Trading Places: "Today, I was a weenie" (Wednesday, July 8th, 2009)

Well, being that I said that I would return blogging on Tuesday, and it’s now Wednesday, I’m sure you know that I’m having a little trouble getting out of “vacation mode”.  It was only for four days, but it was four days of being off of my diet (somewhat).  There were some meals I would do really well, then some I just bombed.  Normally, carbs are not a problem with me, however this past weekend, bread was for some reason, my best friend.  My body is trying to figure out what on earth I fed it.  I feel so lethargic.  I was so tired yesterday, I nixed on cardio.  I had one of my worst training sessions (my fault, not Matt’s) just because I felt horrible.  I was tired, nauseated, and I just felt “off”.  He knew it too because what would normally take me 30-35 minutes to do took me an hour.  I have to admit it… During today’s session, I was a weenie. 

I missed Monday’s bootcamp which is what normally kick starts my week.  I really do feel better after doing it.  Trying to get that same “groove” on a Tuesday didn’t work so well.  It started with me getting on the scale and seeing the numbers up a tad… Not a good start.  My cardio blew just because after 10 minutes of the elliptical I wanted to just lean over the machine and take a nap.  I did the last 20 minutes on the treadmill, and I did do 20 more minutes walking this evening just because I felt bad.  Cardio is definitely my downfall right now.  When I’m not on vacation, I can stick to a diet really well.  No problem.  And lifting 3x a week is normally pretty easy too… But cardio, UGH… I HAVE to figure out something I like to do and do it for 30 minutes a day.  I know I can get better results if I just do it, but mentally, I have “CARDIO SUCKS I DO NOT WANT TO DO IT” playing over and over in my head.  I need to get in gear asap.  I just got suckered into taking my niece and nephew to Six Flags at the end of the month, and I will have to keep up with those two saying, “C’mon Aunt Kim, you’re a trainer; you’re supposed to be faster than us…” Little brats… (KIDDING) There ya go Pirtle, that’s my next “short term goal”… I don’t wanna look like a sissy in front of Kyle and Savannah. 

My goal for this week is just to keep my perfect diet, get plenty of sleep, train on Friday, get all of this sodium out of my body from this past weekend, and do my best at cardio.  Even doing my best even though it isn’t 100% right now is better than throwing up my hands and saying “screw this week… I’ll start Monday”.  Saying that, I’m going to have my last meal, relax a bit, and get to bed.


Until tomorrow,
Kimberly at Emerge

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