Friday, February 08, 2013
it was hard and I'm sore! I got my Coach Nicole's Total Body Sculpting DVD yesterday. It was good timing because it was my cross-training day. I ran on Tuesday and again on Wednesday because it was such a nice day. DD#2 was really tired after her "whooping" on Tuesday and still sore from volleyball weight training, so she didn't want to run with me. I dropped DD#1 off at work and went to one of the greenway trails. We had a touch of "spring fever" and the park was packed. I had a really good run (1 min. walk/4 min. jog, 7x).
I don't want to jinx it, but I feel like I'm getting my "groove" back. I have through Tuesday with this rep. and then next Wednesday I start my 4th week of the 5 week plan (I did sort of repeat a week). The 4th week is to jog 35 straight minutes. I have 2 weeks before the 5K I'm running on 2/23, so this is pretty good timing.
So back to the DVD. I did the warm up, 19 min. dumbell routine & the cool down. The routine incorporated weights & arm & leg moves. I thought it would be pretty easy, but there were a lot of different moves, lots of lunges and I forgot how uncoordinated I am. I was able to keep up with the "intensity", but it was hard to keep up with moves. I really liked it though and I found her instructions easy and pleasant (not annoying like the other lady in the DVD I was doing). I'm looking forward to doing the other 2 routines.
After I finished up the DVD, I started to eat my dinner (a yummy stir fry) and DD#2 called. Her bball practice got cut short because the baseball team needed to use the gym because it was raining, so they got booted out (boys' sports always trumps girls', especially Freshman girls!). Anyway, since she only got about 30 mins. of practice, she wanted to go to the park's gym and run. Since I had to pick her up anyway, I decided I'd just walk at the track while she ran. She finished up her 2 miles quickly and the courts were empty, so we did about 30 mins. of shooting! So score for more exercise!
I'm enjoying entering my "activity points" in my Weight Watcher tracker. With WW, you can program it to use "activity points" before extra "weekly points". I never like to use the weekly points (although they are incorporated into the Plan), but feel I earned the "activity points". I have plenty earned for this weekend.
I hope to run either Saturday or Sunday and also do some of the DVD. DD#2 has her last game on Saturday and Sunday we're having a birthday dinner for my Dad. He'll be 86 years old on Monday. He is so active & healthy, we're truly blessed (although he is cranky!). We're going to an Italian restaurant that has "family style" dining, so good thing I have those extra points!
I also get to pick up Girl Scout cookies on Saturday. I "donated" my boxes to the military, but DH & the girls all bought some, so they'll be around the house. I also have to work 3 cookie booths the next couple of weeks with DD#3, but again, I feel like I have control.
I peeked at the scale and it looks like I've lost another lb.! I feel good about my progress and ready to "face" an upcoming party, Valentines Day candy, Girl Scout cookies and a long weekend trip next Friday to visit DH's niece in Florida that had twins back in December.
There will always be challenges, but hey, I've gota plan and I'm in control!