I have been with out internet for about 2 weeks now. I have been truly lost with out the ability to look things up, or chat randomly, and even post on my blog. There have been so many things I've wanted to tell to you all!!
Lets start at the beginning.... 2weeks ago, I decided to take a break from working out.... well not really intended our schedules just got crazy for that week and I wasn't able to travel 30minutes to and 30minutes from my gym...... that's another story for later in this post.
After I "started" back at the gym the following week, I started yoga, I loved it, it was so challenging and rewarding all in one. 15-20 minutes before the end of class who do I realize is in there? My ex's best friends girl friend.... or at least she was still has girlfriend about 4 years ago when we seen them coming out of a movie. I was slightly annoyed, I don't think she recognized me, or she might have, I really don't care either way but damn, I can't even get my work out on with out seeing someone I know....... especially when I look my worse trying to get back to my best.
That week I started running on the track and hated it. I truly do have a love hate relationship sometimes with cardio lol. I was then, only able to run 1 lap then walk 1 lap. I continued on this way for a total of laps. Ugh. The pros from running obviously out weigh the cons, but damn, its hard to realize that during those times when my shins are cramping and I can't breath.
I have since changed gyms, because as I stated earlier, 30minutes to and 30minutes from is just a little too much in my life right now. This new gym is literally right around the corner from my house, like walking distance, its amazing! Since being there now, for a week, I have been running on the treadmill. I started the first day with 15minutes of intervals from 3.0-4.5. I thought I was going to die!!!! I was COVERED in sweat like I had just walked out of the shower. I loved it though, I felt amazing, like I had just conquered the world considering I had just done 30minutes on the elliptical machine prior. Technically, I have been there for 4days and have since increased my time on the treadmill to 30minutes total. I finish at 2miles. I plan on increasing my time as I go though because I would like to get faster as well as able to finish a 5k. I have ALREADY lost 4lbs!!!!!!!! I was only increasing weight since I started 7weeks ago because of muscle building and now, finally, I am starting to lose. I still have a total of 48lbs to go to get to my goal weight of 175.
I knew running was a good way to lose weight but never was able to after getting into a car accident when I was 17. I had a pinched nerve in my hip which was corrected when I gave birth to AJ. I was kind of glad and kind of upset too because I could no longer use that as an excuse haha. I was completely inspired by my buddy Star who has already ran two 5k runs. I too would like to be able to do so and it is also on my bucket list like her, I feel like such a copycat hahaha.
I will write you more in a couple days as I continue this new routine. I will also be posting my updated measurements and pictures. I apologize for not posting pictures from last month BUT they were deleted.