Sunday, June 5, 2011
Work Out update and Sunday Rest Report
I am getting excited for the Summer Slim Down!! I am going to do a weigh in, in the morning and do my monthly measurements.
Yesterday I took a solo trip to the gym. I have been working out with a neighbor and it has been fun. Usually we do the elliptical or the bikes. I am working on improving my running so I prefer the treadmill when I go solo.
So one of my goals is to run a 5k in 40 minutes. I have run several 5K’s pre-pregnancy and marriage. My pregnancies are rough on my body and I have a difficult time even getting by. I suppose that is one reason I have gained so much weight post-partum. When you spend 9 months sick as a dog sitting still and then the baby comes out and you feel wonderful again, it is hard not to eat.
Anyhow…. Back to the 5K. I get off track way to easily! Usually when I do a treadmill workout. I walk at an incline for the first 30 minutes, then spend the last 30 minutes doing walk/jog intervals. I usually do around 3.5miles. I am changing it up to get back into running more.
My new plan is to spend 40 minutes on the treadmill and see how far I can make it in the 40 minutes. Yesterdays distance: 2.6 miles. I am pleased with it. I think my goal is very reachable. If I end up reaching it sooner than 12 weeks, I will work on decreasing my time.
Sunday Rest Day Report: Today was a wonderful day at church. It was fast and testimony meeting. I always love hearing how others hearts are touched by living the gospel. In Sunday school we talked about fasting. A scripture from the Old Testament gave me an ‘aha” moment. I wish I could remember the reference!! It basically talks of fasting with a purpose. In the footnote, it goes into a little more detail expounding that if you don’t fast with a purpose, you are basically just starving yourself and will be cranky for doing so. If I find the reference I will re-post it!
I have always known we should be fasting with a purpose, but it is nice to see the background teachings on that. I am grateful for Sunday’s and taking the day off to rest!
I will be back tomorrow to begin posting about my new journey!!