Monday, February 16, 2009

Year of the Ox Progress: Weeks 2/3

I realized I didn't update last week, so I guess this week will be a two-fer.

1) Write Thesis by June 1: I'm pretty behind on Chp. 2, but I've written 816 words so far.  I have some citations to collect as well, but the progress has been slow, but at least no totally 0.

2) Run 10 miles/week: I might have to change this to doing regular exercise.  I'm not feeling the running.  In week 2, I went for a swim, and swam 1000 yds.  I know this is peanuts to Eugenie, but I am reasonably proud of the fact that I could just hop into the pool after forever and just knock out 1K.  In week 2, I also tried a yoga class, which I liked, and repeated in week 3.  I am totally sore from yoga.  I'm going to be jacked!

3) 30 pushups continuously: My yoga class does a crapton of high planks.  I think this will help with the pushups.

4) Do a pullup: Nothing here.  I should just make this one of the things I work on when I wake up in the morning.

5) Update Wardrobe to be grownup :): I haven't worn a baby tee in months.  This is a moral victory.


Eugenie said...

Pfft. 1000yds is respectable given that you haven't done it in a while!

I know I would prob have an interesting time doing that. Scary to think I used to swim that as a race! EEEK. (I nearly went for a swim this weekend, but instead went for a run... haha)

P.S. I'm totally channeling the coding gods right now. I need to debug my new code... bugger

JLK said...

I am also embarking on a fitness routine, as I am in just about the worst shape of my entire life. lol

I highly recommend Pilates in addition to your Yoga. My husband has me doing this P90X workout thing right now with him which is great for cardio, but I love the flow and feel of Pilates better. Though if you're going for jacked.....that may not be the best fit because Pilates builds lean muscle without increasing mass.

I can do a pullup, but only if my hands are chin-up distance apart. Which is cheating, I know. But it makes me feel good about myself. :)

JLK said...

Oh, and there is nothing wrong with baby tees! You have the body to pull it off!

Isis the Scientist said...

#5 made me chuckle aloud in my office. Good for you!

PhizzleDizzle said...

Eugenie: Good luck with the debugging - I hate debugging.

JLK: I will try Pilates - I just looked up the sched at my gym. I've heard it's awesome. I guess I don't actually want to be JACKED, just toned. But strong. That would be good.

Isis: Making you chuckle makes me proud :).

Toaster Sunshine said...

What does it mean to be JACKED?

My goal is to gain 5kg of muscle in the next 6 months. Then I will qualify as scrawny!

PhizzleDizzle said...

TS: to be jacked is to be ripped :). Cut and defined! I used to want to be jacked, but now maybe I just want to not be soft and flabby :).

5kg of muscle - that's a lot!! It blows my mind how many men I know have to work hard to put on weight, and how many women I know have to work hard to keep it off. Just another cruel joke of life :).

ScienceGirl said...

I am yet to grow out of baby tees. Do I really have to?

Toaster Sunshine said...

Huh. Maybe with 5kg I can be Scrawnyjacked?

For context, I have found that I have to eat ~2.5kCal/day to maintain my weight. This is another cruel joke which I am sometimes apologetic for. But not when I have cookies, cornbread, peaches, or strawberries. Then y'all can go complain to someone who cares at that moment.

You're not soft/flabby until your flesh spills out of the chair you're sitting in and pools around on the floor where passerby trip over it.

Did you ever use supplements? I have heard that casein and bovine colostrum are good, but I can't bring myself to drink bovine colostrum.

PhizzleDizzle said...

ScienceGirl, I know, I love my baby tees...there is a part of me that thinks it's time to let them go, except maybe on weekends...and another part that is like NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

TS: No, I never take supplements. I'm too lazy to figure that kind of stuff. I, too, have a pretty fast metabolism, for which I am occasionally apologetic. I will never be scrawny, but I can put away a lot more food than your average lady and not gain (too much) weight. My friend calls me a freak of nature, which I'm not sure how I feel about, but that's ok :).