Sooo that calf pain? Yeah it now shoots all the way up my leg to my butt cheek when I try to run. I am so not impressed with this. There is always something that interferes with my training. Always. I am forcing myself to take even more time off from running in hopes that it will just go away. If it’s still sore after a couple more days it’s time for a PT visit. So I am basically stuck using the elliptical until I feel 100%. Hate doesn’t even begin to describe the feelings I have toward the elliptical.
Looks like it has different feelings for me. Great workout? I think not. I did 30 minutes on it yesterday and was bored out of my skull. Followed by some easy leg exercises that didn’t hurt. I kept the weights super light and didn’t do anything calf or butt-focused. To top it off, my gym smells like sewage thanks to Monday’s flood. Some areas are blocked off and there are huge fans blowing the wonderful scent around and distributing it evenly throughout the gym. Nice.
I had what we can call my “last hurrah” last night. I have been craving pizza for days and I finally caved and ordered some for dinner. Side note: when I opened the door to pay the delivery man, Princeton sprinted out the door and ran onto the street and almost got hit by a car. I literally opened the pizza box on my lawn and peeled cheese off the pizza to bribe him to come close to me so that I could grab him. I nearly had a heart attack.
I ate my pizza. Only four slices. I was slightly disappointed in myself as I thought I could do better. I got dipping sauce too because it just isn’t right to eat pizza without it. And that’s it. No more pizza for a while.
Remember when I told you I had a secret goal and it is now confirmed for August 23rd? Well I think it’s time to tell you. I booked a fitness photo shoot. WHAT? I know. Crazy. Me. A photo shoot. Who do I think I am? Well, I have been in denial about the whole thing and just casually eating bags of popcorn and pizza and I should probably…ummm maybe control myself a bit better just for the next six weeks (it’s exactly six weeks away today).
I will not count calories, I will not spend three hours in the gym each day, I will not pick myself apart, and I will not strive for perfection. The only plan that I have is to go into the photo shoot representing a healthy and normal woman who eats food and exercises to be healthy. I will be on a full out plant-based diet (I usually am 90% of the time anyway) and will be exercising 5-6 days a week (combining weight training with cardio). I’m not taking any kind of weird potions or powders or magic drinks that promise to make you skinny. Only Vega goodies for me. I currently use the SF energizer, recovery accelerator and performance protein on a daily basis and plan on continuing to do so. I am honestly just going to keep doing what I am already doing but pushing a little harder in the gym (I half-ass my weight training too often) and cleaning up my diet a little more.
I think it’s safe to say I like polka dots baha. So that’s me about two weeks ago, just in case you were wondering (you don’t want to see me today – I am carrying a pizza baby the size of a cantaloupe). I never post pictures like this because I think it’s weird. But it will be cool to compare in six weeks to see the difference, if there is any difference. I never take pictures of my legs because they are…let’s say…the part of my body I like the least, but I will do it so that I can track my progress!
AND THAT’S IT.
LET THIS JOURNEY BEGIN!
What is the one machine at the gym you hate the most? Elliptical and leg extension for me.
Do you take pictures to track your progress?