15 January 2010

Insanity Day 5 - Pure Cardio

When you're in the middle of a workout and the people on the DVD in back of the trainer are calling him crazy, you know you're in for it.

And I agree with them.

Today's workout had no rest. At all. It was, as the DVD title implied, pure cardio.

And it felt really, really good.

I got through the whole thing feeling really strong. Afterwards, when I went to shower, I happened to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror.

So besides a 10-mile run, this is what will turn my face the shade of a tomato.

But I still hate suicides and push-ups. And I always will.

I bought some new protein shakes yesterday and will try one for breakfast this morning. It's an EAS one - chocolate fudge. That sold me right there. Out of all the protein shakes I've tried, this one has the best ratio of calories/fat/protein that I like. Most high-protein recovery drinks tend to be a little on the fatty side, and this one only has 3 grams. I likey. For 11oz, it's only 110 cal/3 fat/2 fiber/ 17 protein. I like those numbers - cause I also supplement it with a 100 calorie Thomas' High Fiber english muffin. That keeps me full till lunch.

Pre-baby shower for my BFF Teri tonight! It's so cool - she and Tim have no idea if they are having a boy or girl, and this party is the big unveiling. They gave the sealed doctor's report to their cake decorator, and if they cut into the cake and the inside is blue, it's a boy. Pink, obviously, it's a girl. Isn't that creative? I'm really excited about it.

Update on Stefanie: Kidney is in, it (and Stef) are doing great, and she was in an observation room all night - the hope is that she'll get moved to a regular room some time today. Stop by her website and see all the updates and kind notes people are leaving for her! Go to http://www.caringbridge.org/ and type in stefaniehood in the "search for a website" box. I'm so proud of her and her strength and positive outlook through all of this.

Also, please keep my dad in your prayers. There is a chance he'll be leaving on Saturday or Sunday to go help with recovery efforts in Haiti, but his recovery work is a little different than most. His responsibilities include trying to identify bodies, notify family members and line up everything for a proper, sanitary removal/burial/cremation, etc. As you can imagine, it's very stressful - not to mention the possibility of disease, fatigue and who knows what else. I know that he and his team will take every precaution they can to stay safe, but we would all still appreciate any prayers for safety and spiritual protection you can throw his way.

Haiti, my heart goes out to you. I pray that recovery and relief comes to you as soon as possible so you can start to rebuild your lives. From http://livesayhaiti.blogspot.com - a family of missionaries currently in Haiti: One thing is ABSOLUTELY true ... Haitian people are tough, strong , brave , and tenacious. Most of them have been suffering for decades and decades and have seen more than you can imagine.

Praying. Hard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll have to check out those protein shakes for when I don't have time in the morning to make my Green Monster, which is fab by the way!!

Glad your friend is doing so well... I'll continue to keep her in my T & P while she heals!!

I LOVE that baby shower idea!!!! How fun to find out in your cake! :)