|I did NOT look this good doing these.|
After all that, the REALLY hard part started. We had to where our chest protectors for kicking drills today. It's amazing how much harder wearing those things makes kicking! It's hotter and after awhile it gets heavy. But, I'm glad we did it because it's good prep for sparring for my test in a few weeks. We did speed drills with a ZILLION kicks. Roundhouse high, low, back kick, axe kick, 360 roundhouse. I really thought I'd collapse, but I made it through them all. Over and over and over. It was super super hard.
And even the much thinner and fitter people where drenched in sweat and breathing hard. Even the beautiful blond that I WISH I looked like. Like size 2 and all muscle, she was even sweating and she hardly ever sweats! (I would be super jealous of her if she weren't SO nice and supportive and encouraging to me every single class. Especially since her make up is always perfect. Sigh) After that came forms, THEN more kicking drills, THEN breaking holds, THEN knife defenses. It was a VERY hard class. I burned about 1200calories!
Tomorrow we are leaving for Oklahoma. We have a wedding to attend. I'm a little nervous considering my recent carb issues and the fact that my family there is not on the healthy path. There's always coke in the house and sweets and all kinds of crap. For some reason it is harder to resist when I'm there. WHY is that??
Anyway, I'm planning to workout. The good part of visiting there is that there's always someone to watch the kids in the morning so I can usually squeeze in a run/walk. That's the plan, early in the morning to avoid heat of course. I'm taking a few healthy snacks-fruit, nuts, jerky and some carnation instant breakfast in case healthy stuff isn't available.
Hopefully I'll have time to read and comment and maybe even post, although posting is hard when your busy busy. We're going to see Harry Potter on Saturday. I am excited, but melancholy. I'll miss Harry Potter even though I've read the books and know how it ends. It's kind of sad to not have one to look forward to anymore. I'm so excited because we have a trip in September to Orlando and Harry Potter World is on the agenda!
How do you all handle the challenges of traveling? Do you face challenges from family members who are not living the healthy lifestyle you are aiming for? Do you plan to see Harry Potter??