Saturday, October 6, 2012

Change Up

Hey readers!  I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far.  Mine has been pretty awesome.  As you know, today was the American Diabetes Association Step Out.  I had a great time with my friends, who also happen to be my co-workers and work out buddies.  We killed that 4 mile walk - which actually ended up being 3.59 miles.  We even took the healthy detour, which took us down into the flats in Cleveland.  That also means a hefty downhill and uphill walk, and I smoked them both.  Considering that we were walking with hundreds of people, we were able to make good time and got done under an hour. 
 
 We even made a pit stop at the Cleveland Cavaliers Team Shop.  I needed some new slim gear to wear to the games this year.  It felt great to be able to buy a ladies jersey with my favorite player's name and number.  I've never had that experience before.  I'm even happy to be able to go to the games this year.  I used to worry about having to go through turnstiles and even sitting in the seats in the arena.  I would avoid going to games because  I was afraid that I would get stuck or wouldn't be able to get through the turnstiles or sit in the seats.  It feels great knowing I can go to many places I love that I used to avoid before.  Losing weight have given me freedom to pursue many things that I've always wanted to do.
 
Speaking of being able to do new things, I finally reached a major walking/jogging goal.  I was able to complete 4.02 miles in one hour this past Tuesday.  I have never sweat like that in my LIFE!  It was exhilarating.  I was so pumped from that run that I even decided to add a Jillian's 30-day shred session when I got home later that day.  Crazy.. but I was feeling it.  I also felt like I needed to give my body a little shock this week.  I've been bouncing about lately so it was time to change things up a bit.  Jillian is definitely making a difference.  When I first tried that DVD, it was very difficult... and it's only 20 MINUTES.  Now, it's getting better, but still tough.  And I haven't even attempted workouts 2 or 3 yet.
 
I'm definitely going to add walk/jog/run intervals back into my workouts.  The weather is getting cooler out so I won't be able to exercise outside on Saturdays.  I need to make sure to keep my runs in during the winter so I can keep training and getting my body accustomed to running.  I want to have a really good time for the 10K that's coming in May.
 
All in all... it was a good week.  My first kettlebell class with a certified trainer was awesome.  We had an assessment up front - which was really challenging.  Then we began the workout portion.  The format was 45 seconds on, 15 second rest for each exercise with the kettlebell.  We will be doing many different exercises working all parts of the body and using various weights.  I'm loving all of it. Great workout... and great sweat.  My fat was in hysterics this week I tell ya!
 
So, I'm going to be working real hard to get that goal of 30 pounds by the end of 2012.  I want those Tiffany charms bad, and I'm only going to get them if I reach my second milestone at the end of the year.  It's going to be hard since I've been up and down lately, but I'm going to make it.  I am determined.  I WILL make it happen.  I'm a Go Getta.  I get what's mine!