Friday, March 15, 2013

2 Week Challenge Day 5

Today's workout was again Burn It. Oh man did I. By the time I was halfway through the workout I was ready to give up. All of my muscles were burning for sure. But I pushed through, and I was so very glad when it was over! I didn't start my work out until about 3:30 pm today. I got in 11, 327 steps today. I again forgot my pedometer while doing the workout on the beach this morning, but I hit my goal regardless, so it was not too big a deal.

Of course, it might not have been as difficult if I had not already worked out this morning. Oh who am I kidding, it still would have been hard! I think every muscle in my body is aching right now. And I LOVE it. It is that sore, ache. The kind that means good things are happening. At least I hope they are! This morning in our beach boot camp we worked on butts and guts. I failed to write down what the exercises we did were, so I don't have a breakdown today. But there was a lot of squatting and of course about a dozen ab specific exercises. And suicide runs, my absolute favorite. We started out with a grid of 9 exercises. We had to pick three, do 25 reps of each, then run one suicide run, then do 75 criss-cross jumps. Next we picked two exercises, did 25 reps of each, ran 2 suicide runs, and then did 50 criss-cross jumps. And then 25 reps of one more exercise, 3 suicide runs, and 25 criss-cross jumps. We then did a 20 minute times workout making the rounds of various exercise stations. And finished things out with something the trainer called "Bob's Challenge". Apparently it is taken from the show, "The Biggest Loser", I've not watched anytime recently...but it was hard!

Today I ate much better food than yesterday. For breakfast I ate a little granola (only 120 calories worth) and a banana.  For lunch and dinner both I had salad (lettuce, tomato, carrot, snap peas, tuna fish, salsa). It was simple and fulfilling. I chose to eat it for lunch and dinner mainly b/c I didn't think I'd eat the tuna the next day and I didn't want to waste it.

I was kinda in the mood for a run tonight. Last night, as sore as I was, running actually felt really good on my legs. And I am still very sore, so I was just picturing how good it would feel to run the causeway, headphones on, just me and the pavement. But I have to get up tomorrow and bring the kids to a surfing competition and my husband will be working, and I am so tired and sore. So I opted instead to take the night off, I did work out twice today afterall! and I will run tomorrow night instead. Today was a good day.


  1. Way to work that pedometer girl! That beach bootcamp sounds like a serious deal - totally awesome. :-) You are doing a great job!