Dear Cassey Ho,
I would like to take this opportunity to relay my gratitude. If it weren’t for you, I would not have the core strength I have today. This core strength, which enables me to balance like a beast, prevented me from busting my ass trying to trek across a giant, slippery, frozen driveway of ice in front of my gym today. For this, I thank you.
Ahh yes, good times today at the gym. I took this week off for “staycation” and I’m already making the most of it. It’s only 2:55 p.m. and I’ve already nearly hit my 10,000 steps on my fitbit for today. My booty is definitely sore from yesterday’s Bombshell Booty Workout, so I must have done something right on that one. I thought my legs were going to die before that workout was done.
Today at the gym, I ran the better part of 2 miles with a little bit of walking here and there. I did the walking, partly because I like to incorporate some interval training (hiit) into my running as often as I have time to. It was also partly because I started to try that treadmill workout I posted about a couple days ago, the one that’s supposed to burn 100 calories in 10 minutes. But then I discovered that running 1 mile burns 100 calories in 12 minutes (5 mph) on 0% incline, and running at a 7 for a whole minute after running at a 6 for 3 whole minutes was not happening… much less at a 2% incline. I couldn’t breathe! I nearly had to break out my inhaler. Hey, it was a good idea, and I gave it a good shot. That’s all we can ever really do, right?
I’ve been doing really good on my food this week. Last night I made stuffed bell peppers with lean ground turkey, rice, and a packet of Ranch dressing mix, with some zucchini and yellow squash sauteed lightly in a bit of extra virgin olive oil with Mrs. Dash seasoning and a side of spinach salad. It turned out really well, if I do say so myself. I only ate one half of my pepper, thought. It was pretty filling!
Tonight on the menu is some Asian stir fry with a side of brown rice. I’m sure I’ll have a picture to post tomorrow. 🙂
Total Body Torture Monday
Tonight I’ll be doing this workout. When I stepped on the scale today, I was a little bit disappointed that I weighed 152.0 lb when yesterday I was at 151.8… but my boyfriend reminded me that I am probably putting on some muscle with all these workouts I’ve been doing. Not that I wasn’t working out before all along, but for the past several days, I have really been giving it my all, with the fervor I had when I first started Blogilates. So, for now, instead of letting myself feel disappointed about the number on the scale, I’m going to wait until I see my progress picture at the end of this week and compare it to the photo I took on January 1st. That will be the real test. Plus, I feel really good. 🙂
Keep up the good work, guys! Find what motivates you and use the heck out of it.