No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Day 4 -
Wednesday was a beast. The previous night I bypassed sleep in order to tend to my 9 year old daughter who's body was engaged in its very own revolution as it sought to eliminate the contents of its stomach with a remarkable lack of prejudice towards gastric juices and other necessary fluids. I was washed up on Wednesday morning by a flood of vomit covered sheets and pajamas, and as much coffee as I could get down. You know how some people can get three hours of sleep and bounce into the next day like they just returned from a month long vacation? Yeah, that's not me. In fact, I am unbelievably dysfunctional without my obligatory eight hours. I dragged myself through work (I work from a home office) while keeping an eye on my daughter (who had thankfully stopped vomiting by then but was now running a fever). Normally on a day like Wednesday I would have blown off my workout without blinking an eye, but there was just something about knowing that I had embarked on this 90 day program that made me reluctant to set myself back a day before I had even finished a whole week. So out came the weights, on went the sneakers and in went the DVD. It felt good to power through my fatigue, finish that workout and check that day complete. Sometimes it's ok to put a little extra stress on an already stressed out body (although no one should make a lifestyle out of that!).
Day 5 -
Thursday saw two kids home from school sick, but thankfully no one vomiting at this point. By the time my office hours ended I was still dragging from the missed night of sleep and I actually had an even more difficult time making this day's workout happen than the day before. Add Evil Monster Lady PMS Rage into the mix and it wasn't making for a pretty picture. I was in a near frenzy trying to locate the vanished cord to the PS3 remote so I could get the DVD in and get my workout on. (I don't have a DVD player except for the kid's gaming consoles). The HDMI cable to the XBox had also managed run off and for a few aggravated moments I thought I wouldn't be able to do Body Revolution because I couldn't play the DVD. It took me longer to get set up for this workout than it did to complete it. I'm usually pretty even tempered but by the time I managed to find what I needed to make this workout happen I was ready to fall on the ground and pitch a full out two-year old temper tantrum. Some months the PMS is worse than others, and it's been pretty bad this week. Nonetheless, Day 5 complete.
Day 6 -
Is it possible to crave a chocolate martini when you've never had one before? I can't get my mind off of chocolate liqueur and vodka... jeez.... its bad enough to crave sugar and stuff when you're PMS. A thousand times worse when for some reason all I want is... alcohol! Well I settled for Body Revolution Cardio 1 instead and that did help make me feel a little more normal. I am having an awful time with PMS this week. Some months I'm completely normal and have none of these messy hormonal issues, but once every few months I get absolutely crazy and that's how I'm feeling this time around. It's almost debilitating. My body feels wound tight, my emotions snap and jerk, sugar cravings hijack my brain and my muscles ache with fatigue.
But well... there it is. Body Revolution Week One all nice and done and over with! It was a less than stellar week and I'm pleased with the fact that I didn't cop out on any of the workouts, regardless of how I was feeling. My diet is a whole different story.. I've got a ways to go working on that. But for this week I'm satisfied that I made a commitment and stuck to it. I know it's only been a week, but it's been a very long time since I've worked out 6 days in a row and it makes me feel strong and good to have done so.
Tomorrow is a rest day. I'm kind of needing that right about now. Week number two is right around the corner, and this coming go around I hope to have a better mental focus in order to deal with my diet plan.