Saturday, April 04, 2009

Jillian's 30 Day Shred

So Thursday I had the day off. I had an oral surgeon appointment in the morning and wasn't sure how I would be feeling so I took the entire day off. I went to the gym after my appointment and did about 30 minutes of weights and 60 minutes of cardio. I came home relaxed a bit and decided to give The Shred a try. So based on everyone's reviews I started on level 1. It was 20 minutes of go, go, go. It definitely got my heart rate up and my body sweating, but I personally wasn't sore the next day. I used 5 lbs weights because they are the only hand weights I have. What weight does everyone else use? Maybe I need to up my weight. I found the format to be great because you aren't don't the same thing for too long and she provides decent instruction. And jumping jacks! Over the past couple of weeks at my boot camp class I have really started to like jumping jacks (I know, I know. I must be crazy).

Would I do it again? Sure! It was a great change to my normal routine.

Would I do it everyday? Probably not. I am not one for working out videos, but I think it would be great to take when traveling because I can do it from my laptop, of course modified without the weights.

Was it a good work out? I think for 20 minutes, it was a great workout. Personally, I have a mental thing where if I don't work out for at least an hour, it doesn't really count. So I would probably pair this with more cardio like running or walking.

I'll let you know what I think of level 2 and 3 once I get there!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 30, 2009

If Only So That I Can Remember Later

Tonight I heard David McCullough speak. The focus of his talk centered on history an it's importance in education. But what stuck with me the most were his thoughts on passion and that we need to share our passion. We don't need to chase the jobs that will pay the big bucks. We need to do the work that we love and are passionate about. He said of his writing career that he would pay to be able to do what he does for a living. Can you say that about your job? I don't think I can say that about mine. At least not right now. My dad has always told me to follow my passion. Always. In case you couldn't tell, music is definitely one of them. I am sort of there but not quite. I think in order for me to truly follow my passion I will eventually need to take some risks. I am slowly working on it though.

My boss paid me a really nice complement today and it was totally unexpected.

I got 2 comments on my pink jacket. I am a little bummed that the warm weather will here for good and I will have to put it way for the season.

How was your Monday???

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lack of Posting

So when I don't post for a few days it means things aren't usually going that great or I am out of town. However, I am in town and things are going quite well. I am just a bit busy. When I got back from Austin I didn't way myself until Thursday because my ankles were still swollen and I was trying to get back into my routine. When I did weigh on Thursday I was immediately shocked with the number- 198. I haven't been in the 190's in a LONG time. Well at least it has felt that way. I thought it must have been a fluke so I weighed myself on Friday and today. Nope. I am in the 190's. So I am not even sure how it happened when I ate horribly before I left for Austin and ate tex mex (lots and lots of chips!) to my hearts content while I was there and lots and lots of alcohol (well more than I normally drink). The only thing I can think of that might of helped me was I only really ate 2 meals a day. I didn't snack. And I walked almost everywhere. Keeping up with that kind of schedule is not really possible long term nor do I really want to do that long term. So I trying to find a way to keep up the momentum now that I am home.

So this week I have been drinking diet coke during the work day. However, I have also been drinking lots of water as well. I ate out lunch twice and dinner out on Thursday. At dinner on Thursday I had a diet coke and got a to go cup. That night I slept horribly bad. I am blaming it on the diet coke. So I am going to attempt to not drink diet coke in the evenings. I have been going to boot camp in the mornings and fitting in other forms of exercise as well. My eating has been pretty good as well.

A friend asked me to be his partner in the New Belgium Urban Assult Ride. It looks like a lot of fun and I might have to take him up on it!