Monday, August 18, 2008

The Word for the Day is: OUCH

So in my last blog I was talking about my apprehension of taking on a 1/2 marathon so soon after my tummy tuck. Right after I blogged I wondered, "How far can I run without stopping?" So at first my goal was a half an hour (I have been able to run up to an hour straight prior to surgery) and then see how I felt. Then I went for 40 minutes and could keep going. I finally ended up running 5 miles in 50 minutes. This is not my usual pace, but again I got out of shape recovering from surgery. I did have to stop briefly 2 times due to "minor" interruptions (my kids wanted breakfast...the nerve :) ). With warm up and cool down it was a total 5.8 miles and an hour of cardio. Oh, and I did my cool down holding a 30 pound weight by the way :) (His name is Noah and he also had his blankie in his hand. He has issues too).


As if that weren't pushing myself enough, I went to the gym yesterday since my mom was here to watch my double trouble. Lately when I've tried to go to the Y, they have been politely asking me to leave since my boys love me soooo much, they won't stop crying when I leave. So I was so excited to be able to go without the minor interruptions. What's the first thing I went for? The stairmaster (and FYI MizFit, I don't hold the handle grips, I use my arms) that looks like a set of stairs. Again, at first I did 5 min. warm up..then 25 min...then another 25 min...finally a 5 minute cool down walking on it backwards. Then I did 2 sets of the weight machines, arms, legs, and back (can't do crunches yet)! Am I insane? OMG why did I over do it??? I let my ambition/stubbornness get the best of me. Needless to say, I will be doing a LOT of stretching today and perhaps soak in my tub at nap time. I will try to at least walk to loosen up my muscles.

When I talked earlier about being bad about weights, I like to do weights, it's just that I do cardio 1st and then run out of time. Now that I'm not training for a race, I don't think I need to do cardio 5-6 days a week. Or at least, I can shorten a cardio time or 2 to add weights. I get Shape magazine which is great and has great workouts, but can I be frank? They will show a picture A and picture B and give worded directions, but sometimes I still don't get it. I have to watch that exercise be performed in order to do it myself. I think they have demo exercises online that I"ll have to check out. And another shout out to Miz... watching your Monday face time weight demos are good tips too! When people at my work see my arms, they ask me what I did to get them.



As of right now, my workout consisted of lifting 2 30 lb. weights on each arm :).


I will be working on doing actual weights though. Just..not today because...O-U-C-H!!!
Oh, and I'm hurting because due to my competitive nature I was up to 2 am trying to find the answers to MizFit's scavenger hunt! Being up that late, I suddenly was HUNGRY. Not bored, actual hunger pains. I don't think I had enough protein during the day and the result was a food freak out. I don't freak out often, but when I do it's quite impressive. My TOM probably didn't help either, but next time I need to hide my kids' box of Cheez It's is all I can say!

8 comments:

Melissa said...

Golly! New to this blog...how inspiring is this!

I'm sorta kinda working up to getting myself ready to plan out a fitness routine. Complicated by getting my own surgery next month--on my right hand which is really messed up.

I did think I could achieve my goal of walking across the George Washington Bridge even with a cast on my hand. So maybe I'll work toward that...have a party afterward at which much calories are consumed...that'll be great....:-P

N.D. said...

Great job on those crazy set of stairs - that thing gets me winded and my legs are on fireeee everytime!! It is great that you got to the gym w/o the kiddies, and can adapt your workout to their needs (carrying them along - haha).
GOOD JOB! Are you following a training plan for the 1/2?

POD said...

You look great. I just started WW 3 weeks ago to get my last 20 off. So far, I've lost 4 lbs. You are an inspiration.

purple_moonflower123 said...

How exciting! I am new to this blog and I was just reading your previous posts! I started WW about a month ago. You are so inspirational and I look forward to reading more.

Terri and Bob said...

Girl, love your blog and you are one inspiring woman! Thank you for posting on my blog... and look, my weight loss was super!!

FatMom said...

Good-NIGHT! You're an ANIMAL! How can you do SOOO much? Gosh, I feel like a lazy lima bean...

new*me said...

love the pics of you and the twins :) I get a good workout from mine too.....they are each 25 at the moment! I will have to post a pic of me holding them like that too......your arms are amazing! I am still dreaming but working on it :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

So that's the cutest set of weights I've ever seen--no wonder your arms look great!