Sweat it Out (Thursday’s Workout):
45 Minutes Weights
15 Minutes Foam Rolling
I’ll be honest: it took me a couple of days to get over whatever funk happened on Wednesday. I will say that I appreciate my mommy readers so much and the great comments that they left. I’m also thankful for my mom who called me the moment she read my post. It is moments like this that I need to pick up the phone and call someone instead of always trying to handle everything myself. It’s good to have a shoulder to cry on. I feel like I am getting back to semi-normal after having a bit of a freak out. Getting use to motherhood is hard, that has got to be why it is one of the most rewarding jobs.
Since my last post I’ve decided that I need to rearrange a few things. I’ve realized that Hanna still needs a morning nap and it has to be at 9:00 in order for her afternoon nap to pan out. The reason this is tough is because I am a go-to-the-gym-right-when-you-wake-up kind of gal. This last month I have been in the habit of getting up, getting Hanna changed and fed, and then I was out the door and to the gym by 9:00. No time to think or talk myself out of going. Like I have said in the past, I am a MAJOR creature of habit, so going back to this schedule is a bit worrying that I will be able to talk myself out of the gym by the time Hanna wakes up.
Here is my mantra for the rest of this year: I am adaptable, I can do this.
I love my mom. She holds me accountable no matter how crazy it makes me. One of the things she asked me on the phone last night is whether or not I weighed in yesterday (since it was weigh in day, this is not a question she asks me regularly), and how my bodybugg has been going. I had to come clean. Yes, I weighed myself yesterday, and I weighed the same as the week before. Yes, I have been wearing my bodybugg, but I haven’t been tracking my food. As much as I didn’t like it, it made me think. I told her that I would be happy if I maintained this weight during the holidays, and then really focus in the New Year, but I don’t think that would make me happy, it would make me feel a feeling that I really can’t think of, but it definitely wouldn’t be a feeling of happiness.
I am this journey for change, and every year I tell myself that I am so close to the new year it would be easier to just wait until January, but deep down I know I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to get lost in the holidays and forget my goals.
On the Bodybugg front: I love to watch how many calories I am burning while I’m at the gym. Did anybody notice how much cardio I did the other day?! Not that I think that could happen all the time, but I was 200 calories over my burn goal that day, and most of my goals were hit before noon. I can’t complain about that!
I did make some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday, which I am going to figure out the nutrition facts for (so I can track them) and write a post tomorrow about them. I did make my hub’s take them to work, but he only took one bag. I guess the other’s will be going in the freezer. Out of sight, out of mind.
Okay, now I’m rambling when I should be getting ready for the gym. One day at a time through the Holiday’s, I can do this!
“The New Rules of Lifting for Women”:
- Deadlifts: 3 set of 10, 60 pounds
- Underhand Lat Pulldown: 3 set of 10, 70 Pounds
- Bulgarian Split Squat: 3 Sets of 10, 25 pound plate
- Rear lunge with forward reach: 3 sets of 10, 16 pounds
- Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 10, 35 pounds
- Prone Jack Knife: 3 Sets of 15
- Planks: 3 Sets of 60 second holds
Phase 5 starts next week!