Friday, January 25, 2013


When you have one of those days when you feel the weight of the world is on your shoulders, do squats!  Appropriate for today - not because the weight of the world is on my shoulders (I very seldom stress), but because it's a squat day!  I am so glad to see we are ending the week with a fairly simple workout and after looking at the few times posted so far, it must be kinda easy as well.  Everyone is below 10 minutes so far, so let's hope that works for me as well!

I did not have time to workout yesterday - lots of unplanned errands got in my way - I did not even realize yesterday was my 4 month mark!  So, today I will take my measurements and post them separately.  Sometimes I get frustrated because I'm not seeing a difference as quickly as I was when I started, but not frustrated enough to want to stop working out.  I really enjoy my workouts and feel really good once I finish them, so I don't see myself giving them up anytime soon.  I know I could drop the pounds quicker if I dieted, but honestly?  I'm 47 - I HATE to diet and take any type of supplements.  I've taken more aspirin and Tylenol over the last four months than I think I have in my whole lifetime - I'm just not into that kind of thing.  I'm working out to get in shape and Honey-Buns says he can really tell I'm toning up and some days I see it and some I don't.  My clothes are WAY loose, so that's a good thing and I've had to invest in new panties because all of my others were just WAY too loose, so I'm pleased with that.  I am going to add a walking or biking workout to my daily routine and see what that does.  I'm also trying to be more aware of not eating after supper.  I saw this guy on the Today show (can't remember his name) and said there's this new "diet" where you eat for 8 hours a day, then nothing else after that 8 hours.  I don't usually make it a full 16 hours of no food (my stomach gets to growling too loud!), but I can normally make it anywhere from 14-15 hours so that's close.  Supposedly, your body will burn off what's it stored in those 16 hours and your stomach will begin to shrink, so I'm going to see if that works.

Today's workout is for time, 3 rounds of:
   20 overhead or front squats w/30-40 lbs
   50 jump rope

I hope to see an improvement in my jumprope - not as much tripping.  I'll let you know how that goes!  I haven't stuck to the January Fitness Challenge this month (planking is hard and I don't really like mountain climbers), but came across one for February that looks do-able.  I know, I know - giving up, blah-blah-blah.  Not really, usually I just forget about it and since adding a run to my everyday stuff, I just haven't felt like doing anything else.  We'll see how February goes!
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Another crazy day!  Saving this one for Sunday!

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