I started this blog in determination of getting a handle on my life, weight and fitness. And well, life got in the way of just that. I made excuses, not only for blogging, but for everything. The pounds started adding up and the inches just kept accumulating.
(Not that I am saying I am obese or anything, just heavier of "fluffier" than I want to be.)
So.... Now is my time.
I had to go and preform my yearly biometric screening for my insurance company this morning. And I have been nervous about it since I made the appointment. I know as far as any severe health setbacks, that I have none. But I am carrying about 35lbs too many on me right now. (And no, this isn't me just being a "too hard on myself" typical girl.)
But enough of that... Lets start where we last left off. I did NOT finish INSANITY...
( I know, SHOCKER!!!!)
But here is the sad part. I have found myself no longer loving to run. I pushed myself too hard and turned my once therapeutic release into a chore. So, I am taking control. Seizing the moment if you will. I am not allowing myself to sign up for any longer races in 2015. I am only doing fun runs, and because I want to. I will be rediscovering my love to run again. Running because I want to, NOT because I have to.
I will also be incorporating weight training, and triathlon training back into my regimen. But not too much at once. (A bit of cross training here and there.) I have been lifting weights for the past two weeks solid, and I have a training partner that is helping to keep me accountable. All things that are going to help keep me motivated.
We are sticking to a pretty set schedule of what gets trained on which day and our rest days. Although I am keeping one of my rest days as an active rest day. An hour of Yoga every Tuesday is just what the Dr. ordered. And although I haven't seen any change in my body yet, I have seen all of my weights on my lifts increasing. Which can only mean I am getting stronger every day.
As far as my fitness goals, I feel they are very attainable. I don't want to be some twig girl with no hips, butt or boobs. I want to be fit!!! I am 5'10". I want to weigh between 150-155lbs. I want to have muscle and a bubble butt. (You know, one of those booty's you only get from squatting. A Kimmy K booty)
I will be posting (aka checking in)at least weekly with my thoughts, feelings, gains, setbacks, excitement and insecurities... Join me on my journey!!!! :)
Starting weight = 185lbs
Monday = Shoulders & Back
Tuesdays = Active Rest (Yoga)
Wednesdays = Legs & Glutes
Thursdays = Chest
Fridays = Rest
Saturdays = Biceps & Triceps
Sundays = Legs & Glutes
All non rest days have at least 35 minutes of cardio. Whether that be running, the arc trainer, swimming, stair machine or the bike... 35 minutes HAS TO HAPPEN!!!!!