Trading Places: Back to Blogging (Monday, August 10th, 2009)

Back to blogging… I’m not going to lie, this whole 7 day hiatus of doing cardio has been SOOO wonderful!!! That doesn’t mean that I have laid around my apartment by any means, in fact, I have scrubbed and cleaned every single room in my place… I’ve always been OCD about keeping a clean home, but Wednesday-Saturday, I went above and beyond.  And I know I burned some serious calories.  AND, oh, get this, NO DOOZLES… Not once!!! I did have a small vanilla cone from McDonalds Friday night, but that was it!  I think if I just stay away from “sugar”, I do pretty well.  I did have my pizza this weekend.  It was really good, don’t get me wrong, but it just wasn’t up to my expectations.  That’s probably a good thing in the long run. 

I’m back to my diet today, and I was ready for the organization in my menu.  Knowing what you are going to eat and when can make things very simple; and it REALLY helps when you grocery shop.

Matt and Angie were still on vacation today, so Jodi took over bootcamp.  I had thought about sneaking out of it since “technically I’m still on workout vacation”… I got hit up at least twice about going so I couldn’t get out of it.  I felt pretty good after it was over.  It wasn’t too hard, weight and difficulty wise, but doing 10 exercises in a row for a minute each is GREAT cardio.  And it was a great way to prepare for my training session with Matt on Wednesday. 

I had a pretty deep tissue massage on Thursday, and my legs had some pretty big knots in them.  As I had blogged before, my legs had felt like tree trunks… I now understood why.  After the knots were dug out (and I mean DUG, I had bruises and soreness for 3 days!) I drank tons of water to get all of the toxins out of my body.  The next morning, I was down 2lbs!  I KNEW I had water and junk in my legs!

So today I’m feeling much better physically than I have in a long time.  I look leaner and I feel leaner and it really motivates me to have a great week of diet and workouts.  So what if the scale didn’t drop the “pounds” I wanted… But my clothes fit much better and I FEEL better.  I still have a few “trouble” spots I want to focus on, but otherwise, I’m finally getting to a place where I’m happy with my build.  We shall see how I feel after I get my measurements and a workout by Matt in on Wednesday!

Until Wednesday,

Kimberly, Emerge Fitness