Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ouch...I like that!

Oh yeah...I'm sore today! Yippie! Loving that feeling...I know, it's nutty...but it's AWESOME! You know what it means? It means I WORKED MUSCLES! It means I'm on the road to getting back to where I was a few short months ago. For those that don't know...I was an exercise FREAK! I loved it...to the max. Then something happened - um, and I really don't know what? - and that person slowly went disappearing. Sure, I would still exercise 3'ish days/week, but I wasn't getting anywhere. I wasn't pushing myself. I was just going through the motions. I wasn't losing weight, but gaining....and all the while I would say to myself "I don't know why...I'm working out". But yeah, just a little (after I had been going 6'ish days/week, running, weight lifting, etc)...and combine the drastic change in my workouts (or lack of) plus not eating the best, the pounds start to add up. Ugh! Slumps suck. But amazingly I'm digging my way out, and it feels good. Today I've already ran 2.6 miles at lunch (WOOHOO!) using c25k W5D2. I've done c25k before, and have ran several 5k's, but it had been awhile since I ran, so I started the program again. When I get home this evening I'll do my Hundred(s) Challenges as well as my fat burning workout, for a total of 30 more mins to add..... Yeah, I'm finally on my way again! And LOVING the way my body is feeling!

Last night, I made the family enchiladas. YUM! I make mine special, since I watch what I eat. I want to get the most bang for my buck I suppose. So anyway, here comes hubby in the kitchen to what...GULP....help?!!!! Are you kidding me?! WOWZA! This never ever happens...so it was nice. I thanked him several times. He's VERY picky, so it's really a blessing to have him help in any way in the kitchen. Oh and get this...tonight he's making a casserole he had as a kid that he LOVES (this guy does NOT like my dinner "experiments", and very rarely any casserole I make). So it'll be a nice change. It's not very diet friendly for me...it's totally full of carbs, cheese and FAT...but I'll eat my serving and a big salad to go along with it.

The best news all day...I'm the Top weekly loser for my team (Team Dancer)! WOOHOO me!!!! I can't believe it, plus I get an additional 100pts for it!! How exciting eh?!!! Here's to trying it again for next week!!!!

My journal for yesterday (Tuesday 9/29)

5 comments:

erinstartsliving said...

You are an exercise machine!! So inspiring! I dont know how you do it, I hate exercising. Thanks for giving me lunch time workout tips though! I am definately going to try to do some "wogging" tomorrow on my lunch break.

Glad your husband helped you out with dinner! Any extra help is always appreciated and I dont think our husbands realize how wonderful they are when they help and how much it means to us. Your husbands fatty, carby, cheesy casserole was probably a staple in my house growing up. Congrats on eating your serving and your salad! Rock on, Mandie!

Nancy said...

Yeah, you Rock! You are inspiring me to push harder with my workouts! Huge congrats on taking the lead for our team! Sounds like you will keep it! Way to go!

Ladybug said...

You are not the only one! One of my absolute favorite feelings is the tightness of my abs after a good ab workout! When they are feeling rock hard though, I tend to walk around poking my abs...LOL. Guess I'm a bit infactuated at the 6-pack abs! LOL...

Vanessa said...

I think its awesome that you hubby helped with dinner. I know what you mean about it being slightly harder to stay on plan. For a while there my hubby would put "just a little bit" of oil on our veggies... ugh. But, I tried not to complain, or I'd lose the help cooking.

I'm looking at the hundreds challenges. I keep thinking I'll start and then I sort of forget about it. But I think those three exercises (along with cardio: walking/jogging) could help my strength and body a lot. You provided the motivation and I'll take it!

Mrs. Sheila said...

That is a fantastic feeling! I love it just as well. Makes me feel like I actually got something accomplished!