For the last week or so, I’ve felt weird about saying that a day is a “rest day.”
I figured it out this morning.
For me, saying that a day is a rest day on tumblr was justifying that I didn’t work out that day, but it’s okay because it’s a “rest day.”
But I don’t have to justify working out or not working out to anyone.
Now it’s just a day that I felt like working out and did or a day that I didn’t feel like it and didn’t. Most weeks I work out most days. Sometimes it’s only 2 or 3. And that’s okay. I don’t have to justify it to anyone, even myself.
I’ll still post runs and spins on the recumbent bike, but not for any sort of accountability. I want to continue to share my journey with the jogging stroller and any other endurance gains I make.
“I can only encourage you to try and listen to your body. Especially for Fitblrs, if you experience negative thoughts and emotions, look for the source of them in your fitness and eating habits. Because it never seems to be disordered if you blog about it with a whole bunch of people who blog about the same, but sometimes it is. Sometimes you need to see things in a wider perspective.”
Another Ryland picture to recap my week & weekend- this time a gif of him scooting under the pew at church.
Best Body Bootcamp Week 7:
- drank full pitcher of water 6/7 days
- took multivitamin 6/7 days
- Did some kind of workout 5/7 days: 2 times on the bike & 3 strength workouts of varying lengths (mostly ab stuff this week because that’s what I felt like doing.)
- so goals=met.
- I spent most of the day Saturday working on inputting items for an upcoming consignment sale, printing the tags, and putting them on the items.
- Internet has been extra spotty lately, which made inputting those tags a big pain.
- and lastly…
- 1 more week until I can run!!!!! (If the weather is nice)
The state of things
I realized that a big part of why I’m not around a lot is because I’ve realized that while Tumblr was helpful in my weight loss efforts, it is not helpful in my attempt to eat intuitively. Every time I see a post about how a person was “good” and refused a cookie/piece of cake/slice of pizza, etc, it makes my food rebel voice want to eat play food I’m not even hungry for just because I can. I really don’t want to unfollow more people because, really, if I unfollowed every person who talked about food being good or bad, I’d have about 5 people left to follow.
I’m just not sure.
I took my first full-body shots in months while on my walk Friday. I’m putting them below a cut because I’m going to try to be both honest and objective, and I always worry about making people feel bad.
Best Body Bootcamp Week 4 Recap
- I got my 5 days of working out in.
- I didn’t respect my fullness 5 days (more on this later).
- I did floss every day.
I retook the fitness test on Friday. I improved on everything!
- wall sit: 1:42 to 2:16
- 60 sec. push ups: 19 to 24
- plank: 1:31 to 1:55
- 2 miles on bike: 6:23 to 5:52
And my goals for the next 2 weeks:
- floss (again- I need to turn this into a habit)
- take multivitamin
Why I’m taking respecting my fullness out of my goals:
After talking a little with Jasmine, I realized that making that one of my goals means I will not be doing it intuitively, which defeats the whole purpose. In a nutshell, I need to learn to do this on my own, not because I’m forcing myself to do it for a challenge.
The first is Ryland’s best smile, but it’s blurry, so I posted the sharpest one, too.
I already did my workout. Actually, I did it before 10:00!
I just did 50 reps because I’m weak. I broke the reps for the 1st 3 super sets into 17-17-16 with 5lb dumbbells in each hand the first 2 sets & a 18.5 oz can + 1lb wristweight in each for the last set.
For the push ups/wall sit set, I did 20 push ups (hand on desk), a 92 sec. wall sit, 16 push ups, 64 sec wall sit, 9 push ups, stick Ryland’s pacifier in his mouth, 5 push ups.
Oh, I didn’t do my core work last night because I had a headache. I did fold about 27 loads of laundry, though, when all I wanted to do was lie on the couch.
Ryland after our walk today.
But first, my workouts from the last couple days.
10 moderate minutes on the recumbent bike to try to work out the DOMS from Monday’s workout and the best body bootcamp core workout:
I did 4 40 sec. sets.
BBB strength workout B:
I held a 5 lb dumbell in each hand for each entire circuit. I had about 30 minutes between circuits, though, because Ryland got hungry. I did 10 reps of each in 10 min. rounds.
Group 1= 4 complete rounds + 4 squats/leg
Group 2= 4 complete rounds + 3 lunges/leg
Ryland watched me the whole time. He LOVES watching me work out.
How’s that for even splits? I was just trying to walk “comfortably fast.”
Tonight I’ll do the core workout again, this time with 50 sec. sets.
I actually did the scheduled workout on the scheduled day
links: One Leg Deadlfit - Dumbbell, Plank with One Arm Row, Shoulder External Rotation , Reverse Lunge with Leg Lift, Deadlift with Row, Cross Body Curl
I did 10 reps/side for all the moves except the cross body curl I did 12. I used 5 lb weights for everything but the 1 leg dead lift was 10lbs held with both hands. I’ll probably go up in weight for some next week. I did each circuit for 10 minutes.
Circuit 1 I completed 2 full rounds + 1 more set/side of deadlifts.
Circuit 2 I completed 2 full rounds up to 5 reps/side of curls, so almost 3 full rounds.
I like short workouts like this one.
I also had a successful day of honoring my fullness. There were a couple times when I could’ve probably stopped eating a but sooner, but I never got even close to being too full and never started eating when I wasn’t hungry.
Don’t be fooled- there are no negative calorie foods.
I saw this making the rounds on pinterest again.
Whether you’re a first-time runner, or a seasoned marathon runner, welcome along to the journey!
Our aim here is to be a support and encouragement group for those hoping to run 365 miles in 2013, the more the merrier so reblog this as much as you’d like and get involved. I’ll be posting my run…
I’ll try this. I ran 602 miles this year, but I’m taking a break for as long as it takes my foot to heal, so I’ll be starting off behind. Maybe I can try for 365 mi. running and 365 other miles this year. I had 790 total miles this year, and 365x2 is 730, so this is a reasonable goal even with Ryland and my healing. I can use the stationary bike at home whenever.
sprint tabata around the backyard (20 sec sprint, 10 sec walk x 8)
15 left oblique v-ups
15 right oblique v-ups
It would’ve taken less than 15 minutes for a pretty killer workout, but Ryland woke up from his nap before I finished the second round of abs. Instead of sleeping 2+ hours like usual that time of the afternoon, he slept for 25 minutes and then had a dirty diaper. I can’t complain, though, since he slept so well last night/this morning.
The Garmin stats:
I’m not posting all 32 splits, but my “sprint” laps almost all averaged under 7:00. It’s hard to keep speed up when running circles in a small area, especially when part of it (behind our shed) is 4 in. of pinestraw and pinecones.
It was a great workout that I’ll have to squeeze in again some time.
relating to that last post
I’m not working out today because it would only be as a punishment to myself.
Mental health>working out
It’s not good for you if it’s done for the wrong reasons.
I’m looking for other moms who post about life and possibly fitness stuff.
I’ve decided to take the advice of several people. Thank you all for your responses to my post.
So, comment or reblog if you think we would be friends. (Because I really want to stick to mostly following people I consider my friends.
Maybe we can start some kind of tag. Like fitmom or something. Or is that already taken.
Took Ryland out in the baby pack carrier (I don’t really know what to call it since it’s not really a sling.) for the first time today. I don’t recommend it when it’s 80 degrees, but he did well (aka fell asleep). He fusses when I’ve tried it at the house.
The thing of his head is actually a bib for when he’s big enough to face out, but it was perfect for shading his head.
I also did 20 bench step ups- 10 leading with each leg. The bench was a little higher than my knee, so I’m guessing around 18”. I held onto Ryland in the pack so he wouldn’t bounce too much.
I’m going to do some abs & desk push ups at home. Right now I’m using part of my free Starbucks voucher I got thanks to some of y’all.
I’m determined to have a better food day.
GPOYW- I got my hair trimmed so now I can part it however I want edition.
Blurry torso shot: It’s not really cool enough for this sweater. Whatever.
I had a mostly good day. I was pretty productive-
- I went grocery shopping and Ryland decided not to sleep like he usually does, so I had to hold him half the time and feed him part of the time while dragging the cart behind me.
- I got all caught up on thank you cards, but ran out of stamps.
- I did 5 loads of laundry.
- I finally painted my toe nails.
- I took a nap.
- I worked out:
- and I took care of Ryland (of course).
But then there was the not-so-good part in the middle. I found a coupon in the car for Arby’s that was “Two can dine for $8.99,” except I turned it into “One can binge for $8.99.” Eating has been on the poor side this week, but today was the worst in a long time. I’m still not hungry, though, so what I ate I guess ended up as lunch & dinner. So, um, yeah.