Quick Notice: I slept 6.5 hours last night. I went to bed at midnight and tossed for about half an hour I suspect. Pitch black, complete silence and a lot of deep breathing.
Better than crashing on the couch, at least. :)
Now, to business!
I got my butt kicked by a serious stadium workout today. Again, it’s totally Ashley’s fault…
What is a stadium workout?
Well, every football field – even our team-free field at WSU – has to have a place for people to sit for the game (or track event, in the case of my school): the stadiums.
A stadium workout requires the exerciser (me) and her exercise buddy (Ashley) to climb the stadium seats, either by walking, running, skating or sprinting.
Yes. I said sprinting.
And, yes, I sprinted. Ugh.
I suppose a stadium is a type of hill… like a really steep hill with fissures between footings… an evil, steep, metal hill with trash everywhere.
(And a skinny girl urging me to get to the top, push off my leg, just one more step…!)
Stadiums are hard. No joke.
After a quick two-lap warmup, some hip circles and leg throws, Ashley and I sprinted a half stadium, sprinted a left-leg lead half stadium, and then a right-leg lead half stadium. (She did much better than I, but I hung in there.)
Then we jogged a lap around the track before “skating” up the seats. Skating? It is basically like lunging back and forth from leg to leg up the seats. It does suck as much as it sounds like it sucks.
And then we did it all over again.
She made me jog another lap and increase my speed to match hers at the very end. Holy cow was I pooped after that workout.
(In other news, Ashley and I are – for some reason, I don’t know – looking for a 5K to run this fall. Know of any fun ones in Wichita, Kan., coming up?)
Unfortunately, I am still 133 pounds 450 calories burned later. Every other day or so, my weight changes from 133 to 134 or 135. I know it’s water, but, still, it just needs to keep going down!
My goal: 120 pounds by January 1st. (My anniversary is the 2nd!)
What I want most, however, is to have a leaner look. If I weigh 130 pounds for the rest of my life, I’ll be happy as long as the look of my body is muscular and lean.
I have a while yet… but, since last week, I have cleaned up my eating habits! Counting calories is still impossible, but at least I’m in the ballpark now. :)
Dinner Tonight: My Something Like a Philly Sandwiches!
Oh! And lemonade. I’m not giving up summer yet!
Stadiums – yes or no? Yes, but only because I know they’re good for me. I’m arguing for barefoot hills next week!
What did you eat for dinner tonight? If it was also a Philly Sandwich… wouldn’t that be creepy?
(Unless, of course, Husband is reading this… And then it wouldn’t be creepy because he totally ate the sandwiches I made tonight. I watched him do it.)
GRE Word of the Blog Post: fissure n. – crevice (Study, study, study! On Friday…)