Confess. Confess! CONFESS!!!

Congrats to my two trivia buffs!  Glenn was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s post title was a reference to Dr. Strangelove–50 points to you– and lostartpublishing was the first to correctly guess the answer to the deep six trivia question: to dispose of by throwing over the side–100 points to you.

I can’t take it any more!  I should confess before they bring out the comfy chair and things get really bad… *diabolical music plays in the background* Alright, I did it (or rather didn’t do it)!  I didn’t finish my workout from yesterday!  Before you jump to conclusions and assume (correctly, I might add) that I was just being lazy, I’ll have you know that I was busy and the night was over before I knew it.  The day was not totally lost, however.  I did manage to do the sit up workout before I went to bed.  To atone for my sin of heresy against the church workout schedule, I’ve decided to fit in the Body Rock workout from yesterday into today’s routine.  If you have no idea what inspired the melodramatic confession seen above, then you obviously haven’t seen the Monty Python sketch “The Spanish Inquisition.”  Prepare to be enlightened.

Sit up workout details (Day 2, second column):

  • 21, 28, 21, 21, 28; performed with 60 second break between reps
  • 119 total

Some of you are probably wondering where the trivia question is.  I will include a new Navy trivia question in tonight’s post, so make sure to check back in later.  I promise that tonight will not be a repeat of last night’s fiasco; I will do my exercises and write a new post like the fate of the world depends on its completion.  See you then!

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Mr. President,we cannot allow a blog post gap!

Sorry for the delay folks.  Last night I was busy celebrating my grandfather’s birthday and didn’t have a chance to write a post  for Tuesday.  Once again, I have stumped my readers with the trivia question.  The correct definition of the term tattoo is this: five minutes before taps.  Don’t be discouraged, readers, I’m sure you will do better next time.  In fact, here’s your chance to bounce back now!

Navy trivia of the day

  • What is the meaning of the phrase “deep six”?

Yesterday was rather uneventful, as far as workouts go.  I did the first workout of Week 2 on the Cto5k plan and the first workout of Week 3 on the push ups plan.

Push up workout details (Week 3, Day 1, first column):

  • 10, 12, 7, 7, 9; performed with a 60 second rest between reps
  • 45 Total

Cto5k workout details (Week 2, Workout 1):

  • Brisk 5 min warm up walk
  • Alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes

Well then, I guess I’ll see you again in about 12 hours with today’s post.  In the meantime, good luck with the trivia question and I hope everybody has a great Wednesday!

P.S. You can make today even greater by guessing what movie I’m referencing in the title; if you get it right, I’ll give you 50 points!

When in Rome…

I hope everybody had a great weekend!  Mine was definitely pretty good.  Glenn’s at it again!  He was the first to respond with the correct answer to the lifeline trivia question: lines erected around the weather decks of a ship to prevent personnel from falling or being washed over the side.  We’ll see if he/the rest of you are able to guess the meaning of today’s word :)

Navy trivia of the day

  • What does the term tattoo mean?

It was certainly hard to start working out again after having yesterday off, but I felt really good when I saw that today was the first day of Week 3 for my sit up workout.  I’ve never stayed with the program long enough to get to Week 3–it seems that having a blog and boot camp in August is quite motivating.  Along with the sit ups I also completed the Day 4 exercises of the Body Rock workout.  I thought I’d try posting the Body Rock video for today’s exercises, so let me know if you want me to do the same in the future.

Body Rock workout details (complete as many reps of each combination in 50 sec, 10 sec break between combinations):

  • Since there are only 4 combinations, each was repeated 3 times (hence the three numbers)
  • Burpee, push up: 6, 8, 10
  • Reverse pull up: 13, 19 squat jumps, 22 squat jumps
  • Triple plank jumps: 4, 2.5, 3.5
  • Sit up/grab knees: 10, 14, 17

Sit up workout details (Day 1, second column):

  • 18, 25, 19, 19, 25; performed with 60 second break between reps
  • 106 total

As always, thanks for the support!  Hopefully the weather will be nice tomorrow so I’ll have a chance to take the dog to the park and get in a run before celebrating my grandfather’s birthday at dinner, so stay tuned to find out.  Keep up the good work and send in your trivia responses!

Quick’s the word, sharp’s the action

It seems that I’ve stumped my readers again.  Nobody submitted the correct answer to the quarters trivia question: assembling of all hands for muster, instruction, and inspection.  Glenn did come close with his response, so I’ll give him 50 points.  He also made a reference to an awesome naval movie, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.  Not only does it have great acting all around, especially by one of my favorites, Paul Bettany, but it also boasts an amazing soundtrack, stunning cinematography, and 138 minutes of British Navy storyline!  If you haven’t seen it, you definitely should.

He's so adorable and he learned to play the cello a little for his music scenes with Russell Crowe (who obviously didn't), which makes this cellist very happy!

Getting back to the US Navy, here’s today’s question:

Navy trivia of the day

  • What is a lifeline?

It was raining all of last night and up until early afternoon today so I was scared I wouldn’t be able to get my run in for today’s Cto5k workout.  Luckily, the weather cleared up and I helped myself to a lovely run around 4:30 PM.  I also completed the last push up workout for Week 2.

Push up workout details (Week 2, Day 3, first column):

  • 5, 7, 5, 5, 8; performed with a 60 second rest between reps
  • 30 Total

Cto5k workout details (Week 1, Workout 3):

  • Brisk 5 min warm up walk
  • Alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes

Side musical note: Are there any instrumental, blue grass, Appalachian, American, cross-genre music fans out there?  If so, you should definitely check out The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a new project by Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, and Stuart Duncan.

I first heard of it on The Colbert Report when Colbert interviewed all four artists before they performed “Attaboy” (my favorite piece) from the album.  It was on the top of my list of songs to buy when I got an iTunes card for Christmas and I’ve been listening to it a lot lately.  Since I mentioned that Paul Bettany learned to play the cello for his role in the movie I thought I’d share something else cello related.  Gotta keep it classy, right?  The correct answer is: Yes, anything with Yo-Yo Ma or a cello automatically is classy!  Well, I hope that I’ve given you enough stuff to keep you occupied until I post again on Monday.  In the meantime, send in your answer to the trivia question and any other amazing cello/navy/movie related randomness!

Too tired to title

I apologize in advance if this post contains nonsense words, fragment sentences, and incorrect quotes.  The Body Rock workout has killed my arms (and probably some of my short-term brain function), so typing is not my friend right now.  Lostartpublishing has done it again!  Responding with the correct answer to the rack trivia question–a bed, BTW–you have been awarded 100 points and moved to first place in the leader board.

Navy trivia of the day

  • What does the term quarters mean?

Like I mentioned above, Body Rock and sit ups were on the menu for today.  Not going to lie, it was tough.  Tough enough for me not to explain, because I’d have to type some more.

Sit up workout details (Day 3, second column):

  • 18, 20, 15, 15, 23; performed with 60 second break between reps
  • 91 total

Body Rock workout details (complete as many reps of each combination in 50 sec, 10 sec break between combinations):

  • Superman push ups: 10
  • Elevated push ups, L&R knee to elbow touch: 7
  • Squat and press: 25
  • Squat jump, jump forward, 3 squat jumps: 6
  • Push ups (box style): 22
  • L&R side jump Burpee, 2 knee to elbow oblique abs (modified), tuck jump center: 1.5
  • Forward lunge, side lunge, knee lift: 10
  • Close push up (modified), Burpee, sumo L&R knee touch: 5
  • Tricep dip, kick out: 10
  • Overhead abs: 12
  • Squat jumps: 23
  • Speed run

Tomorrow’s post will be the last one for this week, which also means it’s the last workout of the week.  YAY!  Don’t forget to check in before I sign off for the weekend!  In the meantime, how are you progressing with your New Year’s resolution(s)?  Did you make any?  Finally, don’t forget to send in your response to the trivia question.  Good luck and good night!

Internet apocalypse

Sorry that this post is coming in so late.  My internet/computer has become very confused in the last several hours and is having problems keeping up with me.  Anyway, I’m not going to let a little technology get in the way of my blog.  Yesterday’s winner of the trivia game was lostartpublishing with the correct answer: turn to–an order to begin work.  100 more points to you!  It looks like Jessica and lostartpublishing are not messing around when it comes to answering these questions.  So all of my other readers might want to start studying their nautical terminology if you don’t want to give the competition away :)

Navy trivia of the day

  • What is a rack?

Today’s workouts (Cto5k and push ups) were pretty nice, especially my run since it was overcast and not too cold.  The push ups are always difficult, but at least I’m improving.

Push up workout details (Week 2, Day 2, first column):

  • 5, 6, 4, 4, 10; performed with a 60 second rest between reps
  • 29 Total

Cto5k workout details (Week 1, Workout 2):

  • Brisk 5 min warm up walk
  • Alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes

Hopefully my computer will heal itself by the time I need to write my next post because writing all of this on my droid would take forever.  Don’t forget to send in your answers to the trivia question and stay tuned for tomorrow’s post (the last one of the week).

Megapost 2: Achieving a goal was never so easy!

As the title suggests, this post is going to be ENORMOUS.  Don’t be scared, there will be a lot of good news and fun information to learn along the way!  First, the correct answers to yesterday’s scuttlebutt question are: a drinking fountain; a rumor.  Sadly, nobody responded with both answers and consequently nobody will receive the full 100 points.  Lest you think I’m a trivia tyrant, I have decided to award Jessica 50 points for being the first to reply with the rumor portion of the answer (and a funny Little Mermaid reference).  Congrats, you’re now in first place by 50 points!  You shouldn’t get too comfortable there because the next trivia question is coming up and it’s still anybody’s game.

Navy Trivia of the Day

  • What does the phrase “turn to” mean?

Today’s workouts were pretty intense and I loved almost every second of them :)  I started out with the sit up workout before dinner and just completed the Body Rock workout.  Based on how I feel now–invigorated, thirsty, and tired–, I am very glad that I decided to stagger the Body Rock exercises to every other weekday.

Sit up workout details (Day 2, second column):

  • 15, 18, 14, 14, 23; performed with 60 second break between reps
  • 84 total

Body Rock workout details (complete as many reps of each combination in 50 sec, 10 sec break between combinations):

  • 10 high knees, 10 mountain climbers: 4
  • 2 squat jumps, 2 push ups, 1 tuck jump: 3
  • 1 center to elbow jump L&R, 2 leg jumps: 5
  • 4 squat jumps, 1 push up: 3
  • 5 tuck jumps, 5 1/2 burpees to squat hold: 1.5
  • 1 spider knee push up L&R, 1 straight leg push up L&R: 2
  • 1 switch lunge and reach: 27
  • 2 side lunges, 1 L&R side punch, 2 tuck jumps: 5
  • 10 squats, 10 squat jumps: 1
  • 10 elbow to knee jumps L&R: 1.5
  • 2 wide leg jumps, 1 push up:5
  • speed run
  • OMG that was INTENSE!!!

Speaking of intense, wait until you see what’s next.  It’s been two weeks since my last weigh-in and measurement post, so I’ve posted today’s results below.

Current weight: 144 lb (-5.5 lb)

I’m hoping that this weight drop is not my cheap scale being cheap.  I guess I should have weighed myself at my DEP meeting earlier today to confirm it.  Now I guess I’ll have to update the weight loss major goal, since it seems that I’ve already accomplished it :) Yay!

Current measurements

  • Bust: 37 in (-1 in)
  • Chest: 34 in (+.5 in)
  • Waist: 31 in (no change)
  • Hips: 39.5 in (-.5 in)
  • Thighs: 22 in (-.5 in)
  • Calves: 13.5 in (+.25 in)
  • Upper arm: 11.5 in (+.25 in)
  • Forearm: 9 in (-.5 in)
  • Total change: -1.5 in

I’m pretty happy with these results, too.  I didn’t expect much change in either my weight or measurements given that I’ve only been doing the push ups and sit ups for the past week, but I am pleasantly surprised nonetheless.  Well, that’s about all I can do tonight folks.  I hope you’ll send in your guesses for the trivia question and stay tuned for tomorrow’s post.