Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Ugh. I am so bad at being consistant with Spark lately... But I'm still here and I'm still working towards my goals! I am not doing great with my weight loss. So let's start from where things left off in my blog at the end of February....
We had an AWESOME time in Vegas! So great that we came home and planned our next trip within a week. We will be there in just over 2 months for my birthday. On the down side, I didn't really lose any weight for the last trip. We did not get any pool time in because it wouldn't have been warm enough until afternoon and we were too busy by then. So I did not get to wear my new bikini, though I wouldn't have felt comfortable in it anyway.
Since getting back I've been trying to get on track to lose the weight for the NEXT trip... I at least want to lose enough that my thighs don't chafe while we are doing all of that walking. I would love to be around 145 or lower, but seeing as how I am hanging around 155-157, that is a tough feat in 2 months.
I am not consistant in my workouts... I still end up sleeping in most mornings that I should be getting up with the hubs at 4:45. I did manage to get up today and run a mile on the treadmill... not much but something. My newest workout has been on the treadmill at a 5% incline, trying to better my time each run. Before I am able to do that, I need to consistantly do the same distance! I think I will aim for at least 2, and up to 4 if I'm feeling great. I did 4 miles on my first run, still at the 5% incline, but averaged a 15min mile. I've gotten much better times, but for shorter distances. I just need to keep pushing. Today was a 12min mile, but only 1 mile. Now I need to be able to hold that for 2-3 miles!
Anyway... workouts are my biggest struggle right now and I need to FINALLY (after a full year of saying I'll do it) figure out a schedule that I can stick with. I know I'm not happy, but for whatever reason, sleep always seems to take priority... Any body know of a magical pill to allow me to wake up ready to run???
Friday, February 28, 2014
Well, yesterday turned into an unplanned rest day for me. For several reasons. First, I developed a knot in my back when I was working out on Wednesday. It is PAINFUL. I got my kettlebell in the mail and it hurt to even pick it up. So between that and my father in law wanting to take us to dinner, I decided to take a rest day.
I overate and overdrank at dinner last night... But still consumed less food than I normally would. The scale didn't move this morning, so I'll take that as a good sign. But I had a great time and I think I needed the break for my mental state.
The sun is out here today... and they are calling for it to be about 60 degrees!!! So, I am going to hit the exercise trail for my 4 mile run, get back home and eat lunch and shower, then I lucked out and got an appointment with my massage therapist this afternoon to fix my back.
As it turns out, the hubs does have to work tomorrow so I will be doing a killer workout tomorrow too. I will do my first ever kettlebell workout and then I will probably get a few miles in on the treadmill. Despite the great weather today they are calling for freezing temps and possible snow this weekend, so I plan on just staying indoors.
Sunday I have to work a few hours, then I will go home and get a workout in and get ready for next week..........
What are your plans this weekend? Are you lucky enough to get out in the sun for a workout?
Have a great weekend!
Monday, February 24, 2014
I am hoping to take this month out with a bang! I want to be as good this week as I can. Kick some butt with workouts, and show myself (and the scale) that I can do it. I did well last week, but I'm going to step it up this week. In addition to eating on the lower end of my calories every day this week here is my plan for the workouts:
Today: 30 min HIIT, 30 min walking, then stretching and foam rolling. I'll follow it up with a detox bath and then hit the hay
Tuesday: 45 min ST circuit with some sprinting on the treadmill in the mix. 30 minute walk to cool down
Wednesday: 30 min HIIT, 30 min walking, then stretching and foam rolling
Thursday: 45 min ST circuit w/ sprints, 30 min walk
Friday: 4 mile run (outside if the weather allows it), 15 min walk, 30 min yoga for runners, foam rolling
As far as I know my hubby will working this weekend so I will be kicking butt again on Saturday and resting Sunday. I'm not sure what's in store for Saturday but I'll figure something out between now and then! Probably another ST session.
I know keeping my calorie count low with my activity so high is not something that I can maintain, but I'm just looking to do it for a week so I think I'll be okay. On my rest day I'll figure a new plan based on what the scale decides to spit out at me. There is no time for rest right now! Only 26 days until Vegas and at this point, this girl will NOT be taking the bikini!
Who else plans on taking this month out strong?? Any plans started for next month??
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