I took this photo in San Francisco at Ripley’s Believe It or Not. I used this photo because a) I like it and b) because it’s how I’ve felt for the past 4 days. Really, I’m all over the place…in a good way.
I wondered what to title today’s post to make it indicative of all the million things I want to talk about. Then I realized that I want to talk about a million things because a million things are going on in my head right now. Why? Because I am SUPER charged. I mean I don’t know where my stores of energy are coming from, but I’m betting it’s this workout routine. By my calculations, I am 24 days into Insanity today (if I count the two extra workouts I did two days before Iofficially started).
Friday’s workout was pretty intense and I didn’t finish it until 9 pm. Afterwards I was amazingly invigorated and pretty pumped. My best friend will tell you how unlike me this is, but I decided to go dancing…on a Friday! I had a blast, but of course that was a second workout. Hip gyrating can really take it out of ya!
Needless to say I woke up drained on Saturday, but I got my ass in gear and cleaned house. Not that namby pamby cleaning that they do on commercials with a Swiffer Sweeper and a roll of Brawny paper towels…oh no…I’m talking deep down bleaching the baseboards and disinfecting the tile floors with a mop and a bucket of Fabuloso-type cleaning! The house smelled like Clorox, Pinesol, Fabuloso, Pledge (hey, those are good plugs, shouldn’t I be getting paid something?), and sweet and sour chicken [because I was simultaneously cooking lunch while everyone was still sleeping].
Fast forward to Saturday night. Against my better judgement, we took the kids to see Dark Knight. Insert tangent here —>I refuse to be held hostage by fear that another crazy person might go on a rampage and shoot up the theatre that I’m in. That’s probably what he wanted and he won’t get it from me. <— end tangent. Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah, when I finally got home around midnight I was drained. I DID NOT want to work out and my dear hubby suggested that it wouldn’t hurt to miss a workout. That comment snapped me out of it. I begged to differ. I haven’t missed a workout yet, and I didn’t want to let that kind of “excuse-making” become a mantra, sooooo at midnight-thirty I popped the plyometric cardio circuit DVD in and went to work. I gave it 110%, and after that I was down for the count.
Sunday morning I woke up completely energized again and went downstairs before anyone was up to work in the garden. Insert tangent #2 here —-> I’m happy to report that my roses, hibiscuses, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, and impatiens are doing quite well and blooming like there’s no tomorrow. My tomatoes are not faring so well, but they’re putting up a valiant effort! My sweet potatoes are going in the ground this week, t0o. I’m pretty excited about that..and as I prattle on I feel like a total lame, but I’d honestly forgotten how much I enjoy growing things. I remember working in the garden with my Papaw as a kid and I’m happy Macy (my 3 y/o) enjoys working outside with Mommy.<—- end tangent #2.
Anyhow, while I’m happy Sunday was an “off day” on the Insanity program, I felt like my garden work was a workout in itself. I was unbearably sore, but I woke up this Monday morning feeling great, and quite frankly looking forward to my first week 4 workout! No burn-out yet and I’m excited to take/post my week four pictures!
P.S. How long does it typically take you to experience burn-out on your workout routine? For me it’s usually around week 2.5. I think that’s why I’m so excited about this program?
Kickass Quote of the Day: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, latte in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, “Woooo hooo! What a RIDE!!!”