fitness update

Tues 8/5 – rest day
Wed 8/6 – 30 Day Shred (Level 3) Holy shit!!
Thurs 8/7 – rest day
Fri 8/8 –  rest day
Sat 8/9 –  30 Day Shred (Level 3) & 3.5 mile run (with Danielle)
Sun 8/10 – rest day
Mon 8/11 – rest day
Tues 8/12 30 Day Shred (Level 2)
Wed 8/13 – 30 Day Shred (Level 1) but with extra weight.
Thurs 8/14 –5.6 mile run (with Danielle)
Fri 8/15 – National Relaxation Day. (rest day)
Sat 8/16 – 30 Day Shred (Levels 1 & 2)
Sun 8/17 – 30 Day Shred (Level 3)

  • Too many rest days last week. It rained a lot so I didn’t get to run.
  • Level 3 of 30 Day Shred is rough.
  • My goals for this week are: (1) to run at least 3 times; (2) Level 3 at least 4 times; (3) no more than 2 diet sodas per day, and (4) More vegetables.
  • Next week I plan to start incorporating Ripped in 30.
  • I worship Jillian.
  • I have added a vitamin D supplement to my diet.
  • I am obsessed with Greek yogurt.
  • I need to buy heavier weights. Progress!
  • I’m in the best shape of my life at 35-years-old, and it feels amazing. ❤

no place for promises here

  • I want to be in a hot spring in Iceland.
  • I’m so very tired. 
  • My knee is fucked.  Arthritis flare up. That’s prob why I’m so tired.
  • I met the cutest little old couple today at the Jeff co office.  I kind of love them now. They made me laugh.  The old guy was like, “Tell Scott I said hi. He and I are tight.” Adorable.  It’s refreshing to meet the good ones. The good ones keep me going.
  • I’ve been ridiculously stressed this last week. I can’t even write it down. It’s just too much.
  • Been listening to The Bones Of What You Believe over and over and over. *IT’S SO GOOD*
  • I bought a new blanket for my bed and I love it. I may just stay here for a while. I have my bed, wine, and my laptop. What else do I really need?
  • My boyfriend. I need him here, too.  And maybe a cupcake or three.
  • For dinner, I ate 840 calories worth of feta & caramelized onion tarts. No regrets.  I love Trader Joe’s.
  • Oh and also pork bao. I fucking love that shit. You can also get that at TJ’s.
  • The bf and I have been watching True Detective. I can’t figure out if I’m into it or not. I’m going to finish it b/c I feel like I should.  But GoT has been so awesome this season. The last episode was amazing, and I think I’m going to re-watch it.  I’m super excited about OITNB season 2. It’s almost time!
  • It’s time to get hardcore about working out. I want to get into better shape.  I plan on doing some yoga tomorrow morning, along with squats, planks, and abdominal work. I’m going to keep track of my progress with pics, and keep using My Fitness Pal (I love that app so much).   I may post the before pic here if I’m brave enough.
  • Why am I still awake?

I’ve decided I need to start holding myself accountable regarding my fitness goals.  I then realized that in order to do so, I must determine what my fitness goals actually are.  So this is what I have come up with:

  • Run half marathon in October.
  • Lose 5 lbs.
  • Tone my body. Particularly the abs and arms.

I’m feeling pretty positive about it.  I’m going to use this blog to record my progress.  I signed up for the Go St. Louis half marathon in October. I ran 2.5 miles on Monday and I’m going to training today.  I plan on going running again tomorrow after work.  It sucks because sometimes it feels pointless to do anything right now, since I know I’ll be too sick to do anything next week, and then I cannot exercise for 4 weeks after my exchange surgery.  However, I know that is a bad attitude, and I intend to do as much as I can up to May 14th.  Then I will resume my activities after the 4 weeks have passed.  I think I will go ahead and sign up for the Komen 5k, which is 4 ½ weeks after my surgery.  If my surgeon says I can run it, then great.  If not, I will walk it. 

I love having something to work on. 

October is going to be a great month.  I’m in a good friend’s wedding the first weekend.  I’m running the half-marathon the weekend after.  At some point that month, I’m supposed to be going to Hawaii.  Oh and let’s not forget Halloween, which is my favorite holiday.