BRRRR! It was freezing. Decided to do the walking video & 6 minutes abs video (with 10lbs weight) in the morning. That warmed me up. Had so much stuff to do. Had lunch with a friend. We ate at subways. Had a 6" oven roasted chicken breast on 9 grain honey oat w/ spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, sweet peppers, little l. mayo, vinegar & oregano. I also added jalapenos (first time-bad idea!) My mouth was on FIRE
. My friend couldn't stop laughing until she realized I was choking. Oh well, learned my lesson. In the evening, after preparing dinner, went to the gym (my last day). Warmed up on the bicycle & then, headed for the machines to work on my lower body. Major accomplishments for me: on the seated leg press I did 80lbs (YES!), on the abductor & adductor: 30lbs & on the hip abductor/hip adductor: 50lbs. Love the hip ab & add better than the other one. I can really feel it on my glutes
. I also did: 3 sets of 10 (squats, sumo squats, walking lunges, regular lunges, hamstrings, donkey kicks & kick backs w/ 10lbs weights on each hand
) I'm so proud of me! In pain, but proud
I'm still BAD at lunges. Can hear my knees crack
. They make these loud wierd noises...embarrasing! Finally, to the eliptical for 8minutes. The eliptical & I have this love-hate relationship. Once I get on it, I can stand it a minute longer than I hoped
. So, I went to my old friend the treadmill. I love it. I want one for my birthday (if possible). Haven't hinted my hubby yet. When my walk was over, I went to the sauna. WEIRD! Maybe cause I haven't been to one in a while, but it was strange (maybe I was too hot & tired already-don't know). First, I started to feel very hot. Everybody looked comfortable, but I wasn't. Then, I started to freak out because I felt like I was about to melt (or was I having first time hot flashes?
OMG! I just couldn't take it. I was about to burst out of there running, until my son grab my hand & said: Ma, calm down. Think cool. I did & It worked. I started to enjoy it & I was sweating so heavily, In my head I thought I lost 10 lbs
. Crazy, but I started to feel my body shrink. I know that's not possible, but that's how my mind works. Great! right?
. 15 minutes later, I showered and went home. I loved this experince so much, I'm thinking about a short term membership. They offered us one without a contract. Will have the talk with hubby tomorrow. He didn't have a good day today
. My schedule:
Pre-workout: 1/2 cup of coffee w/ skim milk
Workout: walking video & 6 minutes abs
Breakfast: omelette w/ 1 whole wheat toast, 1/2 banana & 1/2 coffee w/ skim milk
Snack: apple slices w/ peanut butter & 1 cup of water
Lunch: subway sandwich w/ 1/2 cup d. pepsi & bottle of water (FIRE!)
Snack: cottage cheese w/ pineapple & 1 cup of water
Dinner: 1 cup of brown rice, stir fry veggies w/ grilled chicken & side salad w/ bottle of water
Snack: protein shakeWednesday
, My alarm didn't go off & I we were VERY late for everything. Shame on me! I didn't charge the phone & it died. May it's soul rest in peace
. Joke aside, it was horrible. It threw off my entire schedule. So, no workout in the morning
). I pretty much was in a rush-rush all day. Got a call from my youngest son asking if we could go to the movies...what? On a schhol night? He told me he was stressed out. So, we did. Watched the book of Eli. Not my cup of tea, but it was OK. Honestly, I wanted to watch The lovely bones but my son said I'll start crying & that'll stress him even more. So, we didn't. Finally, got home, and watched The biggest looser (my favorite show) & started to workout. Everytime I watch I get pumped & too involved
. Couldn't stop running & jumping
. The show ended & so did my workout. Had a shake, showered & talked to my youngest son about why he was stressed. PSST! He has a crush on a girl who is taken. By the way, she is 3 years older than him
. I told him she might not be the right one for him at this moment & his answered: "Never give up, giving up is for loosers, that's what you always tell us"
. Why do they always remember my advice at the wrong time & for the wrong reasons?
. Had to remind him she's taken & we don't take what doesn't belong to us. He said: "Not if you ask permission, to her of course. That's why I'm stressed out. I'm asking her tomorrow! After a long conversation (with me & then his dad), he decided not
. Poor baby, forgot to tell him life gets more complicated with years
. Look at me (big example), at my age, trying to turn back time