Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Go Time!

This week is the beginning of a new chapter in my life! Well it is not so new, but I have to re-kindle the fires that once burnt deep within me. Before my sweet Ella Jean, I was more fit then I had been since High School. Then I got pregnant and my once shrinking waistline was growing out of control. So now Ella is here and almost 3 months old. I have lost twenty pounds since her birth, but now I am at a stand still and I'm still 10 lbs heavier then my pre-pregnancy weight! So my goal is to go beyond my pre-pregnancy weight and really trim up!

This is all easier said then done! Between home, Ella and work I really don't have a lot of time, plus the fact that I am exhausted. But I had to make a decision: A.) get off my butt and do something about your weight or B.) just go on with my life and hope "one day" I will lose the baby fat! Well I choose A! I don't like feeling embarrassed about my image and I don't like the fact that my regular clothes don't really fit me anymore.

My girlfriend Holly challenged me to do a 1/2 marathon in October. I basically just laughed, but she is so inspiring and she really made me feel like I could do it! So I started researching training programs. I chose: The Runner's World 8-Week Beginning Runner's Training Program. The plan is to be able to run 2 miles in 8 weeks. From there I will continue on to the Half Marathon training(16 weeks). I'm not going to stress or beat myself up if I miss a run. If I don't make it to the half marathon, but I can run 5 miles I will be happy! After all, it is more for being fit then anything else.

I also have become very interested in a workout video that I saw on an infomercial, Hip Hop Abs. It seems I'm not the only one who was intrigued by this workout. Melissa mentioned it one day and we laughed historically because we both wanted it, BAD! So I did some research and found it on Amazon for $12.93, what a great deal, I added 2 to the shopping cart! So I broke out the dvd on Monday, let me tell you this is some workout! I'm still sore... But I love it! Melissa as also taken to it like a champ! We will be looking good, if we can stick to it...she already has me beat ;)

Workouts this week:

Monday- First day of training
Run 1 minute, Walk 2 minutes 10x(about 30 minutes total)
Hip Hop Abs(30 minutes)

Walked 15 minutes

Plan is to Run 1 minute , Walk 2 minutes 10x (after work)
Hip hop abs(30 minutes)

Play Time

A quick post on Ella! She is really getting a sweet little personality. Mornings are her favorite, she really enjoys talking and laughing, especially at Daddy! We are also having play time. Everyday when we get home we lay on the mat and play, play, play... She really enjoys it for about 15 minutes :) but it sure is cute...