Saturday, January 15, 2011

Starting Strength/Turbo Fire - Week 3 - Saturday

Today's workout was a big fat nothing. I have completely lost my fire. There was a time when, if I didn't exercise six days a week, I felt guilty. Now I don't care. I want to think it's a seasonal thing - it's harder for me to exercise in the winter because all I ever want to do is wrap up in a blanket with a hot drink. I'd actually love to go out and run sprints but my shoes are in horrible condition. I need to make some purchasing decisions. Do I want new runners or a pasta attachment for my mixer? I know the shoes would be a much better investment, and I can actually get 2 pairs for the price of the attachment. I don't eat a lot of pasta and it wouldn't be worthwhile to buy it.

But I digress.

People talk about how good exercise makes you feel, and I used to feel that. But lately I feel like I'm going through the motions. I don't think it's boredom - I change my program often. I have absolutely no interest in joining a gym and/or taking classes. None at all. My interest is getting stronger. Period. Well, I'd like to grow some muscle but I'm not ready for that in terms of my diet. I'm still trying to lose fat. I care about my weight lifting. I don't care about cardio. And as much as I love Chalene Johnson, I'm not motivated to Turbo like I used to me. I still love Turbo and don't see it not being a part of my fitness life. But right now, I'm not really into doing any cardio dvds. And I know I don't have to. There are tons of things I can and should do on my own - burpess, jump rope, jacks, all the Turbulence Training and New Rules interval stuff I did.

bite of French toast [3]
spicy chipotle boneless chicken wings [13] & side salad [0] from Wendy's
banana [0] & cheese [2]
salad [0] w/ avocado [3], sweet chipotle dressing [3] & ground turkey [6]
cheese [4] & apple [0]

Two coffees w/ skim milk [2] and several teas. I met my GHGs, uses all of my daily points and have 22 weekly points remaining.


Tamara Hart Heiner said...

you sound like my friend. she started a blog to track her food and exercise too!

Becky said...

Would you mind sharing the link? I love to read other fitness blogs.

Jess said...

How in the world did you not get fries with your Wendy's wings?! I love their new fries! There's no way I could eat just a salad with my wings. *sigh*

Becky said...

I wasn't even interested in fries. I figured blowing my points on the wings was bad enough.

Coach Julie Butts said...

Love reading your honesty. I think we all get bored somewhere in any fitness activity. Have you thought about adding Chalean Extreme in with Turbo Fire to work a hybrid? There's actually a hybrid schedule in the TF book. You might also try adding hand weights while doing TF to add some strength training resistance. After the fourth week of TF, your program is going to change up. Try hanging in there just a bit longer. Change is right around the corner. Visit my fitness blog at Julie

Becky said...

I've done CLX before. It's not something I plan on doing again. I don't care to lift weights with DVDs. Thanks for spamming my blog with your link.