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!

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A headstart on a new beginning

After two major food holidays (three, if you count New Year’s Eve…and I do) so close together, it’s hard not to feel like a sloth who wants nothing better than to sit in a tree and wait for two months of food to digest.  Luckily, I managed to cut some weight before the New Year’s party food arrived–I even did it without exercising!  Ok, no.  I didn’t do it by throwing up, and I’ll forgive you this once if you thought that’s what I meant.  All the uber smart cookies who’ve noticed the subtle foreshadowing puns already know how I was able to accomplish such a feat.  Are you ready for a hint?  It has to do with this picture.

Alright, time’s up!  The correct answer is I cut my hair.  I not only cut my hair, I chopped off 14 inches to get a better idea of how my hair will look when I’ll be at boot camp.  I’m still deciding to which charity I should donate my hair, but the finalists are Locks of Love (which makes wigs for children going through cancer treatment) and Pantene Beautiful Lengths (which does the same for women).  Pantene is probably the one I’ll choose because I think women would appreciate a longer wig and the versatility it would bring as far as styling is concerned.

I still have to get my hair cut and styled later this week, so I’ll wait to post an “after” picture until then.  Stay tuned for my first mega post that will cover my initial weigh in and measurements plus a look at my workout schedule for the week. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on choosing a charity for my hair donation?  Do you have any personal experience or stories to share?

Goal setting

Hello again to all my repeat readers and welcome to all the new ones!  Next year is only a few hours away and for many that means it’s time to reflect on how one has spent the last 365 days, solemnly swear to learn from one’s past mistakes, make a resolution (or several) to change in the upcoming year, and unintentionally fall off the bandwagon within a week or so.  I stumbled upon some tips to prevent the seemingly inevitable failure to live up to one’s goals in someone’s blog a few days ago.  The most relevant one to my cause is to set a clearly defined goal with a deadline for the change one wants to make in order to remain focused over the long-term.  For example, instead of simply resolving to “lose weight,” the revised resolution would be “lose 10 pounds by my birthday.”  So, in keeping with that spirit I have updated my major boot camp goals (seen below) with an end date 2 months before my ship off day in August.  That way I’ll have enough time to adjust if any or all of my goals have not been realized or come up with new goals if they have.

Major goals to be completed by June 14, 2012:

  1. Perform 85 sit ups in 2 minutes or less
  2. Perform 75 push ups in 2 minutes or less
  3. Run 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less
  4. Lose 5 pounds

Along with utilizing deadlines in my goal setting, I will introduce some fail-safes into the mix to further ensure some measure of success and track my fitness progression over time.

Fail-safes:

  1. Workout journal posts
  2. Food journal posts (with the help of MyFitnessPal; great tool FYI)
  3. Weekly weigh-in and biweekly measurement updates

Do you have any other suggestions that might help me towards my fitness goals?