Last night I got back from Boston, where I went for the last few days of my vacation, after being in New York City. I enjoyed the drive to Boston because I got to rest from all the walking we did in the city. Our stay there was also a lot more relaxed and quiet … Continue reading Christmas Vacation 2022
Last week I thought I had COVID. I didn’t feel well and had symptoms similar to those of COVID, but after the quick test at home was negative for a few days, I was sent to the lab to make sure what it was. The results came back positive for mycoplasma. I’m going to be … Continue reading I have walking pneumonia
I finally made it to week five of the PiYo/T25 Hybrid program. It took me a little longer to complete week four because I had trouble finishing it the first time I tried. I was just too tired so I took a break and rested for what was left of that week and tried again … Continue reading PiYo/T25 Hybrid- Week Five
I have to make a correction to something I said more than once in previous blog posts. I said that the workout videos program I’m doing now was ton high intensity and that it was easier. I recently realized that I was very wrong. This is not easy and while it is “low-impact”, it really … Continue reading Workouts feel more challenging every day
I don’t think I had been able to take a break and relax for the last three days until this afternoon. First there was Thanksgiving on Thursday when, even though it was nice seeing family again after at least two years, it was still a lot being a co-host to the celebration. If waking up … Continue reading Intense Thanksgiving weekend
I decided to take it easy for a week to recover from those intense nine weeks of Insanity so I’m doing Yoga this week. I might also start using the stationary bike but I’m still not sure, maybe I should just rest for the rest of the week. That was an intense program, even with … Continue reading Yoga recovery week
That’s right, just two weeks of Insanity. That’s s nothing, especially after you have already put in six weeks, seven if you count recovery week, but right now it feels like an eternity. That’s 17 workout videos in 13 days. There’s two ways of thinking about that: 1) Shit, that’s a lot! I can’t do … Continue reading This is it, last two weeks!
After a pretty intimidating first week of month two of the Insanity workouts, I have to say I’m a little relieved. I was afraid my knee would start bothering me again and maybe even hurt more but I don’t feel anything like that. By the end of each of these workouts I can barely do … Continue reading A week full of distractions
After taking a small break from Insanity after the recovery week, it was time to go back. My knee is not bothering me anymore, it feels a lot better, and all it took was one stretch video. Well, that and resting for the rest of the weekend. It was a small surprise to see that … Continue reading Starting Insanity Month 2
Guess what I did today. I finished month one of Insanity! Honestly, I can’t even describe how I feel; I don’t really know. It’s a mix of proud, surprised, motivated, happy and tired. I’m very tired but I think that’s understandable, it’s been four very tough weeks. I haven’t skipped one day and some days … Continue reading Finished Insanity: Month 1!
Today I feel proud of myself. I was able to not just walk and do a workout video, but I also spent half an hour on the bicycle. That was all after going to work, of course it was all possible because I came home from work early but still , it’s an accomplishment. I … Continue reading Only Tuesday?
I feel like I’m really getting into this whole exercising thing. I think I’m starting to see results and I don’t know how to explain it but I feel good. Even now, I’m tired from today’s workout but it’s like a good tired, if that makes any sense at all. Today I followed exactly the … Continue reading I didn’t know I had that much energy
I waited until the end of the day to exercise today so I thought I would probably just do a half an hour on the bicycle and be done with it. I didn’t feel like putting that much effort into it. Who wants to exercise on Saturday afternoon? Not me, I thought, but I wanted … Continue reading Second week: Done!
I was right, my legs hurt today after last night’s run but it wasn’t too much pain to stop me from walking. I’m tired but I’m still committed to exercising six times a week, even if it’s only for a little while. No running, cycling or videos today, I just walked. I was tired when … Continue reading Tired but still walking