I had a great week last week.
I can feel myself getting stronger when it comes to running. On Friday after I completed my C25K workout I did some strength training, rode the bike for 3 miles and then decided that I wanted to see how quickly I could do a mile.
I jumped back on the treadmill and started running. I was able to keep my pace for about 5 minutes and then slowed to a walk for 3 minutes then kicked it back up again. I was so proud of myself when the mile ticked off and I was just over 12 minutes. That’s HUGE for me! I’ve been doing an average of 15 minute miles up until then.
I’ve done a really good job keeping my calories under 1500 a day. I did have a few days early in the week where I experienced headaches. I chalked it up to my body craving all those sugars and simple carbs that it was so used to.
This week my big goal is to burn an average of 600 calories at the gym each day. With all the running I’m doing it shouldn’t be a problem but I really do feel so much better afterward! Sure I’m exhausted for the rest of the day but I feel good ya know?
So, since I was a Mamavation Mom applicant I will be participating in the Move It and Lose It Challenge! I’m super motivated for this and let me tell you jumping on the scale today I felt awesome.. and then I saw the number.
That’s a gain of 1.2 pounds. I was pretty bummed about it until it dawned on my that will all the strength training I’m doing with running and weights, I’m gaining muscle and we all know muscle weighs more that fat right? At least that is what I’m going to keep telling myself ;).
So on this the first week of Move It and Lose It here are my starting measurements and the fantastic pictures..
- Arms : 14.5in
- Bust : 44in
- Waist : 41.5in
- Hips : 48.5in (ouch)
- Thighs : 25.5in
Ok in my defense, I had just gotten home from the gym. And the picture from behind was taken by my husband who had laid down on the couch and wouldn’t get up because he wasn’t feeling well. (Yes, my mini me daughter wanted to pose too. 🙂 )