I am on my second week of Interval Training and I love it! By the time I’m finished, I’m sweaty and yucky and I feel GREAT!!! Here is my workout for this week:
Warm up for 5 minutes on the treadmill @3 mph
Jog 1 minute @4mph
Power Walk 4 minutes @3.3 mph
Repeat cycle until I reach 2 miles or 45 minutes.:
Strength Training on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday using free weights and resistance bands.
Yoga/Pilates on Wednesday & Friday.
Sunday is my Active Rest day = a.k.a., not sitting on the sofa all day long! Do laundry, mop the floors, make beds, organize closets…do anything to keep moving! (But it’s okay to chill for a minute and re-watch old Alias DVDs or Downton Abbey!) 🙂
As for today’s workout, I’m really proud of myself for pushing through. I woke up with a migraine and wasn’t feeling very well at all. I took my migraine medicine and as soon as it went away, I threw on my workout clothes, drank water and hit the treadmill. Every time I wanted to slow down or give up, I would tell myself, “Get moving, girl!” & push through.
You have to understand, I am not an athlete & I’ve never been an athlete. This whole wanting to run thing is new to me. I had this very vivid dream last week. In the dream, I saw myself running down a road & I was wearing a running outfit and a number on the front of my chest. I woke up and thought, “I’m going to start running and I’m going to sign up for a 5K!”
So, I wrote it down in my Health & Fitness Journal & made it a goal. 🙂 If I can do this, anybody can. I am excited to see where my body is at 6 months from now or even a year from now. Like I’ve said before, I’m not doing this to get super-skinny…I want to be FIT and healthy.
My Diet This Week:
8-10 glasses of water/day
Lots of lean protein, veggies & fruit
Continue to track my food, water & vitamins online at Weight Watchers!
My Project This Week:
Work on my Vision Board! Clip out pictures, articles, write out motivational quotes on 3×5 cards…put whatever is inspiring on a cork board & hang it above my treadmill to keep me motivated during workouts. When I’m finished, I’ll take a photo of it and post it for y’all to see. I’m really excited to do this.
Have a great week!