Close Call!

That was a close one! I got home from my workout this morning and hopped in the shower. The water pressure was really low, but I was like hmm..oh well. THEN I REMEMBERED. We got a letter yesterday saying that the water would probably be shut off from about 9AM until 1PM. I had just gotten the shampoo in my hair so i immediately rinsed it out with the very little water that was coming down. JUST IN TIME, about 3o seconds later the water totally shut off. Pheww. No conditioner, so my hair isn’t soft and smooth, and brushing it was a pain in the ass. (I have VERY thick hair that is long and hangs to mid back.) At least I got to rinse off though!

I will back track to yesterday. Food-wise, I ate GREAT. LOTS of veggies, LOTS of water, and ended up at 1764 calories for the day. Good split of my macro’s (proteins, carbs, fats), so I was happy with it.

My workout yesterday was Shoulders and Triceps. I did shoulders in the morning (24 sets!! I really was focused and made sure that every rep of every set counted) followed by about 75 minutes of cardio. I didn’t mean to do that much but I started on the stair stepper, and wanted to go to a treadmill but they were all full. So I decided to run through the gym (there is an area that isn’t technically a track but can be used as one) and ran up and down the stairs a few times. I did this for about 10 minutes until a treadmill became available. I did 35 minutes on that.

Thought for Monday: When I am wearing my head phones and have a focused look on my face, am dripping sweat, and working hard in the weight room….Probably not in the mood to chat it up people!!! I actually just started ignoring people and pretending i couldn’t hear them so that they wouldn’t talk to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the people at my gym and love chatting with other fit-minded people, but there is a time and a place. Don’t get in the way of my workout cuz i will run you over!!! :-):-):-) hehe

This morning was boxing at 6:30 AM! I had a 1/2 cup of oatmeal with some blueberries, cinnamon and 1 scoop of my strawberry protein powder. Sounds like a weird combo, i know, but it was actually pretty good. A nice mixed berry flavor. I also had 2 cuties. 🙂

Boxing was great this morning. I truly love taking that class. It gets my adrenaline pumping and I always am panting for breath throughout the class. It is great!!

After boxing, I hit up the weight room. Today was back and I killed it!! I was going HEAVY and pumping out extra reps that I really thought there was no way I could do. I just pushed through the pain and DID THEM. It is amazing that even when you think your muscles are in total failure, sometimes they have a LITTLE bit left in them. Sometimes not haha, but if you try you might surprise yourself. That is something that I have learned from my trainer. He always makes me go to failure, and then when I truly believe there is no way I can pump out another rep, he makes me do it anyways. Sometimes i can, and sometimes i can’t, but when I can it is exhilarating!!

Anyways after my fantastic back smash, I did about 30 minutes on the elliptical, and then decided to take a cardio kickboxing class that was starting to finish out my cardio for the day. (Lots of boxing today! lol) It was a good class and when it was finished, I realized I had been at the gym for 3 hours now and it was time to get my butt out of there(even though I teetered on the idea of doing a little more cardio.) I have to make sure not to over-train, which I have done in the past—NOT FUN.

Post-workout, I had 5 oz. of chicken breast, 219 grams of sweet potato(kind of high but i was really hungry), and some asparagus.

This post is getting long but I just want to put out some of the goals I have for the next few months:

1. I decided I am going to get my ACE personal training certification by May 1, 2009. It will be a great summer job for me, and it is something I should have done a long time ago.

2. I will also look into getting my group fitness certification.

3. I am really pushing my nutrition into full gear and going to REALLY try to go at it 100%. Not 90%. Although 90% is EXCELLENT, i really want to hit my goals and make sure I am looking good for my competition. I want to go into it knowing i did EVERYTHING i could.

That’s all for now peeps. If anyone is in the Phoenix area and wants to do some hiking on the weekends before it gets too hot let me know!!! I would love to meet some people from my area that have similar goals about their health!

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4 thoughts on “Close Call!

  1. Jennica says:

    Wow, good job on all that cardio! And thanks for the weight lifting comment, I’m excited to work out harder with weights.

    You mentioned you had a certain number of grams of sweet potato…do you use a scale for your food? I’ve been thinking about getting one.

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  2. prettyface says:

    Wish I lived near you!! Hell, you could probably train my ass! 🙂 Hiking would be fun.

    You did SO much cardio today, girl! DANG! Wish I had that much time–I did manage to get in 45 minutes of back/abs during lunch and then going after work for cardio. Can you give me some ideas for back? I only do rows, a few machines…and thats IT. I dunno what else to do….

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  3. Jen, a priorfatgirl says:

    I'm so excited for you to get your ACE certification – you would be a GREAT trainer!

    I totally agree with you, there is a time & a place for conversations and when I'm all hot & sweaty with head phones on, do not bother me! HA…remember my treadmill story about the old lady? I swear, I should have elbowed her!

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  4. fittingbackin says:

    Great goals! You are awesome. LOL on peeps in the gym – I totally know what you mean! It’s like headphones are on and i’m READING – could I be more in my own happy place that you’re not a part of? No.

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