Posted on March 13, 2012 by shannonjoe
I can officially say that I can run 4 miles without stopping. However, I have only done that once so far. I’m going to try running 4 miles about once or twice each week for awhile and run 3 miles the other times-then I’ll see if I can increase my mileage.
I now have other women that want to start running so I am training with them on the Couch25k AGAIN-it looks like this:
Run my 3 miles after school.
Run with the ladies for the training program.
Prop up on the couch when I get home.
This past Friday night I went with 3 of the girls to a 1 1/2 hour zumba fundraiser in Pelham, AL. We rocked the house!
I started the 6packMarch challenge on March 1st and have now kept with it for 12 days! Woohoo! Except today I was supposed to hold a plank for 60 seconds and COULDN’T! I’m going to try it again in a little bit!
I ran 3 miles today, walked a mile, did my ab workout, and started strength training for my arms and legs. Whew! I REALLY want to do strength training 2-3 times each week.
I ate too much this weekend so only lost 2 tenths of a pound since last Monday. Got to get better about the weekends! What hurt me was going out to eat on Friday night after Zumba and Saturday night for my best friend’s birthday. Plus this red velvet cake at my house (for my stepson’s birthday) is not helping matters any. GO AWAY BIG RED VELVET CAKE!!!
I love to run. I love to eat. I love to smile. Not necessarily in that order. Running makes me smile. Eating makes me smile. Smiling makes me happy. Loving life right now!
Filed under: abs, Couch25k, running info | Tagged: couch35k, Running, Strength training, Zumba | 4 Comments »
Posted on March 6, 2012 by shannonjoe
I REALLY am doing this challenge! I never could get off the ground with Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred video-I did it 2 different days and loved how I felt, but each day I kept dreading doing it and kept putting it off. Don’t know why-maybe it just wasn’t meant to be for me right now????
The only thing that I have been consistent with is my running, but I KNOW I need to do SOME kind of strength training. So, I thought I would do this March challenge over at Shrinking Jeans for my abs-it’s quick so I’m gonna try to do it once in the mornings and once in the evenings.
Let me alert you to the fact that I am doing GIRL PUSH-UPS! I cannot do regular pushups-maybe one day.
So take the challenge yourself-hop over to Shrinking Jeans to read all about it and tweet about it using this hashtag- #6packMarch.
Don’t you want these kind of abs??????
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Posted on February 7, 2012 by shannonjoe
I just started doing the 30 day shred video with Jillian Michaels today. It was intense to me! I guess because I am not used to doing any strength training. It was a great workout. I think I’ll try to do 30 days of Level 1, then 30 days of Level 2, then 30 days of Level 3. So maybe by summer I might fit into a bikini!
Today was Week 6-Day 1 for Couch25k, and I swear it felt harder than the 20 minute jog from Friday. Maybe because I’m sore from zumba? Not drinking enough water? I ate light so that’s not it, but my legs literally felt like lead today!
Tomorrow will be a cross training day-I might just get on the stationary bike. Haven’t decided. My legs are pretty tired right now.
Filed under: 30 Day Shred, Couch25k | Tagged: couch25k week 6 day 1, Jillian Michael, jillian michaels 30 day shred, Strength training | 10 Comments »
Posted on January 18, 2012 by shannonjoe
Today was one of those days where the stars did not align correctly for getting in my exercise!!! I’m NOT a morning person so exercising in the morning before work is NOT an option! My planning period was consumed by me having to call the body shop about getting an estimate on my car that a deer tried to take out, a student taking a makeup test, finishing the study guides for this week, and no I didn’t have time to go to the bathroom.
Faculty meeting after school for 35 minutes (I actually don’t mind these-in fact, I’m weird I guess since I like them). Took car to the body shop to actually get the estimate-50 minutes!!!
Weekly dinner date with my best friend and our daughters. I mean come on-I do have my priorities. Took my daughter to visit her boyfriend that broke up with her last week and they are still talking-don’t ask.
FINALLY got home at 9pm. 2 miles on the stationary bike. B.o.r.i.n.g. BUT-I did read a book while I rode. LOVE TO READ! I also did some “little” strength training things like-10 pushups, leg lift thingies, worked out arms a little with VERY light weights.
Now it’s 10:49 pm, and I’m blogging, tweeting, and reading blogs. Be back tomorrow-hopefully with a couch25k update.
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