We got home from dinner around 8pm. Even though I didn't have any major muscular pain from the day before, I did have a few blisters and some of my joints were aching. I also knew that I had to get up at 5am the next day. But I was just mad enough that I didn't care about all that and started the first DVD around 8:45pm. After I finished the first one I was still in the mood to kick a**, so I started the second DVD right after that. Though it was in the back of my head to finish it, I didn't think I'd be able to, so I told Roy I only planned to do about 20 minutes of it. After awhile I realized that I always quit when I get tired, so I forced myself to keep going. Though I was pretty wiped out the last 10 minutes, I did finish it around 10:15...panting, covered in sweat from head to toe, but friggen euphoric that I had done it.
I have to admit, being able to do two fast-paced Tae Bo workouts back to back really surprised me. When I first started the workouts about 6 months ago, I could barely get through one. So to do both of them the day after a half-marathon was really icing on the cake. Like I said, I didn't plan it that way, really...the fajitas saw to that. I just know now that when I stumble (and I will), that I will make every effort to not go to bed that night without having tried to do something about it. Moping doesn't do sh*t (which is a bummer).
If you're wondering what effect these two physical accomplishments have had on my weight, well...let's just say it's a good thing I've learned not to panic as much by what the scale says. I've actually gained THREE pounds since the morning of race! Let's review...I ate well for two days...exercised my a** off twice...and gained 3 pounds. Wonderful! And people say weight loss is frustrating??? Naaaaaaw.
I am actually pretty sure the weight gain is from my body swelling/retaining fluid from the two strenuous workouts. I've noticed I have a tendency to do that, so I was emotionally prepared before I got on the scale. It's still quite a bummer though. I've had to learn not to punch the wall in frustration.
And finally, since this entry is all about achieving goals, I'll share one more. This one isn't my own, but it's better. My parents just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversay on Monday.