Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy February!!!

So, I apologize for lack of photos... I need to work on that.  Yesterday and today I had some killer workouts.  I am getting over a sinus infection.  My personal opinion for myself is that I can still workout as long as it is above the neck! If it goes below that... it's a big "no-no".  So, I am being careful! 

I am in the 5th week of my Life the Life program.  I didn't do this to lose weight- just to get stronger.  So far I have lost 6lbs.  I am really impressed.  I can feel myself getting stronger and I can start to see it too.  It is very exciting.  I was so caught up in marathon training for so long that I completely set aside resistance training.  I am so glad to be back at it. 

Yesterday's work out consisted of 3x15's for each:  bench press, flies, lat pulldown (with resistance band), bent over row, bicep curl, incline curl, tricep dips, skull crushers, split abs and lying supermans.   Two words: HOLY CRAP!!   I was dying!!  For my warm up I ran outside for a mile (just testing the waters with the knee) and then after weights I cycled for 30 mins and did 9 miles.

Today: same 3x15's...  wall sits (3x60 sec), walking lunges, step ups, hamstring curls (with stability ball) and one legged bridge (okay.. seriously- I cannot do these!  I have no coordination. I was laughing the whole time).  Again, 10 min warm up on elliptical and then I went to the gym and RAN on the treadmill for 3 miles!  There was some pain- but I stopped before it got to be a problem.

So first run?  I'd say mostly a success :-)  Woot!!  Just wishing there was no pain. 

So, I will leave you with this.  I am like all you other ladies out there.  I am my own worst enemy sometimes when it comes to self-worth.  I am working on it every day.  Janae posted this cute poem on her blog (she is awesome-sauce go check her out here) that I also wanted to share on my blog.  It was a nice pick me up today.

Beauty Tips
For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.

For beatiful hair,
Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise
Walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes
Because that is the doorway to her heart, the place were love resides.
-Sam Levenson

What was the hardest workout you've ever done?

-i'd have to say that for me that speed work always always kicks my butt!  However, with the lack of running... I would have to say that yesterday's work out really REALLY kicked my butt!!  It was the hardest workout I've had in a long time. 

What do you do when you are feeling down in the dumps?

-I always make sure to talk with the husband about it.  He is my biggest fan and my complete other half.  Prayer and exercise.  They all go hand-in-hand together for me. 


Tricia said...

great job on the workouts!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Great job on your workouts. Oh, and I love this poem! I think Janae posted it once too. ;) maybe she got it from you. :)

Crystal said...

thanks!! Amanda- nope janae didn't get it from me. I "borrowed" it from her blog :-) It was just a poem that I really needed and I figured other people might need to read it too :-)