workout - 5/18/2013
I really did not want to stare at my computer screen for an hour for Insanity today. So I played flag football with my friends, then ran 3.3 miles in about 36 minutes by the lake. Lots of rocks, running through trails, hopping over logs, etc. It’s very fun :)
Woo! Finally made a catch in flag football! I actually made TWO catches! :D
workout - 5/17/2013
Insanity day 53/54: rest day yesterday/max recovery today
ugh. I’m struggling a bit today, you guys. my left knee was really hurting yesterday so I just iced and took it easy. today the energy just was not there, even for a recovery workout. hopefully you have all had much better workouts than me.
Faced this conundrum yesterday. If I did everything I say I should be doing (avoid gluten, avoid heavily processed foods, avoid copious amounts of beer, sleep more, exercise right… basically all of Mark’s Daily Apple Primal Blueprint rules), I would have absolutely no social life.
So at least once or twice a week, I bend the rules a little bit and go out (see Mark’s 80/20 principle). Sometimes it happens three times a week. But the majority of the time, I do stick fairly well to the rules. And I’m not gonna burden myself with guilt just because I went out and had a great time with friends. That’s just stupid. But I do know that one, two, or even three days with some slippage doesn’t mean I’m off track! If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past three years or so of on-again-off-again exercising and eating right, it’s that this isn’t a “60-day” or “90-day” thing (think Insanity or P90X)… this is a lifetime thing, and a lifestyle change.
I want to be healthy. I want to be fit. I want to be strong and nimble enough to hike a mountain, to play on the playground, to play a round of flag football without feeling wiped out, to run a 5k for a good cause, to have energy. I want to feel even more proud of my body than I do now. I’d be lying if wanting to look good naked wasn’t in there too :P
So there’s no guilt or shame here. Just need to stay committed :)
productivity fail. I’m just gonna go to bed.
but I’ll leave this here, as it is now stuck in my head.
workout - 5/15/2013
Insanity day 52: Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs
Wow. That was really bad. Left knee and left ankle/foot were really aggravated from the get-go for whatever reason. Tried to stick it out and did what I could. Happy the workout is over.
What the hell. It’s 36 degrees F outside… I am absolutely frigid in my bed right now with just a top sheet and a thin blanket.
And here I thought it was finally warming up and didn’t need the comforter :(
workout - 5/14/2013
Insanity day 51: Max Interval Plyo
I did NOT eat enough protein today. And I could definitely tell during my workout. That SUCKED. Need to keep this in mind in the future.