…I just haven’t had much to report 🙂
DH has been out of town turkey hunting, and I’ve been busy doing all the errands/chores we normally split up. In addition, I managed to hurt my left ankle in possibly the stupidest way possible on Thursday (I was taking out the trash, which included screens for our old windows, and somehow managed to nail the bone of my ankle on the outside of my leg with them hard enough to make it swell up, bruise, and hurt like a !@#$%).
So there haven’t been any workouts, and meals have consisted of foraging on leftovers from the fridge. I guess my only saving grace was the fridge was full of lean meats and vegetables. LOL
Couple things on my mind…
1. I’ve been struggling with where to go with my workouts. I really enjoy lifting heavy, but having been off for 2 weeks for The Plague, and then only lifting moderately since then, I feel like I look better when I’m not lifting heavy. I know, that goes against everything. Don’t worry, I’m not going all “Tracy Anderson Method” on you. I just don’t know what to do. My legs actually look a thousand times better since I haven’t been doing squats religiously — my shorts and pants even fit better because my thighs aren’t straining against them, full of muscle. It’s really only my lower body….hell, it’s really just my thighs. DH even remarked the other day that my butt looked amazing. Seriously!? I have the flattest hiney on EARTH and haven’t even been working it much! It should be flatter than ever! My upper body definitely looks better when I’m lifting heavy…but my legs become monsters 🙂
Any advice? I’ll go insane if I become a “cardio queen” but I’m thinking maybe just less leg work??
2. Bathing suits. Dear god I hate bathing suits. Yes, I’m relatively fit — but I’m still a size 10. There are few things on this planet that kill my self esteem faster than bathing suits. Who the hell designs these things?! My stomach is — by far — my worst weak spot (I have abs of steel, but my whole life…even emaciatingly thin at 14, I had a little ‘pooch’) and everything freaking sticks to your skin – and stomach – like a parasite! Couldn’t they make them with less spandex? Anyone? Anyone?
For all my ranting, though, I did purchase one. I got lucky and found it on sale. It has a very short ‘swim skirt’ which helps me feel less self-conscious about my very-top-part of my thighs, and my flat butt. And the top is a halter, apron-style tankini. That means it ties at the neck (halter) and ties where a bra would wrap around your torso (apron style). And that’s it. So it shows off my strong, sexy back (BONUS!), but doesn’t cling to or show my little ‘pooch’ on my belly….since it doesn’t have a back, it just hangs gently.
That style is awfully hard to find, though. If anyone sees more, let me know where. I’d love to invest in a second one!
3. Workouts. Can anyone offer me specific advice on how to structure a circuit/high intensity but short duration style workout? I know the basics, but I can never seem to make it work for me. How many days a week? Should I be lifting and cardio on the same day, or is that too much ‘intensity’? Should I break them up? I’m considering trying them for the summer…I’m going to be gardening, and wanting to enjoy evenings with my hubby…but my evenings are my workout time! It isn’t so bad being at the gym for an hour, hour and a half, when it’s dark outside…but it’s another thing when it’s sunny and beautiful!
I’ll be back soon, hopefully with new workouts (I have a rockin’ body-weight-only workout I was supposed to do Thursday before the ‘screen incident’ and as soon as my ankle feels up to it, I’ll do it and post it!) and some new ramblings.
I may quit posting all my food. It helped me for awhile, but now it’s just becoming a bit…tedious. We’ll see. 🙂