Monday, September 19, 2011

The final countdown!

Oh people, I am in need of a serious ass-kicking. I binged like no other this weekend. Maybe it's the beginnings of PMS, maybe it's because hubs went up north fishing and I was fending for myself with the kids, who knows? All I know is that it happened, and it's over, and the scale was not happy with me this morning. 207. I know. I'm sure I can pee some of that out, but I really gotta push now, if I'm going to be solidly under 200 by Chicago. 

11 more days. I must be crazy. Shitballs, I'll settle for being closer to 200 than to 210. 

So, have any of you met the foam roller at the gym? This innocent-seeming instrument of torture is my new favorite thing. Find it, try it, love it. I've been rolling out my quads like crazy after I lift, and it makes a huge difference in my DOMS level the next day. I also have been getting over myself and trying other new things. Like the dip/pullup assist machine. Since I can only do Crossfit once a week, I need to work on those moves a little more. I have to set the damn thing to 160lbs before I can get myself up there, but whatev. All in time. I also am making friends with the rower, and me likey a lot. My gym is having a little rowing contest right now to see who can get the best time on a 1000m row -- prizes for each age group. Right now I'm in second place by 4 seconds for women 35-40. You can enter as many times as you want, so you can bet your bippy I'll be beating that time! 

Today's plan...
Exerise: Done! 1000m row, deadlifts (bar only), pullups and dips (assisted), 15 min incline walk
Brekky: 3 slices canadian bacon, plum
Lunch: chicken salad, baked squash with butter
Dinner: chili, salad
Snacks: beef jerky, celery with almond butter


Lynda said...

Promise me we'll spend some time together in chicago! I'm there Thur -Mon.. You?

I've been reading "primal blueprint" which I think is somewhat similar to your Paleo and I'm also looking into Crossfit.

Kristin50 said...

We won't kick your ass! Stress can cause us to falter every now and then. You at least recognized it and that is HUGE in fixing it! You are doing great and you are committed to the gym and that is also HUGE! Do not be so hard on yourself.

I know about wanting to be as small as possible for Chicago. I wanted to be 235 and I do not see that happening, but I am giving it my best damn effort!

See you soon!

Amanda said...

So proud of your Cross Fit and I am ccurious about the foam roller! Never tried it...humm.

speck said...

Keep moving forward..and that sounds like exactly what you did by getting up and exercising today.

MandaPanda said...

Look at you and your bad gym lovin' self! I love the rowing machine! It's one of my favs!

Maybe there was a full moon or something over the weekend because I was very bad as well. Back at it today! Ya with me?!?!

Stephanie said...

What is this almond butter that you speak of and where in the hell do you find it??? I love almonds!!!

Lap Band Gal said...

Can't wait to see you in Chicago! :)

Amy W. said...

I miss DOMS.