Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wearing Down

With the busy-ness that this season tends to induce, I am finding it difficult to fit even one hour long workout into my schedule.

So, I am back to breaking them up into smaller increments, again. 

I won't deny that my weight isn't coming off quite as quickly as I would like at this point, but there is just so little time and so much to do.

To attempt to compensate for the decreased time, I am working in what I consider more intense workouts.

Yesterday, I did a double workout with 45 minutes on the elliptical in the morning followed by a 30 minute "Explosive Cardio" workout last night.

And can I just tell you, I am really not as explosive as Explosive Cardio Guy wanted me to be, but whatever.

I started the workout thinking, "Look, girl,"  (Yes, I call myself "girl" in my "in my head" conversations - what's it to ya?)  "You can run 3 miles....  Explosive Cardio has nothing on you....  Plus, everyone says this stuff helps improve your running speed....  You CAN TOTALLY do this."

And the first 10 minutes, I totally did it. 

I stuck with him, every step.

Even when he added moves in.

But somewhere between 10 minutes and 20 minutes, my body started saying something about this being a little harder than we were thinking.

And somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes, my squat jumps turned into something barely reminiscent of even a squat hop. 

And my breathing turned into Days of our Lives panting, only with alot more sweat and absolutely no sexiness.

Which is pretty much my way of saying that I am nowhere near being in the shape I want to be in.

But I am closer than I was.


Carrie said...

New. favorite. blog. ever! I laughed out loud at the Days of our lives panting!!!! Had to read it to Chris!! Thank you for this joy in my life...and read my email. Right there with you lady!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Hey, at least you're doing it! I can't seem to get past the thinking stage of exercising. LOL

Thanks for visiting the cottage, Leah and for your sweet comment. Believe me, I was crying as I was writing that post. Time just seems to fly by...especially where children are involved.

Enjoy every moment with your little guy. You'll never regret any time you've spent with him...only what you didn't.

By the way, be sure to enter in my fantastic year-end giveaway. Just click the picture at the top of my sidebar for details.

Blessings and a very Merry Christmas!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage