Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hasta la Vista!

I'm off to Mexico in the (very early -- 4:30 am!) morning, heading to Playa del Carmen with my main man! So today is feeling crazy as I prepare to be gone for (are you ready?) FOUR WHOLE DAYS AWAY FROM MY KIDS! Gosh, with the internal turmoil I feel, you'd think we were leaving for four months. Breathe in. Breathe out. Sip Diet Mountain Dew. Repeat. :)

Yesterday's workout was FUN! It was the kids last day of spring break, so again I took them to the skate park. But this time I brought 4 of my weight bags (10 pounds each) and my backpack. And I did every variation of lunges, squats, deadlifts, pushups, and dips that you can think of. I've been taking Glutamine before each and every workout for the past week and a half, and today I'm not very sore, which is shocking because the workout was HARD! So maybe Glutamine helps with recovery??? Two things are noteworthy from yesterday: 1) I did 2 LONG sets of squats using all 4 weight bags. 2) I did 10 pushups (hands on a bench, so elevated, but still) with 20 pounds of weight in my backpack. That made me feel STRONG!

On the bodybugg front, I don't know if it's the accountability, or the twice a day workouts most days, or what, but I've dropped three pounds and all my clothes are loose, which is a great way to feel when you're heading out of town. Am I taking the bugg on vacation? Heck no!

Anything else? Guess not. Be good and enjoy spring!


Brit-Man said...

From personal experience, Glutamine is better post workout, as it does assist Protein synthesis, and potentially one or two other things, so coupled with the Immune and sleep benefits, that it gave me when I used to take it pre-workout, I feel I maxed it's properties post-workout, that and using some before bed as well.

Have a great time away, you've earned it :-) :-).


KatieFeldmom said...

Have a great time with your honey!!!!!!! You defnitely deserve some time off; you've been kicking butt!!!!!!!!!!

Stef said...

WooHoo~ Love.Love.Love Playa Del Carmen! Where did you stay? We have stayed at the Barcelo Maya Beach Club and Club Maeva. Barcelo was better, but both were great!


Irene said...

Enjoy!!!!!!!! Take lots of pictures!

Oh, did you find out if you got into the Nike Women's Half Matathon? The were supposed to do all of that on April 9.

Irene said...

Duh... I've just now read your post below this one! Yay! You're in!!!!!! I look forward to seeing you there!!!

Colette said...

Have a SUPER time in Mexico!!! Enjoy getting to know your hubby all over again ;)

Congrats on the marathon! I was picturing you jumping and running around...fun!! Congrats too on the looser fitting clothes...knew that was coming after reading how many calories your using vs eating...wow!

When you get back, lets get together and have lunch, or go for a walk...anything!!!

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time with your honey. The kiddos will be just fine. Wow, you really ARE superwoman! That workout sounds HARD! Yay! on the loose clothing! I can't WAIT to be able to say that!

Pamela said...

Enjoy the Vacation...the kids will be fine...reallllly! but I know where your brain's at! :)

Yay you on the lose clothes!.. I'm seconding Evelyn's thoughs on that!~

See ya in a few..
take care!

Jen said...

Are you back yet? How was it? We want pix and a full report!