saturday workout with my PT, went and ran errands/went shopping with my boyfriend afterwards, one of which was picking up our copy of GTA V.  And on that note, you can probably assume what we spent the rest of our weekend doing 😉  yup, thats right, playing GTA V.  🙂

On sunday we just spent a day relaxing at home.  Made a really yummy dinner:  Spicy lean turkey loaf (which included poblano peppers, home made salsa, onions, and seasoning), garlic mashed potatoes and steamed carrots & green beans.  It was very delicious and healthy.

Anyways…the time is approaching now to get ready for work…oh how i wish it were Sunday again 😉  But gotta get out and make that money!

Pushing myself

I had all intentions of making this post yesterday, but not having my laptop with me, and playing GTA 5 prevented me from actually getting around to it.  😛

But anywhos….had workout #3 with my Personal Trainer (PT) yesterday.  Did a good 55 minutes…5 minutes short of my alotted time.  Had to stop short due to me pushing myself to the point of nearly up-chucking all over the floor.  I really pushed myself as hard as i could yesterday, but it felt like my body was really fighting against me every step of the way.  Trying to do these step ups (on about a 12 inch step up), my right knee just gave up and got weak…i was able to get thru 2 1/2 sets of 20 of those, but i really wish i could’ve finished them.  Even now, though my body was essentially telling me to stop, i really want to finish that last 1/2 set.  Is that what they call determination?  I think so, maybe?

After my strength cardio warm up (the step ups previously mentioned as well as doing jumping jacks), we moved on to working my upper body and core:  arms, chest, back, abs.  Working on all of those machines felt good, i was able to push thru all the reps he knew i could do, even if by the last 2 or 3 reps of the set i was probably making some pretty funny faces because it did hurt to push thru those last few.  😛

By the 3/4 mark my stomach really started to churn and i pushed thru the last few sets as best as i could, but by the 50/55 minute mark, i knew if i kept going, i was just going to have a very embarrassing moment up-chucking right there in front of everyone.  So i called it while i was still ahead.  I really pushed myself as hard and as far as i could yesterday, but i know i could do better.  My mind knows this…but but body doesnt yet.

After cooling off a bit out in the gym, let my stomach settle, my PT, Ausun, told me to sit in the dry sauna for 10-15 minutes to help increase the blood flow to my muscles, and help boost my metabolism, and i suppose also to help sweat out all the toxins in my body from years of unhealthy eating.  I really enjoyed the sauna, and felt so much better afterwards.  The sauna will be my new best friend after these workouts.

All in all, today i can feel EVERY muscle…and i mean E.V.E.R.Y. muscle that i worked yesterday, today.  But its a good sore.  I know it means that i did push my body to go as far as i can, that my muscles are building and getting stronger.  And stronger muscles means my metabolism will increase, and increased metabolism means easier more efficient weight loss.  Its a tough physical and mental road i am driving down…but the destination is worth all the pain and suffering that i will endure along the way.

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