Amy and I weren't able to go hiking today due to circumstances on her end. But we're planning on going tomorrow morning. The blue skies and sunshine have vanished once again. I woke up to an overcast, rainy, dreary day. I opted for a walk at the park instead as my additional exercise for the day. I took Scarlette and we made it 3.5 miles. I was still sore from the nearly 5 mile hike yesterday (back and legs), and Scarlette started pooping out on me around mile 3, so we wound up at 3.5 miles. Not too shabby I guess.
I went to the gym tonight and did my workout. 10 min warm-up on the elliptical, then I ran through the exercise sheet 2x that Chris gave me...doing more reps than required on each exercise, and raising the weight on a couple of them, just like before. Threw in 30 Mountain Climbers just for fun. Then I did something a little different when I got on the treadmill tonight. I grabbed a 5 lb. weight for each hand, and walked 15 mins on the treadmill with the weights in my hands. That sh*t started hurting after the first minute, but I made it 15 mins. When I got done and put the weights up, my arms felt light as a feather, like they would float away. My whole body feels like jello right now. Muscles are shaking and twitching and sore as all get out. Makes me smile. :)
Something else that makes me smile is that after a high calorie weekend, I finally reigned it back in today to a normal level and even a little under for me. Calorie total for today is 1393. Yay for self-control!! This doesn't happen often enough, so I have to celebrate it when it does. By the way, I didn't have to babysit for my sister tonight....that's why I'm posting on a Monday night, and another reason my calories are decent. Thank God for small miracles. It's time to hit the showers. It's been a fantastic day, even with the crappy weather....fantastic because I made it that way. I controlled the calories, I exercised 2 different times, I've got a soul-satisfying soreness in all my muscles, and a hot shower waiting on me. Looking forward to tomorrow. 'Nite friends. :)
Quote For the Day:
"It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles." -Claude M. Bristol
3 months ago