Friday, September 7, 2012


I got in an awesome run at the gym tonight after work!! I ran 5 miles and did intervals about the entire run, ranging from a base of 6.8-7.0 up to 7.9!! I could definitely feel a flare up in my groin/hip area, but it's becoming common that it's always going to be there I suppose. By the time I got home, I was EXHAUSTED!! I got over the cold/headache that I had in at the start of the week, but I think I'm still feeling the effects of it, I just can't seem to get the pep back in my step! I opted to NOT do either of the 30DS or the 90 day challenge to rest up. I have a lot of things on the horizon and I know I'm going to definitely need my rest!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

90 day, Week 2, Day 3 (Day 7, 30 day shred!!)

Today was my first full day back in , the last couple of days I have had such a horrific headache!! I'm not one to get migraines but I am a big self web diagnoser so according to webmd and a few other websites, I may have had a migraine!! Whatever it was really threw me for a loop, anyway I'm glad it's passed. Work was insanely busy, we were pushing out a new software release, so my tasks were piled up by the time I got back into the office and I was still trying to play catch up today!

After work, I headed to the gym, laced up my Brooks running shoes and got on my favorite treadmill and started my run. Even though I was pretty tired to begin with and figured I'd get in a crappy run, it actually turned into a great run! I managed 3.5 miles in 30 mins. I always start with a 2 min walk to warm-up and about a 0.10 mile (3.0mph) cool-down walk. So even with that I managed pretty well. I do know I ran 10 mins at 6.7-6.8 then the next 5 at 6.9 followed by 6.9-7.1 for the next 10 and the last 5 mins were 7.1-7.5, upping 0.1 mph every minute. After my run I did about 30 mins of the spinning class and called it good.

When I got home, I was too tired to fit in the 90 day BR, workout 1, so I just did the 30 DS, level 1 workout. That means tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday I'm going to need to finish off the workout 1 & workout 2 for phase 1, week 2. I think the day off from the 90 day program helped out a lot!!

I'm really trying to "see" results with the 2 programs and I think I can see a slight difference in my abs, like it might not look so puffy, but I'm not sure and I don't know if I'm "making" myself see a change. I'm really waiting until after day 10 to take any measurements and incremental pics, so 3 more days and I can take "official" pics.

I was googling some of the symptoms I've been experiencing lately and I really think I'm having an issue with my thyroid. I've gained about 10lbs and they really came out of nowhere!! I haven't altered my eating habits drastically, not enough to gain that much weight, I've continued to work out and run and despite these efforts, I'm still gaining weight. I've also noticed that I'm losing my hair. I know it's natural to lose a few strands a day, and I do, but lately it's been a LOT and in the shower this morning a lot more than I was comfortable with fell out and I'm not liking it. I'm going to try to make an appt asap to get some blood work done. I'm also noticing that I can't seem to get rested, I'm never like this, so hopefully they'll be able to figure out what is up with me!! Anyway here's my workout summary:

90 Day Total Body Revolution

  • took the day off
30 Day Shred
  • Level 1, Day 7


  • 3.5 miles of running (30 mins)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

90 day, Week 2, Day 2 (Day 6, 30 day shred!!)

Today I was home most of the morning due to what I'm calling a migraine now. It's the worst headache of my life!! I have a pretty big deadline at work due, so I made it into work for the afternoon. I ended being at work well after 7pm so I didn't have time to head to the gym for cardio, but I did head home and get my workouts done. They were pretty hard today as I'm lethargic from being sick, but I always believe in the theory that you can sweat out a cold and I have a fever b/c my body heat is pretty high and I'm having the "cold sweats" it hasn't been a fun couple of days....but I pushed through them both and I did wake up pretty sore this morning from yesterday's workouts. I'm hoping it's just my sickness that's making my workouts tonight seem that much more difficult.....The crunches (basic) are getting easier and I can "feel" strength with that move, but the butterfly crunches kick my a**!!! I am noticing the weakness in my lower back from my lumbar fusion and I'm also noticing my limited motion range due to the hardware in/on my spine, but I'm definitely working with what I have! I'm determined to look FIERCE by my first run on October 6th!!!!

90 Day Total Body Revolution

  • Workout 2, Week 2, Phase 1
30 Day Shred
  • Level 1, Day 6

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

90 day, Week 2, Day 1 (Day 4, 30 day shred!!)

I missed a few days, but I'm going to play catch up on the program. I went on a last minute trip to the Texas coast this past weekend and had planned to get up early and get in my workout, but failed to do so and when I got back late Monday, my body was so sore from being thrown around the water by the waves. This was also the first time that I took my dogs with me to the coast and they were a little freaked out by the water. But overall it was such a fun weekend! :)

As I mentioned above, my entire body is sore from the coast, so completing the workout was a bit difficult!! I think I can see a difference in my abdomen, it does not look so "bloated" so that's keeping me motivated too!! I'm going to play catch up, but I don't think I'll be able to get in the "missed" 3 days of 30DS, instead I will focus on getting int he full 4 workouts from the 90 day BR. My plan is to do workout 1 today, workout 2, Wed, workout 1 again on Thursday and workout 2 on Friday and of course starting tomorrow, I'll be back at the gym, so I'll definitely get my cardio whether it be via spinning or running.

Workout Summary 

90 Day Body Revoution

  • Workout 1

30 Day Shred

  • Level 1, Day 4