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Just 11 more days! Keep fighting!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day 19! Woo! And it is really getting harder. The plank is killing me. I almost gave up partway through this one but I know I want this. Gotta keep fighting! Today was a whopping 160 squats, 110 crunches, 55 pushups and 165 s plank. My arms are mad at me right now. But amazingly enough, I was really pumped throughout the squats. It felt awesome. Little did I know when I started this that it would be the plank that I'd dread. Keep fighting!

It's also day 3 of the bootcamp challenge. Arms today. Something I really need work on so I always welcome upper body workouts.

Speaker of upper body, I've decided to start my journey to my yoga handstand with something less ambitious. The crow pose. I hunted for tutorials and I followed along. I'm not strong enough to push up off my feet but I am able to put most of my weight on my arms. I'll train those muscles for now until I get the hang of it, just leaning most of my weight forward until I'm strong enough to support the full weight. Challenge accepted!

Went for my first jog since forever today. I took the hilly route behind the house just because I hadn't in a long time and I enjoy the views. Didn't go very far. Went about 1.82 mi in 30 min which isn't exactly impressive but it's a start. I'll slowly work up to jogging my usual 3 mi as my body adjusts. I did snap a pic out there

It's beginning to look a lot like Halloween out there.

I do count the tiny distances towards my virtual trip so

72.5 mi - 8.60 mi to Mechanicsville, VA, Hanover County, and

After the squat challenge, I'm still debating what I'll tackle next. I've considered that 30 day challenge I saw on YouTube. Also saw the first level of the 30-Day Shred. I think I kind of like it. Plus there's the Ripped in 30 to follow after that. Choices, choices, choices. I'm just glad that I have all these mini goals to keep me occupied on my way to the big goal.

On that note, my weight went up a little since my last weigh in. Official day is Friday so it doesn't really count. It's a little discouraging but I know I shouldn't put too much thought into it because I know I'm doing good things for my body no matter what the scale says. But just to put my mind at ease (Sorry! I'm a little results-oriented), I took my measurements so that no matter what the scale says, I can see a more accurate representation of the progress.

But again! Only 11 more days! WOO!
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