Sunday, January 03, 2010
I found inspiration from my Runner's World magazine today. It was regarding Core workouts. My little family went the gym after dinner this evening, and I thought I would try out a couple of the workouts. First, I ran on the treadmill. I am not a fan of running on the treadmill, but I wanted to give it a shot. I need to start incorporating hills into my running program. Unfortunately, I do not live in a place that has hills. I live in flat, farm land. Which brings the next point, I keep entering races that have hills in the race. Go figure! When I finished doing a short interval workout with hills, I tried a couple of arms and core exercises. I did bent over rows with tricep kick backs. Then I did bicep curls with overhead press. Next, I moved onto core. I did woodchoppers with a medicine ball. Then I did medicine ball roll outs. On the stability ball, I got into a modified plank position. With my arms on the ball, I wrote out the alphabet. I only got to m in the alphabet. It was tough.
I think I will add to my workouts tomorrow. I had a great time at the gym. My kids had a great time at the gym. It was a family affair. Until next time...(981.78 miles to go)
Monday, December 28, 2009
Happy Sunday Evening! Today was an amazing day. My husband let me sleep in today. Ah, the life. I enjoy sleeping in. Sparkpeople doesn't quite like it because it means I slept through breakfast. It isn't something I do all the time, so I hope my nutrition does not yell and scream at me. My husband did decide to go to a place called Lumberjacks for lunch. We took his aunt. When we got home, she wanted to see the Wii Active and Wii Fit. She was a bit embarrassed to try it herself, so I demonstrated. I did a 30 minute "hard" workout on the Wii Active. Then I followed it with a yoga session on Wii Fit. She was impressed. She is considering getting a Wii, but wasn't sure. I told her there were other games I was interested in, but I was a bit unsure about them.
After I she left, I got ready for a nice run with my dog. RJ has been a great running partner. My husband wishes we would have named him Bob after The Biggest Loser because I sometimes feel guilty when I don't take him for a run. We ended the day with a nice four miler. When I returned home, my youngest wasn't feeling too well. We are going to need to get up early to get him to the doctor. Thanks to my workouts, I am sure I will be sleeping well. Until next time...(986.79 miles to go)
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I love the day after Christmas. It is a day of rest. A day were I tend to spend most of it in pajamas. I do this because Christmas and Christmas Eve are fairly stressful. Between divorced families, living grandparents and great-grandparents, we are always moving. The day after Christmas is the day I sit back and enjoy the view from my living room. I did not run today because I wanted to enjoy this nice tradition of taking a moment to catch my breath and reflect. Yesterday was different for me. I accomplished many things. First, I didn't eat everything in sight. Sure, I ate over my calories, but I tracked everything too. I kept things in perspective. I am not sure how you track one bite here and there. I sampled a few things I don't get to eat very often, but I counted the calories as full-blown. When I got home last night, I took my four-legged friend for a nice run. It was an easy jog. We accomplished four miles. I didn't feel like I had to, but I wanted to. He had been couped up all day, and I too had been couped up all day. I wanted the alone time with my thoughts and my music. It was a great run. One I think we both enjoyed.
On an unrelated note, I realized that I am still trying to get the hang of this calorie situation. I am so use to doing points from Weight Watchers that frankly I am struggling. I will get the hang of this, but I think it is going to take me some time. I hope I am patient with myself as I learn and grow. Until next time...(990.81 miles to go)
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