Saturday, July 21, 2007

I have a VISITOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Yay!! Today I pick my best friend up from the airport! She gets to stay with me until Wednesday morning. I asked her what all she wants to do and she said, "I want to live the life of Em." or something to that regard.....soooo, that's awesome, because I'll be able to stay right on track, esp. considering i'm NINE WEEKS OUT......YO.
I need to get her a guest pass when I work out this afternoon, and then we'll be good to go! We'll be at the lake all day tomorrow, she'll show off her bad ass wakeboarding skills, I, on the other hand, will go NOWHERE outside the wake :-)
This Monday & Tuesday we'll go biking, running, lifting, I'll give her a fabulous hot-rock massage......we're gonna have a BLAST! I'll be fun to show her my routine, and subject her to my habits!
I'll try & blog, but, ya know, girl time can take up a majority of a day! :)
p.s. BABY GAVIN is GREAT!!!!!!!!!! Seester, can he PLEEZZZ come visit Auntie EM??? :(

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Lifting in the AM

Morning Cardio: Check!
Morning Lift Session (back): Check!
Happy about it?: NOPE (the lifting, that is)
I Love love love my morning cardio sessions. I feel tired and half asleep ALL morning if I don't do it. It's totally worth getting up early for! :)
As far as lifting in the morning, before work........TOTALLY not a fan. I haven't done it before, so I thought I'd give it a try since I didn't work until 10 today. I am pooped. I simply cannot lift heavy and then go to work (my work is physical, mind you). I thought it'd be nice to have cardio & lifting finished, so after work I would be done. I take that back, I MUCH prefer cardio, work, THEN lifting in the afternoons. I like maxing out my muscles, then coming home and being lazy the rest of the evening......not today, I still have class & gymnastics ahead of me......not cool.
Anyway, that's just my personal opinion on lifting. Thought I'd give it a go, and now I know why I save it for later. Luckily today was a shorter work day! :)
Off to nap!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Goodness that is TURBO

I can't say it enough. I just REALLY love this format. It never bores me, and as far as I know, it never bores my participants, either! :-) What a Win=Win situation!
I got my Shoulder workout in after work this afternoon (feeling strong. Military pressed 30 lb. dumbbells each hand.) Then rested until class. Even if I'm a "little" tired, Turbokick pumps me up big time! The hour goes by like THAT!!
Anyway, tomorrow I'm going to do Back in the morning, then teach in the afternoon & go to gymnastics to work on my's coming's just stalled at the moment..........:S
Ohh, I need to order my suits soon, too! Any suggestions, lemme know!! Thank you!
MUCH LOVE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~XOXO

Monday, July 16, 2007

Another Blog I read....

Among the many I check frequently, here's this one: GREAT POST today

Making Cardio NOT feel like CARDIO

Is there a secret to making cardio NOT as daunting a task as we think it is???? In my opinion, YES!!!!!!!! To get my cardio in each day, I have to: MAKE IT FUN, KEEP IT INTERESTING, CHALLENGE MYSELF and most importantly, I cannot have a clock to look it.......that makes it feel like it's never going to end........
So, I hide the clock, and just go for it. Each day I try and run SLIGHTLY faster, walk at maximum incline for a FEW more seconds, pedal at the harderst resistance 30 seconds more than yesterday. The workouts also SEEM to go faster when you break it into minute or 2 min. intervals. Basically it comes down to CONTINUALLY Challenging myself. I think, WOW, I can do a little bit this, there I go..... Before I know it, I've finished my workout, surpassed my previous goals & am drenched in sweat (the ultimate goal) :)
That's my answer to making it through the sometimes TOUGH cardio sessions. Tell yourself you love it.......eventually you'll believe it!
Now..........on the days that none of the above works, I just think about the tiny suit I have to rock on stage in less than 10 weeks.....that's some motivation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ha ha ha
Off to train!!!!!!

p.s. OH MY: The other way I get through my cardio?? MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My current FAV: Rhianna's new CD tracks 1-5 gets me about half way thru. (the whole CD rocks, the first 5 are more dancy, though)
I can't believe I almost forgot to mention music as my motivator. Geezzzzzzzzz