Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Work today for some reason has been insanely busy. Here it is 12:00PM and I haven’t even STARTED on the things I had on my ‘to-do’ list much less finished them because of all the fires that had to be put out. Oh well, adapt and improvise.

I’m taking my lunch now so figured it was a good time to update.

Yesterday ended perfectly. Well, except for the fact that I had a REALLY hard time getting to sleep. I finally fell into a deep sleep at 1:30AM. Needless to say I was NOT a happy camper when the alarm went off at 4:00. I got up anyway.

I actually ate some breakfast before we left (unusual for me) and had a dose of creatine. We got out of the house in plenty of time – BUT… I don’t know if many of you have heard about this weather we’ve been having up here. We were on our way to the gym when we found out OOPS the highway is flooded and closed. BAH! We detoured around it but that added about 20 minutes to our normal 30 minute drive. So we walked into the gym late. Luckily, as many had predicted, there weren’t many people there.

Running 20 minutes behind it was SOOOO tempting to skip cardio. But, I didn’t. After stowing my gear I jumped on the treadmill and did my 1.5 mile run. Set the treadmill at 5 MPR and ran for 10 minutes. Then I walked for a minute before pushing it back up to 5 MPR again. Then the lead legs hit. I kept the pace for a bit but then had to back it down to 4.5. For the last .25 miles though I pushed it back to 5 and then 5.5 and then 6.. finishing at 6.5 MPR. So I reached my goal and finished the 1.5 miles in less then 20 minutes.

After that I went over to get my workout in. It was supposed to be Chest and Abs but I knew I was pushed for time. I also had a few ‘goals’ I needed to hit so I wanted to make sure I got THAT part of the workout in.

So here’s how it worked out:

Barbell Press (+Bar):
80 x 2 then 75 x 6 / 75 x 6
I don’t know what I was thinking here – I believe my goal was to do 75 x 10… but I started with 80 on there. But I did 2 with 80 lbs on there – 2 reps toward my goal of 10!

Dumbbell Press:
45 x 10 / 45 x 6
My goal this week was 45 x 10 – so goal achieved! Whoop

Dumbbell Flyes:
35 x 6 / 35 x 6

That was all I had time for. I’ll do pushups tonight as that’s one of my chest day goals – and abs since that’s something I can easily do at home.

Food is all packed and is on plan.

Oh! And I got on the scale at the gym this morning – weight 202!? Of course there was a big sign on the scale saying it was out of service – so maybe that’s completely wrong. I have to say I’ve been FEELING skinny lately and I’ve been SO good with my food. Didn’t even take a real ‘free day’ last week, had a free meal instead. (that comes from deciding to take a free day at about 4:00PM.. had already ate clean the entire day. )

Here’s to the new year!


  1. Good for you not skipping that cardio. Also for making that target.

    You did really well today. WELL DONE.

    I did a smiliar thing. Turned up for a class that wasn't on so I biked really fast for about 20 minutes, had a drink, and then cruised for another 5.

    I resisted the urge to just go home :-).

  2. Wow. You are super woman. Getting up at 4 am and drivig 30 minutes to the gym - AND still doing it after you found out the road was flooded? You're insane, and you should be proud of your insanity!

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Congrats gurlfrend! Way to perservere...and throw out that scale. Good job. Dub

  4. WTG....I agree with you that feeling "skinny" is sooo nice...

    I see that you take creatine, how long have you been taking it and how often do you take it? I've thought about it for myself before but just don't know enough about it to make a educated decision.

    Only 2 more pounds and you will be out of that decade....you'll be catching up with me before you know it...

    P.S. I love your pictures... You are so going to be buff before you know it...

  5. Way to hang in there and get it done. With determination like this you'll get to your goals in no time.
    I just wish we could get some rain. I don't drink enough water and we can't buy a drop a rain?
    Wow, but you are doing great!

  6. You Go! Not skipping the cardio workout at the gym was an AWESOME decision! Danged flood waters though!

    Also, that's so great that you are feeling skinny! Don't you love that feeling... just knowing that you've worked and deserve that feeling???

    We are all doing great... keep it up, because there may be someone trying to get us off of our diets or workouts on the left, and someone tempting us with food on the right, but all we have to do is look straight ahead... at the NEW US!

  7. Way to get that workout in despite the crazy flooded highway! Man, I wish I was able to get up that early to workout!

  8. Good work girl. Sounds like an awesome workout in spite of a crapy night and closed highways. You should be proud.