Saturday, June 11, 2011

I Could Get Used to This

I'm walking a little funny today.  Like I have a huge corn-cob shoved in my rear.

No, there's nothing wrong with my's my calves to be more exact.

They are sore...well, more tight's not painful, in fact - I actually LOVE the feeling.

I don't even give a rats behind how conceited I'm going to sound - but I am a ROCK STAR!!  Oh, yes. 

Yesterday, I woke up, and I did Yoga.  An hour later, I did Jillian's 30 Day Shred.  A few hours later, I went to Wal-Mart and speed walked around for 15 minutes (as much as someone can speed walk in Wal-Mart on a Friday afternoon).  Then, last night, I went to the track and jogged/walked intervals for 2 miles.

Yesterday, I was truly in Warrior mode.  I kept telling myself - if you're doing your own version of "Boot Camp" - then you have got to do more than a run or a 20 minute work-out got to do least.  And I did.

According to my BodyBugg, I burned 2559 calories yesterday.  My average, without exercise, is around my exercise helped me burn 759 calories.  I did 9255 steps yesterday, too...that's 1255 over my goal of 8000 a day.

What's even better is that I did so freakin' well with my eating, yesterday.  I ate 1436 calories - which is under my 1500 calorie goal - and ended the day with a calorie deficit of 1123!!! 

What's funny is that when I was driving to the track last night, I started to worry that I was over-doing it.  I mean, going from hardly any exercise to three work-outs in one day is a little extreme.  As I was doing my first 1/4 mile warm-up walk around the calves started to scream.  They were tight, a little sore, and I started to worry even more.

I finished the warm up lap, and then started my jogging lap.  Only, I realized I wasn't "wogging" I was actually jogging...on the verge of running.  Despite the tightness in my legs, they felt powerful, strong.  I kept the speed up for the entire lap.  Then I walked again.  After the first mile, I started to think that I should just call it a night...didn't want to hurt myself.... but I couldn't stop. 

Another jog around the track - still with a faster pace than what I'm used to.  Sweat was pouring off of me - and I felt amazing.  The pain wasn't pain - it was my muscles telling me that they could handle it - that pushing them would make them strong....that I could keep going. 

When I heard the beep in my ear telling me I'd completed another mile - I was shocked.  I hadn't even realized I'd already gone another mile.  I checked my app - and noticed that I'd finished 2 miles in 31:55.  My pace time was 15:58.  I had an inclining that the time was faster than my last I checked my stats, and sure enough - I had finished the run Wednesday in 32:48. 

Despite my legs being sore - I still managed to finish the 2 miles 52 seconds faster than I did on Wednesday!!!

I had planned on getting up this morning and going for my usual Saturday morning run...however, I decided that I really liked what I did I'm going to repeat it.  I'm off to do my Yoga in a few minutes, then The Shred this afternoon, ending the day with a run at the track. 

Tomorrow, will be the same.

I want to keep this up for a week...and then, I plan on upping the intensity. 

I'm so damn excited to feel this way.  I remember this feeling - it's the feeling I had last summer when I was kicking butt and taking names.  I enjoyed working out yesterday - I actually enjoyed it.  I didn't tell myself I had to do it...I wanted to.  Could this be the beginning of a person moving from thinking exercise is a necessity to lose weight and moving to a person that works out because she wants to?  It sure as heck sounds like it.

I could definitely get used to this.

Till next time. ;)
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  1. I just wants some motivation to start. Good for YOU! Hurray!

  2. Wowww!!! You are a rock star!!!! Keep up the fabulous work!!!!!

  3. Sounds like you are doing fantastic!!! Way to go on all your workouts! :)

  4. Hell yes you're a rockstar!! I'm so proud of you!

  5. Way to go. That has to be the most excited blog post I have seen. :oD

  6. I'm totally with you on this....yesterday I snuck in an extra workout at the gym with the new love of my life - the elliptical machine. I was so screamin' sore that after a few minutes I wasn't sure if I could go on. Then I pushed myself. I told myself that hell yes I could do it. And you know what happened? 3.36 miles in 30 minutes on the elliptical is what happened, sweat dripping off me. It was glorious. And then last night? Another date with Jillian for her Shred workout.

    Keep going Joanna!


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