The decision is made!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Yep, I've decided to stop the Tony Horton program. I really agonized over this decision, but I think this is the right move for me right now. I just can't risk being limited to only those videos in a day because of knee pain. I looked at everything I'd done in the 2 weeks I did complete of the challenge, and there were only 5 days that I did lower body. Looking at the next two weeks, there was lower body on 8 of the 14 days. I just don't think I'm physically fit enough at this point in my journey to keep up with it all. I'm not going to say I didn't feel like a quitter, even if only for about a day, because I did. Luckily, my wonderful friends on here helped talk me down from the ledge. :P Thank you, my lovely ladies!
So since I had that free time, I popped in Leslie Sansone today. I haven't done her DVDs for a few weeks now, and I missed it! I'd intended to do 4 miles. Mostly because that's the furthest I've gone on there. I went ahead and set it for the full 5 miles, with the intention of fast forwarding past the last mile and doing the cool down and stretch. I got to mile 4 and was still feeling pretty good, so I just kept going! I did it! The whole 5 miles!!! This is officially the furthest I've walked at one time, EVER!!! So that was 67 minutes, with 5 12-minute miles and 7 minutes of cool down and stretching. I have to say, if you have to stop a challenge, what better way to get over it than to reach a new milestone!!!!
I'm settling in much better with BLC 18. Getting organized seems to have really helped. Some of the drills are about to kill me! They're tough! So far, I've done wall squats, 150 step-ups, crunches, arm hold and high knees. Now, they sound fairly easy like that, don't they? Let me break it down for you, shall I? lol Wall squat: do a wall squat and hold for as long as you can. Log your time. 150 step-ups: do the step-ups on a step that's 6 to 8 inches high, and log your time. Crunches: do crunches for 2 minutes, log the number completed. Arm Hold: this one's a real doozy! Hold your arms out at shoulder height. Now just hold them there for as long as you can. Log your time. Believe me, you'll feel this one for sure!!! High Knees: this one is the cardio one. We could choose from high knees, mountain climbers, etc. I chose this one, because the others, I wouldn't have made it past a couple. lol So you do as many as you can in 2 minutes and log your count. This will get your hips burning! I still have 3 drills left. I'm trying to pace myself for the rest of the week. :P
Alright, I've bored you enough. I'm going to bed. I've got a manager meeting tomorrow...on my day off. :( I guess I'll decide tomorrow whether I'm going to work Friday for the overtime or take the day off. I'd like the extra day, but I could use the overtime to put toward my treadmill dream. We'll see.
Have a good night everyone!