10 years ago sports were a huge part of my life. I played soccer, ran cross country and enjoyed what the outdoors had to offer me while living in Southern California. Now I'm in my mid 20's, living in Hawaii and trying to integrate fitness back into my every day life. My husband is currently deployed but I'm trying my best to balance work, graduate school, my dogs and while maintaining a household.
I don't necessarily have a goal weight but I do have a *goal body.* I'm running, lifting weights and making a conscious decision to fuel my body with healthy foods daily. I slip up here and there, but the point is that I pick up where I left off.
By the end of November my goal is to complete a 10K successfully (for me that means: no walking, no stopping, and finishing strong!)
By the beginning of 2012 I hope to be running 10 miles straight. On February 21, 2012 I will complete the 8.15 mile Great Aloha Run. By April 2012 I WILL be strong enough to complete my first HALF MARATHON. The Wahine Half Marathon that's held yearly on Oahu.
Now, let's get to it!!!
Every muscle in my body is sore. This weekend I played soccer with my husband and then did a quick 3 round workout at the gym afterwards. We went out to boogy that night and I danced in heels for 2 hours. That must count for something too.
Today I went out with my husband’s soccer team and practiced with them. They’re all Marines from his battalion and they’re gearing up for the season. Did I mention how much it sucks playing soccer with boys… boy Marines at that! -_- I am so rusty but it definitely is starting to come back. My shots were money! Seriously, corners and right above the keeper and below the top bar. That helped boost my confidence when all the guys pretty much “ooooh’d” and “oooh shit” at my goals. I’m definitely not up to par in my cardio. I forgot how much sucky running is involved in soccer. I’m laying in bed with a shattered left foot (I have no clue what I did to it but it hurts to move my toes! I say shattered but it’s probably a small fracture/sprain or something. haha). My calves are on fiiire, my thighs feel ok but they’re bruised up like a mofo with almost a soccer ball print on my right thigh, and my back is done. Ouchies!
It feels really good to get back into it though! I was asked to play for a team in the Women’s MISO league! My first game is this weekend. The team is first in their division so I hope I can step it up to help us stay in the top spot. I’m so so so super duper excited!
Ok I’m rambling. Back to studying then sleepy times.
Finally getting back into the swing of things slowly but surely. I started with a few workout last week with my husband in our garage. They were mostly 8ish rounds of anything involving burpees, pushups, situps, squats, and anything else of that nature that I can’t remember because it’s almost midnight.
Today was my first day back at the gym. I met my friend there and hit the treadmill for 15ish minutes to get myself pumped up for LEG DAY. And boy, was it leg day. Although I was only there for a little over an hour, I am pretty sure my legs are going to be DONE. It felt really good to get some weights on these legs that are wiggling out of shape!!
I came home and snuggled with this man for about an hour. He was off to soccer practice with some other Marines on base while I made myself some dinner. After the dogs’ food settled, I went on a 20 minute jog with Harper and ended at the soccer practice.
While I was there, a girl who was practicing with the guys comes over and asks me if I play soccer. She said I looked like I knew what I was doing while just messing with the ball for second. I tell her I USED to play. She asks me to play on her team who is currently #1 in their division. Of course I said yes! I haven’t played in 8 years so I’m obviously really nervous. I have cleats and everything, but I just haven’t played in a game in forever! I’ve messed around with the ball here and there… but I know I am going to suck it up the first few times. I’m nervous!
My husband is so excited for me though. Our weekends used to consist of spending 5 hours at the soccer fields for HIS games, and now he will be watching me play. It’s nerve wracking too because he’s never seen me really play! He’s so good so I can’t be shitty, haha!
After coming home and fixing a second dinner (5th meal, yes sir) I showered and weighed myself. I am down two pounds from the day before. Although it’s probably just water weight and nothing to be excited about, it felt really good! I gained some weight the past two months and I am not happy about it. I’m only a couple pounds away from my typical weight. Of course I’d like to just mainly get back in shape and put some muscle on— but it feels good to get some of this extra baggage off right now. I’m ready.
Yesterday’s WOD is leaving me soooore! My husband and I kicked some butt in our garage and now my legs, abs and back feel like mushy pain.
Today I decided to go on a run with my pooch. We ran 2 miles and walked a quarter mile. She got tired before me! I never thought I’d see the day…
I woke up so sore today! My legs, abs and back are feeling pretty tight from yesterday’s workout.
Today I’ll be working on finishing a paper, cleaning, bathing the pups, grocery shopping (because we didn’t have time to go yesterday) and working out with my handsome husband. We decided on arms today so we will be heading to the gym at some point before they close today.
This morning’s workout consisted of a 1 mile run. I came home and did 3 rounds for time: 10 Burpees, 20 Squats, 30 Sit-ups. Did I mention how much I hate Burpees? Well I do. I finished my run (well, more like a jog) in 9 minutes and completed the 3 round workout in 10 mins. Overall, 20 mins of actually doing something besides sitting on my couch felt good.
I’ve got my meal list ready for this week’s meals. I have a busy week school/internship-wise so I picked a few crock pot recipes and some easy ones that I’ve done before. This week’s clean dinners include: Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken, Slow Cooker Pork and Kale, Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken, Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa, and at the end of the week we’ll get some yummy steaks for dinner! ;)
Now I’m off to finish a paper before my husband gets off work so we can grocery shop. Tonight he said he wants to go out to dinner with a few friends…. salad it is for me. =/
HAPPY FRIDAY! :)
I’m so sleepy. I woke up early and went on a three mile run before heading to my dog’s vet appointment.
The past few weeks have been pretty horrible for me, in my fitness and in my personal life. I’ve gone through a lot of heartache recently with loved ones and it’s been hard having my husband away for it all. Duty calls, I spose. My diet hasn’t been completely horrible even though I did decide to go out and get myself an icecream tonight. I’ve lost some motivation with how emotional I have been recently but I’m trying to shake it off. I’ve set goals for myself… but somehow everything else that is going on seems more important. It’s sort of consuming me. I’m glad I at least pushed myself this morning though…