Sunday, October 14, 2012

Insanity Day 2: Plyo > Prime Rib

So yesterday was our annual couples retreat in Niagara-on-the-Lake (read: wine country) and it was a fantastic day as always.  Started with a trolley tour of three different wineries, and many, many tastings later, an afternoon at the spa where we swam in the saltwater pool, hung out in the sauna, relaxed in the outdoor hotsprings in the rain and then finished off with massages.  One of the other things I love about the couples retreats...FOOD. Which was why it also made me nervous.

For the last couple of weeks, I'd been doing really well on my eating habits and I was determined to keep it up, despite the fact that I'd be left to my own devices.  The day didn't start off that great as I slept in and missed grabbing breakfast at home so it meant that I had to get it on the road. *wince* Faced with greasy egg sandwiches, I was really happy that we found an A&W open for breakfast!  I got to have eggs over easy with tomato slices and I caved and took one HALF of Bart's toast.

During the tour, we were constantly offered crackers and breadsticks and since I don't drink wine anyway (besides sips here and there), I was able to turn down the carbs.  I was doing really well!

It went downhill at lunch time.  Probably because I was really HUNGRY (no snacks would do that!), my will power was taking a break and I pretty much lost my mind.  Prime rib sandwich with cheese and carmelized onions which wouldn't have been so bad if I had told myself that fine, I can give myself that if I get a salad for my side.  Did I listen? No. I can't even talk about it anymore because I think I'm making myself hungry!  Basically once I went there, it was too late and I went full force ahead.  Dinner was worse!

So today, when I was grunting and screeching, trying to find something in me so I could "dig deeper", Shaun T. transported into my head and asked if the primerib was worth it? And then he yelled at me to DIG DEEEEEEEEEEPERRRRRRRR!!!




I don't even have any words.

It kicked my butt and even when I look back on it, I can't say I really gave 'er all that much.  I rested a lot and took more water breaks than I should.  Not giving any excuses, but there wasn't anything in my to dig up that I could have found more.  I can barely do some of the moves in a set because of my stomach and I'm trying really hard to make sure I do everything PROPERLY and not just half-assed to say that I did it, because I don't think that's the point.  Drill 1 and the ski abs and just the plank in and outs had me on the floor wishing for a black out to escape more than anything else. 

Screaming only helps a little bit. 

They meant it when they said we'd be working out in pools of our own sweat.  Most of mine went into my wristband but there's the stragglers...or possibly tears.  Chances are a mixture of both!

But I'm definitely starting to take Shaun T. seriously when he suggested getting some good cross-trainers.  I've been using my regular running shoes with the arch supports and my arches were on FIRE!  I could barely do some of the moves because all I could feel burning were my arches.  I couldn't do much of the standing stretches because all the pressure standing was pushing my shoes harder against my arches.  I'll definitely have to start looking into that. 
But 40 minutes.  I finished it.  350 calories later and my HRM hitting 174 bpm on more than one occasion and it's a start. 

Tomorrow is Day 3 and no more cheat days for me for a long while!

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