Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stomach Shrinking

I feel like I'm channeling Yum Yucky with this title, but I think she's right when she speaks of stomach shrinking! Over the past 2 days, my dinners have consisted of appetizer portions at restaurants and they have totally caused me to feel extremely full. I don't think they were extremely large appetizer portions, but more than enough for me. Amazing. Change happens with healthy habits.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

On track

Despite, changing my routine, I'm still on track to reach my goal of 40 miles for October. As you can see, from the image above, I'm 16 miles from 40 and I still have 2 weeks to go. My running goal is up to 12 miles during the weeks. So, I got this!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Changing it up

This past week I decided to change up my workout routine. Over the past few months, I've been going hard with workouts 5-6 days per week with double workouts 2-3 of those days. Generally, my schedule looked like this:

Sunday - 4 mile run/walk
Monday - gym (weights)
Tuesday - gym (cardio & weights); run/walk in the evening
Wednesday - gym (all cardio)
Thursday - gym (cardio & weights); run/walk in the evening
Friday - gym or rest day
Saturday - 4 mile run/walk

That was a lot and I could feel that I needed a change. So I did. Here's my new routine:

Sunday - 4 mile run/walk
Monday - gym (10 min cardio & weights)
Tuesday - 3-4 mile run/walk
Wednesday - gym (20 min cardio & weights)
Thursday - 3-4 mile run/walk
Friday - gym (10 min cardio & weights)
Saturday - rest

Thoughts after doing that routine this week: pretty good. It did feel funny not heading out for a run this AM, but I was determined to let my body rest. I'll follow this routine at least until the end of the year.