Friday, April 1, 2011

Burn Baby Burn :)

Well, I searched for about 30 mins for the workout I completed today with no luck. I happened to catch it in passing last night and didn't write it down! So I'll do my best to explain it, but I'll start by saying, burn baby burn. Man my thighs were on fire! The exercise was a 10 min challenge and my last minute and half was pretty ugly, with a lot of "oh God's" and "Ow, Ow, Ow's," but I prevailed....barely! After the workout, I spent a good deal of time stretching just to keep the muscles loose and to hopefully minimize any stiffness tomorrow. I wanted to do some yoga today, but didn't have the time to look into good exercises and stretches so hopefully I'll do that starting Monday. I think I'm going to make some modifications to my 90 day challenge because the exercises I'm doing are high intensity and I don't think it would be healthy for me to do the exercises for 90 straight days, so I'm going to mix in yoga, stretching and lower intensity exercises to give my muscles and overall body time to recover from the more intense workouts. So Monday - Friday I'll be doing the workouts from and then on the weekends I'll just look to do some sort of physical activity, even if it's just going for a walk and pulling my kids in the me after about 30 mins, that in itself is a workout!! Especially around here, there's not one flat road in sight!
Starting the workout today, man I was feeling so lazy. I was pretty tired from the night before because my son is teething and last night he was up a BUNCH just crying and uncomfortable. You feel terrible for them, all while wishing you could just get some sleep! So I was up with him trying to find anything that would provide him comfort or relief and there was very little. As if that weren't stressful and exhausting enough, my daughter woke up several times also crying from what sounded like a bad dream maybe. So my son was crying next to me and my daughter was crying out for me from her bed while my poor husband was practically jumping out of bed next to me trying to figure out what all the fussing was about. He was still half asleep and finally asked me, "what is going on tonight?!" By the time we got them both comforted and back to sleep we were laying in bed staring at the ceiling wishing for more hours in the night! You would think (or I guess you hope) that after a night like that, that the kids would sleep in from having such a restless nights sleep.......nope, they were up and at 'em at just before 8am! And really I don't have too much room for complaints there because to some mother's 8am is sleeping very seldom to I ever complain about the time my children wake up!

Anyway, the kids are napping and I half heartily get my workout stuff together and 'assume the position' and wait for my timer to beep so that I can begin to deliver to myself my daily ass kicking! I must say that when watching the videos of the exercises I do each day, they are visually deceiving! They don't seem very difficult when watching or even when you first begin, but like I mentioned above, my last minute and a half was, now looking back, hysterically pathetic!!! This will be an exercise I come back to and re-challenge myself for sure. I'll describe (as best I can) the exercises today.....There were two, start out in a squat position (feet shoulder width apart), lean forward placing your hands palms down on the floor with legs still shoulder width apart.  Bend your elbows and lower your upper body as low as you can (a push up) to the floor, then power yourself back up into the starting squat position (if grunting or low key 'screaming' helps by the final sets, by all means do it.......I chose grunting and teeth clenching!!!). From the beginning squat position, lower yourself onto the floor with your hands behind you and your feet still flat on the floor. Then kick one leg into the air, then the other, alternating between legs, do 10 kicks total. From there back to the squat position, you'll again do the upper body push up with your feet flat on the floor, power yourself back into the starting position, then back to the floor to complete 10 more kicks. You'll alternate between these two exercises for 10 minutes completing as many sets as you can. I was a complete idiot and forgot to count my sets today! Probably because I was more concerned with the growing burning sensation in upper thighs!! I know you'll be reading about me doing this challenge again just because I would like to do better by the end! So I think that pretty much sums up the workout for today, my son just woke up crying again so I have a feeling I'm in for a long night.....again :( Poor guy, teething bites! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. heh you said a couple times that exercise seems easy to hear about...but..nope it def sounds challenging, and yeah 10 mins straight! gO CoUrTnEy! and yeah i think you're right about taking the weekend to relax or do more light exercises bc otherwise your muscles would never get a chance to mend themselves, so good call!