Take 2, week 2, day 1: aka day 1 of week 8 getting my ass kicked into shape

Last night I was thinking to myself as I went to bed that everything hurt and I was surprised that my body still hasn’t acclimated to what I’m trying to get it to do.

Today I did 100 squats and 100 heavily modified push ups. I lifted 20# over my head in a strict press 15 times. I cooled down with on the recumbent bike for 30 minutes.

I am doing hard work like this five days a week. But I also haven’t done much for the last year so it makes sense that it’s gonna take time for my body to acclimate.

I have lost absolutely zero pounds, which is fine for now because I know muscle weighs more than fat and I’m building muscle. That can be a little bit frustrating to not see any progress, but I was reminded that this is about more than a number on a scale and SIZE DOES MATTER. I compared my measurements today to my starting measurements and I’m super stoked right now.
Since I started over 7 weeks ago I’ve lost 2″ off my bust, which is fine because who needs that? Not this girl!

And I’ve also lost a between 2-3 inches off my hips. I feel like my measurements were wonky my first time, but I’m definitely loosing inches and getting stronger than was when I started.

Also, alternating arm dead bugs bugs are fucking hard. They may be harder than a 100 squats. They definitely hurt more.

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In addition to TTSL Daily: daily walks!

I’m adding some more walks to the five days a week TTSL training since I want to be able to hike this summer and have a couple of bigger goals set for myself. I walked almost a 5k yesterday and I’m nearly back to my 20min/mile that I was doing last summer.

Not bad. not bad at all. Except my knees hurt. That’s not so good. But I’m fine!

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take 2, week 1, day 5: not dead yet

Yesterday as part of my workout I did 60 squats and 100 kettle ball swings with a 10# kb.

I thought this was going to be a lot harder than it was. I’m not ready to go up to a 15# kb, but maybe after this round I’ll be able to. Only my lats are sore, right side hurts more of course, and a little bit of my midback.

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Take 2, week 1, day 4: Active Rest is 1.5 miles long

Nice day to walk along the river.

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Take 2, week 1, day 3: Lunges and squats

So tired.

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Take 2, week 1, day 2: Flex it like T- Rex

So many burpees and lunges today. And who knew a “weighted deadbug” would be so freaking hard?

Yes that’s a T-Rex on my booty! Channel that dino and flex!!

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New members in the cult of awesomepants

I completed the last six weeks of TTSL DAily and during that time I’ve been chatting rather nonstop about how hard it’s been with some of my gal pals on my slack channel about it so I was very surprised when they both decided to sign up yesterday!

We are all struggling to do the work due to our individual health concerns, but so far persevering. Today we are all lamenting lunges, push ups and squats. And planning for tonight’s workout and the next round of AWESOMEPANTS purchases.

I am Skynet

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TTSL Take 2 – week 1, day 1: In the top three hardest workouts yet

This was a rough one: this challenge is called the Murphy and named after a Marine. That alone was enough to make me frightened of what is in store for us during this round. Today was lunges, squats, pushups and a half a mile on the treadmill that I changed the incline on just a tiny bit but enough for my calves to notice the difference for sure.

But I have been joined by two dear friends in this process and while I know my motivation has to come from within, it’s nice to have friends who are going through it at the same time!

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Week 6, day 4: I THOUGHT ALL THE WARMUP HOPS WEREN’T PRACTICAL

But this is me relearning to jump rope at age 52. It’s fucking hysterical.

And I’m understanding why we do all the warmup hops.

This has brought back my laugh, even if it’s just to laugh at myself for the briefest moments.

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week 6, day 3: first outside walk of the year

It’s been a heck of a winter and the snow load is still really high. Today was the first day I could finally walk to the river from my house on dry ground so I decided to take a walk outside for my Active Recovery day. In 34 minutes I walked 1.5 miles and stopped to take a few photos of the river as well so it looks like my speed is back to normal!

I did have minor toe, calf and hamstring discomfort after about a mile, but I think that was because I wore heavier socks than I needed with hikers that were a bit tight due to the heavy socks and were more than I needed for a walk on the pathway.

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