Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Training Tuesday 4.23.13

This link-up is just a way to talk about training [in any way, for anything] to help hold ourselves accountable and possibly brag a bit. I mean, you ran 1 mile without stopping – you totally deserve a chance to brag about it! That shit is hard. You did 10 push-ups in a row, HOLLLEERRR.

And even if you’re not training for anything, you’re just putting yourself out there to be healthier, to get slimmer, to whatever you can share it on Training Tuesday. Let’s say you were sitting at home and instead of eating a carton of Oreos you instead ate 20 baby carrots and just imagined they were chocolate-y crèmey goodness [hypothetical situation, of course] – share it here!

Abbey & I don’t discriminate – we congratulate.
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My Training

4/16- 30 Day Shred Level 1.
4/17 – 30 Day Shred Level 1.
4/18 – Nada.
4/19 – 5 minutes on step mill. 10 burpees. 5 minutes on step mill. 10 burpees. Yeah, that for 40 minutes. The step mill said I went up 199 flights of stairs though. I feel bad for the girl that used it after me, it was pretty sweaty.
4/20 – I was going to work out while Lillie napped but then I watched TV instead and it was glorious.
4/21 – 30 Day Shred Level 2. (I finally made it to Level 2, what what!) I followed it up by playing Dance Central 2 on the Kinect. I never realized but they have a fitness option where you decide on the level (warm-up, cardio frenzy, sweating it out, blah blah) and get after it. I did about 30 minutes and I was sweating it out for shorty.
4/22 – 30 Day Shred Level 2.

I have a 5k this Saturday and I’ve only ran once since my half in March. I’ve just been focusing on other workouts (mostly Jillian) and haven’t laced up the running shoes. I’m excited for the 5k just to see how cross-training these past few weeks holds up to 3 miles. I don’t anticipate being faster than my last time (however it would be nice!), so I’m just going into this as a fun way to get my exercise in and to hang out with my friend, Sunny, for a bit.

Also, it doesn’t hurt that we get to run through the finish line with a corral of miniature donkeys.

Yeah. You read that. Miniature donkeys.

I’m going to run my ass off. (Pun totally intended)

So, I’ve got a question for you.

The other day I was wearing a shirt (one that is in constant rotation since it’s a Baylor shirt) and the husband asked me if I was sucking in. I wasn’t. I  took that as a compliment seeing as I’ve been trying to lose weight & have been fairly diligent with my 30 Day Shredding. For me it meant that the person I’m closest to is seeing a difference and that’s a big deal. When you see the same person every day over and over again, sometimes you forget what they really look like. Which can explain why my husband has stuck it out through all the weight gain/loss I’ve had the past 10 years. God bless him.

Anyway, he told me last night that some of his buddies thought he would have gotten in serious trouble for this comment. Am I weird for taking it as a compliment? I mean, would you?


Abbey said...

Nope, I'd take that as a compliment. It's the weird boy way of saying your stomach is smaller. Which is a good thing. Even if he wasn't intentionally complimenting you.

Kate said...

Um, I would DEFINITELY take it as a compliment if Michael said that to me. I would think that since he sees me so much, if HE can notice a difference.. it must be monumental. I can't imagine ever being UPSET about him thinking I had lost weight..

Also, MINIATURE DONKEYS?! I want to run that race soooo bad. Like, seriously. That has to be the coolest thing ever.

Sara said...

I would have taken it as a compliment as well. My hubby has asked the same thing and I totally wanted to worship the ground he walked on (taking it too far??) for noticing.

Miniature donkeys?! Oh girl, can't wait to hear about that one!

Breenah said...

If I was sucking it in I'd be upset he noticed, but otherwise compliment all the way! Especially because it can take a while for those who see you every day to notice a difference unless it's super drastic.
Tell me more about running with miniature donkeys. I'm intrigued!

meg m said...

definitely take it as a compliment. it's just a dudes way of saying that you look like you lost weight but I don't know how else to say it and I don't want you to get mad.
I'm sure if he was like "wow you look so good and so much skinnier then before!" most chicks would be like SO YOU THINK I WAS FAT BEFORE!?!?
yup, I would probably be one of those chicks...
also. wtf is up with these miniature donkeys and why can't my 5k end with those!?

jaime said...

I'd totally take the compliment. Those are few and far between in my house these days. I wish I got them more often, but it's nice when my husband does recognize all of my training efforts that are paying off. AND, Jillian is an amazing workout. I seriously need to do Shred on a more consistent basis. Once I get into training for a race, though, I think I mentally check out of all other forms of training. Running just takes over.

And donkeys? amazing.

Amanda said...

totally a compliment. I would have been pumped.
Also running with miniature donkeys has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I'm super jealous.