Well, hello there! It’s been a good week. The weight loss isn’t showing because I’ve been eating lots of salty foods the past couple of days. It will come though, of that I’m sure. Some updates:
“Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.” —Mia Hamm
I have a great schedule put together thanks to Steph (@fitmomtraining) from fitmomintraining.com, Janice (@fitcheerldr) from fitnesscheerleader.com, @rachelsteffen from Running Rachel and my awesome Belarusian cycling coach, Yahor! Here’s what I did this week:
Monday – Ran 37 min. – 5K
Tuesday – Biked 41 min easy to medium
Wednesday – Yoga/physical therapy
Thursday – Biked 45 min, steady path with 5-7 intervals of 15 sec ea w/1-2 min rest in between, Post Athletic Stretch Routine for Cycling by Yoga Tune Up
Friday – Off/stretching/physical therapy
Saturday – Run 35 min speed work (steep hill, 5 min warm up, sprint up and down hill for 15 min., easy run for 15 min.), Post Athletic Stretch for Running by Yoga Tune Up.
Sunday – Still to do – Bike 75 min, intervals on flat road, increase time to 20 sec, 5-7 times, 1-2 min rest between. PT exercises. (DONE!)
Schedule for this week:
Monday – Off/yoga
Tuesday – Run 40 flat – DONE!
Wednesday – Bike 60, run 20 min (easy), PT appt. DONE!
Thursday – Off/yoga or stretching
Friday – Run 20, bike 30, run 10, PT exercises DONE!
Saturday – Run 35 min DONE! 3.06 miles
Sunday – Bike 75, PT exercises
I am sort of dreading the duathlon. I really didn’t give myself enough time to train after the 5K, but I’m going to do the training that I have planned for the next 2 weeks and see what happens. I will finish it and then learn what to do differently next time. Here’s the map of the duathalon for those of you who didn’t see it last week.
Weight, Food, Water and All that Jazz
I did well for the first 4-5 days of the week with food and water. I think past 4 days is when I start to fall apart with it. I didn’t lose so far this week, but I think until the duathlon, I am just going to try to eat healthy and not go crazy with sugar. We’ll see how that goes! I know I need to drink a lot in order to stay healthy and hydrated for the exercise.
Sista of the Week!
I love this gal! She’s tough, cute, fun, supportive, and she’s got these amazing guns!!
She is also the Mama Guns Motivator for Mamavation and will be leading the Mama Guns Buff n’ Tuff Challenge, whipping us all into shape with weight training for 8 weeks. Everyone will commit to 30-45 minutes of weight training 3-4 days a week. Check it out here. I would love to do this challenge, but I’m not sure I can given the state of my shoulder. Will consider putting a pic up of my noodle arm that I can barely lift high enough to take a “guns” pic. Good luck to the rest of you!
And since @bookieboo Leah is too busy with my boyfriend, Pete Cohen, we don’t know who the sponsor of Mamavation TV is yet. Stay tuned!! ‘
As Comment Warrior, I would like to remind you that you get extra entries into the Mamavation Monday TV giveaway for each comment you make on a Sista’s Monday blog post. Also, it makes us feel loved to read comments that show that you read our posts and care enough to say something!
Mamavation Moms Campaign
So excited to see who applies, who gets through to the voting stage and who gets to be a Mamavation Mom next! Here are the instructions on how to apply. The applications and videos will be accepted from September 27 to October 6. This is an amazing opportunity to have resources to lose weight and get healthy. I don’t even think you need to have 100 pounds to lose. As long as you’re compelling and have some goals in mind, you should apply!
Question of the Week
What are your fitness goals? I love the idea of having an event to train for. Would you like to sign up for an event on Halloween or Thanksgiving morning? I am going to be doing 5Ks on both days and you have enough time to start training now for a 5K using Couch to 5K to either walk or run a 5K either time. Join me!! You can do this. Anyone can.
Unrelated but happy news, my son is starting preschool on Tuesday! Here is a picture from the “Pick a Cubby” day that we went to on Friday with him.