Friday, March 29, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 12

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
-- Leonardo Da Vinci

My to do list and my accomplished list for today are very different ><
I had hoped to write a lab report, clean my room, workout, maybe go shopping. So far I've done school work all day. Now I'm going to do some pilates. Then if I feel like it I'll clean my room, and after that I plan to read and relax for the rest of the evening. Today's just been a very stressful and blah day. Hopefully the rest of the long weekend will be better and more productive.

Updated: I managed to do pilates for a half hour, and it was much easier than it used to be so I'm still really happy and feeling much stronger than before. I also cleaned my room, which was a disaster area as it tends to become during the semester. And now I'm going to paint my nails, read, and watch a movie :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 11

You can only hold your stomach in for so many years.
-- Burt Reynolds

Hey all :) Today was a long school day and then I went out to dinner with my parents. Considering I did a long workout yesterday and have the day off tomorrow, I'm not too worried about taking tonight off to work on a lab report for a bit and relax. I'm really liking pilates right now so I'll probably do that again tomorrow with either some zumba or maybe a run if I can convince my sister to come running with me. I'm off to work for a bit then take the rest of the night off. G'night :)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 10

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
— Benjamin Franklin

Damn today's been a good workout day. I did about 1.5 hours of zumba, from which I already saw improvements in endurance. Between zumba routines I also did burpees, crunches, pushups, and jumping jacks. Then I did about an hour of pilates which showed a lot of improvement since the last time so I'm really happy with that. I also obviously made sure to stretch a lot so I'm not too sore tomorrow. I'm feeling great and more motivated now that I'm starting to see improvements. Now just to work on a lab report and relax. Overall a great day :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 9

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
— Goethe

Man today's been a long day. Up early and when I haven't had class, I've been studying. Also had my water bottle decide to empty into my backpack, yet by some miracle did not get my books or electronics wet. Soaked the bottom of the bag, the floor and the chair it was on but everything else was fine thankfully. Haven't had the time or energy for a workout today but I've worked out for the last 2 days so I'm taking today off. Sorry for the short, badly written post but I'm still studying and I'm so exhausted I just want to fall into bed. And now I'm going back to studying. Bye for now :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 8

You're on a positive road. You have some type of direction where you're going, so you have to just keep on going.
-- Bob Marley

Wow I've been productive the last few days. I've caught up on my scrapbook and finished an essay 3 days before it was due which is usually very difficult for me to manage. Exercise-wise I haven't been as productive and it's starting to bug me. Once I start working out I'm fine, it's the convincing myself to do it in the first place I have trouble with. After the training session yesterday I'm not sore in the slightest which leaves me wondering if I didn't push myself hard enough. Maybe I'm just more used to stairs than running, who knows. I biked for about 20-30 minutes and I pushed myself harder than I have been when biking so I'm happy with that. Also found some songs that work really well for me when biking because I can work up to the faster chorus then ease off a little bit during the verses. The songs I enjoyed today were:
Mugshot - The New Cities
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Snakes on a Plane - Cobra Starship
Imma shine - Youngbloodz
Let's Go - Suzie McNeil

And that's it for today, I'm off to bed soon. Night all :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 7

If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
-- Vinoba Bhave

Second big training day today which included lots of stairs and running over an overpass to then do burpees, squat jumps or jumping jacks, and of course some stretching at the end. The stairs were actually easier than the running which I found odd. Once again my lungs were the main problem, and this time I got a bad headache and had to stop at one point because I was starting to black out (this sounds worse than it is, it happens to me fairly often). The run was hard and kick started my motivation to work out during the week and push myself more when I'm on my own. I'm actually not sore which makes me both happy and frustrated because I don't feel like I pushed myself enough during this workout. We'll see how I'm feeling tomorrow I guess. For some reason my hip joint cramped last night and has been aching a bit today but didn't effect the workout too much. I think I'm going to give myself 3-4 workout options and I'll try to do one every day or two whether it's zumba, pilates, running, biking, swimming. I need to stick to some sort of schedule and push myself harder than I have been. Overall today's been good, got the training done as well as getting caught up with some school work which is always nice. I think I'm going to do some zumba tomorrow so that'll be fun :)