Dear God, I’m looking at videos of Zumba workouts while I’m at my desk. Hell has frozen over.


2 days of proper sleep and now I’m looking at Zumba. What the mother$#@* is happening to me!!! Get me to a barbell to do squats STAT!!!!!

(I went to a Zumba class once and resorted to doing TurboFire moves in the back as I was so lost. Couldn’t wait to get out of the class! Either not enough structure for me or the teacher was really bad!)

Almost 8 hours of sleep last night! During the week! Oh I could get used to this.

Of course I’m itching to do my long run tomorrow. You didn’t think I would take more than 2 days off in a row, did you?

I was reading an article last night from a trainer who went through the same thing I did (metabolic exhaustion). She builds in 2 consecutive rest days in a row. I’m going to re-work my schedule to only allow 1 workout a day with a 2 day rest period incorporated. Let’s see if that helps.

Seriously though, I feel like a new person.

melanietris:

Just booked a room in Newport so I can see David run the marathon.  And now just have to come up with signs to taunt him cheer him on.

We may be plotting. Quietly.

Things I am:

1. Full time working mom

2. Loving and devoted wife

3. Good company while in an emergency room (from recent experience)

4. Darn good soccer player

5. Darn good vodka drinker (hey there!!!)

Things I’m not:

1. Patient

2. Patient

3. Patient

4. One who relaxes

5. Patient

thefootyqueen:

How relatable is this article? 
10 Struggles Every Female Sports Fan Knows:  http://thoughtcatalog.com/ella-ceron/2014/01/10-struggles-every-female-sports-fan-knows/
Footy love, nikhak
Photo: Female Revolution in Turkish Football

So much of this is true!!!

thefootyqueen:

How relatable is this article?

10 Struggles Every Female Sports Fan Knows:  http://thoughtcatalog.com/ella-ceron/2014/01/10-struggles-every-female-sports-fan-knows/

Footy love, nikhak

Photo: Female Revolution in Turkish Football

So much of this is true!!!

OK, let me vent for a little bit…

I’m not happy.

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I just slept for 7 hours and 36 min straight (according to my FitBit) and it was glorious!

I was on the phone with John last night and told him how exhausted I was. He said I was pushing it with all my workouts and he was correct (6 workouts in the past 5 days and no rest day for at least 2 weeks). I decided to skip my workouts until he gets back on Friday and just relax. My FitBit shows I didn’t even move at all while I slept!

Hopefully I can find the happy balance between getting the workouts in that I want and sleep.

zone-ish:

Really great article and solid advice!

Great article!

Can I get a gold star for not eating my weight in chocolate or drink vodka while at my work desk?

Some days just want to do you in. Still have to survive Bug’s swim class tonight. Just survive it. Need comfy sweats and couch time NOW!

This video is an awesome explanation of metabolic damage and metabolic resistance. I like how he explains how it isn’t all about “eat less, exercise more” but maybe either “eat less, exercise less” or “eat more, exercise more”. He also explains how the way to see if your metabolism is damaged is when your hunger, energy, and cravings are out of whack (which mine are).

If you haven’t, check out his book and the website. The website has a lot free information on it, especially about the body and hormones. Very informative!