It’s finally Friday. Sometimes I don’t feel like this day will ever come. This week has been stressy with trying to get grades in…which you know, doesn’t magically happen. You actually have to read papers and then grade them before you can come up with a final grade. Funny how that works 🙂
So today will be work out #4 on my TurboFIRE plan. It will be Workout #5 in terms of my week. I did take Wednesday off (the program wants you to take one day off) – so that was nice break. But last night I was right back in my workout room – doing some cardio and getting my sweat on. I was able to choose the option “pump the music” since I’d done this workout once before and it made it more fun.
I ordered new shoes because I feel like my current shoes aren’t the right type for all the lateral movements, pivoting and really – the intense amount of jumping. So I got some New Balance Cross Trainers. I will henceforth refer to them as my Spiderman shoes. They should be arriving in the next few days – so I’ll let you know how they do. I was looking for keywords in the reviews like “cushioney” – although, that is not a real word. But you get what I mean, right?
I also ordered a Jump Mat for my home gym because again – my feet are like little cry baby feet and they hate jumping. Or rather, the landing part. But i know I’ll get more results if I push myself to do the jumps and stuff – so I’m doing whatever I can do to make it easier on my joints.
I lost .4 pounds this week – so nothing major. But a loss is a loss. PLUS, I did my measurements and I’m down! So that is awesome. I’m looking forward to next weeks weigh in because that will hopefully show the impact of really pumping up my workouts and having weekend workouts, too. I downloaded a new APP on my phone called BodyStats. It’s really simple and gives you a spot to put in your measurements and your weight. Nothing over the top – but I like it. I figure looking at my beginning measurements (I did these on Monday – my first day of TURBOfire) checking them again my progress at every 4 weeks will be pretty cool by the end of the 12 weeks. I’m also going to be doing some before and after photos. Don’t hold your breath on me posting them here. Maybe the “afters” if you are lucky. 🙂
This weekend is like the motherload of holidays for me because of how I feel about chips and salsa. So I’m not making any promises that I won’t indulge in some Cinco de Mayo celebrations – but at least this weekend I’ll be doing some intense workouts to help make up for it. I figure that’s the real key to this whole “changing your life” thing – is finding ways to still live a normal life.
So if I want to be a crazy person and drink a margarita, eat chips and salsa and probably guacamole (let’s be for real) all on the same day – I just need to accept that I probably need to work out first on that day. I think I can handle that.
On the docket for the weekend:
1) Turbofire (55 minutes cardio + 10 minute stretch) – happening tonight
2) Group bike ride tomorrow – haven’t decided which group i’m going to ride with, but will probably ride about 20 miles. Plus a 30 minute cardio & 10 minute stretch for TURBOfire.
3) Sunday is a new Turbo workout – i think it’s a Core and Stretching.
Somewhere in all of this – I also need to learn the new round of choreography for my TurboKick class on Tuesday. Man. I’m going to deserve those chips and salsa for once!
Okay – have an ACTIVE and happy weekend. See you on the flip side!