Woohooo! Just past the halfway point in the strength training sessions and so far, so good. So anything new I'm noticing? I'm no longer constantly ravenous so I think I've got my food where I need it to be, which is awesome. Now don't get me wrong...I love eating but not sure Hubs was loving me eating at 3am in the morning. Tee hee...sorry, hon. I think some things are getting less flabby (hello, looking at you chicken cutlets!) but it's a bit hard to tell because...well, I see myself every day. The one thing I have noticed is that clothes are starting to feel tight across my upper back and chest...the other day I put on a jacket that I hadn't worn in awhile and it was pulling across the shoulders. Now I'm kinda excited because I'm hoping that means that I'm building some muscle, but admit I'm a teeny bit worried as I already have broad shoulders for someone of my short and squat stature and find clothes hard enough to fit as it is. Seriously, I have to get everything tailored to fit and lululemon is the only store I can buy off the rack. Hey...wait a sec...guess that means that I'll just have to shop there more often, right?! Muscles, FTW!
Sunday: 30 minute treadmill run
No long run this weekend due to our stellar weekend in Van, but as soon as we got back home we dutifully trudged our butts downstairs and did a half hour workout. I was feeling particularly frisky for some reason so ran the majority of this on an incline. I must have still been riding the high of Canuck's victory over LA (yessssssssss).
Monday: 40 mins Spartacus a.m./PISE upper body strength
D unfortunately fell during her soccer game on Sunday, so she wasn't able to make bootcamp. I decided to just work out at home and did four rounds of the Spartacus workout and was a sweating mess by the end. Not sure if maybe this affected me but man, I was not feeling it that night during the strength class. And yes, the DOMS I predicted arrived with a vengeance.
Yep, jammed on yoga again. For a totally good reason though...post to come on this later.
Wednesday: PISE lower body strength
No Jason bootcamp this morning, sob! I had to get to work early, but truth be told I was OK with doing one less cardio day this week. I've been having some tightness in my right glute and hamstring, and now I'm having some calf soreness and getting that stupid foot pain that I had when I was marathon training. It's been getting progressively a little bit worse each week even with lots of stretching and rollering this past while so I've got an appointment booked with my physio this week. Girding my loins now because she is a big proponent of IMS and frack, it hurts...whine, whimper. But a good kinda hurt.
Great workout that morning! Our trainer tried something new... she took five exercises (box jumps/step ups, rotating side planks, tricep dips, pushups and stinkbugs) and we had to do as many as we could in a minute with six sets of stairs in between. We did three rounds and our goal was to keep the same number of reps as the first round or more. I really enjoyed it because it gave me a target to work towards and it was kinda fun. Well, as fun as stairs and pushups can be. Ha!
Saturday: 10K run
Beautiful day out! I didn't feel super energetic and my right leg was bugging me, but it was a really nice leisurely jog. Even on the days that I don't really feel like running, it's always nice to head out and spend some time with Hubs.
Not stellar but not bad. I'm going to be really mixing things up over the next while, but more to come on that later.
Lots of new recipes this week! Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Lemon Zest from Meatless from Martha Stewart Living, the Classic Yammy Culver City Salad (saw this one on TV and it looked delish!), Grilled Fish Tacos and Spinach Chickpea Spread from Power Foods from Whole Living and Steelhead Trout with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic from Food.com.
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