Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Day 23

Oh my word am I sore! My abs hurt to just stretch. On the plus side my legs don't hurt... Although I may kick it up a notch on the legs.  I haven't started on the arms cuz I keep forgetting to bring dumbbells to work.

I have thought about doing the workout at home, but I worry that I won't want to workout when I get home. I'll tell you though, wearing the clothes REALLY put me in the mood to workout. The bright colors help too.

Eating salads again! Been good on that end. Last night I had subway but didn't even eat the whole 6".  I have a lot of good options for food.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day 21

First day of the app workout. 40 different moves for 30 seconds each. Abs, arms,shoulders, legs, butt, and back. The fact that it's constant motion is the worst part. The workouts aren't that bad and 30 seconds is a good amount of time. Doing this routine for two weeks is going to be just enough time.

We just got back from the store where we bought more salads. So the diet portion should be better. Less than two weeks till my first month is over. I would like the scale to be going in the right direction.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Day 20

Only three weeks into this change and I feel great. I know I've lost a few pounds but I have to be careful of the number on the scale due to the muscle I will be gaining... This weekend wasn't so great, but it could have been a lot worse. I got up and moved!

I have enough clothes to work out 6 days so I have no excuses. I may be tired and exhausted, I just have to push through it. Once it's over its over! A little bit at a time, just like lunges and squats. The first week is 30 second straight of each work out. Working abs, legs, arms and cardio. The first two weeks will be 20 mins total. Plus some days of jogging.

Must get some sleep so I can have my jets ready for this next workout step!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day 19

This vacation stuff is ruining my calorie count. Although if I just had smaller portions I'd be in better shape. BUT THE FOOD IS SO DELICIOUS! Last night I had smaller portion of mashed potatoes and had more salad. This morning was a little different. Biscuits and gravy is one of my favorite breakfasts...& I had two biscuits.

Intended on going for a jog after breakfast but they must have drugged the food with sleeping pills. Before my cousins left we all passed out on the couch. Even aunt Donna and uncle Gerry took a nap. After we woke up it was too hot to go for a run... So I still was behind for the day. I was good with only one hot link but went back for seconds on the chili... So good with a little cheese!

The weather finally cooled down enough to go around the block. Walked most of it cuz we were all full from dinner. But the hills kick our butt. Two miles of up and down hills was good training for three days straight! Tomorrow will be a rest day and back to the flat bike track Monday.

Monday I hope to start a whole new kind of training now that my legs are warmed up to squats and lunges. I plan to change clothes at work, do the workout at work and then jog at home. But the jogging is going to be a little less during the week. As long as I'm doing the apps 5 days a week I can get away with only two running days with the long run on Saturday. Sunday will be my only true day off (another reason to not work urgent care in Sundays).

Friday, July 18, 2014

Day 18

Visiting my aunt in the countryside, went for a jog this morning. Two laps of hills and dirt roads. The second lap was more of walking... But I did it. Finished off with my lunges and squats. My legs don't hurt the way they used to in the beginning, but while doing them I still have to pause.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Day 14

It's been two full weeks. I've not been as motivated as I'd hoped. This second week was a lot better though. As long as I keep up the way I'm going I should do great.

Still doing the legs and cardio. Went for a 2.5 mile walk tonight. My legs were to wobbly to run after doing squats and lunges. Better to walk it out instead of skipping the run. I now know I need to do legs after the run.

Next week I start arms and abs along with legs and cardio. Hopefully my legs won't be so wobbly when I crank up the heat.

Must stay on track this week. Going out if town this weekend... And god knows I usually gain weight in vacation.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Day 13

A day at the zoo is more than a rest day calls for. Although it's a great workout, it's a very hot day. There were some up hills to walk and some random stairs. Most of the day was like this. Very little down hill and mostly just the end. It took us about three hours to see the whole thing.

After I got home I still has to do my leg workout. I didn't feel the same and wanted to make sure I got my workout in for the day. I can get back to my running tomorrow. 353 days left and I think for the most part I'm doing well.

I'll probably weigh in every month to make sure I'm keeping in track... But the most important weigh in will be every three months. Make sure I can lose 15lbs in three months. It doesn't sound hard... Especially with my workout plans.