Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Day 3 Challenge!

Boy, was I tempted to stay in bed this morning…I laid there and thought, I could always go to the gym after work… but I knew that wouldn't happen so I got up and headed to the garage!  I set up my circut area and then jumped on the treadmill.  Quick warm-up for .50 miles this morning and then moved to the Bosu Ball for squats, then Kettle bell lunges, Kettle bell swings, jump rope, Abs, tri-ceps, bi-ceps, crunches, jump rope, and then another .50 on the treadmill!  I didn't have a ton of energy this morning, but I did get my workout in for the day!

Hoping tomorrow and each day after gets a little easier to get up and get it done!!  Hoping to make this a habit in 21 days… I am on day 3 of my 7 day challenge!!!  I can do it!!!

What did you do?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Day 2 Challenge

Guess what??  I did it!!  I got up at 5:00 and was ready to go!!  I got right to it to… I jumped on the treadmill for a quick warm-up and then took to squats, lunges and my beloved kettle bells!  Worked in some abs, and then back on the treadmill for a nice "cool" down!!
Tomorrow, I will spell out my entire workout… and maybe you will want to try this challenge with me!!  It's not too late… today is the best day to start!

I am now sipping my coffee, and getting ready to jump in the shower as I get ready for work!!  Hopefully, getting my day started right, the workout high will last throughout the day!!!  At least I know I won't be tempted with a bunch of garbage at work to eat… I worked too hard this morning!!

Have a great day!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Whew!!  Too lazy to go out for a run this morning, so I stayed and worked out and ran in the garage.  Not sure where it would have been hotter??  Outside or in that dang garage… oh, well, done for the day!!  What great way to start the week…
I work about 41 miles each way from home… so I am in my car more than I care for… and that makes working out in the morning tough, as I need to get up super early, which I could do… prefer not to, in order to get my workout in, and then by the time I drive in traffic in the late afternoon, I am too hot and tired to workout… which I know would be a perfect "Wake-me-up" thing to do!!

I get my workouts in when I can, but I am challenging myself to a full week of getting it done in the morning… I can do it, I have done it before, but making it a habit again is tough… but I am willing to make it happen… I'll post and let you know how it goes!!!  :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I Run 4…Joey

I realized that I haven't posted in such a long time… I have friends that post every time they get in and out of their cars… :)  I have been running and working out… just haven't posted about it!  I guess with 9 followers, 1 being my hubby, which has no idea that I blog, and another one being me… cause I thought I would follow myself… there wasn't a reason to post my every move… But I now have a new purpose for running and posting...

I signed up to be a part of an amazing group of runners to run for children or adults that are unable to run or workout for themselves…so as a runner, we dedicate our runs and mileage as well as workouts for our Buddies.  I thought what a great thing to do, as I am running anyways… why not run for someone else??  I was on a waiting list for almost 5 months, and 3 weeks ago I was matched.  I was matched with an absolute sweetheart!!  What I didn't realize was that this program was not so much for the kiddos- but for the runners… or at least that's how I feel.  I have found such an amazing amount of inspiration and motivation, it's like I can't stop!

It's not like anything I thought would be like, I love knowing that I am running and working out so I can post a message or share my run with my Buddy!  I would feel so guilty for letting him down if I didn't.  My Buddy can run and do just about anything I can do… he has Down Syndrome.  I have been reading so much about it, and want to learn more.  I am not running for a "cause" I am running for Joey!  Trust me, this program is more for the runners than those that can't run…

Racing season is very quiet here in AZ during the summer months for obvious reasons, but I really can't wait to start racing and earning medals for my Buddy and me!!  I used to just run for the medals, now I get to run for a medal and Joey!!  That's worth getting out there and getting it done!!