I think I may be taking the HBBC too seriously. Not as a competition with other people, but I can’t stand the idea of earning 0 points one day LOL. Yesterday I knew I wouldn’t be running and would not have time for a walk, so I figured I’d better do SOMETHING so that I wouldn’t have a 0 for the day. I ended up doing 15 minutes of ab work. Since I haven’t done any toning/strength exercise in months, I really felt my abs this morning. In fact, they even hurt when I walk.
Today, I was feeling a little stir crazy. We drove an hour each way on Thursday for T’day with the family and then two hours each way on Friday for a second celebration with friends. The drives, combined with standing around chatting and eating, left me feeling a need to move (and left me with two little boys who were bursting at the seams with energy.) We decided to walk to a park and let the boys play. Then we walked to another park, walked to a local place for lunch, walked and picked up Jones’ friend, and then the boys and I hit one more park. After the boys got tired of the park (or more accurately, mom got cold LOL) we walked home and I went out for a 5.5 mile run. As an added bonus, in the time between when Shoo goes to bed and it’s lights out for Jones, I did 15 minutes of upper body work, including the test to start the 100 pushup challenge. Judging by how my arms shake when I lift them now, I may not be able to comb my hair tomorrow!
15 minutes of Abs – .5
7 F/V – 1*
Total – 1.5
Walking – 3.5
Running – 5.5
15 minutes of upper body – .5
7 F/V – 1*
Total – 10.5
Total for the week – 40
*I’ve found the 7 fruits and vegetables pretty challenging, but it’s been really good for me. Last night at dinner, I chose sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and spinach instead of mashed potatoes and a roll. Today at lunch, I chose to have my chili over a salad, instead of over pasta or corn chips. Unfortunately, even though I’ve always eaten a lot of veggies, the increase has made me rather, um, fragrant LOL.
16 thoughts on “Umm, ouch!”
Nice job getting the ab work in – that's a good kind of sore. 🙂
LOL – "fragrant"…nice 🙂
Good for you on the abs and f/v challenge! I thought the HBBC would help me to be consistent on abs/core work, but not yet. Keep it up!
Wow! You are doing great in the HBBC!! Don't sore muscles, due to working out, feel great?You must have a lot of parks in your area. And how awesome that you can walk to them!
I hear you on the HBBC. Everything I do right now I am thiking about: "well i have to get a file mile in for a pt" or lifting weights for an hr. I have been pleasantly surprised I have made the veggie/fruit point every day.
The 7 F/V has been hard for me too! I find that I can get six no problem but that 7th is tricky!! I hate the thought of getting 0 pts too! I dont feel like running this morning so i am going to bike!
hate getting zero points too, and i'm having a hard time with the fruits/veggies too, but still trying. LMAO at fragrant… maybe i won't try too hard lol
I took a couple of zeros this week and didn't really like it. Hopefully next week they'll disappear. Nice job on fitting everything in!
ok, sounds like HBBC is doing what its supposed to … getting you to move during the holiday season 😉 I guess guilt IS a pretty good motivator!
Hey – if you wouldn't mind for the Christmas card exchange leaving me a comment or emailing me with the state you live if you are comfortable with that. I wont be posting everyones states I just want to make sure that in the pairings ppl from the same state are not put together. Thanks!
Wow! You're squeezing in some serious HBBC points in there.Great job on your 5K too! I'm usually too gassed to try to outsprint anyone at the end.
Nice job with all the strength training, walking and running!
Good work! I just bought P90x in hopes that it would inspire me to actually get in something besides running!
Great work on the HBBC! And, wow, a 100 push up challenge – that is amazing – Good luck!
Awesome job on the HBBC points. I find myself ALWAYS trying to squeeze in a few extra points. Nobody likes a goose egg! :)Keep it up!