So, I punished myself for my poor food choices. How did I do that, you ask? I did a half-assed version of a brick workout (45-minute spin class and a 3.5 mile tempo run) followed by Week 2 – Day 1 of the push ups challenge and topped it all off with holding a plank position till I reached muscle failure. My so-called brick workout was extra half-assed because my transition time was about thirty minutes – the time it took me to walk home from the gym, scarf down a fruit & yogurt bar and change into my running shoes. But I’m still counting it as hardcore, because that’s how I roll.
The push ups challenge is going well, though I am doing the girly knee push ups. I figure I’ll go through the whole thing once this way then start at the beginning with real push ups. It’ll keep me occupied for a while at least, so that’s good.
To increase my core muscle strength, I’ve added the plank exercise at the end of every push ups session. I’ve blatantly stolen this idea from the wonderful commenters on Marcy’s blog and I feel no remorse for it, so don’t be looking for any. My only plan is to do the plank three times a week and to hold it for as long as possible – until my muscles turn to quivering jelly or until I’m bored out of my skull. Sadly, I usually stop because of the latter. My record so far is 2 minutes and 5 seconds. I’m determined to make it to 5 minutes, so I’m going to have to start bringing reading material if I ever want to actually reach that goal.
Bring on the pain
Tomorrow I’m set to do something truly stupid. I’m getting my first ever bikini wax. If you hear bloodcurdling screams coming from the east tomorrow morning, do not trouble yourselves. That’s just me gettin’ perty.
I already know I’ll be downing a bunch of ibuprofen beforehand and mentally checking into my happy place right before the process commences. Ladies, if you have any other last minute advice for me, I’m all ears. I can use all the help I can get. *gulp*
Ci vediamo domani. (See you tomorrow)