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Challenge 7: Days 1-10

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??
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Gratitude Journal
Feb 22
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

18 comments:

  1. wow way to go amanda! you've been really busy and super active all around. you're rocking out some mayyjah strength training and ab work, way to go.

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  2. P90X Ab Ripper is a wicked Abs Workout!

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  3. Haha...so true with the muscle weighs more than fat. I am guilty of saying that but now that I think about it- it makes sense! Sounds like a good week

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  4. I love cuddling days too :-)

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  5. Thanks for pointing out the 'muscle weighs more than fat' thing... I hate that comment!!!

    Way to go keeping up with the strengthening!

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  6. I got a Jillian video from Amazon for $6 called No More Trouble Zones. It's a great all over body workout. But the arms and abs are especially torturous. And maybe you should try meditating in the bath tub. I could stay in there for hours!

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  7. Oh Dang! You gave up cursing?! When I had kids I severely toned it down. But the GD just slips out.

    I'm hoping the reason why I'm up 2lbs over the past few wks is b/c of muscle. :) More likely the Mardi Gras. Oh well. Back on the horse.

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  8. I love this challenge and you are doing so well! I definitely need to focus on incorporating meditation into my every day.

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  9. I couldn't stick with lifting for more than 2 weeks, so you're doing great! keep it up!

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  10. I hate that "muscle weighs more than fat" comment too! I love lifting weights! I feel so much stronger. Good job with sticking with it :)

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  11. Way to bust those misconceptions!

    Great job on the no cussing!!

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  12. Definitely let me know if you're coming to DC! Bloggie running dates are a new fave! I'm also pumped for Seattle, it's going to be an amazing weekend.

    And...lululemon wunder under crops. I am obsessed!

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  13. Interesting about the muscle/fat comments. Makes total sense!

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  14. Great progress on the challenge!

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  15. Looks like a very well though out regiman. I hope this works for you.

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  16. so...the 5lbs i gained since i left home in january aren't muscle? damn, i was banking on that! hehe!

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  17. LOL at muscles weigh more than fat. It reminds me of a trick question my 4rd grade teacher gave us back then. She asked, which weighs more: 100 lbs of cotton or 100 lbs of steel?

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  18. Err... that should be 3rd.

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