Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Better Me, Week 41

Down 1.1 lbs this week!  Woot, happy dance. 

You may wonder why I'm so happy about a 1.1 lb loss.  I gotta tell ya, I wasn't feeling it this week and thought for certain the scale would show a gain...but, it didn't!  I'm so freakin' happy.  This week's loss puts me at 80.4 lbs lost to date. 

I've been continuing with my C25K program.  I'm almost finished with it on the treadmill.  I can run for 25 min, non stop.  It's not pretty; but I can do it.  Only 28, 30 and 35 min intervals remain until I finish the program.  That's 3 workouts; that I have temporarily put on hold.  Wait, what?  I know I just said I'm continuing with the program and then I say I'm putting my last 3 workouts on hold?  Are you confused yet?
Don't be.  I've started the program over, outdoors.  I tried running outside in this glorious weather we've been having; but, it's SO much harder than on the treadmill.  I'm dying out there and so I've taken it back to basics after trying to do it on my own and failing.  The program is structured enough that it pushes me harder, if that makes any sense?  I've done the first two workouts so far and it's painful, but I feel good afterward.  I think a lot of it is my gait and speed are longer/faster outside.  Not to mention the terrain is constantly changing and I can feel my muscles adjusting with every stride.

I'm also doing a 30-day squat challenge.  I think I may have mentioned this before and I gave up.  The challenge I was trying previously was too aggressive too fast.  My legs were so sore I couldn't even sit to go to the bathroom.  This new version of the challenge is not as aggressive but I still feel the burn.  Today is day 80, 90 squats.  Not looking forward to it on run night, but I'll get it done.

I'd love to hear how your week is going.

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