May 13, 2013 § 1 Comment
I have not abandoned my blog! I have not stopped exercising! Ok, so some days here and there, I’m fucking exhausted and the last thing I want to do when I get home from work and picking up the kid is to exercise. Nor do I want to shorten my sleep length by waking up at the butt crack of dawn to exercise.
That being said, I really have not stopped. I’m loving my new heart monitor. I understand its purpose now. If I’m in my target heart rate and am moving around, I will burn calories. If I’m at the peak of my target heart rate or slightly higher and move my tush I burn even more calories! The other day I burned something like 530 calories in a 55 minute workout where the time before I did this workout, I had only burned like 485. Why? because my heart rate was much higher and I pushed myself much more. So what’s the problem? I haven’t lost any weight. Nothing. Nada. Zero. I don’t care how my clothes feel or if my friends say that my waist looks slimmer. Bullshit. I want to see it on the scale. I want to see it on the scale or what’s the point? I know I’m stronger. My last fit test showed me that in spades. Some exercises I double in from the first time. My push-ups especially! But not 1 fucking pound.
I’m not going to give up though. I’m not stopping until I can look at a picture taken of me and proudly tag myself on facebook. That moment won’t come anytime soon but it has to come eventually.
April 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
So, I was feeling pretty darn good after recovery week. So nice and relaxing; it did not prepare me for what was about to happen: Week 5. On the first day was the fit test.
Fit test 3 (day 36) results:
Power Knees- 55
Power Jumps- 17 (decrease)
Globe Jumps- 6
Suicide Jumps- 10
Push-Up Jacks- 12 (decrease)
Low Plank Oblique- 33
I blame myself for the 2 decreases. I usually look at the previous results so that I can push myself to do better but on those two I just didn’t look and was pretty disappointed because I think I could have pushed myself harder to beat my last score. So when the fit test was done, I was like “what? they want me to do a whole other workout now? What the fuck?!” I’m already exhausted from the fit test and I put in Max Interval Circuit. Now, that is just mean, Shaun T. Mean! Another 60 minutes! Huh? Wha? Seriously?! Ok, let’s do this! It also so happens that this was my 2nd day wearing my brand new super groovy Polar heart monitor. On my 1st day, I burned 345 calories in a 40 minute workout. Below are results for day 2.
Heart Monitor Results (4/19/13): My ideal heart rate is 121-158. Workout duration: 1:23:54. Calories burned: 771 (that’s right bitches). Average heart rate: 148. Max heart rate: 167. In zone: 1:03:58
That night I was in pain. The next morning, more pain. That shit was hard. It was like take month 1 and adding a new element to every move. It was grueling and the time extension was I think the worst part. I had to skip 4/20/13 because I was just too exhausted and in too much pain. I vowed that today (4/21) I would do 2 workouts. 1 in the am and 1 in the pm. I totally kicked cardio butt today. Woke up, did my Max Interval Plyo and burned 480 calories, then just finished (5:30pm) Max Cardio conditioning and burned another 407 calories!
I also broke out into hives on my neck, but that is a totally different blog topic.