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11 hours yesterday after a 50 hour week last week. Looks like I"m staying very late today too. I meet with my personal trainer at seven so I figure I'll just stay until then...

I had to push back some of my commitments which I hate doing. I had promised to do some integrated teaching sessions to prepare my new integration representative group on new code we're doing. Instead of doing the session this or next week I have to do it mid-march because of a big push to comply with new governmental regulations.

Yes, I have an excellent excuse but I'm not happy about it. I'm more worried that I'll lose the respect of the people involved by not doing it promptly as expected.

In less grumble-y news, I am down five pounds from when I weighed myself last month. This is exciting. Tonight I set goals with my trainer to lose the rest of this pudge. I'm pretty much telling her my primary goal is to look not flabby by pretty much any means necessary. At this point my body can handle pretty much any exercise. Even evil things like running for a long time. That may not seem like much, but it's a big deal to me. I've never been able to run at any speed for more than a few seconds before now.

It's happy. And surprising, really. I never thought I'd be.. you know... fit.

And I'm so taking March 8th and 9th off. Need not to burn out, thanks.

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dragonflyknight From: dragonflyknight Date: February 20th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
doesn't it feel awesome? After a nice run I feel like hell for about 10 minutes then feel great. I still have the problem of that damn last bit of belly fat, about 10 pounds that I just can't get rid of.. I lift, I run, I eat healthy, and it still wont go away.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 21st, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
My endorphine rush is generally pretty mellow but long lasting. This may be because I haven't worked really , really hard in a while.
tokudama From: tokudama Date: February 20th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's weird, even though I'm out of shape yet, I feel like I can "run" forever. Although really it's more like painfully slow jogging =D

abmann From: abmann Date: February 21st, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
At what point does jogging become running? I suppose I could clarify and say that I could move at a pace that keeps me in my target heart rate zone for extended periods of time. :) but that would be unnecessarily prolix.
oceanicmess From: oceanicmess Date: February 21st, 2007 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I can relate. I recently lost about 70 lbs and am having trouble toning up. I make the mistake of just doing cardio and no weight lifting.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 21st, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
My personal trainer said that doing ab work in tandem with the cardio would make my belly fat "vanish." She even did spirit fingers when she said that. Exercise magic!
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