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legcramps - Monday Apr 16, 2012

Weight: 0.0

 <---- pretend that's a yawning emoticon, because that's what i'm going for.

I need another day off, I am soooooo tired! What a busy weekend; Friday evening dinner and visit at Grandma's, Saturday drive to watch cousin play hockey, then dinner and movie night with friends, Sunday drive to city to drop aunt off at airport and visit Dad. Sunday evening collapse on couch and do not move for over three hours

I swapped another family night on Saturday so that I could spend time with my friends, and got the gears for not being around to talk about important 'family related issues'. I'd like to know how difficult it must have been to call and let me know there were important family issues being discussed, but whatever. Water off the back! Even though I have to deal with the repercussions of said discussions. It's funny how I manage to end up with the workload when I wasn't even involved in the discussion in the first place...

Enough of that.

The highways were bad on my way back from the city last night, so I made an executive decision and stayed home instead of playing wallyball. Though I really missed playing, and I hope we're not done for the season because I want to keep playing! I spent the extra time on the couch. Seriously, it was a real chore just to fold my laundry and put together my food for today!

The exhaustion crept into this morning as well and I was once again unable to do the Cardio Abs portion of my Pure Cardio Insanity workout. I will have to do this after work. And then fall into bed promptly afterwards! There is no oompf to my step today, so if you have some extra energy send it my way!

glycrina on 04/16/2012:
are you getting enough calories? That will always make me tired. Especially if you have been really busy and working out as much as you have. Just wondering. Glad to hear things are going well otherwise.

V on 04/16/2012:
Obviously you needed the rest and sometimes emotional stuff can zap the energy right out of you..There is nothing wrong with breaking up the class in instances like this.. Oh and you can borrow some energy from me anytime :)

Em17 on 04/16/2012:
Have a good day!

legcramps - Friday Apr 13, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Power and Resistance class this morning; gawd I still hate the pushups! Actually, what I hate most are things like suicide jumps, globe jumps or anything that has me flitting around from jumping in the air to touching the ground. I must have vertigo because this really bothers my head  Just call me Miss Dizzy.

Anyways, TANGENT, it was a good class and I burned near to 300 calories so I feel a little poopered! My calories yesterday were close to 1,700 and today i'm thinking will be around the same.

I think this is the first day of the Insanity program where i've actually looked forward to month 2 instead of dreading it!

Busy weekend ahead - when all i'd really like to do is sleep, there are two birthdays and a hopeful release from hospital for Dad. Yikes! Two aunts coming into town, a cousin and her four kids, my Dad's niece... etc. etc. I am overwhelmed and have no time for my friends! I feel so bad about that, but what can you do? Hopefully i'll also be able to spend a few hours on my own so that I can zone out with a good movie or something.

Happy Friday the 13th!

glycrina on 04/13/2012:
You are ON FIRE!! Glad to hear someone will be around for your dad when he is discharged!

Em17 on 04/13/2012:
Have a great day!

Umpqua on 04/13/2012:
Awesome work on Insanity! I hope you enjoy your hectic weekend :)

V on 04/13/2012:
LOL!! I used to HATE pushups too..Now I look forward to them.. You can always go to your knees instead of plank if you are spent with them.. These things take time, but you will be a pushup Ninja assassin when it is said and done <3

moogy on 04/13/2012:
Can you flit? Could you take a video? Love it:) Busy indeed, just as well you have lots of energy now! I hope that it is a great weekend even if it is a little too busy:)

legcramps - Thursday Apr 12, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Cardio Recovery this morning is complete! Sticking to the schedule, even though I felt like I could have rocked out a plyo class this morning without grumbling too much LOL. Too bad the hard classes aren't scheduled for the days when i'm ready to take them on ;)

My eating was great yesterday, 88g of protein! Woohoo, LOL  let's hear it for the sista! I'm shooting for the same amount today because I assume i'm going to have a hell of a workout waiting for me in the morning tomorrow!

Other than that, all is quiet in legland. Slopitch schedules came out yesterday and I will miss a whole lot of games as well as the entire playoffs, which seriously pisses me off. But i'll swallow it and move on, remembering that when i'm missing games it means it's because i'm somewhere in Hungary soaking up some.... thing or other. That will make up for it!

Speaking of trips to Hungary, second planning session is scheduled for tonight. Hopefully we'll be able to book some accommodations.

sweetpea1977 on 04/12/2012:
Great job on the exercise and protein intake! :)

starfish on 04/12/2012:
Thanks for your response. It helps to know I am not alone in my thoughts. Looks like you are doing great and have been very busy :-)

Kati on 04/12/2012:
lovely, great progress!

supercheese on 04/12/2012:
great job on the protein!!

Em17 on 04/12/2012:
Have a good day!

Selina on 04/12/2012:
That trip to Hungary sounds great! Can't wait to hear more!

grannyannie on 04/12/2012:
Good job on the workouts and meals! Can't wait to hear about your trip plans!

V on 04/12/2012:
WoooHOO!! It sounds like you have Shaun T fever, I ain't mad at ya!! LOL I can't wait for my P90 program to be over(who would have thunk it) so I can totally devote my time to Shaun with Insanity/Asylum hybrid :) So far Cardio Core and balance is the chillest class I have tried so far, not to mention the killer ab moves in class <3 It is considered a recovery class so although he says to take it easy, he still encourages going gor it if ya got it in you :) I hope you had a good day!!

V on 04/12/2012:
Oh the class is 35? minutes :)

legcramps - Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Insanity Pure Cardio this morning; Cardio Abs will have to wait until I get home from work as I was running out of time AND unable to do even another five minutes of any type of workout this morning!

We are thinking Dad will be released on Sunday from hospital, which sucks for me because I have to be at work on Monday and it's a good three hour drive there and back just to see him. How I wish sometimes things could be easier!!! Hopefully someone will be there to welcome him home, no matter who it might be.

I am getting back on track with eating, upped my calories to around 1,500 to 1,700 per day but it's a struggle since I haven't been eating much with the tooth fiasco. And that's probably why I couldn't finish the Cardio Ab workout this morning ;)

I have fallen off the budget wagon for the last few pay periods, simply because i've had to travel a lot more than i'd planned for. I had to dip into my savings in order to stay in the black. I'm hoping to get back on track in the next few pay periods as slo-pitch will be starting up soon and that's always a money-grabber!

thenewMLE on 04/11/2012:
I'm glad your tooth is getting better. You would have totally enjoyed that tuna last night. It was easy on the mouth - like melt in your mouth good!! Good luck with your Dad.

sweetpea1977 on 04/11/2012:
Good news about your dad getting out of the hospital. I hate that you wont be the one to welcome him home.

Yep, you definitely need more calories to keep up with Insanity!!

Em17 on 04/11/2012:
Have a Wonderful day!!!

glycrina on 04/11/2012:
Rock on!! I am stoked that you have been working out. Have you been seeing any results?

V on 04/11/2012:
What's up girl?? Hey I have to say that I am so proud of you..Not just because of Insanity, but because of the way you roll Ninja style :) You are sho nuff a gansta <3

legcramps - Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Hope everyone had a good easter! Mine was okay, but a busy weekend for sure.

Back to the Insanity; my tooth has been getting steadily better each day, so I chanced it and started the workouts again. Today was Plyometrics. Yikes! I was beginning to forget how difficult these classes are!!

My eating has been good in calories but not great with selection, so i'm trying to get back to my protein plan with a few exceptions. I can't drink anything hot because it aggravates my tooth, so i've switched hot coffee with iced coffee. Some foods are difficult to chew, so i've had to swap those out as well. We'll see how this week goes.

Dad is still in hospital, but doing alright. Maybe at the end of the week he'll be released and then hopefully home care can come in and help when it's required. My brother flew in to visit him; I am so glad because I know it meant alot to Dad and also because it takes some of the pressure off of me and my cousin who has been carrying the load lately.

Four day work week; I sure hope the weather warms up for no other reason than I can be even more lazy and not have to put socks and a winter jacket on every morning LOL.

glycrina on 04/10/2012:
I am glad to hear that your toothache is clearing up. Plyo is the hardest video by far. I do the first 30 minutes and call it a good day. LOL. Don't be like me. haha.

getmebackto150 on 04/10/2012:
SO happy to hear your tooth is feeling better. Good for you doing Insanity!!! I too am hoping for warmer weather!!

grannyannie on 04/10/2012:
Glad your tooth is better. Good job on the workout.

supercheese on 04/10/2012:
Glad the tooth is feeling better!!! I know how much pain tooth is!! Hope you're dad feels better too and gets released fast :)

sweetpea1977 on 04/10/2012:
so relieved to hear that your tooth is feeling better. I hope your dad gets to go home soon!

Umpqua on 04/10/2012:
I'm glad your tooth is feeling better and good news on the Insanity!

legcramps - Thursday Apr 05, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Someone must have been praying for me!

I think the antibiotics are finally (after 9 days) doing their job! The infection is not causing me as much pain as it did before, I managed to get a few extra hours of sleep last night, and even though my jaw is still throbbing away I was able to eat a full dinner yesterday.

I did not chance it with Insanity this morning though. I may just take the entire week off and then start up where I left off. Which means i'll really have to watch how i'm eating over the Easter weekend. Or take lots of walks.

Friday - colouring eggs; cleaning car (this desperately needs doing).

Saturday - going to city to visit Dad.

Sunday - Easter.

Monday - day off! what to do? what to do with a whole day off?

Tonight i've been invited to a weiner roast. I probably shouldn't try to eat a hot dog. Or drink beer while on prescription medication. I will probably take my own food.

sweetpea1977 on 04/05/2012:
Yay, Im glad the infection healing! Good idea on taking it easy with Insanity. I think you will be feeling much better by the time Monday rolls around!

Good luck at the roast tonight!

WII on 04/05/2012:
Glad you are feeling better! Have a great week!

glycrina on 04/05/2012:
I hope you can get some rest this weekend and take some time for yourself. A nice long bath or a mani/pedi may be in your future. LOL!

V on 04/05/2012:
Whewwww!!! So happy to hear that you are feeling better <3 Yeah I will take thunder over lightning ANY day.. I hope the rest of your day was in your favor my friend :)

hollybelle on 04/06/2012:
I thought about you this morning and wanted to check in sometime today. Glad to see that the antibiotic is beginning to work. You are not a wimp - toothache (abcess tooth) is about the worst pain there is. It makes you crazy! Hope all goes well for your dad. Hang in there.

legcramps - Wednesday Apr 04, 2012

Weight: 0.0

No Insanity workout today either. I was able to get in to see the doctor yesterday and he prescribed Tylenol 3, which has made me vomit-inducing sick. Great. So that kept me up all night again. I am at work today, but i'm not doing so well. The conclusion is that I have a low tolerance for pain ;)

No Dentist will work on me until the infection is fully treated.

I can't tell if the antibiotics are working or not, since I keep phasing from being sick to being in toothache hell.

To top it off, Dad has developed an infection and is in extremely poor spirits. I feel for him because this is the 2nd setback he's had to endure; unfortunately, someone wants to know exactly how strong of a person he is.

So. While i'm feeling like this, I highly doubt any workouts will be completed. I also can't seem to eat anything substantial so i'm sure I would burnout very quickly even if I tried to workout.

My question to V and those of you doing beachbody workouts: Do I start up again at the place I left off once I am able to (which would be week 3), or should I start the program over in its entirety? And the most important question of all - will I still get my t-shirt at the end?!!!

V on 04/04/2012:
Sorry that you are in pain girl :( my thoughts and prayers go out for you and your Dad <3 Now as far as the workouts go,do your intended week as scheduled, no need to start over..Sometimes things like this arise..On my last visit to Chicago, it was next to impossible to get my full weeks schedule in so i hit REDO that next week..Girl and no matter how long it takes you to get the program complete, YES you still get that shirt that states "I earned it" <3 I can't wait to see you rock out the shirt my friend <3 Please take care and try to eat..PLEASE???

sweetpea1977 on 04/04/2012:
Im so sorry that you're in so much pain. Same for your dad too. Are you able to take in liquidy foods (protein shakes, fruit smoothies, soups, pudding, jello, yogurt) without too much discomfort? You got to keep your strength up so your body can fight the infection.

As for the workout program, I'd do the same thing as V suggested - pick up where you left off when you are healthy again. At the same rate, if you prefer to start over, I guess that would be fine too. Its all up to you. :)

I hope you and your dad get well soon!

legcramps - Tuesday Apr 03, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I will not be doing any Insanity today. I guess it will be my rest day for the week, which really sucks because actually I don't feel rested at all!

I couldn't sleep last night due to my toothache from hell. I wore out the advil and motrin containers and wasted globs of oragel and the pain just continued to get worse and worse. Finally, around 5:30am (a.k.a. the time I usually get up to do Insanity) I made a makeshift ice pack with a freezer bag and stuck half of it inside my mouth. At this point i'd gotten maybe two hours of sleep.

When I called the dentist they said I wouldn't be able to get in until the 18th! There's no way i'll cope until then with pain like this. So I called another dental office and was put on their cancellation list, but they still don't have anything sooner than the 18th either. ARGH!

I have an appt with my doctor this afternoon; i'll be asking for heavier painkillers. This might mean i'll be a little foggy for the next two weeks or until I can get my tooth looked at. I don't know what that means for Insanity, but I guess we'll find out :(


hollybelle on 04/03/2012:
Oh, there are few things worse than tooth pain. I'm sorry you can't get in until the 18th - praying for a cancellation. Is this because of the Healthcare System there? Or shortage of dentists? Other factors? Hope you get relief and treatment soon!

sweetpea1977 on 04/03/2012:
Oh no, Im so sorry!! I sure hope you can find someone to work on you ASAP!!

Hugs to you!

glycrina on 04/03/2012:
This happened to me once and sat in the dentist's office for 8 hours and I guess he felt pity on me and squeezed me in. Of course, it didn't help because I needed a root canal but at least he gave me painkillers.

V on 04/03/2012:
:( I hope you get some rest <3 I am so sorry that you are in pain!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/03/2012:
yeah, dentists & oral surgeons suck!

supercheese on 04/04/2012:
lord have mercy. this summer i went through a toothache and i know how you feel. It is the WORST. Hope you get some good pain killers.

legcramps - Monday Apr 02, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Did my 2nd Fit Test for Insanity this morning; i've improved on all but two of the exercises, very happy with the results! Measured myself as well and have lost 4 inches altogether so far.

Discovered that Dad had to go back into surgery on Saturday :( so left me feeling a little depressed and sorry for him; he'll be staying in the hospital for another 10 days now. I know he wants to get back home in the worst way, so it's a bit of a step back in that direction but at least he will be receiving the best care possible in the hospital. I wish I could be there to keep him in high spirits, but i'm glad my cousin is there for him. I know she cares about him as much as I do!

This week i'll have to make a dentist appt for this bugger of a tooth and get it all fixed up; hopefully before the Easter weekend so that I can enjoy some delicious food that I don't have to cook LOL. I guess Easter meals will depend on how Dad's doing; perhaps i'll be making a trip into the city instead so that I can visit and see for myself how he's doing.

Obviously feeling pretty overwhelmed right now; I always find it difficult to cope emotionally under certain circumstances. Keeping to my plan should help somewhat, but i'm afraid the fragile bubble might burst at any moment.

Went to wallyball last night and played my little heart out. I ended up soaked right through with sweat; we played two pretty good teams and managed to attract a fan base towards the end of the last game! I fell a few times so i'm sure it was great entertainment for them!

supercheese on 04/02/2012:
4 inches is amazing!!! DANG if i lost 4 inches id be at my goal :D Keep up the good work!!

hollybelle on 04/02/2012:
Sorry about your tooth, LC. Congrats on the loss and impovements on Insanity! Great work.

sweetpea1977 on 04/02/2012:
Im sorry about your dad. Thank goodness for extended family to keep him company while you are away!

Congrats on your fit test and inches lost. That is amazing!! What day are you on?? Tomorrow is Day 30 for me, which means its measurements day. Looking forward to seeing if I had any changes in my measurements!

Life does sound a little crazy at the moment. At least there is one thing you can control - your commitment to your exercise program. You're doing a fantastic job, so keep it up!!!

Umpqua on 04/02/2012:
Sorry to hear about your tooth and your Dad, that's great that your cousin is nearby to keep him company. Major congrats on your inches lost and your fit test, that's amazing progress!!

V on 04/02/2012:
Oh my what a stressful few days you have had :( Girl Congrats on your wonderful Insanity progress, I do believe that you are Shaun T's prize pupil <3 Have a good evening!!

legcramps - Saturday Mar 31, 2012

Weight: 0.0

ooooch my tooth hurts :(

But it didn't stop me from getting my insanity pure cardio and cardio ab workout in this morning! I'm looking forward to a rest day tomorrow and playing some fun wallyball!

Many things going on in this brain of mine today; I tried to keep it a low-key day and did okay with that aside from the many phone calls from Mom with very urgent questions. (not really, but in her mind they were extremely urgent). Tomorrow I need to get my meals ready for the week, look for more compression socks, and hopefully keep my mind off my aching tooth!

I was pretty tired all day today; hopefully not suffering from burnout. I've been upping my calories but maybe I need to look into getting a recovery drink with all of the insanity going on in my life!

V on 04/01/2012:
Sorry your tooth is still causing you pain..As far as being tired, recovery fuel is really helpful, the L- Glutamine powder is a free form of Amino Acid and it is really cheap compared to the others..Of course the P90 recovery fuel is the best out there but is is expensive.. Another one i like is AminoX..You can find this one on the GNC site along with a few others you can research there. Hopefully you are getting lots of sleep at night along with power naps when you are feeling a little run down. I hope the rest of your weekend goes well <3

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