I’m sitting here, all cute and clean from my time at the gym and all I can get out of B is complaints about how hard the monsters in his video game are to kill. Oh well, I guess that’s the fun reality of married life every now and then. This post is about my workout and the goals I have for the first part of 2011, so if that stuff bores you, feel free to skip. I just need a place to log my workouts and track my progress. I’m only planning on doing this once weekly, but they’ll still be popping up.
B successfully dragged me to the gym today, which was pretty easy considering I was in a good mood and all motivated over the car and Lia Sophia party. I used the run strategy for Week 2 from the Couch to 5k program over at Cool Running. Essentially, after a 5 minute warm up, I ran 90 second intervals with a 2 minute walk in between for 20 minutes. This was all done on the elliptical, level 13. After that I did 200 crunches and some weight work for my arms and legs.
Honestly, this was my first real workout in a week. Between B getting sick and me not feeling great myself – both emotionally and physically – I gave myself a pass on working out. I shouldn’t have. I feel so great after this evening’s work out. A little sore, definitely like I pushed myself, and absolutely thrilled that I got this in. While I was running on the elliptical, not really watching the hockey on tv and listening to nothing other than the ambient sounds in the room, I decided that I needed goals. Something to convince me to drag my butt to the gym, even when I don’t feel like it.
Here’s what I came up with: I have two formal events roughly 2 weeks apart in May/June – B’s brother’s commissioning and my sister’s wedding. In between, we’re *fingers crossed* going on a cruise to celebrate our own honeymoon. I want a bikini body for the cruise. I want to be the hot girl at both events. So that’s my goal. Here’s the deal, I know that I’m going to forget this every now and then – my desire to not sweat will overpower my desire to be the good looking one. So I’m pledging to report in to the vast craziness of the internet. I have my “starting” weight aka what I weighed at the gym tonight after working out and my measurements. I’m going to be writing them down, here, for me to see and track.
Starting Weight: 157
BMI: 22.5 – so perfectly normal, I’m just all about feeling better than ever.
Waist: 27 inches
Abdomen: 38 inches
Hips: 40 inches
There it is in all it’s glory. I don’t have a set size in mind to get to. My main goal is to workout at least 5 days a week. I’m also going to try and eat 2 pieces of fruit a day and at least one serving of veggies. This track gets a month for me to see what I can get out of it. After that I’ll reevaluate my plans.