Mom, wife, runner, Half marathoner. Sports fanatic: Mavericks, Cowboys, Longhorns, Rangers, Nascar. Addicted to all social media.
May 10th, 8 days ago, we began a fitness challenge at work. I was so inspired by the turn out of participants that I decided I needed to step up my own game and be more active. On may 11th I did a 16 minute leg workout from an app I have and Sunday I did Jillian Michaels’ 30 day shred. They were both pretty intense; however on Monday morning I began Insanity! It’s anywhere from 30 min to 45 minutes for 6 days/week. On Wednesday I cut my workout short by 10 minutes, I was extremely sore and my legs were tight. Thursday called for a cardio recovery day and I was certain I was going to be worthless and wasn’t sure what the workout contained so I decided to take the day off. (And who ever heard of Shaun T recovering?!) Even though I felt guilty for skipping the day, looking back I realize that it was the right thing to do. Even though I’m supposed to workout mon-sat I’m going to take an extra day off and use Wednesday as another off day. By my calculations it should put me ending the program the same morning we leave for vacation! Anyone else out there doing Insanity right now?
Haven’t posted in waaaay too long. Last week I had a fellow coworker ask me to “teach” them to run. We are trying to get our schedules synced to set up time and place to run together. Saturday I did another local 5K. It was a really well put together race and a lot of fun. My time wasn’t my best, but I was proud that I completed another one. Last night I went to the gym for the first time since August. I enjoy going to the gym, but always come up with excuses not to go (I’d rather run anyway, but know I need to incorporate some weight training). I did legs, a little bit of arms, and abs, then tried the spin bike for 10 min. Once I got my booty situated on the bike seat, it was pretty fun. I didn’t go extremely fast, just took it easy since I’m not used to biking. We have another 5k scheduled for March 16th, and will be getting ready for the Bix7 in Davenport, Iowa, in July. I really love that race and think everyone should have it on their bucket list.
A while back I recorded the Lifetime Movie “An Amish Murder”. I have read a lot of amish books and love them. I didn’t realize it when I recorded it, that it was the first book in the Kate Berkholder series by Linda Castillo that I wanted to read. So this morning I went to the library and checked out the remaining 3 books in the series! (Now I just need to find the time to read them). We went by Wal-Mart for a little while to pick up a couple items. I realized that I needed to take advantage of the weather. It’s 70 degrees, but with 90% humidity. It was raining all night last night and early this morning so it was still a little wet and had be careful of the wet leaves on the road. I went 2.06 miles in 27 min (and some change), doing 1/4 mile run/walk intervals. I felt really, really great and enjoyed myself. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Forgot to post my run last night. 1.6 miles done while dinner was cooking in the oven. 18:05 if i remember correctly. I’m feeling pretty good about it, will try to up my mileage starting this weekend. A friend of mine wanted to get together on a trail nearby for 6 miles but that’s a little too long too soon. Besides I don’t like that trail that much, and don’t like running in under 45 degrees (i’m a weenie Texan).
Went for another run today. It’s really hard to pass up 55 degrees all weekend. Still trying to take baby steps and slowly work my way back up to the endurance I used to have. But went out for a while. Completed 1.3 miles in 15:07. I was ok with that!
Went for a 10 minute run, 5 sets of 30 second sprints. Then went in the house and did 10 minutes of #shrinkingjeans boot camp along with #fababs. I felt awesome. Beautiful 55 degrees.
How do y’all do it?!? How do you stay motivated and not make excuses? I need some brain training!
Honestly can’t tell you how long it’s been and this workout was a quick circuit training thingy. It felt great and hopefully just short enough to leave me craving more tomorrow. Depending on dinner tomorrow, I may run before I eat dinner.
Yeah, just like everyone else, I need to get back on track. Looking to lose 25 pounds by the end of July when I go back home to see family. My husband and I are cracking down again after today. Starting the 2nd we are getting strict with our food again and I need to get back into working out. Going to so shrinking jeans.net free 6 week boot camp starting in the morning and they also have a monthly challenge. This month is fan abs, which I have already completed. Anyone else in?!