I was awake at 5 o'clock this morning, but I did not get up immediately. LOL! I felt like someone had beat me up! That leg workout and the trip out exhausted me on yesterday. Furthermore, last night still was not quite ideal for sleeping. I must admit, however, that I slept better last night than I did on the night before. So once I got going this morning, everything went just fine---well except for the soreness!
I worked my abs today. I worked them pretty thoroughly. During the course of the workout, I also made sure that I was well-stretched. For some reason, I had a funny little tweak in my back and it finally subsided during after my stretching and 1-mile walk. I knew today would not be a blazing day on the running course. The first being that my legs were sore and also had that "floaty" kind of feeling. In addition to that the course was still a muddy mess from all of last night's rains. So I did pretty much as I said I would on yesterday---I got it done. I managed a 22:03(7:21 mile pace) which, considering the circumstances, I will take.
I can tell that my diet is back on pace because I have been in that "I am almost hungry" state for the entire day. Hopefully, the diligence will begin to show results over the next few weeks. I still, however, need to pace myself. 12 weeks is a long time. I have to figure out now what I want to eat for my dinner tonight. I just finished a big bowl of oatmeal with walnuts, skim milk, a small pat of butter, raisins, a teaspoon of strawberry preserves, but could eat again right now! LOL!
I was trying to strategize about this weekend, since it is the Super Bowl and I am planning on watching the game and EAT a bit of what we cook. My best bet is to do an Intermittent fast from Friday to Saturday for 24 hours and then enjoy what I want, which won't be THAT much anyway on Sunday. Hopefully, I can watch the Ravens beat San Francisco. Since the Steelers aren't there, I have to root for the Ravens.
Not much more to report. I am excited about the success I had this week with my new workouts and modifications to old ones. More to come next week---static curls, more pull-ups to failure, a totally new ab workout (I will post the video, I promise), and the reinstatement of the 300 Workout. I also am happy that I reinstated the extra push-ups. I hit 4 sets of 50 today. Three of those sets were already in the workout. The fourth set was the first of the extra 100 for today. I have one more set to get in. Hopefully, the wittle bitty chest will regain its old size. Tomorrow is Tabata and Plyometrics day with stretching and 1-mile walk!
Everyone, enjoy your Thursday afternoon. I am going to use the remainder of the day to rest and recover since I KNOW I will be in the grocery store on tomorrow buying some things for Sunday.
Here is what I did today:
3 x 40 Reverse Crunches
3 x 40 Bicycle Crunches
3 x 40 Frog Sit-ups
3 x 40 Trunk Twisters with dumbbell
3 x 40 Side Bends with dumbbell
3 x 50 Push-ups
3-Mile Run (22:03)
TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE DAY 5:
To build more muscle in my chest.
To build more muscle in my legs (quads).
To build more muscle in my back.
To continue strengthen my core in preparation for resumption of planche push-up training in 2013.
To obtain a 5-6% body fat percentage while adding approximately 2-5 pounds of muscle during the next 12 weeks.
To work on consistently running at or below a 6:15 mile pace on all of my runs.
To continue to strengthen my arm and shoulders and prevent a recurrence of impingement syndrome.
To continue integrate my full body stretching regimen into my daily workouts