Friday, October 29, 2010

I've been ATTACKED. . .

I was attacked by HORMONES & a package or trailmix!! I'm feel "some" sort of way today and its NOT a good way. I don't really know how to describe it but I feel this overwhelming stress, tension, uneasiness and any other UNNERVING feeling that you can think of. For starters let me tell you today is CD18 (cycle day 18). which means my cycle is 10 days a way. Based on the principles of Hormonal Timing on CD18 & 19  can be "Game Changing" days. . . at least for me. To just give you a high level overview this is when you're entering the 2 week phase that encompasses your menstrual cycle & the days prior. So basically that time of the month when you feel like CRAP! The body wants to start retaining water, you're having cravings (which really aren't cravings, its your body burning up to 500 calories EXTRA), you're feeling sluggish and all the other things that occur to you during your monthly cycle. . . And that's the phase I'm approaching right now. I LOVE HORMONAL TIMING and know what my body is going through and when its going to go through it. Not to be all super personal but I haven't been on the pill or any kind of BC in almost 6 years and I can tell you "to the day" almost every month when my cycle will start (unless I'm prepping for a show and still its on schedule). I have been able to capitalize on that knowledge of my body and use it to my advantage to alter my workouts, nutrition, and rest so my body will work EFFICIENTLY & EFFECTIVELY!!

Ok so back to my attack. . . I have just had this ICKY feeling all day and I just couldn't take it anymore so I jumped in my truck and went to CVS and of all the things that could happen a bag of trailmix leaped off the shelf and threatened me within an inch of my life if I didn't take it home so ya'll know I was scared so I took the bag home and it didn't make it out of the parking lot (hehehehe)!! Luckily it was just a $1 mini bag with 2 servings and it made me happy and now I'm moving on with my day. But I will admit there was a time, thankfully a long time ago where I would've devoured something much more damaging to my diet. Knowledge, Growth, & Self-Control are all a big part in my decisions these days. Trust me I think about the bad stuff just like anyone else but I know what I want, where I want to be, how eating those bad things will affect me mentally, physically, emotionally and any other "lly" you can think of, hehehe!!

As you can tell typing this is giving me a RELEASE and I'm feeling so much better about myself because the situation was GRIM a minute ago. But I would be doing ya'll an injustice if I didn't share with you another thing that happened to make me smile and feel better. Earlier this afternoon LC called me from San Fran to tell me he's boarding the plan for Dallas (he's working the MLB World Series) and he's been having flight drama today. So I told him how I was feeling and this is how the conversation went
  • LC says: Well I don't know why you're feeling that way but maybe you need a drink
  • (he knows I barely drink so that had to be a joke)
  • KQ says: You know maybe you're right I might go downstairs and get some Mama Juana that we got from the Dominican Republic
  • LC says: Yeah why don't you get some it's mechanical (or something like that)
  • KQ says: WHAT?!?! What did you just say? Did you mean "medicinal" and I HOLLERED LAUGHING!!
Ya'll I have no idea right now exactly what he said but all I know is he didn't say "medicinal" and I hit the floor laughing. Of course I gave him the benefit of the doubt b/c he'd been up since 4am PST and it was going on 11am PST and he'd been getting the run around at the airport but none the less that thing was funny. Anyway I'm SERIOUSLY feeling better now that I was able to vent to ya'll so now I will continue on with my day and I hope there are no more "drive-by trailmix attacks". You know you hafta be very careful of those because they can happen at anytime LOLOLOLOL!!!!

Making changes on the blog

Just wanted to let ya'll know you'll see some changes coming up over the weekend. I'm adding a few extra features like a search feature, adding labels to all my posts, I've already added several new pages which include - workouts, nutrition, recipes, videos, etc and I will be updating those pages regularly. If there's anything you'd like me to talk about or answer please feel free to let me know and I'll be sure to add it to the blog immediately.

Talk to ya soon and hope you enjoy the new additions

Day 3: Laaaaaaaawd my hammies are SORE!!

Man lemmi tell yall . . . .my hamstrings are suing me for SUPPORT and I'm loosing the lawsuit!!! As ya'll all know I had my Secret Rendezvous with Mr. Stairmill this week & I did legs right after that. Also I've been doing intervals & long runs on the treddy (my name of the treadmill) this week which have all added up to some SOOOOOOOOOOORE hammies (hamstrings)!! But that is no excuse so like in any GREAT production . .  .THE SHOW MUST GO ON. I didn't hop outta bed with any kinda vigor today because I have a neighbor who I call "Jabber Jaws" and he wanted to run his dang gum mouth all night & laugh like a hiena all night long.

Whewwwwwwwww let's please have a side conversation about this situation . . . OK check it out, we live in an old mill that's been turned into a loft and its got great high ceilings and huge windows with exposed brick walls and beams and THIN A$$ WALLS!!! So lately Jabber has been next door running his mouth like a leaking faucet and doing it LATE at night. Now I'm sure he hears me & LC because we are 2 nuts and we're always in here clowning but we don't carry on like that late at night. Shoooot folks gotta sleep so they can get up and get their workout on the next morning *wink*wink*. . . .

Ok back to your regularly scheduled programming . . . sooooo again I didn't jump outta bed like I had been doing all week. I basically had to drag myself out after hitting snooze 1 too many times. I decided it would be just be cardio this AM then my workout and a little bit more cardio tonight. Well I don't like doing the same thing over & over again at the gym for cardio (except when it comes to MY LOVE Mr Stairmill) so I decided it was a running day and that decision went real wrong REAL fast. After walking for 5min @ 3.5-4.0mph on the treddy I jumped off and stretched a bit because I already knew I was feeling tight from those killer deadlifts I did earlier in the week. Once I got back on and started my run and all was well for the first 10min but then I was like maaaaaaaaan my hammies are sore so I decided to err on the side of caution and not take a risk b/c I can't blow a tire (sports talk for pulling a hamstring, hehehe). I up'd the incline to 12 and lowered my running speed from 6mph to 4mph and walked up hill for another 30min. What do I say about that . . . hmmmmmm?!?!? Still difficult because I was sweating like a little piglet. 

Now I'm home and trying to stretch these hammies out because my foam roller is in storage still. I'll keep stretching the remainder of today then tonight its PLYOMETRICS TIME!! I hate I don't have anyone to video tape this workout for me because ya'll would love it. This is going to be short, sweet & EFFECTIVE! I'll not only get in a good total body workout but it will also be cardio because of the high intensity and the little rest I'll take between sets. Alrighty, I'm off to get some things done for work today but as always enjoy your day and stay focused on your goals and WE WILL ACCOMPLISH ALL OUR GOALS TOGETHER!!