Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I'm Here, I'm Here!

Yesterday's Priority List:
Workout Today? Yes/No
Planned workout today? Yes/No
Planned meals for today?
Followed plan for meals? Yes/
Healthy food choices today? Yes/No _90___% (__5__ out of 6 meals) *skipping meals denotes unhealthy food choice
Enjoyed my family today? Yes/No
Succeeded for school today? Yes/No *it seems I should outline what success in school means. That may be a bit too abstract. Here's this: did I do needed homework today?

Okay, I'm here. I've been a bit busy lately, what with school starting and all that. Strange how time can fly...

Workouts are picking up again. I can tell that I'm still not level best, but I'm pushing through it. I did Intermediate TT Workout A, week 3 yesterday, and did TT intermediate bodyweight circuit-style today. I guess it does kind of bother me that I'm in the intermediate section and that it kicks my a$$, even though I'm at 30 lb dumbbells in the incline chest press, at full-body on the inverted rows, and can do 5 one-legged squats on the weak side with only some support from the door frame on the way back up. I keep wondering where I really should be fitness-wise. Do I hold myself back, or is my body really that stubborn? Was it because I wasn't active throughout some of my most formative years(age 9-18) and never participated in sports? Or do I really need to enlist the help of a personal trainer who will push me just that much harder (I would love that by the way, but the funny thing is that it comes down to $$--irony or what)?

So I'm frustrated. My journal says I'm at week three, the meals for this week are all planned, I'm now down to 156 lbs, all good things- I should give me a break! It's crazy. It's this kind of thinking that has kicked my butt before, caused me to dive into the ice cream (which I don't have in the house, and wouldn't eat anyway because it's not in my menu, and besides, I can always make the banana smoothie/ice cream), and say to heck with it. Heh.

Alright, so back to normal optimism. I'm doing great. I'm right on track, the scale moves down (3 lbs so far this month!), and school is back in session which means work should pick back up again, and I've got a great support group building around me on-line. See? It's not so bad!


billy said...

I'm doing the TT "Hardcore Fat Loss" workout right now. Are you a member of the site/.

Carrie said...

I was a member for a month, but I'm not much of a forum person so I never got there. I did love the articles and workouts that were posted there. However, when it came time to renew, and there was no money coming in from work...

I have Hardcore Fat Loss but haven't attempted it yet. My plans are to move onto the original TT workout after week four is done.

Did you notice that Craig advocates for eating up to 8 times per day? I haven't tried that yet, but I'm getting great results so far with six (always have), and am not sure when I'd fit those two other meals in.

Dave said...

Way to kick your own ass :)