back on track

I wasn’t sure if I’d do my strength training today. I’ve been a little off my game. My eating has been out of sorts lately and today was weight/measurement day. My weight was up, but I knew it would be. I think it’s because I haven’t been eating very balanced dinners the last few days so I’ve been getting hungry between 9 and 10 and so I’ve been (over) eating the not-so-great type of carbs (not to mention wine two nights in a row). I did a better job today & I did my weights so I’m already turning things around. I’m a little burnt out on the ab routine I’ve done recently so tonight I just did a variety of crunches. I’m really looking forward to my run tomorrow. I’m getting a little stressed out at the fact that I’m taking 17 credits next quarter. I’m just not sure how I will balance everything. I know that it will all come together, I’m just stressed about the first couple weeks when we get used to a new routine. I also know stressing out about it doesn’t help anything, hence my desire to go running to clear my mind. Bah. Nonsense reigns here, tonight.

I ordered my capris on Saturday. So far, they are still in transit. Sigh. Serves me right for opting for the free shipping option, right? They are supposed to be here on Friday, but they have sat in Hodgkins, IL since yesterday morning. Although, I suppose I should be grateful that they aren’t coming out on covered wagon. I’ve seen loads of people including lists of things they are grateful for at the end of posts. I think I’ll jump on that bandwagon myself at some point.

push ups: 24

squats: 84

sweat it out

Today was one of those days.The kind where it hits you around 11 o’clock that your dinner might just need to be half a bottle of wine. You know the kind. No? Me neither. I spent 7 hours playing chauffeur for my dad, bouncing between appointments. I’m thankful that I am close enough and that my schedule readily permits me to help out. All that driving left me wiped out, though. I was overwhelmed with the urge to hibernate. I managed to fight it off and I’m feeling so much better! For the last week I’ve done the Lolo Abs. I love it. After only a few days of it I can feel a difference in my runs. I can feel my abs again (some areas better than others). I decided that I am dedicated to being honest with myself. In that vein, my upper body is in serious need of toning. They have always been my least favorite area to work out, but I’m not sure why. Which leads me to the 100 push ups challenge. It will probably take me longer than the 6 week plan, but I’m fine with that. I’m not racing anything, and I’d rather take it slow and actually complete the challenge than burn out early. And to balance it out, I’m also doing the 200 squats challenge from the same site. I’m also looking into getting a few kettlebells. J’adore Union soviétique, so they just make sense to me. I have to look into it more extensively because I really don’t want to end up hurting myself.

push ups: 12

squats: 60

abs: 2 sets