A bunch of calories/30ish minutes (I wrote it down somewhere...)
That's right, kids. I got up this morning and worked out. First thing in the morning, before 7 am. I was so excited to get back to doing TurboFire after the beating that was the first three Insanity workouts (I feel like a pansy just writing that), and you know what? It kicked me right in the rear. The same dizziness and nausea that I felt with Insanity started to come up about halfway through Fire 30, and it's not a long workout, so that's a bad sign. Then I had two realizations:
1. I tapered off doing anything but running in the week or so before the half, then ran it and promptly took two weeks off of exercise. I think I did one TurboFire workout in the whole two weeks, and then I ran 3 easy miles. Other than that, I took it easy and held off on the exercise. So I lost two weeks of physical activity.
2. This one I'd mentioned before and kind of joked about, but today it hit me that maybe this was really true. I'd gotten used to doing TurboFire in my heavily air conditioned basement - when the air conditioning is on in this house, the basement turns into the arctic. Sometimes I think I'll go down there and be able to see my breath. But winter kind of snuck up on us this year, and now we're pumping the heat. Meaning that I went from exercising at temperatures in the low 60s to exercising at temperatures in the high 70s. I can't imagine why I feel dizzy and nauseous!
So I'm cutting myself a little bit of slack and scaling back a bit. This week I'm going to try to focus on just getting something physical in every day - if I feel up to something hardcore like TurboFire, that's great. But if not, then I'll do some yoga or take the Bonster Monster for a walk. I'm hoping to start a hybrid program of TurboFire and P90X soon, but if I need to just gradually work on getting my fitness level back up for a couple weeks, then that's okay with me.
And you know what I'm sure will greatly help? The disgusting amount of Halloween candy in my kitchen right now.
But seriously. There is a stash of candy next to me right now.
In other news, I spent my morning finishing one big part of David's long awaited birthday surprise. Which I've been torturing him about since May. And which is now pretty much going to be a Hanukkah surprise because I took my sweet time on it. Since D-Dawg reads this (hi David!), I can't tell you what it is, so I'll give you all the same hints I gave him - it involved fake eyelashes, a very long drive, a space heater, and a 13 week old corgi puppy named Bailey. Who I almost kidnapped. Any guesses?
And speaking of questions...
Did anyone do anything super fun for HALLOWEEN? Tell me all about your costume!
I dressed as Minnie Mouse with my parents for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party when we were in Florida a couple weeks ago, and then on Friday, I was Snow White for my Weight Watchers meeting. They loved it!