Time to Spark it up!
Monday, March 08, 2010
I've been a bad, bad girl the past several months. I really lost focus starting about last Halloween, a couple of long business trips, the holidays, it got ugly fast. I don't even WANT to get on a scale (although I will, I tried this morning but it's been so long I didn't even realize that the batteries on mine were dead!)
If how my clothes fit are any indication though, I'm up at least 10-15 pounds from last summer. Ugh.
So, with the new lovely weather and some motivation from my wonderful husband who has been faithfully tracking all his food for the last couple of weeks AND exercising, I'm finally ready to hit it again.
I've been doing an online program called 200 Sit ups a Day, and I'm about 3 weeks into it (I'm up to 120 now) and realized that that's a good way to start. There are several programs on the same site, 100 pushups, 200 squats, etc, that all have 6 week interval programs to get you to that point. I've also got a wonderful 13 week Learn to Run program that I successfully got through a few years ago, and that had me running 3 miles at a stretch 3-4 times a week.
So, here's the ambitious part.... we're going to do them. ALL. We've broken them up and put them on the calendar, and if all goes well by the time the kids are out of school in June I'm going to be feeling MUCH better about my fitness level.
We'll see how it goes. But I'm definitely motivated, I got up and went to the gym already this morning and put in 20 minutes on the elliptical just to rev up my engines, in fact I liked that so much I'm going to do it every non-running day. :) It helps that there's a gym here at work. And I've tracked my food! Haven't done that in months!
Tomorrow is sit ups and squats. Woo hoo!