Two steps forward, three steps back. I skipped most of last week and this past Monday. The black dog had me clenched tightly in his teeth last Saturday. Maybe I gave up a little. I don’t know. I wish I was making better progress. Just a little something to give me a sliver of hope. Maybe I’ll workout again this week, maybe I won’t. FitBit Calories Burned: 183
The plus side is this morning’s workout is number 100. The downside is that I’m just coming off a week-long diet bender. The Thursday before memorial day at 10:30 a. m., I experienced what I could only describe as a personal system failure. I could not form a single coherent thought. I decided I would turn Memorial Day weekend into a four-day holiday. I indulged in some serious cupcake gluttony (http://www.jillyscupcakebar.com/) that Friday and on through to Monday. I didn’t workout and I slacked on my diet the rest of the week. Curiously, I didn’t actually feel rested until the weekend after Memorial Day. The only reason I got up and worked out this morning is that I’ve worked to hard too get where I am now. The thought of starting over is just too much.
I expected to not able to make it through the heel jacks. I managed to fly through them and nail the transition from the circle jacks. That could be just because I was well-rested. I think I probably could have started the first set of lunges, but I didn’t want to push my luck. We’ll see how the next workout goes. FitBit Calories Burned: 88 It should be noted that I forgot to start my FitBit tracking, so the whole 20 minutes is not represented.
This workout left me a little hopeful. Previously, the near absolute limit of my endurance was at the heel-jacks. Today I felt myself edge past that marker-drawn line just a little bit. If I had controlled my breathing better, I probably could have moved on to the first set of lunges. I also could have done a better job staying long in the torso. I hope this wasn’t just a fluke. We’ll see on Saturday. FitBit Calories Burned: 184
Glad I didn’t fall so far as last time. Last Tuesday, I ended up staying up until 1:00 in the morning for work. That blew Wednesday’s workout and I was waking up fatigued all the way until Monday morning. I managed to get a workout today and it wasn’t too bad. Not using the mat for the high impact section resulted in much better footing.
On the downside, I’m a bit stiff. I was also scheduled to start the first set of lunges this week, but there’s no way that’s going to happen. FitBit Calories Burned: 134
Today was a good workout despite a few missteps. I decided to try moving the mat up a little and using it only for the warm-up and cool down. I was right. The superior texture of the replacement mat is causing some drag when I pick up my feet. My footing for the high impact segment of the workout was much better. I’ll need to move the mat up maybe a couple of more inches to avoid snagging the ceiling fan chain for the high impact portion. I’m cautiously optimistic I’ll be able to advance next Monday. Fitbit Calories Burned: 155
Went into this was with some apprehension. The heel jacks were my stopping point the last time I made a big effort. I made it through, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to progress beyond them after next week. FitBit Calories Burned: 94
Added in heel jacks today. Did all the reps but my footing felt awkward. The texture of this mat is a lot rougher. I felt a little drag when my foot was coming up. The heel jacks also mark the limit of my current endurance. It may be a while before I can advance further. Fitbit Calories Burned: 144