Thursday, June 24, 2010

Holy Busy!

I have been NUTS. All good stuff which includes lots of running, gym time, friends, family, a Tri-Mitzvah (?!?!?, sort of like a bat mitzvah but with 3 celebrants), a hilly as a mofo 10k race, signed up for a half and assorted other stuff. Soooo, I'll be back with an extra long post :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tonight's the Night!

The Challenge is over and we find out the winners tonight!! SO excited! I did so/so. My diet is what really killed me, but I more than doubled my push ups, increased my flexibility, killed the cardio - all good stuff! I lost next to no weight, disappointing, yes, but I'm focusing on the positive - I had a great 8 weeks, I have 3 great training partners, I'm feeling better than ever and I have a morning workout routine.

Onto the running has been great, which is totally because of all the added strength training. I go out and kill my runs, which I'm so stoked about. I'm excited to start racing to see some official times. Other than that, life has been pretty status quo (sp?)!

Friday, June 4, 2010

It's the Final Countdown!

As this was my last week before the final fitness evaluation, one would think that I would be on my best behavior. Sadly, that is not the case. I had pizza. Yes, the no-no food of all no-no foods. BUT, I'm OK with it. I didn't go for 3rds and I didn't go back for more the next day. I'm just ever so reminded that pizza is the devil and if I have a shitty weigh in, I know why. Actually, in total Liz fashion I'm sort of self sabotaging....but I'll tell that to my therapist, not the entire blogosphere. It's one of those terrible things I do to myself, instead of going all out, I sort of give up in subtle ways.

But in better, more blog-worthy news, I'm psyched to see my final numbers! I know my body fat percentage has changed dramatically, so it will be exciting to see how much - although I'm not sure if they will give them to me tomorrow or if I have to wait until the party to find out. I'm also a little anxious as I'm bummed that my weight hasn't changed. I think I may have been expecting too much, but I can only blame myself, I didn't really diet (I did make waaaay better food choices though).

Here is my recap of the week exercise wise:
Mon - 4 mile run
Tue - weights with the girls
Weds - final workout with the trainers, yoga at night (sweated my balls off)
Thurs - yoga where I again sweated my other set of balls off
Today - short run after work

Not sure about this weekend, may do a 5 mile trail run on Sun if the weather holds out (crossing fingers). Was supposed to run a 5k tomorrow, but the evaluation is at the same time so I had to bail.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Holiday Weekends Rule!

I love me a good 3 day weekend!! That extra day makes everything so much better! But alas, back to work I go...

I had a pretty good week, managed to run a ton and practice yoga which I have been skimping on with all of the additional weight training. The yoga was tough, but mainly because of my knee. The fall from the other day has made it hard to put weight on my knee cap. I'm pretty sure it's no big deal, but I'm keeping a close eye on it just in case.

Sat morning was a vinyasa class with one of my favorite teachers followed by a 3 mile run. Sun was a lazy day, which should have been a strength training day, but oh well, I can't do everything! Yesterday I ran 4 plus my tap class, and this morning I hit the weights with the girls for an hour. I may run after work, with my final eval for the fantastic 4 thing is Sat I'm considering 2 a it's hard to fit in both weights and cardio before work.