I brought a fruit bowl to the party last night and enjoyed smelling all the cookies, chocolates, and cupcakes. Was I tempted? not really. The fragrance of all of it was probably better than it tasted.
1/2 hour running on treadmill bundled up like the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man.
Followed by a Kettlebell workout:
4 sets two arm swings
4 sets alternating swings into shoulder presses
4 sets high pulls followed by upright rows for delts and bent over alternating one arm rows.
4 sets of bicep curls supersetted with overhead tricep presses.
What I ate today:
banana, protein powder, peanut butter smoothie
strawberry Greek Yogurt
Marinated BBQ chicken
4 bean salad
1 tsp salad dressing
oen tablespoon beans/sausage
Back to the original post on 2013 goals. I need to push the weight harder for my glutes, the toughest area to tone. I really need to increase the weight on all exercises, but I will be particularly diligent in this area. I will not increase my cardio workouts. I will continue to focus on eating more green vegetables. And most of all, I need to be patient and relax and let the body do what it needs to do with the time I have left. I can't rush the process, so reading and playing piano, and sewing and whatever else is calming is really important to do for nurturing my soul and calming my nerves.
Consistency is relatively easy now with exercising and eating...but it's not something to take for granted. I'm in inertia, but it doesn't mean I don't have to be cognizant of each hour of the day in prepping my meals, and making sure I have plenty of clean foods on hand.
I'm still very excited about the prospects of competing again, but I'm incredibly nervous about whether or not I will be able to get in good enough shape for the stage. I'm a little humbled by the competition out there.
I hope that some of the thoughts I share help either motivate or help.
BTW: I'm going to bring a pullover sweatshirt downstairs for now on. Yesterday I was pissed off that it was so cold after my run. I had a hat, gloves, long shirt with finger slots, long pants, and still I needed another layer to keep from cooling down and freezing at the same time.
Here I am with several layers of clothes on. The white thing around my neck is a towel. Then, I put on my husband's shirt. I asked him for a sweatshirt and he brought me this! Of course since I was already pissed off, I got more irritated with the prospects of thinking it wasn't going to keep me warm enough. But it did. So, I thanked him:). I look like a troll!