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Archive for January, 2013

Tuesday January 29, 2013

20 cal on bike
10 bench dips
10 ring rows
20 lunges
30 v ups
5 rounds

5 minute plank holds
100 jump ropes for each broken plank (300 jump ropes completed)


Monday January 28 2013

Holy crap! That’s all I can say about this workout.

10 goblet squats
10 jumping pull ups
2 stair runs
10 rounds

It took me close to 40 minutes to get to round 8. That’s where I stopped thanks to my foot cramping up again. The jumping pull ups seemed to aggravate the ball of my foot and I could feel it starting to tighten up in round 7 and when 8 came around, that’s all she wrote. I pushed through to finish the entire round, but I was in way too much pain to finish it. I used a 35# dumbbell on the goblet squats.

Friday January 26, 2013

What he gave me:
5 stair runs
50 squats
50 push ups
50 lunges
50 v ups
5 stair runs
2 rounds

What I actually did:
5 stair runs
50 squats
50 push ups
50 lunges
50 v ups
3 stair runs
2 rounds

It took me FOREVER to finish this workout because I had to stop twice and puke. I’ve been feeling pukey since I’ve started the smoking cessation program. I’ve caved a few times over the course of the last 10 days, but all in all, my body is freaking out on the lack of nicotine and other chemicals that are in the cigarettes. I’m going to become a nonsmoker, I’ll keep trying and I’ll get there. Even though I currently feel like death warmed over, I’m still moving forward. I want to become a nonsmoker in the next few months so that I can start training at a Crossfit box and train for the Reebok Crossfit Games. I’d have to go into the “master’s” group because of my age, but I’m okay with that.

Tuesday January 22, 2013

I forgot to post this the other day!

7 minute AMRAP:
20 lunges
10 ring rows
10 v ups
3 rounds + 25 reps

Run stairs for 7 minutes
8 stair runs

7 minutes of planks
10 push ups per break in plank hold.
I ended up doing 50 push ups.

I don’t know what his obsession with the number 7 was that day, but it sucked.

Thursday January 11, 2013

12 minute AMRAP
5 ring rows
10 push press (55#)
15 sit ups

7 full rounds plus 17 reps

One the guys went easy on me today! It keeps the soreness at bay, which I really like haha

Tuesday January 8, 2013

I was feeling pretty sore from my workout yesterday, but I decided to ask him for another one for today. *sigh* When will I learn? hahaha I’m a glutton for punishment, that’s for certain.

100 calories on bike
100 bench dips (he gave me ring rows but the guys working were over there and using them so I subbed)
100 squats (he gave me lunges – but those engage the ball of my feet and make my toes hurt)
100 push ups
100 laying down leg ups (lay on floor, hold hands behind head on pull up rig and lift legs until toes touch the bar)
100 calories on bike

All exercises can be broken down however needed to get them all done, except the 100 calories on the bike.

I will barely be able to move tomorrow.

Monday January 7, 2013

Oh my goodness. Today was the first day in 3 weeks that I’ve seen The Trainer. He’s been on vacation and so today was the first time we were in the building working at the same time since 12/17. I was pleased as punch to see him. Until he wrote my workout for me and I laughed for several minutes before starting it too. I asked him if he was fussy at me, he said no. I asked him if he was assigned to the Engine instead of the truck today, he said no. Pfft. Welcome back from vacation. Good Lord.

Goblet squats (holding 30# dumbbell)
push ups
v ups

4 minutes of plank holds

hanging knee ups
bench dips
Russian twists

Holy shit balls I thought I was gonna die. However, today is not a good day to die so I refused to give in to the pukey feelings and pushed through them all. My arms are still shaking and I feel wobbly.

Friday January 4, 2013

I made a commitment, that even with my foot problems I’m having, I can find a way to workout anyway.  I made a list of exercises that aggravate the foot situation, and so when I made up my workout for today, I didn’t do any jumping, running, or peddling.

15 minute AMRAP

5 push press w/40# bar
10 squats
5 push ups
10 sit ups

9 rounds.  It felt awesome to be working out again!

Bring it on, 2013!

I went to dinner with some friends (actually total strangers, but I made a new friend) last night for the birthday of a newer friend. If any of that made sense.

After I got home, I was resting my feet and thinking I wanted to go out. My feet reminded me I wouldn’t last an hour walking or standing anywhere, so laying on the couch with my feet up and all pressure off of them was the place I needed to be. I watched some of the NYE festivities on the TV and fell asleep about 20 minutes before the ball dropped in Times Square.

As I was laying there watching the party goers and celebrations, I couldn’t help but think about all the changes I want to make this year. I don’t make resolutions, I set goals. Attainable goals that I know I can reach. However, sometimes, I have no idea where to start on those goals and sometimes I fail at it. The only way that would make it a failure if I didn’t keep trying.

I have a lot of changes I want to make with the way my finances are and the way I handle them. I have made it no secret I have issues with money. Some of those issues are of my own doing and the others are not, yet I deal with them anyway because for whatever reason, it’s fallen in my lap to take care of. So I trudge forward, panicked, and not really knowing. I’ve reached out to a GA friend who is really good with money and he said he’d help me budget and get things on track this year. I’m hoping to meet with him sometime this month to get it started.

I have two parties booked for this month and one for February so far. I’m going to branch the business out and step out of my comfort zone. I’m not making any money if I don’t have parties booked. So I’ll be researching marketing ideas and ways to grow my business.

I learned a lot about myself with two huge situations in my life; one at work and one personal. And this is what I learned from them:

  • I learned that even when I tell the truth and stand up for myself, people will still throw stones and try to knock me down.
  • I learned who my true friends at work were and who was just playing at being friends to gather information and use it against me.
  • I learned my personal safety means absolutely nothing to anyone but myself and a very few select people.
  • I learned people would rather jump to conclusions and go off of “rumors” rather than go off of the facts and substantiated information. I guess it was more fun for them to do that.
  • I learned I still have work to do on myself when it comes to relationships with men.
  • I learned what I’m looking for and I learned what I don’t want. I learned I’m more accepting of situations than I originally thought.
  • I learned that I am stronger than I thought.
  • I learned that, at age 43, I am more comfortable in my own skin than I ever have been

I have a lot of issues with my feet right now.  One is an old situation that has gotten worse and spread throughout the entire right foot and part of my left.  It’s going to take a lot of treatment to fix them both and get me right again.  The doctor said that one of issues is very common (Morton’s Neuroma) and he wants to try cortisone injections to fix it.  He said it could take one injection, or two or three.  It all depends on how my foot responds to the anti-inflammatory steroids.  I got my first injection yesterday in the right foot.  I go back in 2 weeks for follow up on the right; injection on the left; and removal of the ingrown toenails that have grown back separated from the nail on the big toes.

The other problem with my feet is that my ligaments separating the five main bones of my foot are no longer where they are supposed to be.  This could be due to any number of things, including my workouts.  I’m willing to deal with that because I won’t give up my workouts on a permanent basis.

2012 was bi-polar for me on how good of a year it was.  Some of it was good.  Some of it was bad.  It’s amazing how we normally focus on the bad when we look back on our year.  I’m hoping 2013 is more good than bad and I’m willing to work to make it happen.  I’m hoping she doesn’t throw as many shit sandwiches at me as she did in 2012.

Happy New Year.

Until next time…