Hai. I'm still here. Inconsistently blogging, but I wanted to check in! If there's one post during the week I don't want to miss, it's my weekly work out goals. Putting a plan out there on the interwebs always insures I will hold myself accountable! Last week was one of my best weeks, in as long a time as I can remember. I've been able to string together a few really great weeks and I'm feeling like I could steam roll this success into my ultimate goal of 18% body fat. Mostly I just want to feel great and right now I do! Over the last several weeks, I've incorporated two hour long HIIT sessions, RIPPED class, one day of sprints, and lots of strength training. I've brought down my cardiovascular activity, increased strength training and I'm losing weight. I will say not being able to run long distances has greatly affected my appetite. I never feel rungry or hangry these days which has worked wonders in the will power department.
I've felt out of sorts being unable to run. Almost like I've lost my focus here in this space, BUT I figure this is a great time to get back to basics. Saturday Mr.Noel and I put in a fun leg day together that looked like this:
Two Sets of 12 Light Weight Squats
Two Sets of 12 Light Weight Dead Lifts
4 Sets of 6 Max Weight Squats
4 Sets of 12 Dumbbell Lunges (Each Leg)
3 Sets of 15: Leg Press
3 Sets of 12: Lying Leg Curls
3 Sets of 15: Leg Extensions
4 Sets of 12 Weighted Calf Raises
Feet Straight forward
Feet in "second"
Toes pointed towards one another
15 Minute treadmill run
Saturday evening I went out to dinner with friends to celebrate my Mom's birthday! She picked Mexican, I had chips and salsa, grilled tuna, stuffed black bean avocado, potatoes, and wine. Whoops. It was worth it, I have no regrets! I'm loving this dress from Victoria's Secret. I've actually worn it a few times now and it's incredibly versatile. I'm getting big ole F in blogger outfit documentation.
|Mom's Birthday Dinner|
|Awkward random picture my husband took of me|
|Nick's Company Christmas Party. His boss' wife told me I looked like a "beautiful athletic Snowflake". She's my favorite! Side Note- I am legit WGW in this picture. Cheers!|
Weekly Work Out Goals:
Tuesday: Sprints & Leg Strength
Thursday: 3 Mile Run (knee permitting) & Strength
Friday: Body Pump
Saturday: Run / Strength Train
Sunday I did mange to get in a run. I was feeling sloppy Sally after my indulgent Saturday. I just wanted to get out and RUN. I didn't expect to be quick or to go far. I was pretty sure I'd be slow and it would suck, ya know cause of wino Saturday, and a heavy leg day. This run defied logic. I didn't know how far I wanted to go, so I didn't manage my pace whatsoever. I just went. The funny thing is that I never felt out of breathe or like I was really pushing myself hard. I really think I owe that to: number one all this rest and number two weekly HIIT and sprint sessions.
Mile One: 9:26
Mile 2: 9:20
Mile 3: 9:17
Mile 4: 9:28
My knee started hurting towards the end, so I made it to mile four and walked back to my car. It felt so great to be out pounding the streets again! It's not looking promising for me come the marathon in March, ya know the one I'm already registered for. Hopefully, I can run the half strong, and PR. Time will tell!