I did it. It’s done. Sweat it all out. Felt great. For some odd reason my ‘Jump Shots’ to my left are slower than my right. Then again, I might also be beat by the time I get there. ‘Tires’ were ridiculous, but not as ridiculous as ‘Superman Banana’. I was glad it was the end of the workout, since sweat was getting into my eyes and I felt it burning. Don’t you hate that?! I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.
Work tonight at 8 ‘til close. Snap, I’ve got to find my badminton racquet.
Turned down the opportunity to play tennis this afternoon because we didn’t know when or if the rain was going to pour. In addition, my arms are pretty sore from muay thai. For some reason, I feel guilty for saying no, though. Is that weird? Anyhow, A has work to do anyway. But, now I feel bored and although I’m tired, I feel like going to the gym. Thursdays at the Y means, basketball. Kinda wish there was badminton or volleyball going on. Then again, I could always go to Bayview for…something. Ugh, I’m bored out of my fricking mind.
Good workout. Worked on my uppercuts and kicks. Prior to the workout, I did a kettlebell circuit. Got my heart pumping fast. In between sets of muay thai, I did the cardio break similar to the one during the kenpo x workout. The whole thing was a bit more draining since I added resistance. I definitely felt it in my core when I worked on my hooks. Finished off with some burpees, then stretching.
Went for a run as well this morning. 5k, no big deal.
Just came home from work. Gashed up my knee playing volleyball…not a good look. Knee pads anyone? My sets are coming along nicely. I just wish I had mad hops. Good night overall. Ending off nicely with some thunder and lightning.
Sweat dripping on the floor, face red and high adrenaline. It felt great, especially after a morning run. The ‘Halfback’ killed me, though. Although I felt like I had a good amount of energy, my legs felt like jello.
Going out later with A to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. I made him a card (I make all my cards) that I hope he likes…[insert corny, but thoughtful message here]. Hehe.
Anyway, I kinda think it’s time for an afternoon nap. Adios!
It was disgustingly hot working out. I kept having to take water breaks because I was sweating buckets.
To be quite honest, I was very close to not going to the gym at all today. I felt super tired after work, and all I could think of was sleep. But as soon as I got down to take a nap, 15min into it, my mind kept wandering and thinking about working out. So, I got up and did what I had to do.
Anyway, I miss Maine and everything about it. I miss Hannaford’s and how they have all the grocery items I can’t find here. I miss Christmas Tree Shops and how all their name brand items are super cheap. I miss Applebee’s and how unhealthy but cheap and convenient it was. I miss running every morning with A. I miss munching on cucumbers on the beach under the scortching sun. I miss taking naps at the cottage on rainy afternoons. Damn, that was the best first vacation with A. Even though it rained half of the time, all that mattered was the company you were with.
Best feeling in the world? Getting my workout done before noon.
Woke up pretty early, then again I went to bed at 10PM (yeah, I’m an old fart). Kind of had a weird sleep because my pillow kept slipping all over the place. So I woke up at 645AM and changed my bed sheets (not that they were dirty or anything..). Had my eggwhites with some turkey, a glass of watered down OJ (don’t judge, I like it like that) and got ready for the gym.
On my way, I saw this man:
Ok, so I feel like a jerk/weirdo for posting this, but honestly. He was like the red matrix, except complete with a red rain hat AND red rain boots.
Anyhow, although my back and shoulders were a BIT sore, I still did the workout today. As usual, my arms were shaking vigorously during the ‘Two Twitch Speed Push ups’. They felt heavy, and ….jacked.
Met another guy today also training to get into the police service (yes, it’s a service and no longer described as a “force”). I swear there are at least 6 or 7 that I met in the last month. They’ve all seemed have gone through the tests, but failed one or two and need to redo them. I, on the other hand, am taking things a bit slower. I’ve spoken to a recruiter and he had actually recommended getting a bit more experience first, whether it’s community service or in Security, which I’m actually trying to get into right now. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my license soon, though.
So, I wasn’t able to do Core Synergistics yesterday, so I did it today, along with Cardio X. Where the hell did all this energy come from? I got up at 530AM for work today, and was on my feet all day until 1PM when I got off. Got home, ate a snack, got ready and went to the gym. Usually I would have taken a quick nap, but I felt super energized today. I was sweating tons, so I drank loads of water. I kinda fell in love with ‘Banana Rolls’. There’s nothin’ like a good core exercise like that one.
Right after that workout, I went straight into Cardio X, but I skipped the ‘Dreya Roll’, ‘Superman Banana’ and ‘Squat Run’, since I already did those exercises during the previous workout. I felt like my calves were going to explode. During ‘Tires’, my legs were exhausted, but I kept trying to jump a little higher and further.
Seriously, where the heck did this energy come from?
Anyhow, all that matters, is that I killed it today. Got some grocery shopping done. Bought three of these since they were on sale:
I love these because they don’t taste too sweet. Clif bars are great.
So, on my way to school on Sunday, I noticed the Goodlife Marathon running through my school (Adelaide). A lot of badass folks, I tell ya. The girl that won first passed by me, and all I could think of was, "This girl is mu’fukkin’ serious with her gloves..". Mind you it was raining, so everyone was red and drenched. I passed by the water station, and all I could hear the runners saying was: "Where the fuck is the gatorade?!" I chuckled a bit, then realized I was late, so I ran in. Hell yeah, I’d be asking for gatorade too!
I remember my first 10k race. I couldn’t even believe I was doing it, since I’ve never actually ran 10k before. All my training was 5k-7k, and that was it. Growing up, I was more of a sprinter, so to actually run 10k still blows my mind. Grabbing that first cup of water was a glorious feeling, but grabbing the cup filled with gatorade gave me the extra boost I needed. Before I knew it, I was sprinting, which was probably not the brightest idea at around 6k. But I felt great, even though I was nervous seeing people pass out at the 9k mark. The greatest feeling was sprinting to the end. I was tired, but for some reason, I got all my energy and busted for the finish.
Alright. Enough talk. Going to do my workout and run my ass off.
Yeah, my legs feel like jello. Sure I’ve done the legs and back workout before, but to rollerblade to and from the gym…yeah, I don’t think so I’m hardcore.
I skimped out on a few of the exercises of Ab Ripper X, that’s why I didn’t log it down. I did a few variations of my own, namely the core exercises I do during Muay Thai. Still got one hell of a burn, and I stretched it out. I suck at doing the ‘Wheel’/’Bridge’, so I’m working on it by stretching and doing the wheel with the aid of a stability ball. I can probably sleep in that position.
After the workout, I downed some of this:
100% Pure Coconut water, all natural. Nothing else!
15 times the electrolytes found in sports drinks.
Has more potassium than TWO bananas.
I honestly think I was rollerblading faster after I finished off the drink. It was very refreshing. But, that’s not to say that I still don’t enjoy the P90x Recovery Drink, because Tony says it’s money…and yeah, he’s flippin’ right.
Alright, study time, then off to watch Bridesmaids! Kristen Wiig is such a saucy minx.
Was moody all day at work, after work, on the way home, crappy nap. I should be going to the gym right now, but this feeling right now is annoying me. I feel drained and stressed, but I have no reason to be. It’s like something’s pulling me down while I’m trying to motivate myself and lift my spirits.
A calmed me down a bit, but this feeling is something I can’t seem to control at the moment. My heart’s beating fast, my head’s pounding and my eyes hurt. I want to curl up into a ball and shut the blinds. …And at the same time, I want to go out and see A, but I can’t be around anybody right now.
Today’s workout was exhausting. The lactic acid from Monday’s workout plus my run the other night is still lingering. I got through it all today, but as I pushed through extra reps I could see my arms shaking in the mirror. Those ‘Two Twitch Speed Push Ups’ were killer. By the time I got to weighted circles I felt like my arms were going to rip off.
It was a good accomplishment, especially in the early morning.
Did some grocery shopping afterwards and picked up a few things, namely celery, soy milk, cottage cheese, shrimp, plus these two:
I really do miss eating oatmeal and all that carb goodness, so since my body can’t handle wheat so much, I opted to buying these two products. Will test them out soon, so expect a review in near future posts.
God it’s so nice out right now. I could go for a run, but I just ran yesterday and don’t want to overdo it too soon. I’ll run tomorrow.
Fell asleep while watching Arthur. Yes, that’s right…I watch Arthur, don’t judge me! Woke up feeling famished, but instead drank some water before my workout. Headed to the gym and it was packed, so I worked out upstairs. Went through it all with minimal breaks. Yesterday’s workout made me extra sore, so by the time I got to the ‘Dreya Roll’, my quads were burnt out.
All in all, a good workout.
I hope for better weather the next week, as I plan on running outside again. *crosses fingers*
Today’s class was intense. I can definitely feel my punches getting stronger, and my kicks being more efficient. A lot of squats, and burn out jab-crosses and swing kicks this session. I thought my legs were about to give out. By the time we switched pads, I felt bad that I couldn’t hold up the pads for as long as my partner did for me because my shoulders were burning from burn outs to push ups. The last 15min of class was devoted to core work. The whole duration, I felt like my whole body was on fire. All I could think of was taking a sip of water. We finished off with a minute each of mountain climbers and burpees back to back.
I’m disappointed in the fact that I can’t eat oatmeal or much wheat, anymore. It’s not that I won’t eat it because it’s all carbs and what not, but I have developed a slight intolerancy to them. I never really realized it before, but I always wondered why I felt bloated after eating my oatmeal in the morning. It was only after I started the P90x challenge, where in Phase I of the meal plan restricts much of your carbohydrates, that I found the bloating to immediately, vanish. It blew my mind, but at the same time it was sad to know that I’d never have a bowl of oatmeal again.
Denial. This morning I had a bowl of oatmeal to kick off Phase II, because I wanted to make sure that it was the oatmeal that made me uneasy. And, to no surprise, it was. What’s worse is that I can’t even enjoy one of my favourite cereals, Kashi Go Lean!. I remember the last time I had the cereal, and it made my stomach go bonkers. Never again.
I’m sticking to wild rice, soba, quinoa and flourless breads like Ezekiel, which settles a bit better in my stomach. Hell, I ain’t cutting out bread from my diet.
Thank God for a cool basement. I was sweating buckets today. I swear even the stretching and yoga in the beginning got me sweating.
What a waste of a good day. I had work until 1PM, and was thinking of going out to play tennis, but unfortunately A was busy and I had no other partner. It was okay, though, I was pretty pooped after Cardio X.
Uh, anyone watching the UFC Preliminary fights? These first few fights have been pretty quick…I’m hoping the rest aren’t going to be a blowout. So jealous of my cousin and his GF, because they got tickets. I was hoping to at least go to the MMA expo or the meeting of the fighters in Pickering, but I was still feeling under the weather.
So since I wasn’t able to do this workout on Tuesday, and wasn’t able to do Kenpo X on Wednesday, I thought I’d do core today and stick with Cardio X tomorrow, then continue on from there. Sounds like a good plan (hopefully?).
Today’s workout made me realize that I am not fully recovered. If anything, I am probably at 87%. Why 87? I don’t know, it seems like a firm number to me. Anyhow, I busted out extra reps in the beginning of my workout with the push ups, but I should have just kept it at a steady pace because I was dying during the final third and a half of my workout. I honestly thought that ‘Superman Banana’ was the last exercise, and then I hear Tony say, “TIME FOR LUNGE-KICKBACK-CURL-PRESS!!! :D!!! LOLOLOL" I absolutely loathe that damn exercise. But the burn feels nice, as well as the feeling of completing it, of course. Anyway, I did it. I did the bonus, too. Though, ‘The Halfback’ made my stomach churn just a bit. But, I’m done. Tomorrow’s Cardio X, booya! Let’s get ‘er dun!
GAME 7 Montreal vs Boston
It was a close game. Oh well, better luck next year, Montreal.
So, wth. Pittsburgh’s out. Crosby must be flipping out, because of his injury and the fact that although he was there to help coach his team, he wasn’t able to support them physically. Anyway, now I’m rooting for the Canucks (for the motherland).
I think it’s safe to say I will not be having sushi for a very, very long time.
I’m feeling a bit better today, but all I’ve had to eat was maybe 1/3 cup of chicken noodle soup, a protein bar, half of which I threw up (fuuuzzz), and I tried to eat solid foods, but all I could down was not even a half of a chicken breast. So I opted to drinking very watered down OJ.
Man, do I ever feel like workout out. I feel like my muscles have been depleted with being bed ridden and not having much to eat. It’s hard to make decisions right now because my stomach has been surprising me a lot and I never know when it’s going to start acting up again.
dan-and-thoughts said: Aw, man… :( Hope things get better. Totally feel ya. Every year after I finished school for the year, my mom and I’d get into a stupid fight. So freaking uncomfortable. “Tomorrow’s a new day.”
Thanks. I try to keep an optimistic p.o.v on things. At least with family, I try to think that arguements won’t last long because if you’ve got to live with the person, you might as well get along :P …Well, yeah that and we try to resolve things, too..haha.
I’m out 5 bills. Stayed in all day, kind of. Went to the bank. Phoned my financial lady for school, everything seems to be all right. Wasn’t feeling too well afterwards. Took a long nap. Woke up and got into a fight with my mom. I hate that feeling.
I think the longest my mom’s ever stayed mad at me was probably 2 weeks, tops. I can’t even remember what it was about. All I remember was trying to resolve things, but all she’d give me was one word answers. Harsh.
Now I’m in my room listening to Deadmau5 and Doctor P remixes.
Man, what I would give to just go on a very, long, drive.
I felt like my legs were going to give out because my legs and back workout the other day was intense. But I killed it. The fan wasn’t on in the studio, so I was sweating tons. It felt like my shirt was getting thicker and thicker. I was rushed after the workout because I had to get to dinner at A’s house since his parents were in for Easter. They make really good honey mustard chicken, and corn fritters. We also had dessert, which his sister made. Apparently it’s called, “Sex in a Pan" (graham cracker crust, chocolate pudding with whipped topping and chocolate drizzle). I only had a small piece since I was full from my meal, but it was a really light dessert, which tasted cool and refreshing, perfect for yesterday’s weather.
Habs lose to Bruins in 2nd OT, 2-1, making them fall back in the series to 3-2.
DAMN. Yeah, that’s right. I’m rooting for Montreal. Carey Price did a phenomenal job the other night, but I felt that the rest of the team was a little sloppy during the first couple periods. Anyway, the way the game was going, I thought it was going to go on until 3rd or 4th OT. God, I love sudden death OT.
Anyway, that’s enough hockey. I just hope the Habs will get it back.
Got lower in the lunges. Felt my thighs burning. Was going to give up on the ‘Wall Squats’, but I opted to voicing my pain instead with warrior cries. No big deal. Ab Ripper could have been better. Pushed out only 90% today. Meals could have been better, too. I kind of feel bad. But I’ve got to bring it even harder tomorrow.
My boy, Max, in all his glory. Aka, the pup who wouldn’t stop licking my face.
Went for a morning run, since I was missing it so much. With muay thai and p90x, I hardly have enough energy to go for a run. But I figure since yoga, although strenuous, is easy on my muscles, so a run on the same day would be okay.
Yoga was tough today.
Only because my new dog, Max, was all over my yoga mat. For half the workout, he situated himself at the head of the mat and kept licking my face everytime I went down to Chaturanga.