I got up super early and was pumping with adrenaline for some reason. Don't ask me why, I have no idea. Normally I stay in bed as long as possible on a workday. You know, since I kind dread having to get up at all. But for whatever reason, I was up & going. Got the coffee started, my food prep for the workday done, and then I proceeded to get ready. I was at work a full 15 minutes before I actually needed to be there. There's a Dunkin Donuts down from my office, and I started thinking I better refuel lest I start crashing early. I got myself another hazelnut coffee - because I'm a flavored coffee kind of gal - and forgot to eat anything until almost noon. Apparently, coffee makes me feel full. Which is a good thing and a bad thing. Mostly bad, I think. Because for obvious reasons, your body needs proper nutrition to fuel itself. Huge my bad, but I'm kinda convinced there may have been pharmaceuticals in my oodles of water that I chugged last night. ;-)
That sound you hear is of me squealing because football season - REAL FOOTBALL - is around the corner! Four weeks of preseason nonsense, then the real fun begins. I am way too excited about this - you know, because I'm a girl and all. Hehe. Whatever, man. I'm a girl who loves my sports!
The puzzling weather here in NY continues. The day started off hazy & humid, then it started pouring rain. And thundering. Which as you all know, scared this tough NY chick to death. No me gusta the kind of weather that goes boom boom. Nope, not at all. About 30 minutes after the rain ended, the clouds parted somewhat. Just enough to let some sunshine poke out. It remained humid as hell though. I guess the weather is being a b*tch because we didn't have much of a winter. Just need to suck it up & accept that it could be so much worse.
I apparently am a glutton for punishment when it comes to working out with no AC on - in certain regards. I REFUSE to put the AC on in my bedroom when I'm using my treadmill. Even in this kind of heat & humidity. I do not what is wrong with me, but I feel ok about it. I enjoy the puddles of sweat pouring down me when I do that. I did 22 minutes on the inclined treadmill before I did The Firm Tough Tape with Tracie Long. Forgot about all that leg work, man! All those heavy leg presses! I will be feeling it tomorrow, I just know it. I added 10 minutes of heavy strength - delt flys, side lunges, military presses, squats & lunges. I held my plank today for 1 minute, 34 seconds. I also managed to sneak in 100 reverse crunches, since I don't work my lower abs - or my abs in general - enough. 100 weighted side bends too, to work the obliques. I soo hate doing floor ab work. I'll do it, but I can't stand it. I burned 534 calories in my last chance workout.
C'mon, you knew I had to insert at least ONE reference to my assets, right? It's been a while. ;-)
Solid day. Tracked everything, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements.
I am pretty confident about my WI tomorrow. Not sure how much less of a number I will see, but I do know that it will be less. Honestly, that is all that matters, that the scale keeps moving down. As long as my WI's are consistently solid every week showing my hard work, I will be happy.
In terms of body shape and certain problem areas shrinking making me happy in another way - Grr. Don't even get me started on that. The sagging skin on my inner thighs & midsection won't go away or "tighten up" without surgery. Shrug. The banes of my existence, those two problem areas. My arms, shoulders, back & the rest of my upper body are starting to get nicely defined, so it irritates to me no end that my lower body refuses to catch up already! Breathe...... Must remember I can't control that, and there is NO such thing as isolated target toning.
Twitter / blog stalking commences now. And Shark Week starts Sunday night. Giddy about that too, for some reason. LOL.