Streak still going strong!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weight loss and fitness is a lifestyle change and I am loving the changes in my life!!

Last week I was swamped at work and came down with a head cold so I ended up not making the gym at all last week. Well, I take that back. I got to the gym and had to leave as soon as I walked in the door for a family situation. So I did try.
I also was able to work my horse (ground work, base training and barrels) for an hour on both Tuesday and Thursday. I know what your thinking, the horse is the one working here but actually you can burn massive calories riding! My food choices were pretty on target last week and I am working on water consumption.

This week I am back on track 100%! Sunday I did a short 1.5 mile run to see how my knee felt. My legs felt tired and fatigued which I thought was weird for taking 2 weeks off of running. I ran 1.5 miles in 17 minutes.

Monday I hit the gym before work for top to bottom strength training.

Tuesday I went to ride my horse but had the little man with me so I couldn't. I went home and got the boys bikes out and they went with me for a run. I got 2 done miles in 21:58 and felt much better! My knee is doing great so far so I think I am on the come back which is great considering I have a hilly marathon in GA in July.

This morning I hit the gym again for 30 minutes of ST. I noticed in just the two week I have been working out daily I have gained so much strength!! I have increased my weights and or reps on every single workout! I am so excited about that!! Plus I am getting more comfortable with the free weights and lifting with squats!

I also noticed that my workout in the morning has a huge impact on my mood! I leave the gym feeling like I am walking on sunshine (walking with noodle legs and arms that is, lol)

My weigh in day is Mondays for my SSCM group challenge and I was down to 159 Monday from the first official weigh in of 164 two weeks ago. I am sure that some of that first weigh in was water weight because I am REALLY bad about going all day and only having a cup of coffee. I get so busy at work that I don't have time, or want to make the time really, to drink a lot of water and spend all that time hitting the lady's room. I am working this though!! Promise!

I am moving my horse to a new barn on Friday and I am super excited about it! It's only a few miles from my house. I could run there, ride and run home! I LOVE IT!!
Plus he will have a lot more pature, pasture mates, there is a round pen and arena work working him and a beautiful barn! Plus I won't have to worry about my brothers messing with him and breaking my saddle again ( I had to get a new one and they aren't cheap!)

Anyway, that's all I have for today!

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    Great news and great job!!
    3044 days ago
    You are doing AWESOME!!! I'm so proud of you!! I can't wait to see what that scale says this Monday!! I KNOW it's going to be down again!

    Which new barn did you go with? I know you had looked at 2.

    SOOO glad your knee is feeling better!

    I can't wait to start at my new gym!! I love the 24 hour access. With my work schedule and Jessica using my car for work as soon as I get home every day, I may be getting up at 3 and going to the gym THAT early... good thing they have showers and stuff... looks like on gym days, I'll be getting ready for work there!!!

    3044 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/12/2012 5:37:01 AM
    All good! Glad the knee seems to be getting better. Hoping for continued and increasing runs. Keep the streak going!
    3044 days ago
    You are doing really well and I think you found your groove. Look out!!!
    3045 days ago
    I agree it makes such a difference when I do it first thing in the morning
    3045 days ago
    Nice job! You are going STRONG- keep up the momentum!!!
    3045 days ago
    Doing GREAT!!! One thing I love about strength training is that you do see results RIGHT AWAY! It's great feedback to keep you motivated!

    Sounds like your horse will be living the dream! :D
    3045 days ago
    Great job picking back up!
    3045 days ago
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