Monday, August 23, 2010

Let Me Just Tell You.....

Let me just tell you about my day.  It has been one of the most uneventful days I have had in a while.  I know that I have a weigh in coming up in 2 days so I have been really good with my food.  Ok so I ate a few French Fries on Sunday afternoon, but for the most part its been lots of fruit, some veggies, sandwiches for lunch....just an all around balanced diet.  My workouts this week have struggled a bit.  Don't get me wrong, I have been a gym rat again this week but I feel like missing my long run really hurt my workouts.  Then there were a few missed night workouts because of football and other things, that's just part of life.....Like I have said 1,000 times I don't have the luxury of putting real life on hold to be on a diet, furthermore, I don't really want to.

Basically, I know I have gotten the workouts in, I just feel a little bit fat today so the idea of getting on the scale on Wednesday are kinda freaking me out.  I have done good but I don't know if I have done 6 lbs good.  I just don't know if I can take another bad week.  If I have another bad one I will have to use the dreaded word, "plateau."  I have lost weight in the fashion of 20 lbs at a time then maintain, so I have not really seen a bad plateau and I'm scared my body is catching on to what is going on and putting a stop to it. 

I know I can change some things to make it a little better.  I have been watching my calorie burn like a hawk the last few weeks but I have not been great on the calorie counting.  Its such and easy thing to do but if you let it slip there are always a few calories that slip through, and who knows how many a few are.  I will do better with that.

I was nervous today about getting to go to Zumba, I was just sure I was going to miss it, but at the last second my worker friend came through so I could stop being angry at her and rush up to class.  Boy, was it full tonight.  It was a good workout, but it was the first time today I could really feel the hurt muscle in my belly.  (Side note:  Its kinda nice to pull a muscle there, at least I know there are muscles under there)  All the twisting, jumping, and flailing around was beginning to hurt.  It was over soon enough so I think Ill be alright.  The one I'm more worried about is the Cut workout tonight.  I just know it is going to HURT!

Other than going to Zumba and setting up a few appointments I have done nothing today except sit on my butt and work.   I'm almost willing to take the pain of the cut just to get my tail out of this chair. 

I had the idea brought up the other day of over training, and I had never really thought about it.  I get in 4 morning workouts a week, these are the running workouts.  At least 2 afternoon workouts sometimes 3, and then 2 late night workouts when I get off.  I was trying to squeeze a few more in there.  None of them are extraordinarily long but just where I can fit them in in my schedule.  Well with the schedule at my gym changing I know there are 2 more that I can make that are on my easier days.  I am going to try to fit them in on days they don't conflict with work.  So in an attempt to not over train I am deciding to take my Tuesday night class off and fill it with swimming.  I already swim with a young lady for about 45 mins. on Tues. nights so I think I'm going to let that be the only workout on Tuesdays.  And then of course, Sunday OFF, completely off, no cross training, not nothing.  I will eat my donut at church and then take a 3 hour nap and do nothing for the rest of the day. 

I know this sounds like a crazy amount of time at the gym but it is really on 3 days of extreme workouts (and they are mostly before and after work), Tues. Thurs., and Sat. are pretty light.  And don't make me repeat my schedule for Sunday....

Ill try to get back on tonight and let you know how the Cut goes tonight....I have a good feeling about this one.  No tears and no puke....thats the goal. 

1 comment:

Brigitte said...

I like your approach to Sunday! :) I've always read that over training is harmful. I am no where near the over training anything mark! Just remember to rest when you can. The body needs that too!

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