Getting Back Into It

With the holiday weekend that meant 3 days of no gym classes. And, well when you go 6 times a week and take 11 classes a week, going 3 days without those classes messes with you.
I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed yesterday’s classes. I attended yoga and belly dancing. Usually Tuesday’s I go to Krav after yoga however, my friend who I attend class with is on vacation so no Krav class until she comes back. But, I was okay with that because I attended my second belly dancing class.
First, though I had to get through power yoga. Man, I don’t know if it was the extra day off from doing yoga, or if the instructor was just making us work for it, but the hour class was a bit brutal. I was definitely working up a sweat and had a bit of a shake going at times. It was a great workout, but I definitely was feeling it.
And, well that hour class was immediately followed up by an hour of belly dancing. The thing I like about the class is that it’s a ton of fun and the entire time it doesn’t fee like a workout, but let me assure you it is. My abs are a bit sore today. They are definitely feeling all of the work they did yesterday. It’s a great class and a ton of fun and so worth the hour spent in class.
It feels really good to b going to class again. I miss it when I can’t go or the classes are cancelled. I’m looking forward to today’s Zumba and slow flow yoga class today.
I also completed Workout #8 of the Fit In 15 challenge I’m doing. Which means that I’m more than half way through that challenge. I need to start thinking about what February’s challenge is going to be. And, I’ve got a week and an half left of my DietBet.
This past weekend away definitely hampered the DietBet results a bit, but I’m confident that I’ll get there. I’ll be eating more Whole 30 meals instead of Paleo/Primal meals next week which will hopefully also help to shed the last couple of pounds I need to lose. I can do this.
When we got home I did get on the scale and it went up but as I got on it this morning and I was back to where I was before I think it was a bit of water weight from eating a lot of salty food. I also had some inflammation going on as my ankles and feet were swelled up a bit. Probably a combination of salt, water retention, and a bit of gluten ingestion. So, I’m confident that I can get to my DietBet goal.
Happy Hump Day

It’s A Work In Progress

As you readers who have been following along on this journey of mine know I’ve been doing run training, and working on my mile time.  Last week I went back to doing the last week of the program in which you have a 5 minute warm up and cool down with a 10 minute run session in between.  I can actually run for 10 minutes at my “fat man jog” speed for 10 minutes without any problems.  Sure I’m looking at the clock to see how much longer I have, but I can do it, and I am not huffing and puffing, and praying for death.

Today, started a new week and with that I decided that it was time to up the speed.  I increased my speed by 1/2 a mph.  Not much, but it sure felt like it.  I actually only ran for 5 minutes straight, then took a walking break, and followed it up with another 5 minutes.  I was winded after the first 5 minutes, and definitely breathing a bit harder than I’m used to.  However, now thinking back on it, I’m a little annoyed with myself, I bet if I really pushed myself I could have done the full 10 minutes.  Yes, I would have been gasping for air and definitely ready to curl up for a nap after, but I am pretty sure I could have done it in one set instead of breaking it up into 2 sets.  So Wednesday is my day, I am going to give it my all and try to make it the full 10 minutes.

And, well if I only make it 6 minutes, well it’s one more than today.  The only person I have to prove myself to is me.  I am only competing against myself, and well I’m getting antsy to make it to that 10 minute mile.  I can and will do it.  It’s a work in progress, and I am working on it.