Saturday, October 30, 2010
So today was another weekend warrior but in spirit of halloween it was "Witchy Warrior". My friend Jordan was in from Nashville and joined me. She was a good sport! Actually she was awesome. She is in great shape and pushed herself to finish all of the exercises strong. Her push ups were the most impressive to me.
Yesterday was a 2 hour workout. We did a warm up & stretching, a 4 minute walk, jog, run, sprint, 8 strength circuits 2x, relay sprints, 8 more strength circuits 2x, 8 cardio circuits 2x and then stretched out. It was hell! It was damn cold too. We were outside at the park.
Tammye, my trainer was very creative with our exercises. We jumped over hay bails, and used pumpkins for all sorts of exercises. These were no mini pumpkins either. They all ranged between about 8-10 pounds. By the time we were done, I was spent! I try to do everything but sometimes it is so hard. My core strength is just not strong enough so I over compensate by using my back and/or legs and then I fail. I am looking forward to the day that my core can be stronger. The good news is, that my friend Jordan says she can notice my legs changing. She can see a little definition in my calf and shin.
I am trying to stay positive although I am discouraged at my weight loss. It has been very slow lately. I know what I need to do. Now I just need to do it! As I carved pumpkins yesterday I looked at the 8 pound pumpkins and had to be proud that I have lost 7 pumpkins. Do you know how much that is. Think about it! Now the goal is to lose at least one more 10 pound pumpkin by Thanksgiving. When I look at the size of a pumpkin it is a rude awakening to where I came from and that I still have a long way to go. It is unbelievable to me that I could still easily lose 7 more pumpkins and still be in the normal weight range.