Monday, November 21, 2011

Days 4 & 5

Day 4 was Sunday, so I didn't do much. I ended up taking a vigorous 2 mile walk right before nightfall. Today (Day 5) I knew I wasn't going to make it to zumba class tonight because of an extra-long tutoring session, so I set out to do the entire 30 minute Turbo Fire DVD. Wow, I think it's equal to an hour long zumba class! My heart rate was so high during the fire drills, I wondered if there is a level above high intensity, because I was there. Maybe it's the 'I'm-going-to-pass-out-in-5-seconds-if-we-don't-stop-this' intensity level. I had to back off for a bit so I didn't pass out. I think I'll do this one again tomorrow and see if I can push myself a little harder. I also did the optional 10 minute stretch at the end, and that was very enjoyable.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 3

Yay! It's still morning and I've already worked out for today! my neighbor let me borrow a Turbo Fire DVD and I finally got around to trying it. Whew! It's as high intensity as my Zumba class can be. I only did the first half and I am pooped. I think I'll try to do the whole thing tomorrow afternoon. I wasn't prepared for something that rigorous this morning.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 2

I did NOT want to work out today. I had a difficult morning/afternoon and was feeling yucky again tonight after dinner, so I kept putting it off. I finally had to ask myself 'do you really want to quit on the second day of a challenge?!' That's my biggest motivational tool--a challenge. So I got up and went for a brisk 15 minute walk with Chica. Not the hardest workout ever, but it counts. I'm planning for an early workout tomorrow.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A 40 Day Challenge

I have been issued a challenge to work out for 40 consecutive days. It was not directed specifically at me; my aunt is doing it and posted it for all her Facebook friends, but I am picking up that thrown gauntlet nonetheless! The rules are you must work out every day or you start back at day 1. For me, a workout will be at least of moderate intensity and for at least 15 minutes (I figure I can do anything for 15 minutes!) Today I began by going back to zumba class. The results, a 55 minute workout of high intensity :) I don't aim for that every day, but I think it's a good way to start.
In other news, I picked a bunch of green beans from our garden to eat for dinner tonight. Mmmm they were so good: I sautéed them lightly in EVOO, salt, & pepper. And talk about fresh--picked at 5PM, eaten by 6PM. That's the way we were meant to eat!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yucky Tummy

It's been a hard last few days. I've been sick to my stomach all weekend! It makes getting motivated for workouts that much more difficult. I have managed to keep up on laundry and get some housework done, but that's about it. I even had to skip out on zumba tonight, so sad :( Hopefully this will have passed by next Thursday.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Missed a Day

Yesterday turned into quite a busy day, despite no official work. I had my normal busy Thursday morning and then I was able to go with a friend on her 32 week sonogram in the afternoon. It was so neat to see a developing baby, hear his heartbeat, see him move around inside her. I can't wait to have one of my own. Then, last night, I went back to the zumba class. There were fewer people this time so the instructor had us working with weights. Wow! That was quite a workout! After zumba I spent some time just talking with a friend at Starbucks, so I didn't get home until late. I am super tired this morning. I may end up taking a nap, after I go weed out the vegetable beds.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Had a down day. Battled a headache all day. Hope tomorrow is batter.