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.
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.
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.
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.