Remember the #GetFit Challenge I told you about last month? A group of bloggers decided to get fit before Memorial Day and have a small support system in place to keep up with goals, to root for each other to keep going, eat better and feel better through exercise. Of course we would then deem ourselves a #MemorialDayHottie .
Elena of Mommy is in Timeout will be hosting monthly link ups for anyone who wants to jump on board and share their status updates for getting fit before Memorial Day!
I listed my goals and I have to admit, I needed to change things up.
Here is what I set out to do a mere month ago:
- Finish week 6 & 7 of the Couch to 5K (c25k) app.
- Do 30Day shred once a week and P90X twice a week.
- Continue with my 2pm workout boost.
- Drink more water
So, how has my progress been going?
Running/Half Marathon Training:
Well, I started back running too soon. After a few days of getting on the road, I noticed my heart was acting a little funny and it made me nervous. Seems my cold from a few weeks prior was still lingering and I was not eating properly. After a week off in DC of only walking around town and making sure I had MORE THAN ENOUGH food down my gullet, I was fine.
I came back from our trip, laced up the running shoes and had one of the best runs I’ve had in a really long time. I felt great. I finished the week 6 & 7 workout as planned and am scheduled to start up the next phase using Bridge to 10k app this week.
Which led me to my next goal listed: 30 Day Shred and P90X.
As much as I love #evilJillian (my loving nickname for Jillian Michaels), I decided to not do her workout…but to take on the BIG DOG, Tony Horton and commit to one full rotation of P90X. The workout geek in me took over and even made a color coded calendar to X off each day.
I ran 3 miles on Feb. 29 – thought I would get a head start on Leap Day- then started P90X on March 1. Today is March 2 and my body feels like I’ve been hit by a bus. I’ve only ever done the chest & back , kenpo (my favorite) and yoga, never ALL of them. But stick to the schedule I will and so I’ve now crossed off Chest & Back, Ab Ripper X and today Plyometrics. The big dog is kicking my ASS and it’s only DAY 2! *
I’m going to keep getting up and pushing play. Because I will :
And not to fret…I also have my running scheduled on there for the half marathon. I am going to be running light miles and one long run a week, so hopefully I will have paced the workouts so that I don’t overdo it.
As for the water?
I’m still working on it. I really need to focus on ridding the extra cups of coffee and replacing with the water.
Have you set goals to feel better before Memorial Day?? Join in with us, we would love to cheer you on as well!
Next #GetFit Update will be April 1st!
**Note: when I wrote this post, it was Day 2 of P90X. I am now on Day 4 and I feel every single muscle in my body crying. Just saying.