Tuesday, April 15, 2008


You know things are a bit crazy when you wonder if the last time you posted was a week ago. Oy. (I posted yesterday for those who didn't notice)

I got in two great workouts yesterday- my K1 workout (the one I designed myself and still have yet to post here, sorry! it's a good one, too) and the 30-minute circuit. During the circuit, I have explosive pause squats on there, and if you're lucky, you get to have them be first. If you're not so lucky, they're last. (Explosive pause squats are those where you squat down, hold it for ~3 sec, then come up fast enough to get a bit of air time, then go straight back into the squat position- you're cheating if you lock out your knees to land.) They were last for me- and this was, of course, about 2 hours post K1, which includes a nice line-up of squats, bulgarian split squats, and reverse lunges. On the second set, I got to rep 12 and got stuck half-way up. It was kinda funny, actually- there's no way to get out of that except to drop back down. At any rate, I do believe I pooped myself out. No HIIT workout, didn't get around to it. All that was done 4-6 hours post fast-start.

I ended the fast this morning at ~10 a.m. because I didn't know when I would get lunch. So, I'm averaging 20-22 hours for fasts, except for last week when I only made 12 hours. Those last few hours are definitely the hardest- constant growly stomach, hiccups, headache. I find that very interesting. I also realized that fasting again tomorrow might be a bad thing, as it doesn't give me a day where I'm eating six solid meals, and I want to keep up on that too. So I'm changing that to Thursday mid-morning. It seems to be going okay. A little bit of food fascination coming along with it, so I'll have to be careful not to head down a slippery slope. I'm also refusing to weigh-in until Monday again, because I have a feeling that the low weigh-in encourages me to overeat on the weekends, and I definitely don't need that.

No workout so far today, I'll have to swing the kettlebell a bit before heading to bed. And that will be soon, because I'm exhausted.

On a greater note, the voting is open for the Turbulence Training Transformation Contest! Can you believe it's been 12 weeks already since it started? I know I can't. The contestants look great, and it's hard deciding who should win. However, you have a say in the matter! Just click here and enter your vote. While you're at it, if you haven't gotten TT yet, let the contestants be a great source of inspiration to you, and take the plunge. It's only $40 for the basic system, and believe me, it's very much well-worth the money. Honestly. Just because I had to tweak 2k4 into a different workout doesn't mean the TT hasn't taught me a ton about how effective workouts are designed. I absolutely loved Intermediate and the Original TT workouts. So, at any rate, go vote here for your favorite Transformation contestant or the contestant you believe has made the best changes.


Beck said...

Those squats sound killer! I do jump squats and I'm ready to keel over afterwards. Can't imagine holding the squat!

Great job on that. Wow.

Melissa said...

I agree, those squats sound intense. I should try those...