NaNoWriMo Day 4 & Quick Workout

While I hit my word goal, I didn’t write as much as yesterday. I’m still going back to change things sometimes; less for typos and more to fill in a thought. I’d rather take time to do that rather than forget what I wante dto fix later. I did start and end in really natural places and I’m loosely following my outline. The chapters aren’t exact but (I think) the story is flowing naturally. That’s the most important thing. And if you want a buddy on the site, here’s my NaNoWriMo profile.

The workouts for the last coupld days have been short since I worked an extra night. It’s a good and bad thing but either way, I did burn some calories and my word goal for the day. And I’m happy with my progress for both.

Since I have been getting my words in mainly in the evenings, I’m going to try and push for writing earlier in the day so I can try to finish off C25K before the end of the year. I’ll try to reprogram myself to think of making time to run as a reward.

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Today’s Workout: Kettlebell in Kettle Corn Season

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You know that leftover Halloween candy will be calling our names soon. I like to get some to give out then raid the clearance section once Halloween is over. Those Reese’s pumpkins are amazing and I buy a huge bag every year (even though I really shouldn’t).

I am still waiting for my refill of Saxenda, sadly. I feel bad about calling the doctor again but I may have to. This is taking way too long and my goal was to be under 200 before the end of the year and it’s frustrating to have that delayed. I have 15 more pounds to go! I don’t need these people playing games with my medications.

 

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Today’s Workout: It Burns

I really need to do more upper body work. It bugs me that I still have so many issues doing a damn pushup. I know the ability to perform pushups is not the be all and end all of fitness but it annoys me

But, on the upside, my efforts are paying off and I’m down to 215.8 with a total weight loss of 16.2 pounds!

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I am so excited and hopeful that I’ll be able to keep this up long term and hit my eventual goal of 170. I’m not gonna stress it and try to push for that before the end of the year, just getting under 200 before the end of the year will make me happy.

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Today’s Workout: First Day of School

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I think both me and my kid got a little too complacent with a wake up routine. Now that school has started, we both need to be up earlier. They need to be on time for class and I need to make lunch; meaning a much earlier wake up time. We didn’t get it today so I was grouchy all day making a quick kettlebell workout an easy choice to burn off some calories and some grumpiness.

I’m working on food prep (partly why I want to get up earlier) so that making dinner takes less time and I can get to my workouts earlier. I can do 30 minute sessions of weights if I time it right and still have time to write and go to bed at a decent hour. I have the feeling I’ll have to go back to doing big cooking jobs on weekends if I don’t have to work. I’d rather wait until it’s cooler but we’ll see.

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Today’s Workout: Late Day

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I dragged my irate teenager to a yoga class where I work so I ended up coming home later than usual. But no matter, the kettlebell was a perfect wind down after a long day.

I was thinking once things pick up selling wise, I would just do c25k until I finish it then start doing Zumba every so often again. I kinda miss it. The time just flies by and it burns so many calories. I’ll figure out a schedule when I get there; I’m not going to stress about that now. I have enough to stress about.

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Today’s workout: Sleepy…

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I was going to run today but I slept VERY bad. When I’m so tired I can’t organize my thoughts, I don’t trust myself not to fall off the treadmill. I wasn’t about to skip a workout entirely and I need more weight training anyway. The kettlebell was a perfect quick workout before I went to bed early like an old lady.

Later on this week, I’m going to try and re-run yesterday’s failed start to week 8 of c25k because that pace time still bugs me!

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Today’s Workout: More Kettlebell

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I’m trying to get on a schedule of running every other day instead of every day. Just to give my joints a break until I’m lighter and confuse my body into toning more muscles. Or just not get bored. Either or. 

I am come to terms with the fact I’m not going to be working out 7 days a week right now. Its not feasible since I spent my weekends on chores and my writing (and trying to keep the blog updated more frequently). I’ve probably said this before but, once I’m making more with these on a steady basis, I’ll be able to spend more time on my workouts. For now, I’m trying to keep them 40 minutes or less and taking weekends off. I still eat right; I may nope the hell out of cooking but I keep my caloric deficit. It’s working for me so far but if I see a plateau, I’ll adjust.

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Today’s workout: A quickie

I’ll be honest, with the pace I’ve been writing, I haven’t been working out as much. I scarf down my dinner and get to my books as soon as possible so I can get on a faster publishing schedule and maybe not end up homeless. Once I have more stories out and I’m making steady money (it’s increasing slowly but not where I need it to be) I can get back to longer workouts.

I will be getting back to C25k soon and picking up where I left off since my back is starting to feel much better after letting it rest. I bet I’ll be back in form by next week and back on that treadmill to really burn off some calories!

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Second workout: Ring that bell!

Aren’t I clever? Yeah, I’m hilarious…

Anyhoo, today was some arm and shoulder work to keep from using by lower back while it heals. It still isn’t a intense long run, which I actually kinda miss, but I think anything is better than just sitting around doing nothing. My weight is still trending down so I’m not freaking out about calorie burn right now. It’s just about taking care of myself until I can bend over to pick up something without wincing and letting looose with some colorful language.

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Second workout of the week: Kettlebell

I’m gonna have to adjust these screenshots. That size is just ridiculous.

Also, I will stop complaining about the heat now; even though it was the main factor in deciding to do a short weight workout instead of a longer walk/run. I just don’t want to go too many days in a row without doing something towards my overall health. Even if it’s just 150-ish calories. Every little bit helps and I’m still sticking to my diet and taking Saxenda so it’s not like I’m gaining all my weight back. And I actually came to enjoy running so, I want to get back to it.

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