Monday, August 08, 2011
1. At some point this weekend, you will be staring down a workout that you just do not want to do AT ALL.
This happened on Friday. My leg was bothering me and I was making all kinds of excuses. Then I thought about Yoovie's challenge, I read Russelorama's status and comment and got myself ready for the gym. Thank you Spark! I took the kids to Family Zumba and then they went to the daycare and I zumbaed with the adults. so much fun.
On Saturday we played a lot in the backyard. Don't tell me you're too busy to workout! Find ways to fit in fitness.
This may look easy, but when I started running it was tough!
2. Go one step further and Surprise yourself
The weather was perfect & my leg felt lots better on Sunday so we hit a 9 mile run outta the park. 87 minutes! holla!!! We walked across the bridge for a cool down and my husband stopped and pointed out how far we had just run. "Let that soak in for a minute," he said. It felt good!
Last night we went to our first Gorilla Yogis event. They are an awesome group in the Twin Cities that picks a non-profit each month to support. Then they go out somewhere in the urban jungle and give a mass yoga class. People donate to the month's cause. Yesterday it was for an organic food truck that provides free, healthy food to people that need it, no questions asked. There are certainly incredible people doing incredible things.
That's my husband and daughter:
3. Eat beautifully
After the yoga there was a picnic at the park. You can imagine that there was lots of pretty, good for you eats.
This is my fruit sundae. Greek yogurt, cottage cheese instead of ice cream.
It was an awesome weekend and bonus: I'm finally back to what my ticker says.
Friday, August 05, 2011
It'll take a wee bit of work to get to that pose. In the meantime...
Here's what I said I would do on Mon:
M: 6w6p abs workout, 70 min bootcamp
T: 5 mile hilly run, yoga
W: 6w6p abs, maybe bodystep
Th: 4 mile easy run
what really happened:
M: 6w6p abs, 30 min of bootcamp and was called to the gym's childcare to pick up crying babe
T: 2 mile tempo run, 30 min yoga
W: 6 mile hilly run, 40 min walk
not too shabby. The bad news is that some muscle in my lower right leg is still bothering me. It's not shin pain and it's not my knee. Somewhere in between there. It's strange and annoying and I'm trying not to panic. Even though I love it, I'm gonna have to quit Jillian's 6w6p workout. boo. I love her dvds and they are the only ST regimen I seem to stick with. but for some reason, I always end up with some sort of pain/injury. I was super careful on Monday and didn't go as fast as she said to at times and really focused on form and all that precautionary crap. but I think it's best to step away from it for now and focus on the HM training. And do more yoga because it feels so good.
DIY 11: Everyday!
1. At some point this weekend, you will be staring down a workout that you just do not want to do AT ALL. Your assignment is to git her done, anyway. This weekend, your excuses are out of town.
understood. If the kids are unhappy, we'll do this:
or maybe even this
2. Go one step further and Surprise yourself by going above and beyond. This does not mean jumping from a 5K to a marathon. Just.... surprise yourself, somehow, and be prepared to share the excitement and pride in your achievement.
oooo, I wonder what I'll do!
3. Eat beautifully.
OK. I will. And I'm actually going to track. All weekend long. And follow this advice:
pics from pinterest.com
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
so... yesterday I kinda committed to a marathon in June. whoa. I still need to let this sink in.
This is YOUR fault. I read your blogs, joined your challenges, peeked at your page, learned what the heck fitspo was, and gained inspiration, motivation, and confidence from it all. I wanted to do all that cool stuff you were doing. So I did.
All those little goodies, wheel spins, emoticons and sweet words of encouragement add up. I believe what you write. I am in awe of progress pics. My wonderful sparkfriends that have said they see a tri in my future make my whole body smile. I do too, thanks to you. But first there is that marathon.
Here's the deal. It's in Duluth, MN June 16, 2012.
That's Lake Superior, one of my favorite places in the world. I know the route. It's beautiful and mostly flat, ideal for a first marathon. I know lots of people that have done this race and it's a favorite because of the timing which makes training in MN bearable. The one issue is finding a place to stay. Apparently the town books up fast. My plan was to run the 10 mile in Oct and see how that went. Well, yesterday my dad sent an email out saying that he would reserve this great log cabin place we've stayed at before if 2 or more people would run with him. And that's how I "kinda" committed to a marathon.
Commitment to races make me push myself. And so do each of you. Thank you spark world.
pics from pinterest.com
Monday, August 01, 2011
DIY Challenge 7/29-7/31 Assignment 9
1. Your assignment this weekend is to End July With A BANG! A real, honest to goodness, sweaty, hard core, balls to the wall, DYNAMIC fitness weekend. Do as much as you can within the constraints of time and physical capability. Be READY to BRAG on MONDAY!
I went B2W Mon-Thurs and needed a rest day on Fri. I went on a 90 min walk with a friend, wearing Pax and pushing Willa in the stroller. Not so much of a rest, but not high intensity.
Sat. I started Jillian's 6 week 6 pack dvd. she cray-cray.
Sunday was supposed to be an 8 mile run. The screaming babes turned it into 3.44. I was disappointed, but that happens. So I went for a hilly 12 mile bike ride during their naps. I am committed to getting a workout in one way or another!
2. Get a new favorite workout anthem. Embrace the music. Let it carry you away.
Every time I read this all I could hear was "Carry on my Wayward Sun" by Kansas. woo! I'm so hip and trendy!
3. Make a pretty/edgy/hip/funky/bright/motivating/wh
atever PLAN for August!
I adore my DIY calendar. It was sad and exciting to change it to August last night. A big open white space to fill!
Here's the July breakdown from the calendar:
run: days: 11 and mileage: 51-ish
push-ups: 770 (original goal was 50 a day. not even close!)
This is pretty good considering I was on vacation for an entire week.
I am on week 3 of a HM training program so my weekly running distance will go up to 18-21 miles a week. 1 long run, 1 easy, 1 hills or tempo run (80-90 miles total)
bodystep:2 or 3 times a week
yoga: 2 or 3 times
JM 6 week 6 pack dvd 3 or 4 times
I go back to work at the end of the moth so I have the time to be a gym rat. I'm a little worried about training in Sept, but I'll deal with that then. I had a great fitness month in July. 2 big goals met: 20 straight real push-ups AND I made it across the monkey bars at the park. wooo weeee! Many of my goals are becoming more about fitness and less about scale numbers. With that said...
Nutrition, oh, nutrition. I acted like I was in maintenance basically the whole month. I lost 2.1 pounds. I know it's better than nothing, but it's not what I wanted. I would like to lose 3-5 in August. Must get eating in check. There is still more to lose.
4. GO into the team photo albums and comment on the photos of your teammates that are posting their PROOF everywhere!
I read lots of blogs this weekend. I'm pretty sure that's the best motivation out there. Ya'll are impressive! And you make me want to work harder.
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