To start the new year off right, between the holidays I started a 10 day challenge that I found in my Zumba dvd kit. It was to follow their diet plan and Zumba schedule for 10 days to drop a pants size. Well I followed the plan and did not drop a size but I did drop 6.6 lbs! My pants fit better and I am feeling amazing! The challenge was not a failure because I did not drop a size. I dropped 6.6 lbs! I just did not lose it in the pants region I guess. Oh well. My husband followed the same eating plan but did not do the Zumba and he lost 13 lbs! What a great start to the new year!!!
Because the eating plan is so easy to follow and I feel so clean and energized this is something that I can easily stick with. I am committed to following the basic rules set in the eating plan so that i can continue to lose! The food is yummy and I do not feel deprived or hungry. Im actually more satisfied because Im not filling myself with empty calories. Basically I have cut most processed foods out along with the sugars and anything that is not made with 100% whole weat or whole grain. As long as i continue to do this along with my exercising, I should be good to go in July when I hit the beach with my family! My goal this year is to wear a 2 piece bathing suit to the beach and actually feel comfortable wearing it.
Now on to the running. So I am still running. I actually have my 3rd marathon this year in 11 weeks. I am running the Shamrock Marathon which was the first marathon I ever ran. This time my husband will be joining me and will be running the half. i have been doing some speed work and have been running almost every other day so I think i should be good to go this time around as long as I continue and get my long runs in. I will have to post my running schedule once I actually pick the races that I am going to run. I have so many that I want to run! That is my goal for tonight. narrow down my list of runs for the spring/summer.
Tonight is a gym night for me and I am so excited to go work out. The gym has become an obsession of mine and I absolutely love being there. I have worked it into our family schedule so that i go 2 nights during the week and am home in time to snuggle on the couch before my kids go to bed. I get the best of both worlds!
well off to start the day at work! I look forward to my lunchtime run today and my gym night tonight!