Time to refocus again. BigMeech has got me motivated again, and Synny is always inspirational to me also.
I am learning alot from my NASM book. I would definitely say that I am overtraining, so I have backed away on some things. I am doing 12-15 reps for 4 sets on some days - when my bodypart is not 100% willing to do heavy, and doing my morning cardio. I have to refocus on the image I want to shape my body into. Right now it is too blocky I guess is what I would say it is. I want to stream line it alittle bit more, and that is going to mean taking off the bodyfat also. It is just so hard to keep healthy and keep lowering the calories, and keep up with my workouts. And I am staying the same with all these fights I keep having with myself. If I want to do the cardio (did 7 and 1/2 miles on a new trail path yesterday - so awesome as it is cool and the leaves are starting to change - well the poison ivy is a brilliant scarlet red right now), I have to back off on the weights so I do not injury myself. Or go crazy eating at night cuz my body needs the calories to function.
So I have a mini goal of getting down to 140 again by the end of September, because I will be heading over to Osaka, Japan to visit my daughter (who is working as an English teacher at Amity - like a Kumon here in the States - private tutoring company) on Oct 6. She is having a hard time being away from her family, and I got a call at 4 AM this morning (5 PM Osaka time) with her wanting to hear my voice. She also is sick for the 2nd time around since being there in May. My heart goes out to her, as she was one who could never stay away from home for 2-3 weeks at a time (her college was MSU, which is only 1 and 20 minutes away), so I knew this would happen. And she is frustrated because she took the job to learn more Japanese over there, but the company only wants here to speak English. She did hire a Japanese tutor this week, and the first meeting went well - so hopefully this will channel here anxiety alittle more, and she can focus on learning kanji and speaking Japanese.