Hotness Training Month 3: Unplanned Maintenance
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
So long story short: mom and grandma, both in the hospital in mid-to-late February. Both are out, grandma is in physical rehab for a few weeks, mom is... mom. :)
Added dairy and whole grains back in- feeling much better. A stall for the past few weeks, but time demands have limited my workouts and I've used stress as an excuse to eat poorly.
Had a show on Saturday- I felt hot as crap. New corset, spanx and leggings... I looked awesome. Got heckled anyway- what a loser... oh well. It was a great show BUT my confidence is shaken. I'll be hosting rather than performing for a little while, before the show goes on hiatus for a few months any way. Plenty of time to get some progress going.
Let's see... my 2nd 5K (first was in 2010) is in ten days. I've been running shorter runs and focusing on speed. This weekend I'll transition back to longer paced runs.
I started Jillian's 30 Day Shred today. I've done it partially in the past without changing my diet, became frustrated with lack of results (go figure!) and usually quit after week two. I don't know that I'll get to it every day, but I have learned that even on days I work, I need to get in at least 20 minutes to see results. I wish my brain and body would get in agreement: Losing 30 minutes of sleep is the difference between losing 1/2 lb a week and 3 lbs. Come on body- get with the program.
My goals for the next 30 days are to track more consistently, log at least 20 minutes of dedicated activity EVERY day, and increase my dumbell weight each week with the Shred.
The hardest part will the 20 minute a day goal. I average 45-90 minutes minimum on off-days, schoolwork/massive project or no. I make it a priority, because workdays are so unpredictable. I'm a nurse on a MedSurg floor, I work days- so I go in before the sun comes up, I get to leave after it's down. 13.2 hr days on average... and it's labor-intensive MedSurg... I'd kill for an 8 to 5. If I could go the gym at 6, shower, and be to work at 8.... whoo buddy my life would be so different! I'd probably find excuses to not get up at 6, though... :)
I have a pair of jeans I want to wear on my birthday, which is three weeks away. They're the size I wear in the brand I wear... I swear they are sized incorrectly. They are distressed and cute, and they are sitting on a shelf in my closet. Waaaaant.
Here's a to the next few weeks- striving for consistency. Consistency = results.