Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day 73-Totally Bonked

So....I did it today. I think I officially "bonked." I have never heard or used that word before...but somehow it seems to acurately describe what has happened to me today. Besides the fact that I am suffering from the beginnings of a nasty cold (which I REBUKE in Jesus' Name!), I can tell that my body is aching from head to toe. My quads, which I work almost daily and hardly EVER get sore...hurt even when I just walk. Today instead of doing my normal step class at the gym, I buddied up with my friend Rene and we hit the treadmills instead. I did 10 minutes and then hopped off to put my hair in a pony tail and somehow lost all my data, so I don't know exactly how far I ended up running...but I was on there for about 35 minutes and I know I did somewhere around 3 miles. That was all good...but then was my interval class. I was feeling good and ready to go other than a pounding headache so I popped a couple Tylenol and got started. It was a mess from that point on. I gave it my all--110%--but my all wasn't enough today. I couldn't keep up. It totally sucked. I always stand in the very front right next to our instructor and I felt like such an embarassement. Here I am---Mrs. P90X---and I can't even keep up with a class I've been doing for YEARS! Oh...the stupid pride. Anyway...I hung in there and finished and then hightailed it out of there. Believe it or not when I got home I decided to pop in a Zumba video for one last FUN workout before I have to give these Zumba videos back to my friend who let me borrow them. (I'm taking them to her in about an hour.) I would LOVE to have them...but they are $60 for the set...and that's just a bit pricey for me right now. Besides, the next thing I'm buying is new tennis shoes and P90X+. Maybe I can check e-bay or craigs list for a used set (of Zumba videos-not shoes! ha ha)
Anyway, that's it for today. Grant has T-ball practice tonight and then I'm gonna catch up on American Idol while vegging on the couch tonight, giving my body some much needed and very deserved rest. Have a great day ya'll!!
***Thanks for all your WONDERFUL comments lately! I plan to stop at Academy asap and try on those shoes you girls recommended (Kandy & Kate).

6 comments:

Rene' said...

I can't believe you didn't feel good during the class. You looked like you were doing everything! You weren't an "embarrassment on the front row", you did great! I think mentally you just weren't into it so u felt like u failed---but u didn't fail, you still got in incredible work out in! keep it up!

Miss Got Wings said...

Girl, I'm worried about you - sounds like you're pushing it a bit too hard lately. I'm all for giving it 110%, but you spend a lot of time exercising each day. Maybe the cold is God's way of telling you to scale back a bit? Hope you feel better soon!

Christina said...

You work crazy hard girl and I get tired just reading about all you do!! Take care of yourself and don't get too worn down and let that cold overcome you. Praying for ya sista!

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Shelley said...

Okay, here's the deal.....you are WAY too hard on yourself. The fact is when your body is crying "uncle" it is simply saying I'm fatigued, not " hey Jen you're a failure....". You, Renee,Angela and a few others are the hardest working gals in class and out of class!!!! You are an inspiration!!!! So, lets take a look in the rear view mirror and see how far you've come instead of looking at the road ahead!!! I'm not saying not to have goals, but you sure deserve a big pat on the back for what you've acheieved!!!

Love ya girl....

Anonymous said...

I mean that all with LOVE...you know that right?

Shelley