Short Term Goal Time

While I’m out here getting my Lone Star State on, I figured I should have a workout goal since it keeps me away from …other things.

Last time I was here, I worked on running a fast mile (started at 9:00 and got down to 7:34 – suppah fast for me). Since I can’t run for a little over a week still, my trainer gave me a great goal idea so I don’t lose anymore Crossfit fitness than I already have. This is the daily plan:

  • 50 squats
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 sit-ups
  • 50 leg lifts

I didn’t think that sounded too hard or too easy, so I thought it was a perfect everyday goal. Then I thought that once I was able to do all 50 reps in a row without short pauses for rest, I’d up the reps to 75 and go from there. Ideally, I’d like to get to 100, but I’m not sure that can happen in just two weeks.

Well, that was the plan in my head at least. Then I started to do them. I’m on Day 4 and I’m already tired.

I cannot stop watching that gif. I’m certain if I had a cat, it would be that cat.

I’ve also been walking between 5 and 6 miles a day so that might have something to do with the tiredness. My goal is to do three miles a day. Three very stylish miles.

Once I get back to Orlando, I’ll be at six weeks recovery so I’ll be released to do chest and arm exercises again. That will hurt to get back into, but my bat wings have been neglected for too long.

Oh, I finished a couple more books since I’ve been walking so much. One in particular that I love, love, loved. So I’ll probably have another book post soon. I’m trying to read as much as I can now, because once I’m released to run, the only thing I’ll be reading is cereal boxes.


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8 responses to “Short Term Goal Time

  1. That cat gif is mesmerizing. I can’t look away.

  2. Melissa

    Loving the goal. 50 squats doesn’t sound that hard, but then you do it, and that shiz is HARD.

    I want to see you prancercize your 3 miles. Can we have a Paula-fied gif of that?

    Also, reading the Fault in Our Stars. Why is it SO GOOD??? So so good. Loving it.

  3. I could watch that woman Prancerize her camel toe all day long.

    This has been your creepy comment of the day.

  4. Laura

    Holy CRAP that is a lot! Even when I was doing bootcamp exercises like that during my marathon training I did not ever do them 2 days in a row. Jeebus! How can you stand? At least you didn’t have to do the burpee bullshit too. Criminey. FWIW when I started doing the bootcamp exercises I would do the same ones over and over again, just in rotation and I would time them, so I saw progression in how quickly I did them w/o adding more reps. I found that a really good indicator that I was getting stronger. (*tear* for my rock solid core that once was, but not really, bc I effing hate how sore bootcamp exercises make me).
    TL;DR: You are rocking those lower body workouts missy!

  5. Amber K

    Can’t wait for the book post! I need to find something good to get into again.

  6. David

    You might want to swing by Dallas and check out the new cupcake ATM machine! That’s right, cupcakes on demand, 24/7.

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