Before I get started… did anyone else notice that the number on my MyFitnessPal ticker changed on Tuesday?? Yep, I was down -1.3 lbs this week! Super-excited about it! Can’t wait to see -91 on that scale VERY soon!
It’s been another fantastic workout week. I was able to hit the gym 6 out of 8 nights. Not too shabby!
I am really so grateful for my new job and my newly-found work/life balance. It’s really afforded me the opportunity to dedicate myself to my healthy lifestyle. With every workout, I feel like I’m getting closer to my goals!
Unless I’m traveling, I’m usually home every night by about 6:30pm these days. Getting home at that time gives me just enough time to run up the stairs and get ready for the gym. It’s been amazing. I love that I am able to go. I love that I’ve been going.
Now, there are nights where I’m so exhausted that working out is the last thing in the world I want to do, but I’ve been going.
RUNNING THIS WEEK
I’m still pacing well on Couch to 5K. The race is now FIVE weeks away. I’m optimistic that I’m going to be trained up and ready to go. I’m determined to be! I’m running just about every other day and had a significant achievement this week.
I’m currently running Week Four of the program (even if I’ve been working on this for weeks!) What Week Four means is that I’m running a total of 16 minutes. 5 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, and 3 minutes – - HOLY HANNAH! On the treadmill, it equated to about 1 mile in running (with walking intervals, of course.)
For people that run a lot, five minutes is no big deal. For ME, five minutes is HUGE! I seriously think the last time I ran a mile was when we had to run around a track in 7th or 8th grade. You had to run a mile in 12 minutes to get an A. I was able to do it then, but that was, well, twenty-three years ago. Eeks!
Another idea: Listen to a song that’s 5 minutes long. That’s a LONG time. Most songs are MUCH shorter than 5 minutes, I’ve discovered. It almost takes TWO songs to equate to 5 minutes.
How to Run for 5 Minutes: You have to want it. It’s really mind over matter.
AND… Don’t watch the clock. Cover that bad boy up with a towel. It works
I went to yoga three times this week, and I wish I could have figured out a way to have gone more.
Confession: I am quickly becoming a yogaholic.
I love how I feel after yoga, and during those last few moments in savasana. Yoga to me makes me powerful, helps me feel at peace, and is my favorite part of my week. I’d put it right up there with sleeping in on Sunday and pool time. Seriously.
I’ve decided to invest in a new mat. I love my fun orange mat, but I need something more cushiony and less slick. I’ve decided to check out this Lululemon mat.
Not only do their reviews tell me that the product is phenomenal, but everyone I know has rave reviews. Does anyone have a Lululemon mat? Is it worth the investment?
Tonight is candlelight yoga. I seriously can’t wait. Maybe I’ll even have the new mat for tonight! I’ll keep you posted.
How have your week’s workouts been?