Friday, October 17, 2014
Woo hoo, look at me go flip a freaking monster truck tire!
Friday, October 17, 2014
Today was the kind of boot camp class I LOOOOOOOVE!
Being kind of competitive but super slow is not a good combination because even though everyone is super supportive and amazing, I can't help but constantly notice the fact that I'm dead last, or behind on reps, or using a lighter band, or whatever. But today was circuits! Just me all by my lonesome. No comparisons, no noticing that he's doing 50 when I'm doing 15, or he's doing a mile when I'm doing half that, or whatever.
Step ups on the monster truck tire
Monster truck tire flips
Double cone ladder with sprints
Double floor ladder
High knees side steps
Squats with 8 pound ball throw downs
Squats with 8 pound ball toss ups
Heavy rope swings
Four rounds of one minute on, 15 seconds rest between stations, then a bonus mini round of 30 seconds on, 10 seconds rest between stations.
It was awesome!
Awww, bummer, I wanted to share a video of me on the tire flip - a FREAKING MONSTER TRUCK TIRE FLIP - but spark won't let me upload a video. Stupid spark. :(
**UPDATE** Go look at the next post, I uploaded the video file separately.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
My boot camp is in a warehouse amidst a bunch of other warehouses, and we have our usual routes to run. One such route is down the line of warehouses, through the parking lot, around the next building over, and back.
But, see, I'm slow. Turtle slow. When I run on my own, I do run/walk intervals, so when I'm at boot camp I pride myself on running the whole way. But in doing so, I slow down even beyond my normal snail's pace. I'm thrilled I can run the whole mile or whatever without stopping, but the downside is usually Tom starts yelling at me to cut it short.
I'm not always THE SLOWEST, or at least there are a couple of us slowpokes, so usually the fast ones are halfway around that next building and Tom will have us turtles turn around in the front of that building. By the time we get back to the front of the parking lot, the others have come all the way around the building, and we finish together. OK, that's a lie, they smoke us, but at least then they're not waiting 10+ minutes for us at the end.
But today! Today I ran all the way around the building!
Ha! I basically had no idea what the back of that building even looked like until this morning.
It's the small things, folks. I got to run the lap with the big kids.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I weigh in on Sundays. I was EXPECTING to lose my 10th pound this Sunday. I woke up, felt good, hopped on the scale, and ... it was exactly the same as the week before.
%$# YOU, SCALE.
But I brushed it off. Went for a 4.5 mile run. Came home, took a shower, ate breakfast, then discussed with the kid how large the dog is getting. How large? I don't know, let's find out. So I got back on the scale with the dog, got off, got back on the scale without the dog so that I could subtract and ...
WHAT THE HELL!? NOW I'M A POUND LIGHTER THAN I WAS THIS MORNING?
The dog weighs 37 pounds, by the way.
So I lost a pound after a run and a hearty breakfast. OK. Weird. But fine, I told myself I got to go shopping at 10 pounds and by god I did it so I went shopping!
Then I weighed myself again Monday morning to see what the hell was happening and indeed I'm at 9 pounds, not 10. But whatever.
I'm wearing a new outfit today. And that pound IS going to come off, dammit.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
I type really fast. And sometimes when you type really fast, you make mistakes. And sometimes you transpose things. Like just now when I actually typed tarnspose. And sometimes I type super fast and I hit enter super fast and only then do I realize I messed up.
Like the other day when I transposed two numbers on the weight tracker and hit enter and Spark immediately told everyone I lost two pounds when in fact I only lost one.
So thanks but false alarm! On the upside, I lost another pound! The scale is still moving! Yeehaw!
I'm at about nine pounds so far and when I officially get to 10 I am throwing myself a party. Which will probably involve new clothes instead of cake, which is kind of a downside to weight loss parties because parties should totally involve cake, but hey, new clothes!
Maybe this weekend?? Fingers crossed!
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