Sunday, June 8, 2014


So I think I am going to make Sunday my goals, and progress posting day.  I don't promise that it will be a weekly posting not sure there would be too much to say if I did.  Just to get things rolling though.  

I am so out of shape!  I decided to do a leg work out today.  One of the girls on one of the beauty channels that I follow on youtube also makes 'Get fit with me' videos.  After watching her leg workout routine I thought 'Hey that doesn't look so bad I should do that this morning'.  I was so very wrong.  While it wasn't near as bad as some workouts, it kicked my butt.  

Right away I felt like I seriously underestimated how bad in shape I was.  I started stretching since I think its pretty common knowledge that you should stretch before and after working out and right away all I could think was 'jeez even stretching out has become hard what the heck man?'.  

The workout consists of:

20 Squats
30 Lunges
40 Calf raises
50 second Wall Sit
100 Jumping Jacks
50 second Wall Sit
30 Sumo Squats
30 Leg Raises
20 Sideways Scissors
20 Squats

This is the leg work out she shows in the video.  I was able to do:

20 Squats
30 semi successful Lunges (really only 15 each leg)
40 Calf raises
38 second Wall Sit (I was going by the timer on my phone)
62 Jumping Jacks
30 second Wall Sit
16 Sumo Squats
30 Leg Raises (15 each leg)
20 Sideways Scissors
20 very long drawn out Squats

Starting with the squats I thought to myself hey this isn't to bad.  I checked my stance/frame whatever you want to call it, in the mirror before thought that it looked good.  Then I got to the Lunges.  They look so easy but it took me a minute to figure out how to do it without rocking to the side and wanting to lose my balance.  Also my left knee couldn't handle going as far down as my right, not even close, which was a bit frustrating because I have never noticed any problem with my knee until this.   I don't know if it is a simple explanation that it is just weaker or if something is wrong.  

Now if there is one thing I am more certain of now than I was before, with this new veggie diet I really really need to find a good source of potassium.  If it comes down to it I think I will have to force myself to start choking down bananas, because when I got to the calf raises which are simple enough, at about 15 I started to feel like I was going to cramp.  When I hit 20 I had to break stretch a little and then finished but the entire time I felt like my calf muscle was twisting and trying to rip itself off.  I know its partially do to, like I said being out of shape, but I know I need to up my potassium levels.

Now I don't know why I thought the Wall Sit wouldn't be hard but oh I was so wrong.  My legs started the shake and finally I had to call it quits or I was going to fall.  Which I totally did end up falling when doing the sumo squats.  Its a lot harder to keep a good frame with sumo squats lol.  Needless to say I wasn't able to do the full work out but I still feel really good about what I could do.

After working out I decided to try and look up some info about schools that offer G.E.D. testing.  That only lasted about 10 minutes before I realized hey its Sunday and that is why everywhere that I call is closed.  DUH!  So that is my mission for tomorrow.  I will definitely let you all know what I find.  I think I might also make a trip to Bookmans. That way I can try and turn in some of the books I no longer want as well as movies and then see if I can find any G.E.D. Practice Test or G.E.D. Prep books.

Anyways, I hope that you all are having a lovely Sunday morning.  Now that I am done working out I need to figure out what to do with the rest of my day.  Maybe I will just go to Bookmans today instead of waiting.


  1. Awesome video, I love youtube gurus! You should try T25, it is a compacted 25 minute non-stop workout, short and effective for people without much time!

  2. The video is great! I'm tired just looking at it! LOL! I can understand what you were feeling!! Take Care ;o)