I have a screaming headache! I just took 2 Aleve in the hope that it will go away. I’ve been taking Zyrtec & Flonase & doing sinus nasal washes twice a day for about 2 weeks now (prescribed by my doc) but it’s not helping my sinuses & the crud dripping in my throat. Leanne is trying to get an appt me for me today so I can try something different.
Tonight Erin & I are going for pedis & some girl time. Tomorrow I am going to finish packing, clean my house & do some grocery shopping for stuff that will be safe to buy & keep while we’re away (frozen chicken, canned tuna, etc…) & stuff for the kids. I’m getting my hair trimmed & highlighted. Then I am going to begin “vacationing.”
I had a great chest workout today. Increased my bb bench to 80 lbs. It’s amazing what having a different goal will do for your motivation & strength! I only got in 11 minutes on the treadmill. I wanted more but ran out of time because…
There is a couple that works out together. Everyday they are on the treadmill with the incline all the way up & power walking. When they finish he is teaching her to lift. Light weight; high reps. For toning. Sigh. Today she was on her own. I walked past as she was pressing an unloaded bar like it weighed nothing. I walked over & threw 5 lbs on each end. I watched her. She told me that her husband told her that lighter weights is how I got the cut in my shoulders. I almost spit water all over her. I asked her if she has watched me at all…then proceeded to tell her that I had just benched 80 lbs myself. I also gave her some form pointers…not dipping her elbows past the bench when bench pressing & keeping her arm straight up in the air when doing overhead French press. After she finished she came into the aerobic room where I was doing abs with Leanne & told us that she had never felt her tricep before today & that now she can’t lift her arm over her head. I told her that when I get back I will give her some more form pointers if her husband isn’t opposed ( don’t think he will be—he seems like a nice guy that wants his wife to look good).
They do this CRAZY functional/conditioning workout that I’m going to do with them one day. On Monday they had all of the steps & risers spread out on the floor in a stair step fashion—one step with no riser, the next with 1, then 2, etc…all the way to 10 or 12 risers. The space between is just enough to jump down & then jump up to the next step. They jump going “up” and turn around to jump “down.” I tried one time through & could feel my abs, back, hams, quads, EVERYTHING!!! And man oh man did it get the heart rate up!
My nutrition is going well. I’ve lost a pound this week—down to 148. Woohoo (sarcasm). I know it has to start somewhere so I am pleased with that.
The big “challenge” is going to be keeping it off while I’m away. I’m determined to keep 1 mantra—will this milk shake/piece of cake/candy/adult beverage (whatever) help me to achieve my goal? I am not going to be as strict as I would be if I am at home but I am going to watch it. I’m also determined to get in some form of exercise every day (with Saturday probably being an exception). I think I posted that I know where the fitness center & the jogging track are on the ship. I am going to use them! I am!!!
Tomorrow my plan is to get up & do an 40 of cardio—20 minutes HIIT & 25 minutes steady state on my elliptical. Will make a short post tomorrow I’m sure.