Okay, more like a drive-by posting..errr..kinda. 🙂
The weather was BEAUTIFUL today 🙂 Finally getting some cooler temps here in AZ. I’m loving it.
This morning I woke up bright and early(5 am) to meet with the rest of “Ernie’s Girls” to do our Saturday Boot Camp.
It was a great workout and FUN 🙂
Started off with 15 bleachers, with various plyo exercises in between each. Then we moved down to the field where we did various things such as: sprints with parachutes tied around our waist..this was fun and i was the fastest one which is SO unlike me…i told the guys on my softball team and they laughed in my face. They have always made fun of the fact that I look like I’m running in slow motion to first base 🙂 Maybe i got faster?! haha.
We also did walking lunges while pulling a sack of weights behind us(this was HARD but holy glute action), pushed a sled full of weights up and down the field(this picture demonstrates it best….)
We also did suicides, indian runs and some ladder drills.
Result: Good, heart-pumping workout 🙂 We all went to Starbucks afterwards for some coffee(i got water..not a coffee/tea person) and headed to the gym for abs class. Great morning! All before 8:30am 🙂
Afterwards, I came home, chilled out, made some turkey burgers!!(99% fat free, no sodium added ground turkey) and ate meals, showered, etc. Then it was off to my friends baby shower! It was a good time, co-ed so it wasn’t an over powering madness of women 🙂 I have very few girlfriends, and this was actually my good friend’s wife’s baby shower. I am totally one of the guys and get sick of too many women all at once. Too much drama/chatter/blah-dee-blah…at the same time, put me in a room with a bunch of bodybuilding/figure/bikini/gym rat, etc girls and i can’t get enough because then we can all just talk about our workouts, diets, posing etc. for hours and nobody gets annoyed! haha good times.
7 weeks until the big day(actually 6 weeks and 6 days but who’s counting?) I plan on putting up pictures at 6 weeks out. Eeek.. I’m totally not where I should be, but I have faith that I can pull this off. Just gotta be strict about the diet, keep up with the FAB workouts, and most importantly BELIEVE in myself and what I am doing.
If you THINK it, you will BECOME it.
One more thing to leave you guys with. Many people say “Don’t worry about what other people think!!” This is a true statement, but only to a point. You see, if you didn’t care what other people thought, you wouldn’t push yourself to run a little faster when you were side by side with another girl at a race. You wouldn’t do that extra pushup because your instructor/trainer told you to. You wouldn’t push yourself any harder than you wanted to because you wouldn’t care what anybody else thought. I would say that the biggest reason I have gotten to the point I’m at as far as physical condition, endurance and strength is that I wanted to impress, not only myself, but others. Sure, it goes against what everyone says about only worrying about yourself, but ya know what? I’d probably be a fat blob on the couch if I didn’t worry about what anyone else thought.
Don’t get me wrong guys, I LOVE being an athlete. I am an athlete because I don’t dread working out, running, etc. When I am presented with a new physical challenge, I get butterflys. It is a mix of excitement, fear, and competition. It is the fact that I wouldn’t trade my physical fitness for ANYTHING in this world. I love being challeneged, I love workouts that leave me panting, sweating, yelling, and almost puking. YES, it is tough on the body, NO, it isn’t comfortable at times, but it gives me a chance to prove to myself that I CAN DO IT. I love my lifestyle, and if I could do this for a living I would….and oh yeah, I will do this for a living 🙂