After the gym yesterday.
We did some light cardio, but we mostly go to lift weights. I worked my arms and thighs hard, and oooooooh my goodness…OUCH. Lol
I’m happy to report that I’m actually improving. I was able to do more reps on the bench this time. Woot!!
My running has improved as well. My endurance has increased, and I’ve gotten faster. Seeing these results is the best motivation.
Tonight will have to be just cardio though, because like I said…ouch.
I’m down another pound today, for a total of 4.2 lost since we got back from Key West.
I needed to see that this morning. It really helped my mood and motivation.
I’m happy to say that I’ve been really good about tracking this time around, which I think makes a huge difference. Still exercising, too.
You’ve got this, girl. Slow and steady.
We only went four miles, because these kids are wimps. I thought at least the Girl Scout would be tougher, but apparently not. It’s cool though, because D and I plan on getting back out here very soon. AND we got to see hundreds of adorable frogs, so that was awesome.
I 💚 🐸
I see more hiking and biking in our future.
Today is Day 7 of counting calories, and of my 30 Day Shred challenge. I’m down two pounds, and am feeling really great, both physically and mentally. I budgeted 170 calories for this McDonald’s ice cream cone, and it was so worth it. I’ve been craving it all week. ❤️
We’re getting back to basics, and making sure we run before we indulge in our alcohols.
My workout buddy.
30DS day 1 is in the books! Woot!!
I’m going to try to do it five days per week for one month. Last time I was devoted to the shred, I was in the best shape of my life.
Time to get it!
I promised my bestie that I’d restart Weight Watchers today, and so I did. I weighed myself and logged it. I had a banana for breakfast (0 points). In about an hour, I’m headed to the gym for another run.
I’m feeling good about running right now. The July 4th 5k has jump started a desire to run again. That race was so hard due to the heat, and yet I did fairly well, which has inspired me to keep pushing myself. Yesterday afternoon, at the gym, I ran 5k without stopping, which I haven’t done in years. I felt triumphant afterwards, and I want to hold onto that feeling.
Last night, D and I decided that we would sign up for the Flat Five, which is the first weekend in August. We did it a few years ago. I’m sure I’ll have to walk a chunk of it, but so what. I’ll probably do better than I think. I get competitive once I’m out there with all the other runners.
We’re also talking about doing the Go STL Halloween race this year. Who knows…maybe we’ll do the half-marathon next April.
I’m ready for this change. I missed running as a hobby. Now that my arthritis is more manageable, maybe I can pull this off.
I want to buy a bike. I feel like bike riding could be my new thing, since my knees are too fucked to run much anymore. Why not set my self up for success?
I’ve also decided I want to be bolder with some of my fashion choices. Get outside of the box I’ve put myself in. I always see stuff I love on other people, but think: no, that’s not okay for me. And I’ve got to stop limiting myself in that way.
Sleeveless tops and dresses: I think my arms look weird and awful, but that’s silly.
Two piece swimwear. Yes, you have a mom bod. Get the fuck over it. Your husband wants to see you half naked at the pool. You should own it.
Dangling earrings and hoops: I always think they look weird on me, but then I recently said fuck it, tried some that were way outside my comfort zone, and you know what…loved it!
Jumpsuits! Now hear me out…I think I’m going to buy something like this. Maybe even this exact one. It’s cute, right?
Because you know what?? I’m (essentially) 40 years old and I can and should be wearing whatever the fuck I want.
Take a deep breath and live a little, bitch. Let the haters hate. You’re gonna be living your best life. 🤷🏻♀️💯
But always trying to improve.
Also…best shirt ever, right?? 🙌🏻
We hit it hard today. Weighted squats, benching, and pull-ups. My body is already screaming! Made plans to do it again on Wednesday morning. Gotta make gains, baby.
Oh and can I just say that the hydromassage bed at Club Fitness is 🙌🏻🥰🙌🏻.
I obviously need to run more. Yesterday’s fitness points will allow me two beers tonight when we meet up with Nick and Nancy.
D and I have another running date set for Wednesday night.
I’m feeling good about this today.
I decided to do Level One of 30 Day Shred this evening, and it was hard, but I feel really good about it.
Note to self: remember how good you feel mentally right now.
I wish my knees weren’t so fucked up, but I suffered through it. The results are worth it.