During the month of November, between the leftover Halloween candy and Thanksgiving treats, I hit the sweets pretty hard, was a little slack on my workouts, and by the end of the month felt pretty blah. At the beginning of December I recommitted to working out most days of the week and treating sweets as treats rather than something to be eaten whenever I feel like it. Already I’m feeling better!
In terms of working out, I have been on a roll this month. Despite the cold, I have been hitting the pavement running like a champ–yes, I am feeling quite proud of myself. 🙂
Frosty grass calls for fleece-lined spandex.
Here’s what the last week looked like for me in terms of fitness:
Saturday: Kickboxing video
Sunday: Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred
Monday: Run-40 minutes, easy
Tuesday: 30-Day Shred
Wednesday: Run-30 minutes, intervals + walk- 60 minutes
Thursday: 30-Day Shred + walk- 15 minutes
Friday: Run- 45 minutes
Jillian’s 30-Day Shred is tough–for those who don’t know, it’s a circuit-style exercise DVD that combines strength with cardio–but it’s not kicking my butt like the last two times I did it. I take that as a sign that I am more in shape these days! 🙂
I do love being able to workout in my living room with the blinds closed 😀
On Wednesday morning I took a really funny photo by accident. Running friends, you may understand what I am about to explain. Or perhaps I will just sound vain or weird. 😉 Sometimes when I am running in the morning, when the sun is low, and I pass a solid fence, I think, “Wow, my shadow looks cool. I wish I had a photo of that!” On Wednesday this happened, and I decided to pull out my phone and try to get the shot. However, by the time I took off my gloves and opened the camera, the terrain had changed a little bit, so there was a small hill leading up to the fence. Here’s the result:
Bahahaha. My bottom half is on the hill in the foreground, and my upper half is on the fence, making it look like I have the tiniest waist and the biggest booty ever. And with the tree, I look like I’m holding a gun. I was really amused. 😀
And finally, because I like food and like posting pictures of food, here’s what we had for dinner last night:
Rosemary balsamic chicken, roasted Brussels sprouts, and quinoa. Yum. 🙂
Have a great Friday, everyone!
-What does your weekly workout schedule look like currently?
-Have you ever taken a photo of your shadow while running (or wanted to)?