Can you imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale this morning to see a 5 pound loss!? I mean, this is unprecidented! It is also somewhat a surprise because, while my diet has been okay, I've had a few struggles this week on the exercise front. Thank you all for your encouraging comments on my last post. It seems all those debates with my IFC paid off. ;) In fact, I had a FANTASTIC run last night. It felt easy, I was light on my feet, I didn't struggle with the time increase for my intervals and I was actually the "fast" one (usually my running buddy is the lead pace bunny and I'm the tortoise!). I guess it's proof that ups & downs are inevitable....you just have to persevere through them. I'm learning that now.
I have two Challenges to update you on.
First, there is Clyde's iTouch Challenge where I committed to losing 15 pounds by Labour Day. Well, I have lost 10 pounds so far which leaves me with 5 pounds to go before September 6th. Can I do it? YES I CAN!!
Second, I joined the 100 Days Challenge over at Run Courtney Run. I'm really excited to be a part of this challenge because I think it will keep me accountable as the days cool off and I ease into the good ol' Canadian winter. This was a 'build your own goal' challenge and I have committed to:
1. Run at least 3x per week (check!)
2. Strength train at least 2x per week (um....er....nope. More on this later!)
3. Drink my water (check!)
4. Lose 15-25 pounds (5 down!)
So....ahem....about that strength training. Most of you are probably sick of hearing me acknowledge how important it is and how I really should be doing it. I'm all talk and no action, aren't I? The thing is, I have no idea where to start. I'm convinced that I can/should create my own little home program rather than paying for an expensive gym membership BUT I have NO IDEA where to start. I'd really like to focus on my arms one day per week and my core on one day per week. So now what?
Whew...this is a much longer post than I intended. Thanks for reading!