Yesterday was just too crazy for me to be able to actually blog Manic Monday on Monday.
First, I made the decision to start potty training the little man on the same day I started back with my Insanity workout after sitting out for 3 weeks due to an injury. Yeah…NOT a good idea.
While I was very positive for the potty training (outwardly), I was a frustrated wreck on the inside by the afternoon. Long story short…he’s not ready and I’m ok with that. Honestly, I wasn’t in a huge hurry to train him, but most of our friends kids that are his age are already trained, so we kinda felt like maybe we were a little behind. After today, I don’t really care…HAHA! I actually had quite a few comments and messages on FB from friends who had kids that were late learners too and it made me feel a lot better! He has been waking up dry from naps and in the morning, so I thought the timing was good. The truth is, he still doesn’t want to communicate that he has to go and no amount of bribery (or a tad bit of threatening) worked on him. So, the undies he went through yesterday have already been washed and put away for another day.
Now…back to the workout. I started back over from day one, since I had only made it through 3 days before I injured my calf. (If you missed the first 2 entries for Manic Monday: Insanity workouts, you can check them out here and here.) The first day is the fit test and the first go round, it kicked my butt. This time (since I was starting over) I wrote all my new numbers down and was surprised that I had an improvement…even after sitting out 3 weeks.
All my measurements were the same as the first blog entry, except I now weigh 120 instead of 117. No judgements, please…I was laid up on the couch for quite a few days with my injury and had a birthday (with 2 cakes) during my recovery time. Here’s a comparison of my Fit test from the first round to this time…
Switch kicks – 55 —> 60
Power jacks – 30 —> 35
Power knees – 62 —> 70
Power jumps – 15 —> 21
Globe jumps – 5 —> 6
Suicide jumps – 7 —> 14
Push-up jacks – 6 —> 13
Low plank oblique – 25 —> 37
It was a lot easier this time and I had more energy and didn’t get out of breath as much. Maybe it’s a mental thing that made it easier for me this time…some sort of inner determination to make it from start to finish this time.
Needless to say, after the potty training horror that morning/afternoon and an Insanity workout after that, I was BEAT. Luckily, a nice lady on Facebook (whom I don’t know) gave me an early shopping pass to a local consignment market and I was able to finish the day off with some shopping therapy!!!
Despite the rough morning and afternoon, we both ended the night on a positive note! I got my shopping in and he got to drag race cars on his daddy’s phone, dressed as a superhero! 🙂