Hard to believe that is basically the middle of February already! Time flies faster and faster each year.
I have been doing well on my exercising. I am sure I could be more dedicated and do even more, but I am pleased and not overwhelmed with what I am doing. I have completed every day of Fab Abs so far doing each day three times. Last night was the hardest day of all, but I had just ate dinner and that was probably a big mistake and I was also just plain physically tired after spending the entire weekend at the trade show. I didn't use it as an excuse though and still muscled through! Today I have a 30 min run/walk scheduled along with kettle balls and fab abs.
I had actually paused while writing this and had gone to the Rec Center and did my 30 min run/walk! It took 41 mins and we went about 2.9 miles. I also got kettleballs done and will do Fab Abs later tonight.
I am noticing the differences with the stuff I am doing. I tried on my dress yesterday and without even sucking in my gut it is starting to look better! YAY two weeks and already seeing the difference. I can't wait until the end of the month when I can compare measurements. So far I haven't lost any weight, but I haven't gained either! It will come off in time and I am OK with that.
Right now I am just so impressed with how far I have come in a year. Friday I had a 3 mile training run and I did it with no problem. I thought for sure I would be really sore and I wasn't. I even increased the speed every 10 mins or 5 intervals. I started at 5.3 mph run and finished the last two intervals at 6.0 mph! I couldn't believe I could run at 6.0 mph and I did the last interval for 90 secs because I wanted to finish the mile I was on! I probably could have even gone for another 30 secs! It was such an amazing feeling! It took me 39:20 to do the full 3 miles, which was 3:40 faster than I had planned! This Friday I have a 4 mile run scheduled. I am nervous yet I know I will rock it! This will be my farthest distance yet. This past week the total I went was 3.7 miles with my warm-up/cool down.
A year ago I couldn't even imagine running 3 miles really and this year I am pushing for 6.2 currently. I can run 3 for the most part without any problems. Sure I still do intervals but that's OK. I will get better in time and increase my running times and shorten my walks, but it's better for my joints to do the intervals and if I want to keep doing this I better keep them happy! I also couldn't have even thought about running at any speed greater than 5.0 mph last year...EVER! and this year I start at 5.3 and can actually increase speed too! I know I am not fast and will never be fast, however, I am moving and that is better than some can say!
Tonight my fab abs will consist of 45 crunches, 10 push ups and 35 sec planks...all done 3 times! I think tonight will be better than last night! And...now that I know how food affects me also I will be more aware!
I almost forgot...it's ONLY 67 days until the wedding!!!!