Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's Tuesday

Running is easier. It makes me want to keep going.

3min run/2min walk for 45 min. All on a treadmill. I know I know. I have to brave the outdoors or else this is fruitless, pointless.

Unfortunately, it's really, really, really, really cold outside. Therefore no running outside. I was suppose to go running outside today after work...but it's 5:30pm and I'm still at work. I'm going to be here for a while.

I was really dreading this beginning of week 3, but now I think it's doable, with a bit of gym workouts in between. Got to work out 5-6 times a week if I really want to shed serious weight and continue to change my life. I'm doing pretty good so far.

however, the CrossFit idea is still hanging out in my head.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Thursday update.

I haven't done much this week.

Lets see...
The weekend I sat around either in a car or on a couch. It was comfy.

Monday night:
2min/2min walk/run on the treadmill
you know the drill

Tuesday night:
1min/2min walk/run outside with Crystal
some stretching
then home where I did some abs
OH and groceries i needed groceries

Wednesday night:
out with friends - important birthday dinner

Thursday night:
I'm still here.
At work.
My intentions of going home and having a run outside after work are not going to happen now. It's freeeeeezing outside.
Vancouver has been in a cloud of fog for two weeks now. It's suppose to be lifting just in time for more snow. yeah. fun.

I'm not going to Floor Hockey tonight.

I'm indifferent about floor hockey.

I like my team.

Not really a fan of the dirty players on the other teams and I hate getting hurt hurt. Sure a little banged up never hurt anyone...but seriously...some of these guys are just plain dirty. And when I get bumped to hard I'm not shy about it, but I'm not exactly good about it either. Maybe my temper flares up just a tad...okay..more than a tad. And I feel bad about it, embarassed even...because it's not cool and i know that and all you want to do is have fun. But I don't need an email lecture reminding me about that either. ya know? who wants that? do you? A lecture just makes it worse...but a question or a brief statment...is all that is needed. Especially when it's friends. Or that's my opinion anyways.

I feel though I need to give it a bit more time though to get back into the groove of it. But tonight I worked a little too late and considering the email in question came yesterday...why the hell would I want to go? Maybe next week I'll go.

Hopefully tomorrow night i'll make it to the gym...or maybe even volleyball???

hmmmm lets not get too far ahead of myself.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's dark at 4:30pm...what up with that?

Last night was the first time in ages since I've run outside. I have been running/walking inside on the tread mill. But you put me outside and all of a sudden different muscles are working. Breathing is different. It's definitely harder.

It's nice to have a partner to run outside with at least once a week. Crystal and I are both walking and running and we are on the same schedule and same tempo. So it's good. Hopefully we will stay comitted to meeting up. It's hard. My schedule is sometimes unpredictable.

It's hard to run outside during the week with the sun setting at 4:30pm. It's all dark and dreary so it's definitely not ideal for running solo. But if we have to do that we will.

Running outside is so much more pleasureable than running on a treadmill going nowhere. In fact you could just jump in one spot on a treadmill and probably not go flying off the machine.

Can't say the same for my Ipod.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

H*ly Crap That Hurts!

Cardio - 45 min - 1min Run 2 min walk...starting at the very beginning with a faster pace. A better pace. A more natural pace...not so g*ddamn slow.

Weights - 20 min. Arms/Squat with DB & some weight machines. good.

Abs - Crunches = good.

Trying to work the lower abs felt like I was tearing out my abdomen by my hands. I don't think I can adequately describe how it felt.

No leg raises for me! obviously did too many last Thursday and I still haven't recovered.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Worked my ass off yesterday. So much so, I'm not sure I'm going to make it to the gym.

40 min of 2min walk/3min run
90 crunches
60 russian twists
30 straight leg lifts
30 DB flys
30 DB press

stretching. lots and lots of stretching.

1 hour of floor hockey...well not really one hour but intermittent bursts of energy for 2 or 3 min shifts over an hour - lots of fun. Good crew and good fun. The best part was that after every shift I wasn't out of breath! The worst part was that my pants continue to want to fall down when playing floor hockey but not when running.

what up with that?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

working hard

Tuesday workout:

40 min on the treadmill - alternating 2min walking/3min running

and in no particular order:
30 jump lunges
30 DB anchors
30 DB bicep curls
30 russian twists
30 crunches
30 pushups

i still think i can get up at 5:30 and get some yoga in or something...but really who am i kidding?? the alarm goes off at 5:30 and somehow goes off again at 6:30 when i finally decide i need to get up for work.

i've also looked into doing CrossFit, but i think i need to get into the groove [and make sure shoulder, groin, knee and ankle injuries stay away] before i commit myself to exercise workouts that make you want to puke. in fact. they encourage that. ummmm....hmmmmm......

until then i'm taking some of the moves and applying them at home. thank goodness for youtube to give you new workout routines. now...all i need is a chin up bar at home...

off to the gym today after work too.

Monday, January 5, 2009


it's the beginning of a new year.

and i have few decisions made.

2008 was the year of me.

well 2009 is to be the year of my health.

time to continue headstrong into the lifestyle changes and commit to them full force.

for the next 28 days. no alcohol. unless take last minute vacation with jodie to an all inclusive drink fest in mexico [hopefully that will be put off until February] and even then it's a limit to my alcohol intake. hopefully this will save me a couple hundred a month.

start doing more activities.

the goal is to do a minimum of 1 hour of hard core activity a day. If not an activity, hit the gym. I have to get serious. especially if there is a threat of a bathing suit in February :) Plus, i hate the way i look in pictures, hence why i don't post any.

currently my activity schedule is light, thursday is floor hockey and if my social life really craps out, friday night i can hit the kits community centre for some vball....other than that, the treadmill and i are friends.

it's either this or save for plastic surgery.

cheers to the new year and to a new body and a new life.