This week, there were no excuses. There was no half-assing it. There wasn’t going to be speed walking and eating healthy meals for two thirds of the day thinking it was “good enough” or “better than nothing.” I am healthy and 99% recovered, so I am back to being a full time loser.
On Sunday morning, I woke up bright and early to catch the first spin class of the day. I like this instructor because she’s tough, but doesn’t make you feel bad if you don’t want to push yourself too hard. I work better that way; I’m not the type of person you can threaten and abuse into submission. She also had the Breaking Bad soundtrack playing while we warmed up, which might have fueled my workout more than anything. Yes, I was one of those freaks that wouldn’t shut up about the series finale. If that is wrong, then I don’t want to be right…bitch.
When I got home, before I took my shower (I have to strategically plan my G.D. showers these days because of the silicone strips), I finished my first day of my second attempt at New Rules of Lifting for Women. I kept the weights relatively light, and did the push-ups on my knees as to not overdo it. Even doing the push-ups on my knees felt really weird on my chest muscles. They are still getting used to having implants underneath them.
Monday and Tuesday were scheduled rest days, and last night I did the second workout of Stage 1. The beauty of NROLFW is you only have to train three times a week, and additional cardio is totally optional. That is my kind of workout plan. Anyway, I’m doing it right this time with an Olympic barbell.
Here’s a handy tip: an Olympic barbell is heavy. And long. And when you’re a 5 foot tall weakling like me, transporting it from the front door to the backyard is a bit of an adventure. I am happy to report that I made it back there with zero damage to myself, my dogs, or the furniture and door jambs in my house.
Here’s another handy tip: the weights that came with your Les Mills PUMP set and that other cheapy set you bought on Amazon will not fit on the Olympic bar. It’s a good thing it’s 45 pounds on its own and that’s about what you can handle at this point anyway.
It’s 6:30pm right now and I had every intention of taking the 7:15 spin class, but I forgot that IT’S TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL!!! So, I have about 10 minutes to decide either way.