Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Last Day

Today's the last official day of the week long break. I've still got the weekend ahead, but today's the last working day that I have off ... part of me wanted to just chill at home and relax. However, part of me also thought - today's the last day I can get a nice, long, no-rushed workout in before my crazy schedule starts again on Sunday.

I didn't get to the gym till about 8 a.m. I was just going to do a short warm-up and then do weights, but H, one of the trainers who I used to do a bit of boxing/kickboxing training with said he'd put the bag up for me.

He asked me what I wanted to practice, and I told him my roundhouse kicks needed some major work - especially with my left side. I just wasn't getting my foot positioning right or my hips to open up enough. So he stayed and worked with me --- kick after kick after kick ... 1,000 per leg. He held one of the bags against his leg for me to practice -- it was not in a good state after I finished.

Afterwards he told me to kick him - shins, thighs, torso and then arm. Holy shit. His arms were harder than the wall. He is rock solid muscle. My shins were (are) mega-sore!!

So I did that for an hour and half ... for a split second I thought about going home, but then thought, No. I've got time to spend at the gym today. I really should hit the weights since I'm already behind with my training schedule.

I finished Workout A2 of the Fat Loss II program in New Rules of Lifting. The push-presses are definitely challenging, but I felt nice and strong with all the other lifts.

One of the highlights of my day was slipping into a new pair of jeans. I haven't worn this size jean since 1996, and even then I only fit into them for 5-6 months. I've never worn a size smaller ... so that's something to definitely aim towards!!

I spent the rest of the day chillin' with friends, in particular my new little sweetheart Dani - he's one week old :)

Tomorrow's my weigh-in and February reflection post. I'm feeling optimistic. 


  1. Hi PlumPetals! Congrats on your new jean size! To me, you always look beautiful. (I don't even think that is you "growing on me" either.) But going down jean sizes is pure vanity--that we both love!!! When we are slimmer, the clothing choices are so much more fun! Yay you!

    :-) Marion

    1. Thanks Marion!! You're too kind! I'm so glad you wrote the post you did yesterday about jeans sizes -- it really stuck with me, and I know it's going to help me get to the next size down!

  2. What a workout! Love the jeans -- a great non-scale victory. :)

    1. Thanks Caron! I was really happy :)

  3. Congratulations on a great workout and the smallest pair of jeans you have had in a long time. That's an awesome feeling.

    1. Thank you Diane! It was a great feeling! :)

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