Monday, September 16, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 15

So I'm starting the third week and I've done a total of 3 workouts? Jesus. Cardio today.

Food was good. Not much, but I ate, and it was mostly good stuff! Go figure.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 14

Food was terrible today. Mostly junk and bread. I'm sorry. I actually have dinner prepped for tomorrow though. And I will work out in the morning. Cardio...again. FML...

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 13

Gluttony and sloth are the sins of the day. There was a little lust in the wee hours of the morning but that passed quickly.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 12

Food was terrible and I didn't work out. I swear, I will be back on track Monday. I have a couple things I need to take care of this weekend. I pinky swear promise that I will get my shit together.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 11

I didn't get my workout in this morning. I have to stop taking Tylenol PM to sleep at night because I just don't want to get up in the morning. If I don't take something, I won't sleep. I've tried melatonin but I'm up to 10 mg per night and didn't want to take a higher dosage. This insomnia thing sucks.

Food was so-so today. I'm not pigging out but I'm not making good choices either.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 10

I did Cardio this morning, modified just like last time. It sucked, just like last time LOL

Food was so-so. I ended up going out to Sonic for dinner and got a shake. It was kind of gross. Way too sweet. I'm tired.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 9

Food was actually very good today. I didn't work out but I am feeling better and I should be able to in the morning. My energy levels were great today. I've started taking a multivitamin again and I danced my ass off at work. I need to go clubbing or something.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 8

So, I didn't work out this morning because I'm fucking sick! Sinus shit that makes me want to smash my face in. I'm hoping it backs off enough to be able to work out Wednesday. I'll just take my two rest days now.

Food was decent. I didn't have much of an appetite.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 7

Food was okay today. My computer issues are resolved but I was literally up all night fixing it and I'm dead ass tired. The plan is to get up in the morning and do my 25 minutes with Shaun T. But for now, I sleep.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 6

Good day. Food was decent. Spent hours cleaning my house. Now to spend all damn night figuring out how to keep Ubuntu connected to the internet. Tomorrow will be a lazy day. I'm going grocery shopping and getting to bed at a decent time because I'll be up early Monday to work out.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 5

Food was decent. No time to update. I'm still fighting with this piece of shit computer and it's inability to stay connected to the freaking internet.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 4

I'm going to have to re-start the exercise program next week. I'll get up in the mornings and do it. Now that I know for sure I can't do them in the evening, I'll be able to plan better.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
stuffed shell, ham & cheese mini croissant, carrots
cereal
out to dinner with friends - I didn't over do it.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 3

I had a peanut butter & nutella sandwich after I blogged last night. Ugh.

No workout again today. I'm going to get up early tomorrow and double up. Oy!

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
green beans, cream of potato soup w/ whole grain roll
McDonald's for dinner - Yeah, yeah, I know.

I obviously need to start planning meals and go grocery shopping. I seriously underestimated how much time I'd be spending away from home.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 2

I didn't get my workout in today. I think I'm going to have to shift the schedule around so that I'm taking my rest days during the week. I'll get caught up and normalize my schedule for workouts within 2 weeks. I will work out tomorrow and Thursday, do Friday as written, and do my missed workout on Saturday. I really need to get my workouts in Friday through Sunday. Fridays are doubles anyway. If I do doubles on Saturday and Sunday...that just leaves me with one day during the week that I have to squeeze in 25 minutes. I don't know. It really all depends on what time I get home from work.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
black bean soup, corn medley (this awesome new side dish at work), string cheese
blueberry muffin w/ skim milk
watermelon
cheese

I know, I need to work on my food! I'm just trying not to eat junk food right now. And fortunately, I'm not all that hungry and I'm not craving anything that is generally a trigger. At work, I'm trying to stick to as much unprocessed food as I can.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Focus T25 - Day 1

Woot, woot! I'm back, biatches!!!! My schedule is still crazy. I've put roller derby on hold because of the lack of time to do shit around the house, and what to I do? Extend my hours at work! I'm losing my Sunday hours but we're going to make up for it by working for an hour or so each night during the week. But anyway...

I weighed in yesterday at 158. So my goal is to lose...30 pounds by my 39th birthday (not until May). I didn't take measurements (just remember 43). I'm just going to go by how my clothes feel. I don't have the energy or motivation to deal with numbers, so I won't be tracking calories out, calories in, points or anything like that. I know how to fucking eat. Measuring and weighing will drive me insane.

Today's workout was Alpha Cardio from Shaun T's Focus T25. It completely rocked!! I had to do the modifications the whole time but it was still a good workout. I loved how I felt when I was done. I am looking forward to tomorrow!

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
pepperoni pizza & potato skins
crackers w/ cheese

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Oh, hai!

I know I've been a total fucking gluttonous sloth this summer. I've been worn out from working, unmotivated with regards to exercise and roller derby and in general, a real disappointment to myself. I don't really have a good reason, other than I'm lazy and just don't care. I need to get my shit together though. I know!! I keep saying that. I've been struggling to find a workout program that fits my crazy schedule. I am off work this week, but I go back to 7 days a week starting next week. That will last for about a month, then I'll be down to working 6 days a week until Memorial Day, then who knows.

I miss lifting, but I don't want to dick with setting up weights, so I'm going to do Shaun T's new Focus T25. It's just 25 minutes a day, five days a week - except on Double Fridays, when it's two workouts. I've been watching the workouts and they look fantastic. And I love the hell out of Shaun T. He is fun to watch, motivating, easy on the eyes. So I'm starting T25 on September 1. Well, September 2. It's a 14 week program, and there's a hybrid schedule that I'm going to tack on at the end, so T25 will take me through January 4. I'm determined to do it this time. I'll be back to blogging, and my girl Melty will be doing it with me from a distance, as usual.

So, here's to yet another attempt to get back in shape. Never give up, never surrender.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an UPDATE!

Not that there is anything to really update. I have been busy, busy, busy. Working 65 hours a week (7 days a week - July 4 is my only day off in a very long 8-week stretch). Roller derby is now three days a week instead of two. I had a pretty bad ankle injury that has me not progressing as I would like. The BAs (that's the badasses of the KDDB) are hoping we will be ready to debut for Derby Spills in October. That's on our turf, so I really need to get out there and start practicing on my own. They don't like us to do it without a partner, in case we break our asses, and I'm lucky that there are some other girls who will come out and skate on non-practice days. I really enjoy skating but the ankle injury has completely fucked with my head. My ankle is fine but it's totally scaring me. A serious injury would fuck me up good, especially if I couldn't work. At least I have health insurance.

July 1 is Monday. I need to start some sort of strength training on my off days. I'm so short on time because my work days are long. And it's mother fucking hot here. I have a 20 minute TRX workout I could do but I really do miss lifting weights. I can't wait for fall when I can tolerate my garage again. Right now, it's stifling.

Food is just okay. I need to tighten it up but I'm so tired and rushed when I get home from work (I have half hour before derby practice, or I just want to sleep). I need to start menu planning again.

It all sucks. I can't wait for this insanity to end.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I bet you thought I died.

I thought I was going to, for a couple days. I think I posted that I was sick. I had the flu. I was so sick, I called in to work!!! I never call in for my own health. If my kid is sick and I can't get a sitter, I will call in (and feel guilty about it). So you know I was sick as hell if I said I couldn't come in. My son, bless his heart, thought he could stay home from school and take care of me. Nice try, kiddo. Get your ass to school.

I recovered enough to join the fucking roller derby. Yep. I finally joined the local league. Well, I'm not officially on the team because I have to meet the minimum skills requirements before I can play. Right now, I can skate around the track. That's about it. My crossovers suck, I can't stop the way I'm supposed to, and I sure as shit don't have the endurance needed to make 27 laps in 5 minutes. I'll get there, though. I am serious enough about this that I bought my own equipment and haven't skipped a practice. And I love it. I have anxiety all day about going, but once I get my skates on, I love it.

And let me say, I come home from practice hungry as hell! I am not watching what I'm eating at all. I suck. And I don't really care.

I'm not doing anything formal in terms of exercise until after Labor Day. I have a job for the summer that is going to keep me very active, I will be working 7 days a week for the entire summer, and quite frankly, when I get home, I just want to go to crash. Practice for roller derby is two hours, twice a week. And that's all I'm committing to at the moment.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 25

It's Shaun T's birthday (mine too) so I decided to celebrate with some Rockin' Body instead of some Turbo.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & stevia
ground turkey w/ brown rice & beans, cucumber salad
meatballs w/ baby carrots

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 24

I was all set to start Phase 2 - heavy weight, low rep...my favorite!!! Work sucked balls and the kids gave me a massive headache. I'll work out tomorrow for sure. I don't have to go to my second job in the morning (I'm currently in training, so I go in before my regular job) so I will have plenty of time for Turbo tomorrow. I might lift tomorrow evening, but I would really like to just relax.

Food:
Coffee w/ half & half & stevia - Stevia tastes like ass. But I'm off the Splenda for the month. It sucks.
Turkey burger, mixed vegetables, salad & banana (okay, I had 3 bananas over the course of the day)
apple
chicken & rice w/ avocado

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 23

No workout today. Food wasn't great. Tomorrow starts a new challenge. I promised Melty I would give up artificial sweeteners for the month of May. Whole foods. Or mostly whole foods. Basically, the Weight Watchers Power Foods list. And Phase 2 of STS starts tomorrow. Or Thursday, I haven't decided. I might Turbo tomorrow.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 22

No real workout today, but I've been working on some Hip Hop Hustle, on my own. I've become obsessed with this routine:


This is Amanda, who did my Turbo training. She posted this video of her HHH group the other day and the song hooked me, the moves hooked me, and my interest in becoming HHH certified is renewed. Mainly, I just want access to the rounds. I going to learn this routine. I've been listening to the song non-stop, watching the video constantly. I just love it.

Food was decent. I ate at school and ate at Burger King, but nothing horrid.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 21

No workout today. I have lost my motivation for STS. Fuck. I'm much more interested in dancing.

Food was good though.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 20

No workout today, other than some dancing. Food was good(ish). I'm exhausted.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 19

No workout today. Food was okay. I'm feeling blah :(

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 18

I got on the scale today. It wasn't as horrible as I expected. I haven't lost anything, but I haven't ballooned up either. I still have 30 pounds to lose, though. I'm starting a new challenge on May 1 with my online workout buddy. We're going for a whole foods challenge, eating from the Weight Watchers Power Foods list. Then we are adding in some fitness challenges to go along with our STS. Starting on Sundays, we will do one week of a different exercise every day. Week 1 will be 150 squats per day. Week 2 will be 20 push ups per day (with the option of more than 20). Week 3 will be 3 1-minute planks per day.

Today's workout was Back & Triceps. And I had a little energy so I did Turbo Jam Cardio Party Remix.

Food was okay.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 17

Food was okay. I didn't get to work out. I was going to Turbo, but my son wanted a Trivial Pursuit rematch, after being home sick all day. I couldn't say no.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 15

Today's workout was Chest, Shoulders & Biceps. Then, since I still had energy, I did Legs. Both rocked.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
Philly cheese steak, pinto beans w/ onions & green peppers, sweet potato & carrots
Cheez-Its - I continue to disappoint myself with food. :(
shredded chicken breast

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 14

I took a rest day. Not because I was feeling lazy but because I wanted to. I have quite a bit of energy, despite not getting much sleep. I've been taking a B12 supplement and additional vitamins for a little over a week now and I feel pretty good. I am still a total asshole and ate TWO Pop Tarts last night after I posted my blog. Hey, I had a carrot, too!


Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
hard boiled eggs
turkey burger w/ cheese of flat bread
air popped popcorn
candy bar
chipotle chicken flat bread

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Turbo Kick Instructor Training!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't even know where to start. Let me start with some very important things I learned at my training.
  1. I'm fat. I watched myself in front of mirrors for 7+ hours. 
  2. I need a hair cut. Again. I know people tend to look like shit when buckets of sweat are pouring out of them, but my hair was really in a class of its own.
  3. I can't Turbo in cotton socks. I wore my Spartan Socks (the ones that are mud stained from the race last year) and they chafed the shit out of my feet. I don't know why I didn't take my normal socks. And I have no idea what my normal socks are made of but I know they feel a hell of a lot better than these.
  4. I'm out of shape.
I didn't get much sleep Thursday night, and I couldn't decide whether or not I wanted to drive to Durham Friday night or just get up early Saturday and go. There's some serious construction in the area that required a significant detour and I was worried I would be late. I ultimately decided to sleep Friday night (because I was tired!) and get up around 3 AM Saturday. The only problem was, I couldn't fall asleep Friday night. I tossed and turned until midnight. I finally fell asleep and got up 3 hours later. It was a brutal, 4 hour drive. I was exhausted and scared shitless that I wouldn't have the energy to get through the day. I got to the YMCA about an hour before I needed to be inside to get read. I tried to get a little nap, and slept for about 20 minutes.

There were about 18 people at the training yesterday. I was on the look out for a local woman who said she was going to go, but she wasn't there. In a way, I am very relieved not to have the competition for classes here. Almost everyone was young and in fairly good shape. I was nervous about having to move in front of these young 'uns but got over it.

We started the day with the trainers introducing themselves. Amanda & Stephanie were both very fantastic, very helpful, and very funny. They totally knew their shit. Amanda has been a Turbo Kick instructor since the very first round came out. Stephanie has also been doing it a while. At some point - and I honestly don't remember if it was before or after the trainer intros - Amanda took attendance. I expected some more get to know you shit but it was really quick. Amanda did ask if anyone was an instructor/trainer, and there were a couple, but for the most part, most of us had no experience. She didn't even ask us what our experience with Turbo (in any format) was. That really surprised me. One of the girls I chatted with was fairly experienced, having done Turbo Jam for years. I liked her a lot, and she was amazing all day. 

After that, Amanda & Stephanie went over the history of Turbo Kick, which has it's roots in Brazilian martial arts. I'm not going to bore you with the details of all that shit (you're welcome) but it was pretty funny to see Amanda imitate some of the early Capoeira moves. Ginga has always been my favorite, and one reason I love, love, love Cardio Party 3!! Then they outlined how the day would go and I'll be honest, it was scary! 

The first thing we did was go over the written test. I don't know why they call it a test. It's mostly common sense, if you were listening to the trainer's introduction and read the first half of the manual. We didn't even test. We just went over each of the 50 multiple choice/true or false questions and talked about each one. That was it. The easy part was over. Time to get physical. They went over some of the basic moves, and we spent some time practicing them. That was tiring but not too bad. I suppose it would have been easy had I been in any kind of shape besides doughy blob.

Then it was time for the Master Class, which is the actual round we are learning, as an actual class. Stephanie led and it wasn't too bad. There were no particularly difficult moves in it. It was just long. No longer than any other Turbo experience, but keep in mind my lack of shape and abundance of weight. I do know that the fucking finale felt like the longest damn finale I've ever done in my 5 years of doing Turbo! That shit was never ending. I can't remember if we did Finesse. I love Finesse. I'm glad we didn't do legs or abs, and just did our cool down. The sucky thing - TWO FUCKING TURBOS! I was not happy LOL At one point, I think I threw up in my mouth a bit. But in true die-before-I-quit fashion, I swallowed that shit down and carried on!

After that hell, we took a lunch break. I laid on the floor most of the time and ate an energy bar. Class resumed and we spent more time going over the punches and kicks - four of each. We did lots and lots and lots of punches and kicks. We paired up and critiqued each other. We did them in a large group. It felt like we did nothing but punch and kick.

The worst part was definitely when we had to break into small groups and figure out how we would present a section to a beginner class. We got lucky and had to do kicks, and keep it very, very basic. The point of the exercise was to practice feeling the music and cueing the moves. Let's just say I suck at both. There were four of us in the group. One was an instructor and was excellent. Another was my Turbo Jam friend. She was really good for it being her first time. I totally sucked at it, and the other girl didn't even take a turn cueing. Our group, as I said, did the kicking, which we just introduced as a tap/tap, then a lunge/tap, then a lunge/knee, then a lunge/kick (all of this was sideways, with a roundhouse kick). Then we had to do the same thing front, ending in a front push kick. It looks weird all written out, but it's very easy to do. Except when you're trying to stay on beat with the music and try to cue it.

Each group had to get in front of everyone and do their two minute presentation of the basic layer. There was one person with instructor experience in each small group, and they were not picked to lead the presentation. My Turbo friend was picked to do ours. Then surprise, each group had to do it twice, with a different person on the second presentation. That would be me for our group. I have no problem saying I sucked, and I sucked hard. I was so busy trying to listen to our instructor cueing me to cue the group that I lost focus, couldn't remember which moves I was supposed to be doing, and I was totally out of sync with the music. It was the worst two minutes of my life, and I would much rather crawl through a barbed wire mud pit than experience that again. 

After that, we went over form and technique again. Those two things must be important or something. We spent close to an hour punching and kicking the air again. We took another short break and took care of the last of our paperwork and purchases. I did buy the Elite 11 package (which is a box with 10 rounds, in addition to the one you train on) for a great price. Rounds usually cost $55 each, and the Elite 11 was $140. Rounds come with the dvd (which has previews, then the whole thing put together, kind of like a workout, except I think it has all the layers on it), a sheet with the choreography nicely typed out by section and layer, and the CD with the music to teach to on it. There are two main conditions to being allowed to call yourself a Turbo Kick instructor - you use the choreography provided and the music provided. You can swap out sections in one round for those in another, but in order to be considered Turbo Kick, you have to use their shit for the majority of the workout. And that also helps you (or the gym where you will teach) get around licensing fees. The facility doesn't have to pay for the use of the Turbo Kick name, moves and music. That's all part of YOU.

Ok, so we took another quick break before the practical assessment. That's a check of your form, technique, and personality while doing the basic punches and kicks. Amanda & Stephanie split us into three rows and let the music fly. The first row did all their punches, then took a rest while the second row did theirs, and then the third row did theirs. Amanda would tell us which punch to do, and the row would do the punch until she told us the next punch. She went down the line and watched each person do their moves. The kick section was the same way - one row at a time, doing each of the kicks while she watched and made notes.

And then we were done.

Except for another fucking Turbo. Fortunately, we were not evaluated on that. I will say, the Turbo for Round 53 is really pretty cool.

Things I need to work on:

  • Form - because everyone has to work on form. 
  • Smiling - because instructors are supposed to be crazy cheerful!
  • Power in my punches & kicks - I'm sure once I'm in better shape, this will be less of an issue.
  • Slow down - This wasn't actually pointed out as something I need to work on but it's something I've noticed. I try to do the moves so quickly that I get out of sync with the music, I lose my balance, and my form suffers. I confuse speed with power. 

And I have to say, watching the DVD of the Round, it doesn't look like the instructors get nearly as low or get their knees up nearly as high as we're told we need to be doing! It's also very confusing. I tried doing the round, but the workout on the DVD has all the layers on it and it gets overwhelming very quickly. I'm not going to be able to learn the round by doing the workout on the DVD. I'm going to have to learn it with my notes, the previews, and the actual music, section by section.

When we first arrived to the training, we were given a little goody bag with some candy, our Round 53, a pen and a blank Thank You card in it. Amanda said we were to give that card to someone who made it possible for us to be there at the training that day. I thought long and hard and thought, "I got my fucking self to this training. It was all me, me, me." Then I realized that there was one very important person, my Turbo Cheerleader, who encouraged me to do it over and over again. She connected me to the Facebook group for instructors and she's been like my own Turbo Sister. So Emme, your Thank You card is coming.

And yes, I realize it's been an entire week from the time I had my training and the time I actually got around to posting this. I tried to let it sit so this post would be good and insightful, but the truth is, the training was straightforward and not at all what I was really expecting. I know this isn't going to win me any points with Beachbody (but hell, I've blasted them in the past so this is probably not going to be a surprise), but I'm rather disappointed. I basically paid them to just be allowed to use the brand, not to really learn anything. I understand a lot of this comes from practice, practice, practice, but really, it would have been nice to spend more time on shit that wasn't punching and kicking. I probably need to get a few rounds under my belt, then go to an All Star Presenter Camp. I love Turbo with all my heart, and I do believe 100% in Beachbody products, from a fitness standpoint. From a marketing standpoint, I'm not all that happy. And don't get me started on becoming a Beachbody Coach. I have resisted for years. I know "they" say to sell what you love but really, I don't see how I wouldn't lose money being a Beachbody coach. I absolutely hate when someone says, "Oh, I'm a Beachbody coach and I can tell you all about such and such and such product." In their heads, they are saying, "Oooh, fresh meat to push Shakeology on! Maybe they will even become a coach under me and I'll make even more money." So I'm still not totally down with Beachbody coaching. All I want to do is Turbo.

Cathe STS - Day 13

No workout today. Well, I started doing Turbo Kick Round 53, but it was way too complicated because the "class" workouts on the dvds has all the layers added on rather quickly. I'm trying to learn the choreography, and not necessarily get a workout. So doing the video was too overwhelming. I'm going to have to learn it section by section to the actual music, since the music on the dvd is different, and barely audible.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
Caribbean Carrot smoothie
spaghetti w/ breadstick

Friday, April 19, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 12

Today was Back & Triceps. It sucked LOL I love the tricep work and the rows for the back, but I'm not digging the chin ups one but. I can't tell whether I'm enjoying STS or not. The moves are good, and I understand the concept Cathe's pushing. When I did P90X, it didn't really make sense - to have so many damn exercises. But when you remember that you're only doing one set of each, and say there are six tricep exercises, that's pretty much the same as doing three sets of two different exercises. And that makes sense to me. One thing I do not really like about STS is that the reps are pumped out pretty fast. I like to move slower, with more tension in the muscle. Sure, I could pause the video and all that but that's kind of a pain in the ass.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
eggs w/ turkey sausage & Sweet Heat Addiction, toast w/ butter
candy bar - At least it was just one! Ugh.
spaghetti w/ breadstick

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 11

No workout and food wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. I'll lift tomorrow morning, and maybe do some Turbo tomorrow evening, depending on how the night goes. Tonight, I am just going to bed.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 10

As planned, I did not work out today. I spent some time with my kid. 

Food:
iced coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
Carolina barbecue w/ broccoli
cupcake - One of the fourth graders gave me one of his birthday treats.
spaghetti w/ garlic bread

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 9

Since I didn't do last week's Chest, Shoulders & Biceps yesterday, I did it today. Then I figured I would go ahead and do the workout I was supposed to do today, which was Legs. I'm complete toast, but at least I can take tomorrow off if I want to. And my son needs some quality time with me so I may just do that. He finally wants to learn to ride his bike.

Food:
iced coffee
honey barbecue beef w/ baked potato & vegetable soup
apple & cottage cheese
salad

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 8

I was going to work out and eat well today, but by the time I got home, I was in total fuck it mode. I took my son out to dinner and now in going to read until I fall asleep.

And I'm still working on my Turbo post.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 7

I slept for most of the day. I was so fucking tired. I only got out of bed to go to my nephew's birthday party, where I ate cake. I came home and had a salad with chicken for dinner. Then I started working on my Turbo stuff. Yes, that includes the blog entry for yesterday's training. I'll post that in a bit. I'll finish up my first week of STS tomorrow, then be on track to do STS on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, with Turbo on the other days. I am going to go ahead and focus on the round I trained on. More on that in a bit.

Cathe STS - Day 6

Today was my Turbo Kick Instructor training. I am exhausted, so I will post all about it tomorrow!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 5

No workout today because I don't want to be sore tomorrow. I also didn't get much sleep last night. I'm exhausted. Food was just okay today. I need to try to sleep now so I can get up early for my Turbo certification. 24 hours and it will all be over.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 4

No workout today and I ate like crap. Fortunately, I ate a decent dinner and did lots of prep for the weekend. I am ridding my house of anything that's not a lean protein or vegetable. Or healthy fat. And not by eating the junk, either. I'm taking a ton of crap to the food bank.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 3

I ate a bunch of crap last night, after I posted my blog...granola & cereal bars, and some nuts. I'm pissed at myself. I wasn't hungry and I was in a shitty mood. I am so sick of the food issues.

Today's workout was Cathe's Back & Triceps. I wasn't looking forward to it at all, but once I got started, it was awesome. I am sure I'll be sore in the morning.

Food:
fruit & protein smoothie - I only drank part of this because it was gross.
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
turkey & bacon cheeseburger w/ cucumber salad
whole wheat bread stick &  a few Sun Chips
apple & cottage cheese
Wheat Thins & nuts w/ iced coffee

I'm not happy with my food choices. Again. But I think I will do better.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 2

Oh, I had some nuts after I blogged last night.

I took my son to school and came home to do Turbo Jam Cardio Party Remix. I was dragging ass, and 10 minutes in, I had to stop. I just hit a wall. That doesn't happen very often. I don't know if my legs were tired from last night's workout or what, but I couldn't continue. I was pretty disappointed. I figured I would try again when I got home from work, but by that point, I just wanted to eat dinner and go to bed.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
Asian chicken w/ brown rice, cucumber salad, broccoli & mandarin oranges
scrambled eggs w/ cheese & Sweet Heat addiction, turkey bacon & toast w/ butter
nuts

I am very dissatisfied with my food choices today.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cathe STS - Day 1

I've decided that I need to work out with my virtual workout buddy again, so we started Cathe Friedrich's Shock Training System. She has done it before and loved it. It was either this, or P90X. I didn't feel like dealing with Tony Horton 6-7 days a week, so Cathe 3 times a week works for me. I'm going to fill in with Turbo, learning my first teaching round. Certification is on Saturday. Eek!

STS is a different workout each time. And there are a lot of exercises. Some of the moves are really weird and have multiple steps. I'm not going to bother listing them in my workouts. I may summarize though. Today was Disc 3 (Legs), so that my legs have time to recover before Saturday.

I will say that I absolutely hated the workout. My balance is off, my muscles are week, and I'm generally just in a pissy mood about a lot of shit. And before anyone chimes in that exercise release endorphins to make you feel better, FUCK YOU.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & rice milk
chicken salad w/ green beans & baked potato
bacon turkey burger w/ cauliflower

I feel like there was something else I ate, but I can't remember! I know I didn't eat any junk. I do remember feeling guilty for eating the salad. It's lettuce, black beans, corn & chicken breast. Nothing to feel guilty about, but I'm a fat fucking pig and shouldn't be eating anything. And if you're going to chime in with something about needing to eat, yes, I fucking know. Have you noticed how long I've been writing this blog? I. Fucking. Know. It. All.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 31

I overate and didn't workout. But nothing horrible. The next week and a half is going to be insanely busy. I'll try to keep up!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 30

I worked out this morning - Cardio Party Remix again. Man, I love this workout!!!

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
beans, corn & rice
fruit smoothie w/ soy milk & protein powder
cantaloupe
chicken & rice
granola bar

Too much food.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 29

Another awesome workout with Cardio Party Remix. I think I'm going to do this workout for the rest of the week, and next week I will work on these sections from the round I'll be training on in less than 3 weeks!!!
















That's everything from Round 54 that I've found on YouTube so far. Great stuff.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
Philly cheesesteak w/ onions, green peppers, pinto beans & sweet potato
fruit smoothie w/ soy milk & protein powder
eggs, sausage & cinnamon bread

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 28

I did Cardio Party Remix again. I almost have the whole workout down pat. I love this workout. There's not a single second of it that I don't like. I would love to teach this. I think this is the one I will modify for my first kids Turbo. But I can't call it Turbo Kick because it's not an official round. So now I need a snazzy name for my cardio kickboxing for kids and old folks.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
chicken taco
crock pot bbq chicken w/ brown rice

Oh, and a candy bar (or two). Oops.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 27

My workout today was Turbo Jam Cardio Party Remix. I wanted to do CP3 but Remix has the best of everything. I love it. I worked out in the living room, on carpet, instead of the garage, on concrete. I don't like working out on carpet, but I think my form was better and tighter because I couldn't flail about. Not that I flail in the garage - it's just easier to move so I go faster and sometimes my form suffers.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
cantaloupe & Triscuits
turkey burger w/ cheese & mayonnaise

Friday, March 22, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 26

I did not work out today because a friend called to hang out earlier than I was expecting. I will work extra hard tomorrow. Food was good today, too. Not stellar, but I didn't eat a ton of shit.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 25

I was up early for a meeting so my workout got kicked to after work. I did Cardio Party Remix again. Man, I love that workout!

Food was good, but I don't remember everything I ate.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 24

I did Cardio Party Remix again. I love this workout so hard!!!

Food was okay.

coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
cheese - I think I had some. I can't remember!
bean & brown rice soup w/ broccoli
peanut butter & jelly sandwich
banana
pasta w/ meat sauce & biscuit

I feel like there is something else I ate but forgot. I don't know. I need to start keeping track during the day.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 23

I actually worked out this morning! I did Turbo Jam Fat Blaster. I am going to suck balls at training with my lack of energy. I'll be drinking Mountain Dew and coffee the whole damn way to Durham.

Food was okay.

coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
cheese
blueberry muffin
vegetable soup, barbecue beef patty,  potato
barbecue beef patty on bun

Monday, March 18, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 22

I actually worked out today. I'm doing nothing but Turbo for the next 26 days. Well, except for my days that I'm traveling. I did Cardio Party Remix today, which is just 30 minutes but full of fun. I didn't wear my heart rate monitor because I just don't care how many calories I'm burning.

Food was decent, too:

pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw & sweet potato
Cheez-Its - Ok, not great.
spaghetti w/ meat sauce

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 21

I was going to work out today but I woke up late and then I had to be in the parade. It was a long, cold walk outside.

Food was just "decent" I guess.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 20

No, you haven't missed 11 days worth of blog entries. I just haven't done them. It should be no surprise that I'm completely sucking ass. I had some major emotional bullshit go down, but that's been resolved and I actually have more time in my day to work out now. So, I am planning (again) to hit that shit hard. My Turbo Kick certification is in less than a month.

Speaking of Turbo certification, we are training on Round 54. Here are a couple videos from YouTube that showcase this round. I'm probably going to start practicing them.

The punch & kick section:


The Turbo section:


They both look like lots of fun. I wish I could get my energy up the way she does. I can for routines I know really well, like Cardio Party 3. I can't find a good video of CP3 but here's a great montage of some other Turbo Jam workouts:

Actually, here is a great CP3 video! Love this workout so much. I don't know why I can't embed it in the blog though. 



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 9

I've lost my appetite and all motivation. I'll probably be hungry as hell tomorrow. But still lazy.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 8

I didn't work out today but food was pretty decent. I was craving steak so I took my son to Outback. We shared a dessert but I didn't go overboard. I haven't really been hungry today. I just want the taste of stuff. I'm exhausted.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 7

Food was decent today. No workout though. I made low carb protein fudge that is really good. I'm hoping I have my shit together this week. I need to detox a bit and get rid of some of this bloat and lethargy.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 6

Today started off really crappy. I ate junk until early afternoon, then I pulled my shit together. I went shopping this morning, and saw lots of cute shit I could wear while teaching Turbo Kick, but none of it fit. Fuck me. I have to get back on track.

Then I went to my favorite shoe store and bought three pairs of shoes to doing Turbo. I came home and did the Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout three times, once with each pair so I could compare them. It was a cupcake and pop corn fueled workout but I didn't phone it in. I had fun, getting back to the workout that made me fall in love with Turbo.

Okay, so about the shoes.

The first pair I tried was the Skechers EZ Flex Barbed Wire. They are super cute.

They are very light and flexible. They are great for pivoting but that's about it. There's not a lot of cushion in them and I really didn't care for them for Turbo. But I think they will be good for lifting.

The second pair I tried was the Nike Flex Experience RN. They are also very good for pivoting and there is adequate cushioning that I might even go for short runs in them. [Fortunately, I still have a brand new pair of Nike Air something or others for running.] They are heavier than the Skechers but I liked them better because of the cushion.

The last pair I tried was the Adidas ClimaCool Aerate, recommended by the wonderful woman who teaches Zumba to our after school kids. They are very light weight and comfortable. I can pivot and jump beautifully. I love these shoes the best.



Friday, March 1, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 3

LOL See how I changed the title of my challenge? I don't like Turbo Fire. It's not that I don't like it. I just don't like having to follow a schedule. I love Turbo. I just hate, hate, hate having to follow a schedule. I want to be able to do what I want, when I want and adapt to shit that comes up in my life.

Food was not good today. I didn't eat terribly but I definitely didn't eat below my caloric intake goal. Let's just call it a maintenance day. I didn't get anything other than my 100s done for exercise. I'm trying to teach the kids to play volleyball and I am a bit active with them. Thank goodness GO FAR starts the week after next. I'm going to be with the runners, instead of the game players.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Turbo Fire Challenge - Day 2

Today was all mucked up. I'm not happy with what I ate, but I'm listing all of it for accountability. I did my 100 squats and push ups, and I did my Turbo Fire HIIT 15 workout. My feet and shins hurt. I desperately need new shoes. I felt like I had no energy, even though I'd had my smoothie about 90 minutes before I worked out. I was hot and had a headache that just got worse.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
hard boiled eggs
baked potato & vegetable soup
barbecue beef
fruit/protein smoothie
cookies & pretzels - Fortunately, I didn't really like the cookies so I didn't over eat. I shouldn't have had these at all
vegetables w/ dip

Monday, February 25, 2013

Turbo Fire Challenge - Day 1

So yes, I had to restart because I joined the challenge last minute, and thought I was a day behind and I had a ton of shit get in the way last week. Turns out, that we have to start by tomorrow, so I decided to restart today. Today also marked Day 1 of another challenge that I'm in. The woman I'm taking my Turbo Kick training from has a 90 day challenge kicking off today, so I joined that for accountability.

Speaking of Turbo Kick, I am officially registered for the certification on April 13. I cannot fucking wait. Now I just need to find some good shoes. Running shoes suck.

So, today's workout was Fire 30. I don't like this one at all. Chalene does the twist move but it's half assed, without the second jab and the knee. It's really fucking annoying. It's twist, jab, jab. But a twist consists of a jab, cross, jab, knee. This stupid combo in Fire 30 is jab, cross, a sort of jab, then two jabs (and at some point you're actually turning between the last two jabs). It's not a good twist at all.

I'm also doing a 7-day 100 rep challenge with my other workout group. 100 push ups and 100 squats. Today was Day 1 for that shit, too.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
shredded pork w/ baked beans, coleslaw & whole wheat breadsticks (I ate too many breadsticks, I admit)
chicken Parmesan & green beans
almonds (I probably ate too many of these, as well)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Restarting the Turbo Fire Challenge

I'm starting over tomorrow. The weekend was not good. I started the challenge a day late, had a shit ton going on and blah, blah, blah. So I will restart tomorrow.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Turbo Fire Challenge - Day 2

Today's workout is one I've done many times - HIIT 15. Just 15 minutes long, and not a huge calorie burner - only 115. That's not even good for 2 Activity Points, but I'm taking 2 anyway because I busted my ass.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
cream of broccoli soup w/ ham
baby carrots
almonds

I was too lazy to cook after my extra long day and working out. So I had nuts for dinner. I also didn't eat all that much. Yes, I know I need to work on getting more food in. I ate 23 points. I need to menu plan, and probably bump up to at least 26 per day, maybe even 29.

So anyway, Day #2 is in the books and I'm doing well. Though, I would love a fucking cookie right now.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Turbo Fire Challenge - Day 1

I've entered the Turbo Fire Smokin' Hot 90 Day Challenge. Officially entered LOL Not because I plan to be smokin' hot in three months but because I need some freaking accountability. I've gained 15 pounds and I've been eating like crap, not working out, and I am a complete mess. So I'm doing Turbo Fire and Weight Watchers. Again. I'm using the Ultimate Food Value Diary app, which is awesome. It lets you modify your lower Points+ limit from 26 to 23. It probably shouldn't, because people will undereat. I know I will. I have mine set for the "boost" which is 23 daily points. But I'm also tracking calories right now to see where these numbers put me.

So, I did Fire 30, a 30 minute workout, and burned 264 calories (3 Activity Points). It was an okay workout. Not as much fun as Turbo Jam but whatever. It may grow on me. I have to do it 50 million times.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
Asian chicken salad w/ fat free dressing & broccoli
apple & Greek yogurt
eggs w/ Sweet Heat Addiction, toast w/ butter

That food gave me a total of:

24 points
1115 calories
110 carbs
16 fiber
51 fat
74 protein

Definitely not a lot of food but I wasn't all that hungry until after my workout, which is when I ate the eggs. I'll work out the kinks as I go. I need to go grocery shopping, badly.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I'll be back Monday!

I have shit going on. I'll be back Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Monday, February 11, 2013

54 Days to Turbo

I don't even know if my countdown is right anymore. Food sucks and I'm lazy.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

55 Days to Turbo

Food was just okay today.

I started working on breaking down rounds like I will have to when I'm learning them to teach them, practicing the counts and all that jazz. I also found a wicked cool Thriller dance on YouTube.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

56 Days to Turbo

I was very lazy today, though I did discover a new workout - U-Jam. It looks awesome, and much easier than Hip Hop Hustle. Unfortunately, becoming an instructor is much more complicated than becoming a HHH instructor. So I guess I'll stick with the devil I know.

Food was better today. Lots of coffee w/ half & half & Splenda. Some Carolina BBQ with green beans. Almonds. Chicken & pinto beans w/ salsa.

Friday, February 8, 2013

57 Days to Turbo

I ate garbage all day, but I did get some exercise - hauling second graders around the gym piggy-back style for half hour. I'm exhausted.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

58 Days to Turbo

No formal exercise but my kids at work gave me a workout! Piggy back rides, hanging on to my legs while I tried to walk around, them chasing me, me chasing them...it was exhausting. I love them so much!

Food...sucked, thanks to the no bake cookies I made yesterday. Don't worry - they won't be a problem after tonight.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

59 Days to Turbo

My countdown may be incorrect. There is a chance I will be doing my certification on April 13 instead of April 6. If we get enough people, there will be a session held in Raleigh, which is 2 hours closer to my than Falls Church, Va AND I'll get to go to one of my favorite places in NC. I love Raleigh!

Food:
sucked

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

60 Days to Turbo

No workout today.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
banana
vegetable soup
apple & Greek yogurt
pulled pork sandwich w/ pinto beans

Monday, February 4, 2013

61 Days to Turbo

No exercise and food was kind of crappy. Bah!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

62 Days to Turbo

So now that I'm focusing on the April 6 Turbo Kick certification instead of that AND the Flying Pirate half marathon the following weekend, I feel a little bit less stressed. I need to start working on some of the later Turbo Kick rounds that came out with the Fan Volumes. There's a definite evolution to the choreography. The plan for the next two months is to do newer Turbo Kick rounds 3 times a week, and old Turbo Jam favorites 3 times a week. I'm going to try to throw some resistance training in there when I can.

Food was okay today. I made whole wheat biscuits so it was a carby day. No junk though. No exercise, either. I played board games with my son and we just hung out. It was good times.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 33

This is going to be my last Flying Pirate post. I have decided that I just can't train for it right now. I don't feel comfortable leaving my son alone to go running in the dark. No, I can't take him with me. He won't run the distances I need to run. At this point, training just doesn't fit into my schedule. Maybe when he is older and we're both comfortable with him being home alone, I'll do it. Well, no maybe - I will do a half marathon and a half marathon at some point. Just not while I have an 8 year old.

So I'm going to focus on Turbo. My certification is in 63 days. I still haven't registered but I am 99% certain I will go through with it. I did Turbo Jam Fat Blaster today - one of my favorites. I'm having a bit of a problem with the back of my knee. Certain moves make it hurt a little. It's nothing major, I'm sure, but that's just another reason to not do half marathon training. If I hurt myself before Turbo Kick certification, I would be one unhappy camper.

Ugh. Sometimes I feel guilty for not loving running, or even liking it. I keep telling myself that if I give it a fair chance, I will enjoy it. Yeah...doubt it.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
banana
eggs & turkey bacon w/ dry toast
almonds
chicken sandwich w/ tater tots

And an alcoholic beverage.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 32

I did Turbo Jam Cardio Party 3 today. I love that workout. It is probably my favorite of all workouts in the history of workouts!!! Too bad I can't teach it.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
sausage biscuit
chili w/ bread stick
chicken sandwich & tater tots

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 31

I didn't eat any junk food today, and I worked out! I did Turbo Fire HIIT 15. I have lots of running to catch up on Saturday and Sunday. I do not feel comfortable leaving my son alone at night during the week to go run. If I can get out on the weekends and just split my mileage, I'll survive the half marathon. I could probably do the half right now anyway. Or die trying.

Food:
egg & cheese biscuit (without the biscuit)
chicken fajita w/ baked beans
apple & Greek yogurt
baked chicken breast & Cajun pinto beans

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 30

So, it's been a month. I'm going to run tomorrow. Oh, look...shiny objects.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 29

I'm taking this last day to feel sorry for myself, then I'm getting the fuck over it.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 27

I didn't run this morning. It was too freaking cold. I did Fire 45 from Turbo Fire instead. Fun workout but it was my first time and I always mess up a lot when I'm learning a new routine. I am going to suck as an instructor. Ugh.

Food was good today. I didn't log it all in MFP but I ate no junk. So, yay.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 25

There is no excuse for today's sloth & gluttony.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 24

I did not get my 2 miles in today because the weather is really shitty. I had a crappy day and a head ache and just did not want to work out. But I did Turbo Jam Cardio Party 3. I kept it low impact and only burned  410 calories. It was fun, and my form was really good.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
broccoli & carrots
avocado
apple & Greek yogurt
whole wheat pasta w/ meatballs & sauce, green beans

Calories: 1300
Carbs: 152
Fiber: 25
Fat: 55
Protein: 65

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 23

I was sore again today and didn't want to work out, but I knew not working out would not help, so I did some low impact stuff. At work, I did Zumba with the kids (which really isn't all that intense but so much fun) and when I got home, I did Shaun T's Rockin' Body. I kept that pretty low impact, as well. I only burned 180 calories for Rockin' Body. It's all good. It got my muscles moving.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
chicken breast w/ peas
carrots w/ fat free Italian dressing
apple & Greek yogurt
scrambled eggs w/ avocado, onion, salsa & sour cream
almonds

Calories: 1322
Carbs: 81
Fiber: 15
Fat: 55
Protein: 110

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 22

My body is a bit sore from yesterday's workout. Nothing major but I definitely need some light movement to keep from getting too stiff. The weather is cold as hell and I waited as long as I could to do my first run of my training program. Today was supposed to be 2 miles, either run non-stop or do 3 minute run/1 minute walk intervals. I ended up doing a total of 2.29 miles in 26:30 and burned 270 calories. I ran the first 8:30, then had to do intervals of not quite 3:1, more like 2:1. I got a headache about 10 minutes in because I hadn't had anything to drink but coffee. I took a bottle of water with me, but I really need to drink lots of water before my runs. For that reason, I think I'm going to be working out in the evenings during the week, and get up early on Saturdays to hydrate. And eat. I need to eat before my runs, rather than going hours and hours from meal to run. Maybe an hour before I'm ready to head out.

I've decided that I eventually want to get my Hip Hop Hustle certification. I've been watching HHH videos on YouTube for months now and I've always said that there is no way I can do it. Fuck that. I can do anything and god damn it, I am going to learn to dance. It's something I've wanted to do all my life and now that I am finally living my life, I'm going to move my body.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
apple & Greek yogurt
scrambled eggs w/ onions, avocado, salsa & sour cream, sweet potato
meatballs w/ spaghetti sauce, brown rice - I meant to have green beans too, and totally forgot to make them.

Calories: 1400
Carbs: 137
Fiber: 18
Fat: 57
Protein: 65


Monday, January 21, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 21

Today was weights. I am doing my own thing, just keeping it simple.

squat - 1x5x100, 1x5x105, 1x5x110
assisted chin up - 3x5

Romanian deadlift - 1x5x100, 1x5x105, 1x5x110
dumbbell shoulder press - 3x5x25

Bulgarian split squat - 3x5
push up - 3x5

My legs were pretty toasted after this ass kicking, but I went ahead and did Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout (burned 187 calories). I was really exhausted and didn't have much energy for the cardio. I don't know if it was because I worked my legs so hard with the weights or because all I'd had to eat was coffee, an apple and yogurt, and I did my workout at 3 PM. Still, I felt pretty awesome when I finished. I was sweating my ass off even though my garage was cold. And by the way, Turbo on concrete is so much better than Turbo in carpet, or even laminate flooring like my old house had. I need to try it in a gym.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
apple w/ Greek yogurt
omelet w/ onions, avocado, salsa & sour cream
oatmeal w/ peanut butter & banana
almonds

Calories: 1392
Carbs: 120
Fiber: 19
Fat: 66
Protein: 65


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 20

Tomorrow, I have to get serious about training. The half marathon is 12 weeks from today. This is the training plan I'm using. Tomorrow is cross-training. Tuesday is my first short run.

I'm still in a really messed up mental place. I have no motivation to work out or eat right. I'm coming up on two years of fuckery. I have to get my shit together. I know how to not eat crap. I really do. I know the tricks for not giving in to cravings. I know my hunger is not physical. I know, I know, I know. Look at my blog. I've been doing this a long fucking time. I know what I'm doing wrong, and I know what the right things to do are. But getting my mind and body to cooperate is just not happening. And I know I have a million and one excuses for this or that. I know I suck.

But I'm still here. I have not given up. I will never, ever give up this fight. Eventually, I'll get it back together. I would like this to be my year. I just can't find a way of eating that I'm happy with. I've done low carb, Weight Watchers, calorie counting with SparkPeople and MyFitnessPal, cut this, cut that. I've tried it all. Paleo/Primal would be perfect for me, but it still cuts out stuff I don't want to give up. And I suck at moderation.

But I have no choice now. I have to do something. High protein, low carb worked really well for me. Maybe I'll give that another shot.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 19

I'm not even sure what day it is. I just know that I have to start training on Monday. As in running. Ugh. I don't know what I was thinking. I haven't registered for the half yet. Or for my Turbo certification. I can still back out of both.

Tomorrow, I'm going to try to put up some sort of meaningful post, instead of this placeholder bullshit.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 18

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

That is all.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 17

Food was just okay today, and I didn't work out. I did do a lot of thinking though. I have to get some serious blogging in tomorrow. I'm having mental issues. What's new, right?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 16

No workout today. Food was just decent. I know I've been sucking at blogging lately. At least I'm not binge eating. Or starving myself. I need to get my Paleo/Primal ass in gear.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 15

I worked out and ate food. :|

I need to get serious about this shit.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 14

I actually worked out today. Go figure. I did Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout and I totally effing rocked it.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
sweet potato & coleslaw
apple & cottage cheese
Greek yogurt

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 13

I swear, I will exercise and eat right tomorrow.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 12

It was the perfect day to go for a long run. Unfortunately, I didn't take advantage of it. I watched some Turbo and worked on my form. I even ate fairly well. And I didn't buy any junk food.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 11

Holy shit, I actually exercised. I had a really craptastic afternoon and it was either work up a sweat or drink heavily. I did Turbo Sport 2, which was lots of fun! I wasn't my most energetic but it felt really great. I have to find some damn shoes that I can Turbo in. Maybe it's just because I'm on carpet. My running shoes have too much traction, my socked feet not enough. I'm going to be doing it in my garage on the concrete next week. I really need to try it on a gym floor or on whatever surface I'm likely to be teaching on. I belong to a great Facebook group for Turbo Kick instructors and there are tons of recommendations there.

After Turbo, I drank heavily.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 10

I ran again today, even though I'm a bit sore. And I didn't "run" in the way I should have. I raced one of my third graders, repeatedly, across the play ground.

Food was just okay. Not the cluster fuck it was yesterday.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 9

I ran today. Then I fucked it all up by eating ice cream for dinner.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 8

I thought about exercise today. Does that count for anything?

Food kind of sucked. Bah.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 7

No workout today. I'm exhausted.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & 2% milk
green beans & sweet potato
apple w/ cottage cheese
brown rice w/ butter

Oh yeah, I'm doing Meatless Mondays again.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 6

Have you noticed that I'm almost a week into my training and there hasn't been any actual exercise going on???

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
oatmeal w/ nutella, apple
eggs, turkey bacon & sweet potato

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 5

I worked on my Flying Pirate playlist a bit today. It's hard to find the right music for me to run to. I don't like a lot of the "typical" running music I've found as a result of Google. I have to really love a song to want to run to it, and quite frankly, I don't know a lot of the songs out there. Anyway, it's a work in progress and I'm sure the playlist I actually run to on April 14 will look nothing like the 7 hour list I generated today.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
eggs w/ turkey bacon & sweet potato
apple & cottage cheese
oatmeal w/ peanut butter

Friday, January 4, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 4

OMG, we had tons of good food at work today and I didn't eat any of the good stuff! And by good, I mean off limits.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
peas & green beans w/ cheese
chicken breast & corn
tea w/ half & half & Splenda

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 3

I am so, completely exhausted. I cannot fucking sleep without massive quantities of Benadryl. I really wish I could blame my lack of weight loss on sleep deprivation but alas, I'm just guilty of two of the deadly sins. What's in the box????

I feel like I ate a lot today but according to MyFitnessPal, I am under my calorie goal. Yes, I know I need to eat. I'm not freaking hungry. And I did eat! But look at that protein! That's why I'm not fucking hungry.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
roasted turkey w/ broccoli
roasted turkey w/ nectarine
eggs, sausage & sweet potato

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 2

Ok, I'm not actually going to start training until next week. No reason, other than I am lazy.

I've also decided that I can't go completely sweetener free. I need my coffee, damn it. It keeps me from eating crap, and I just can't do anything but Splenda. Oh well.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half and Splenda
roasted chicken w/ peas
apple
chicken breast & green beans
venison

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 1

I'd planned on starting a new workout program today but I was so damn tired from being up until 3 AM reading that I didn't bother. I had a headache from no coffee - because coffee without sweetener sucks balls.

Food:
eggs & sausage
venison w/ mashed potatoes

I miss my effing coffee, damn it