Monday, August 9, 2010

NROL4W - Stage 5 - Monday - Workout B1

I keep thinking about yesterday's dark chocolate indulgence, and how I really thought, before I had it, that if I gave in to my craving, I was going to lose control. I kept thinking, "Oh no, this is it, the end of my streak!" I tried to resist. I ate something less "junky" and protein-based. I still wanted the chocolate. It was almost 2 hours after the craving first hit that I told myself, "You know what? You can have that chocolate. Just count it, even if you go over your points. Recognize that you are in control of every bite and be happy." So I did. And it was totally awesome.

Stage 5B

barbell Romanian dead lift w/ bent over row 4x4x80 lbs
120 s rest

partial single leg squat 4x4 
wide-grip lat pull down (assisted pull up) 4x4
120-s rest

back extension 4x4
YTWL shoulder matrix 4x4x7.5 lbs
120 s rest

(long arm) Swiss ball crunch 4x4
prone jackknife 4x4
Swiss ball side crunch 4x4 [per side]
120 s rest

prone cobra 4x120 s
120 s rest

Intervals: 3 min warm up, 1 min work/2 min recovery x 5, 2 min cool down [20 minutes total] - I did high knees & butt kicks for my work intervals and a light jog for my recovery intervals. I burned 153 calories. I didn't get to work as hard as I would have liked. During my second work intervals, I started getting stitch in my side and it was slowing me down.

2 points for the weights, 1 for the intervals. I love this workout!

yogurt & cereal - I don't usually eat before my workouts when I'm able to exercise right away, but for some reason I was so nauseated this morning that I had to eat something. I normally get sick if I do eat! 
eggs w/ tomato, toasted Sandwich Thin w/ sugar free jelly [1 pt]
vegetarian chili w/ butternut squash fries
apple & cottage cheese

60 ounces of water and three coffees. 34 weekly and 3 activity points remaining. All GHGs met. I even got a little bonus activity in when we hit the pool.

Tomorrow's workout - I'm not sure. We're going to the playground early in the morning, so I'm sure we'll kick around the soccer ball. Then I'll probably come home and do some Cathe kickboxing, or maybe something on the Wii Fit. I'm not sure I want to do any real exercise.

Days Binge Free: 43


Jess said...

Keep it up! You are doing great!!! :)

Melty said...

Great job with the chocolate. I hate when I read or hear people say to wait out a craving. Never works for me. I always obsess about it until I eat it.

Also, I'll bet you got the stitch in your side because you ate before you worked out. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do! I always try to eat a little something. Like maybe a half a serving of almonds or something like that.

Becky said...

I hadn't thought about the food causing it. Damn, I can't win!

Melty said...

If you were going to get sick if you didn't eat, it's better that you did because then you wouldn't have been able to do your WO at all. I don't know how much you ate but for me, that's key. A half a serving of almonds works because it's not a lot of food but it's something. Or I have to wait longer before working out to help it digest. I think you did win because you did what you had to do.

Becky said...

I had half a cup of yogurt and half a cup of Fiber One original. The weights were fine but 90 minutes after I ate and did the intervals, it started to bug me. It wasn't horrible - I've definitely had worse, but it felt like round 5 or 6 of a Tabata.