While I would prefer to stop lifting weights every other day because I'm sore...I'm pretty happy with this challenge and the changes its forcing me to make. Right, I know I've been complaining about the hunger all this weight lifting causes...but I was very happy to read a reputable source report that: "When you begin lifting you may see your weight increase a few lbs as you build muscle". Sounds good, I'll take it.
Importantly she also noted that MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE than fat. Stop saying it people! 1lb=1lb. Now 1lb of muscle is more dense, taking up less space than 1lb of fat..but they weigh the same!!
Full details on this 30 day challenge>>
Day 1: Saturday (Long run, Melissa's to make sushi)
Mind: Reverting to previous usage of darn and dang. Very good.
Body: 20 minutes weights...though I reallllly didn't want to since my stomach hurt so bad!!
Soul: 10 minutes meditation..it will get easier
Day 2: Sunday (Easy run, cuddling all day with David)
Mind: I said "I'm in Miami Bitch" but it was an accident! I was just quoting that dumb song.
Body: Ab workout from SELF magazine
Soul: 10 minutes meditation
Day 3: Monday (AM work from home, drive 4 hours to Olrando, meet RedHead for run)
Mind: I typed ass on twitter...no good.
Body: Weight lifting in gym..so dizzy I didn't want to, but had to get it in before leaving for Orlando!
Soul: 10 minutes meditation
Day 4: Tuesday (Conference in Orlando)
Mind: Couple slips today
Body: Ab work in hotel room and had to do weights late night, instead of Wednesday AM
Soul: 10 minutes meditation...really hard today...wanted to sleep or move
Day 5: Wednesday (Conference in Orlando)
Mind: Pretty good, I've stopped the f bombers which really bothered me
Body: Nothing since I did weights Tuesday
Soul: 10 minutes after AM run
Day 6: Thursday (4 hour drive back from Orlando, afternoon meetings, Nike run group)
Mind: So fresh and clean
Body: Did some abs, but not intense my body just feels sore
Soul: 7 minutes...couldn't get settled today
Day 7: Friday (Work from home)
Mind: No cursing here!
Body: 20 minutes of machine weights
Soul: 10 minutes by the water
Day 8: Saturday (Tried to relax leg, errands, laying at the pool)
Mind: No curses!!
Body: Bender ball ab workout
Soul: 10 minutes by the water...so calming!
Day 9: Sunday (Sobe 5k with David and Samara)
Mind: Felt like cursing at my leg, but all good!
Body: Light weights with very high reps
Soul: 10 minutes on the beach...sigh...love my life
Day 10: Monday (Work from home)
Mind: I'm on it..no cursing
Body: Turbo Jam abs
Soul: 10 minutes pre-working
Any great ab or weight lifting workouts I need to be sure to incorporate??
I am grateful for learning to meditate
I am grateful for aloe vera
I am grateful for crazy skiers
I am grateful for days that make you feel like cuddilng
I am grateful for 80's hair bands