Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy Burst-Day!

So yah, my husband doesn’t say birthday…is term really brings to mind the Aliens series of movies…but he’s never watched one.  Yes, crime.  Yes, beat him.

Anyways.  I’m on Day 10 of PiYo!  I don’t know if it’s really doing anything/will do anything for me but the best part of exercise for me is that I feel better about myself just for having done it.  It’s been a struggle – particularly Day 6 and Day 9. 

Day 6 both my knees were failing me and they were sore.  When I got home I saw the particular exercise routine I had to do was called “Sweat” which is a 40 minute one instead of the 20 or 30 minute ones…so I went and watched TV for an hour to work up the ability to push through and do it.  That’s a dangerous game to play since laziness can take over so easily but I knew it was for the best.

On the 9th day (yesterday) we got back from an overnight trip to Elkwater where we had kayaked both days and done mini golf, walking and a bunch of stuff for our birthdays and our anniversary.  When we got home I was pretty tired so we watched some TV and before I knew it the time was 10:30pm at night.  It took a lot of effort but I got off my ass and did my 20 minute Core workout.  It didn’t feel like I sweat very much or exerted myself so I wonder really how hard I was trying…but I did at least do it.

I think my 2 week check in for measurements is coming up (that’s a thing right, I didn’t make it up in my mind this was happening?).  I won’t be doing it right on my 14th work out.  I have a funeral to go to this week out of town so it will lead a little into next week as well…so probably last week of August I’ll see where I stand.

I also need to figure out how to do my exercise while away.  I can do my 1 workout just before we leave on Thursday but I need to do Friday and Saturday as well.  I was considering doubling up my workouts.  This might only work for tomorrow.  I usually go swimming with my mom and do my work out routine on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I may or may not be swimming today depending on when my parents decide to leave for the funeral – they are leaving ahead of time so my mom can visit her family too.  If we go tonight I won’t have time to double up my routine but on the flip side if I can double up my routine it’s good but I’m also getting the same amount of exercise as normal for today and it feels like cancelling each other out.  I wonder if I can triple up tomorrow or if I’d injure myself?


20140616_054246000_iOS This is incredibly accurate.  After Day 4 Shea thought I was playing so I have to add throwing her toy and getting attacked by her into my routine as best as I can.

Anyways, I was going to post all my photos to date but I’m having an issue with One Drive still downloading all my photos from a long while ago on this particular computer and I’m too lazy to email myself the photos and then save them, upload them, blah blah blah.  So Maybe next time XD  Who wants to see a gross “sweaty mug pic” anyways?

BB Unicorn Out.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Challenge Accepted!

Well hello there sportsing fans!  Mucho things have happened.  I already mentioned me starting to become healthier.  To that end I agreed to be part of a challenge group my friend Kylie is the coach of.  It’s strange that I’ve never met Kylie but my husband has – we have a love of Doctor Who and Community that has bonded us sight unseen.
Anyways – the challenge is a Beach Body challenge which is why my blog is called what it is.  Kylie has not been overly enthusiastic with my humour but I found an excerpt on the Beach Body website about Shakeology being Gluten Free…and how fat Celiac disease people are extremely rare.  So I’ve decided I’m a Beach Body Unicorn because they think I’m so mythical!
20140730_193911000_iOS_thumb This is me.
PiYo (supposedly pronounced pie-yo but I prefer pee-yo) arrived on Tuesday in a blue and white box of doom, or awesomeness whatever your perspective.  It had the Shakeology 1 month supply bag and the PiYo workout DVDs inside.
So today was my first day of the challenge.  I woke up and drank my Shakeology.  I liked it!  I made it with chocolate milk because I was in a hurry and I have a bunch of individual 350ml ones so I dumped it in and ran out the door for work.
So because I knew that after work I’d have to try my first crack at PiYo I decided to make a decision on my replacement for Body Media.  It’s a device I use to keep track of my calories, steps, sleeping, exercising and eating.  I landed on Garmin’s VivoFit.  The biggest reason is that it does pretty much everything all the other trackers do but it’s waterproof so I can keep it on when I go swimming 2x a week with my mom.
And now it’s almost time to post my fatty before photo and my setup for PiYo.  First I’ll just go over a few quick things about my first work out day.  I worked up a sweat.  It is going to be a challenge for my both because I’m not fit and because I can’t get off the ground once I’m on it.  Today’s session I took note of the fact that I can modify the work outs that involve being on the floor to being against the wall at an angle until I am able to get up and down from the floor without injuring my knee.  Right now I can’t do Child Pose, Pyo Flip, The Beast or whatever the sitting thing is they covered in the first video.  This may present a problem but I’ll find other things to do or a way to do something similar in a chair until I can work up to it.  I don’t expect to be able to do floor stuff for a couple weeks to a month.  Baby steps.
20140802_000836483_iOSThis is my dojo.  I have to move our coffee table (it’s heavy!) so since Ryan and I don’t really use the living room much right now I’ll just leave everything setup like this for awhile.
*drum roll* Now here is my fug in all it’s glory with my stats.  Let’s hope I see some improvement!!