That Was No Joke

Today is the start of Phase 2 of the Metabolic Aftershock program I’ve been doing. Well let me tell you I was in for a surprise. I previewed the 3 workouts that I will be doing over the next 3 weeks this weekend and was like oh okay this seems way easier than Phase 1. Hahahaha I’m an idiot. I should of known better. It may look easy but it was anything but. 

This Phase of the program has you doing tension chains. Yeah, I thought oh batmans, squats, crunches, and front raises no big deal. It wouldn’t be except for that hold for 1 second, now 2, now 3, and now 4, okay start back over at 1. I was suckin wind before round 2 even started. And, let’s not even mention the fact that every round ended with 45 seconds of push-ups. Are you kidding me!? 

Okay shoulders, chest, and back you paid the price today. And, I will never think that a workout looks easy. Holy Canoli!

I made it through and can contemplate my fate for Wednesday for the next 48 hours or so. I thought it would be easy but I know that it will not be. 

My goals for the past week were somewhat accomplished but somewhat forgotten as well. It was kind of a hectic week and add in really rainy weather and my motivation went right out the window. I did do all of my MA workouts even got some Cize workouts in but the treadmill yeah that went out the window. 

As for eating well it was probably more of a 70-30 week instead of a 85-15 week which is where I’d like to be. 

But, I know that there are going to be times when things aren’t going to go exactly according to plan or how I’d like them to be so I have to accept it and move on. So here’s looking to a better week. I have another crazy busy week and lots to do and of course the weather continues to be crap so my motivation is in the toilet. 

Seriously, Mother Nature I’d appreciate it if you’d get over this depressed nonsense you have going on and bring nicer, drier weather. 

So goals for this week are:

  • Do all Metabolic Aftershock workouts 
  • Do 2 days of Cize
  • Eat clean/healthy 85-15
  • Drink 80 oz of water a day
  • Be happy with the slow progress that is being made -progress is progress no matter how little. 

Exercise Schedule:

Monday Wednesday Friday – Coordinating Metabolic Aftershock workout

Tuesday Thursday – Cize

Saturday Sunday – Have fun

What are your goals for the week? Did you achieve what you set out to do last week?

Phase 1 Complete

This morning I got up and did the final workout of Phase 1 of Metabolic Aftershock, and no that workout didn’t get easier. However, I worked harder and burned more calories than I did last week so that’s awesome. Because well that’s what is supposed to happen. 

I’m looking forward to starting Phase 2 on Monday. I will be previewing the workouts later today to see what I’m in store for. 

Over the last 3 weeks I’ve lost 13 pounds. I don’t really see my clothes fitting any different or any difference in my appearance, but the 13 pounds are gone according to the scale. Whooooo!!! But, most of all I can do my treadmill training at a certain speed for 10 minutes straight which when I started I was going much slower and for only half that time. 

I’m not getting winded doin simple tasks and every time I do a workout I feel I’m doing more and getting stronger. So all of these things are huge pluses in my book. 

So with this I’m happy with the results of Phase 1 and am excited to see what Phase 2 has in store for me. 

Happy Friday. Here’s to a dry weekend as it’s going to be raining and nasty here. 

Got To Get Back On Track

Missed yesterday’s post as I had a late start to the day, work, errands, and life occurred. 

I couldn’t fall asleep Monday night which meant when the alarm went off at 6:30 I was not having it. Not a morning person added in with less than 5 hours of quality sleep makes getting up that early not going to happen. 

So, with the repeated hitting of the snooze button yesterday morning I did not do any work outs as it was get up and roll into the office. However, the extra 90 minutes of sleep was something I needed. I have to be careful and make sure I get sleep or it’ll come back to haunt me. As in I will be so tired and worn down I can’t function and will also end up getting sick. So, as much as I’m a bit disappointed in myself for not working out I know that getting a few extra minutes of shut eye will be better for me in the long run. 

I had a great evening last night as friends invited the husband and I over for dinner. My friend from Junior League, boyfriend is a food reviewer and a big foodie. He decided to make Pho from scratch so they invited some friends over. I have never had Pho, so I was in for something new. 

They were great also to make sure that there was no gluten in the food that was made. 

Let me tell you it was AHHHHHH-MAZING!!!!

For his first time making it and from scratch at that he did a great job. 

So, whoooo to new foods. 

Today, I did my Metabolic Aftershock workout. However, I bailed on the treadmill as I was exhausted, sore, and hungry. I pushed through the aftershock workout and got myself ready for work. 

I went to the new Fresh Market that recently opened up next to my office and found some new gluten free goodies. I used to love Cheez-Its well okay I still love them I just can’t eat them since they are full of gluten. So needless to say I miss them but it’s a good thing I can’t have them because I’d eat a whole box if I had them in front of me. Today I found some cheddar crackers that are gluten free and decided to give them a whirl as I’ve been on the hunt for a substitute for my beloved Cheez-Its. I think I may have come close with Milton’s Cheddar Crackers. They are pretty tasty no weird aftertaste, however I feel they are more of a Cheese Nip taste as opposed to Cheez-It but for a little snacky treat every once in a while they will work. Plus they have a ton of other flavors that I will have to try out. 

Tomorrow is another day and I plan on hitting my workouts hard. And, I really need the rain to stop. Mother Nature gave us a 2 day break with great sunny warm weather and now we are back to nonstop rain. Ughhhhhh!!! That seriously isn’t helping my motivation. 

Happy Hump Day

Yeah, That Wasn’t Any Easier

So today was Day 3 of Wek 2 of Phase 1 of Metabolic Aftershock. Yeah, and as the title says it definitely isn’t getting any easier. Ughhhhh!!! This Day 3 workout holy cannoli folks!!! I’ve been done with the workout for an hour and my legs are still feeling a little shaky. 

Bulgarian Split Squats, Lunges, and Squats, oh and then some staggered push-ups just for a little extra torture. Yeah, I hate you! My legs will be feeling this through the weekend. But, hey I am pushing myself and working hard!  The sweat that was pouring off me is definitely proof of that, oh and the fact I was sucking wind. 

And, of course after I finished the Aftershock workout it was onto my treadmill training. Yeah, I wanted to die 10 minutes with a tenth of a mile/hour increase in speed felt like 10 days, but I pushed through and did it. 

I’m going and I’m sticking with it but it exhausts me. But, there is no stopping me I need to make the changes and I feel pretty awesome afterwords so it’s worth it. 

And, it’s Friday which means some fun things planned for the weekend and no scheduled exercise but I’m sure I’ll find something to do. 

Enjoy your weekend. 

Oh My Goodness I Forgot What It Looked LikeĀ 


Would you look at that. There is sun and blue skies. I almost forgot what that looked like as we have seen neither in days. 

I did a lot of errands today and ran around town getting things done and the grocery shopping done for pretty much the week. 

I also hit the treadmill for 10 minutes which was my goal to be at by the end of this week. I’ve decided that next week I’m going to keep my time at 10 minutes but increase my speed by a 10th of a mile every day. I think I’ll rotate weekly between adding time and speed. I think this will work for me and if not than I can always change it later. 

I’m happy to say I’ve met my goals I’ve set out for myself this week, which is what it’s all about. I didn’t complete all of the exercises I scheduled for the week but my exercise goals for the week were met so it’s a win. I didn’t bike at all this week as the weather was not allowing that, and I only substituted a different activity on one of the days that I was going to bike. However, I did do my treadmill workout on that day I flaked on adding a different activity in, and that was a main goal for the week so I’m happy with how I did. 

I’m feeling pretty good about this past week. And, Metabolic Aftershock is no joke. I’ve only done a week so I can’t say I’ve seen any change yet it’ll take some time, but I’m enjoying the workouts and I know I’m pushing myself to the limit which is a good thing. So yeah, I’m looking forward to Week 2. 

I’m going to enjoy the rest of my Saturday and the rest of my weekend. Hope you’re achieving all your goals you set for yourself. 

Can We Say Jello?

OMG!!!! Today was Day 3 workout of Phase 1 of Metabolic Aftershock l, and all I can say is Holy Crowbar!!!

It was 15 minutes of heavy concentration on the legs. Bulgarian Split Squats, Lunges, and more Squats, oh and some staggered push-ups just to torture you a little. 

By the second round I wasn’t sure if my legs were going to hold out l, and I’m doing the beginner modifications. Good gracious I couldn’t even imagine doing the normal or yet alone more advanced versions. I’d be on the floor before round 1 was done. 

Let’s just say there was lots of resting for me on this particular workout, but that’s okay. That’s kind of the point of the workout. Work as hard as you can and rest as much as you need to so that you can work as hard as you need to. I’m glad I don’t have another one of these workouts until Monday though because I’m pretty sure I’m going to be feeling this one for a day or 2. 

I followed up the Jello leg inducing workout with 9 minutes on the treadmill which at first I was like I’m never going to make it through this, but once I got started I made it through. Oh, and big breakthrough for me. Cover. The. Time. I have a tendency to stare at the time on the treadmill and say oh 5 minutes left, now it’s 4.5. Yeah that is so not good and I’m usually like oh my this is so slow I’ll never make it. However, today I threw my towel over the time so I couldn’t see it and just went off my music. I listened to 2 songs figuring that would be at least 7+ minutes and then checked the time. I was right. When I checked the time I had less than 90 seconds of my treadmill sentence left. Let’s just say it went by way faster and I didn’t feel like I wasn’t going to make it through. So note to self. Hide. The. Time. 

Ahhhhhh, and now to enjoy the weekend. Of course it’s supposed to continue raining. It’s been raining for days here. And I mean days. Not sure what we will be doing for the weekend as there are tons of things going on in the area but they all take place outdoors and with the weather the way it is none of them will be that fun. 

Hope wherever you are the weather is splendid for a fun filled spring weekend.