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I am in a good mood.

Yes, a *good* mood. Not just not depressed. But a good mood!

I had to abuse chemicals to get into such a good mood - I had a cup of decaf coffee this afternoon, and some advil for the headache I had. I didn't sleep well last night. The chemicals gave me the energy to have a fantastic workout, though, and that, in turn, filled me with endorphins. Enough that as I went down to get changed, I had to fight back my toothy, wolfish grin (those who have seen me dance may recognize that grin). I am having alcohol to counteract the caffeine now, so that I'll be able to sleep as well as I might normally. We shall see if I end up waking up at 2, 3 and 4 am again.

In other news, I continue to tweak my workout plan. My current plan is to still do weights first on weight nights, but try for low impact cardio afterwards, instead of HIIT - that tends to give me a fantastic workout, but I get to sore to keep it up over the week. So, when I do cardio nights, I'll go nuts but on weight nights, spend more time on the cross trainer. This is important, because I've been finding that I just haven't had the energy for 20 minutes of high intensity cardio after a full weights workout, so I've been getting a lot less cardio.

I'm happy with the results I've been getting from the weights shift (i.e., not doing cardio before weights), but I need to maintain a fairly aggressive cardio plan at the same time - I still need to lose more fat to get to where I should be, as far as my doctors and nutritionist are concerned.


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Jun. 13th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
*blush* Thank you!

The reason I still fret about my weight is that, a few years ago, my doctor looked me over, ran tests and said something to the effect of "OMG! You are too fat! Lose weight, get in shape or you will have a heart attack before you're 40!"

I've lost 60 lbs since then, but my doctor (two removed from the one who first told me to lose weight) is still telling me that I'm way too heavy for my own good. So I continue to fret.

For various medical reasons, I shouldn't really be messing with caffeine - I'm very sensitive to it, so that cup of decaf is to me what a cup or two of regular coffee is to a normal person.

I hear you on the invincible huntress thing, though. One of my big motivations for keeping up at the gym is that I want to be invincible - I want to be able to walk for hours and hours and hours if I need to, or fight off a zombie attack or whatever. Or, you know, go dancing for hours on end. :)

For hair colour, for all my playing, I still find red is the most fun. But if you haven't done blue in a while...
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Jun. 13th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
If you have never gone blue, then I recommend it! I stopped using blue-black when, one summer, I had it fade out entirely back to my natural colour. Granted, I was spending an hour every day, at noon, outside, but still. Black dye should be proof aginst blond highlights.

Muscle mass is awesome. It is sexy, and, more importantly, makes it easier to Do Stuff.
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