So being back in the groove has been reinforced by the Army’s love of waking up WAY too early in the morning and running. Last week 3 days of 2 mile runs motivated me to continue on and get my gym workout in after as well. I must say my legs and back are sore. Not bad sore but a definite reminder from my body that I had been slacking on the working out. I am sure it wasn’t a “But Jen! You’ve been working out and your just increasing weight” because I have been in complete vacation mode. Fooling myself with mini workouts and trying to say they were enough to maintain with the crazy calories I am sure I was ingesting. (Do you know how many calories are in a glass of red wine? It’s insane! No no, I’m not insane and going to give up my wine, but the glass has been put away for my weekend only enjoyment, my weekdays? Are back to the reality of bubble water infused with fruit)
My GF Misha and I have taken to cheering each other on, when I get home from my workout is about the same time she is leaving for hers in Cali. I send the woohoo DONE text, and she lets me know she’s on her way. Yet another pleasure I truly am embracing being back stateside. Being back in touch with my family & friends, somehow a 3 hour time difference is nothing when your used to 6 or 9 hour differences.
Do you have someone who keeps you motivated? Do you workout together or is it just accountability?
This week I start my goal to use a recent purchase and get me a booty – it’s called “Strong Curves.” I bought it before I left Germany and I’ve taken the time to read through it and learn the premise. I love it. I really feel this will help me get focused and set goals for this next iteration of my staying fit life. (Besides my slacking during the return from deployment and move, I feel like I’ve lived a pretty physically fit life for a few years now, its a part of my life) With that said, I feel the need to shake it up and take this book up on the offer to build strength and get a booty! (Seriously, I don’t have one… )
I have the workout pages photo copied and ready to fill in – which is another change for me, normally I just workout, I don’t keep a log. But I’m trying to stick to the challenge and do this right, so to do that I need to figure out where I’m at and set my goals. Like my pull up goal, I still have that going on. A beautiful back is amazing, and having the strength in your back to keep a good posture going has really made a difference for me. So now? Lets keep working on the back and build up that booty!
To sum up my week so far:
Monday – Workout: 3 miles on Big Bart! Yes I did it, the big lap on the track at Ft Gordon. I do like that this track is hard packed sand/clay as its easier on my knees. Afterwords I did Workout A from Strong Curves:
- Bodyweight glute bridge
- One arm dumbbell row
- Bodyweight box squat
- Barbel bench press
- Dumbell Romanian Deadlift
- Side lying abduction
- Front Plank
- Side Plank
Want more? Check out Bret Contreras and his “Butt Man” advice
Tuesday: 2 Mile track, HIIT (Photo description), plus on my way out I saw those pull up bars. They called to me, I could only do 1 pull up without asistance so I did static holds and toe touches. I could TOTALLY feel my body shaking as it gave the last of what it had to get on those!
Wednesday: The NCO’s decided we should do some of the mobility drills for the Army PRT program, If you really would like to see what that’s all about here ya go:
= Mobility Drill 1 =
Mobility Drill 2 =
After we got that done with that, my PT buddy and I decided to continue on and tackle 3 Miles on Big Bart. Ya know, since we were there.
I’ll tell you what this humidity? I’m not sure if I’m sweating or running into a wall of wet air, but it has created a bit of discomfort after so much running, I’ve managed to get a bit of a hot spot from my sports bra. I’m not stopping my workout so I’m trying to find ways to ensure that it doesn’t get worse. Just a bit of a chafe I believe is just from being so incredibly sweaty, which I normally am NOT a sweater. (No not the wooly booly kind either)
So far the week is going well – getting my online training complete, signed up for the Blackboard site we will use during the course … and – TRYING to register my car. *sigh*
That’s turned into a bit of a dance. I purchased my car through the AAFES overseas auto sales program, so what I discovered is that – well the car is not yet TITLED in the USA. I’m a resident of California (*another sigh*) so I have to title the car in California, to get plates for it in Georgia. Oh yea, and since my hubster is on the finance papers? I need a Power of Attorney (POA) to do so. (open bottle of wine – and *SIGH*). I also had to have a Sheriff come out to verify the VIN on my car. So – cross your fingers I think I have it all together, and today I’ll attempt plates with purchase papers and copy of title application. Is it ever easy?
Thank goodness I’m working off the stress! And a little bit closer to having my hubby back on USA soil, he’ll be on the East Coast in less than a week and his iPhone is shipping to his parents to ensure I have contact when he gets there. The internet in our old house in Germany is turned off so communication has been little to none. More stress. Seriously – I dislike moving, but I hate being apart without communication even more.
Okay – enough yapping, I need to get my booty moving and move forward to get plates as well as I seriously need to finish unpacking my closet. I’ve been procrastinating, something I’m VERY good at.
Hope your having a FAB week, what are you doing to get out and get moving? What do you do to combat stress?