Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It Can Be Done!

Wait... I freakin did it!

I told myself that I was going to workout 5 times this past week. Well the beginning of the week was easy. Monday I lifted weights and strengthened my core in the F.I.T. class. Tuesday I took the night off and had dinner with a friend from work. Wednesday I ran for an eternity of 7 miles. Thursday was a busy day in Pueblo with family. This left Friday, Saturday and Sunday to workout- the 3 most hardest trying days of the week to find motivation to go to the gym.

Friday night I found I had just enough time to go for a quick swim, shower and make it to BUNCO. Three workouts completed. 

Saturday at the very last minute, before we were expected at a friend's house, I dashed off to the gym and ran 3.2 miles at my fastest time this year! 29 minutes and 23 seconds. 

Sunday Preston played in a pool tournament most of the day. I almost had my mind made up that I was going to skip the last workout and be satisfied with 4. At the last hour, before our dinner plans with Josh and Ashley, I ran to the gym for a nice swim. 

It wasn't until I was in my car on my way back home that I realized I DID IT. I fit in my regular activities, social life and 5 workouts all into one week. It can be done. I can have a life and workout like a maniac!

So far this week I am on track to workout 5 times. Monday I did the F.I.T. class. Holy macro am I sore!  We did this ball exercises that works the core, back of the thigh, butt and calves. WOW!!! Have you tried this exercise? Let me just say it works! 

I am really enjoying the F.I.T. class; it is a great addition to my workout schedule. It adds a little variety to the week and gives me another option besides running or swimming. 

F.I.T. stands for Functional Integrated Training. We use balls, bands, gliding discs and weights to improve balance, strength and endurance. There is no cardio activity at all in this class. It's all about lifting and strengthening the core. 

I have found that I have lost most of my muscle that I built doing P90X. In P90X I was lifting 8-15 pounds. Currently I am lifting 6 measly pounds. It's a little sad to see all of my hard work from P90X disappear. But I am working hard to get the muscle back!

Tonight Ashley and I ran. Let me just say the run didn't go as well as I hoped. The Saint Patrick 5K is less than 2 weeks away so I better get in gear. 

Tomorrow I plan on doing the F.I.T. class again and then Thursday is another run day. I will end the week with a nice swim. 

Hope everyone else is finding success in their workouts. Keep pushing play or going to the gym!    

1 comment:

  1. Good work Lori! I told myself that I was going to do five this week, but then was up half the night last night with a little lady who didn't want to sleep, so...the snooze button was too easy this morning :(

    I'll atleast get four in!