10/15/07 Log: Flip the mattress, fix your back?

Hanging in there at 138.8 this morning thanks to the end of TTOM! I may just make it to 138.0 for my 2 miler after all! 😀

I woke up without lower back pain for the first time in two weeks thanks to my insistence that DH and I flip the mattress over last night before putting on the clean sheets. Seriously…the side we were sleeping on was starting to sag, and it was giving me chronic lower back pain in the mornings.

This morning was FGX upper body/chest emphasis followed by 30 minutes of cardio. I had scheduled elliptical for today, but the machines near the (absolutely essential!) ceiling fans were so mobbed that I decided to run instead. I got in some great intervals on the treadmill alternating between 90 seconds of walking at 3.5 mph and 60 seconds of running at 8, 8.5, 8.8, 9.0, 9.3, and 9.5 mph. For tomorrow’s 30 minute run, I’ll be aiming for a steady 9 minute mile pace for at least 2 miles.

I did take progress pics yesterday, but DH needed major help with the website he is supposed to take care of for his martial arts school, and I wound up debugging the mess he had made of it for most of the evening. We only took a break to have a seafood dinner with my parents at their house–grilled jumbo shrimp, snow crab legs, seasoned seaweed, pan-fried dumplings, salmon sashimi, and a great brothy winter squash soup. Given the high protein and veggie content of the meal, I consider it on plan.

I’ll try to get the photos sized down and posted in a progress thread tonight.

I’m keeping the eats clean, clean, clean this week! I haven’t seen 137 since the wedding in July, and I am not going to let a few common, inanimate edibles get in my way. I have two solid weeks before water retention starts to mask my results (PMS/TTOM) again, and I am going to make the most of them. 🙂

October Mini-goals:
10/21 – 138 lbs
10/28 – 136.5 lbs (or 18-19% bf)

Saturday, 10/13/07
– 5k Race (33:23; Did an easy jog with Meghan for the first 2.25 miles, and only sprinted for the last 3/4 mile or so)

Sunday, 10/14/07
– Forza DVD (60 min)

Monday, 10/15/07
– FGX Upper Body/Chest (30 min)
– HIIT Run (5 min warm up + Intervals alternating 90 seconds of walking at 3.5 mph and 60 seconds of running at 8, 8.5, 8.8, 9.0, 9.3, and 9.5 mph + 5 min cool down)
– Walk (15 min)

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