Boy, the last 3 days have really been full days. And now its back to work for a couple of days. But I just wanted to check in. I had another good workout with Vicky this morning. Last night at her exercise class, I did 3 sets of 4 ‘explosive pushups’–you know those ones where you push up and clap in between! I couldn’t believe I could do them. I actually didn’t want to try. And yes, they were still knee pushups. But I am getting better at pushups by doing all different types of them. Most of the rest of my days were filled with lots of regular stuff–quilting, reading, lunch with friends, laundry and a little cleaning. I am starting to run a little bit more, which I am excited about. But the darn deer flys are as bad as I have ever seen them, and it is unseasonably warm around here (96 degrees today.) I am looking forward to more running when fall really arrives. I did move some of my big japanese maple pots around–really, I think that one weighed at least 200 pounds, and repotted two of them into bigger containers. This is when I am happiest about the hard exercise and weight lifting that I am doing–when I have the strength for practical tasks around the house. Vicky told me today that I was quite a bit firmer, and asked if I thought that I was. And I said yes, as long as I wasn’t looking in the mirror. Man, those things are brutal at the gym. They keep me humble.
My weight was down another 0.4 pounds this week (can you believe it?) I have to lose 1.1 pounds in 8 days to meet my September challenge on Lori’s blog! This is going to be a hard week! I think I might make a sub-goal to do at least one tabata interval every day and see if that makes a difference. They are supposed to really crank your metabolism.
I am off to shower and then have my first bowl of pumpkin custard in honor of the first(?) day of fall. I guess I’ll have to sit in front of the air conditioner that is still running at 8pm to pretend its fall!