This morning I woke up with motivation in my bones, which is a good thing because I have big plans this week! I took a moment last night to map out my workout this week, and I am ready to get on it! Here is what it looks like:
Monday: 40 Minute morning walk w/Hanna. In the afternoon I have a date with the treadmill for a Running for Weight loss Program. 10 Minute walk, 10 minutes alternating between walking/running and then a 5 minute cool down. Remaining 35 minutes on the Elliptical
Tuesday: 60 Minute morning walk w/Hanna. Then I will be trying out the “tone zone” exercises that the Running for Weight Loss program suggests. Plus I can do it from home (since I have all the equipment) which means I only have to get sweaty once a day instead of twice a day like I have been doing.
Wednesday: 40 Minute morning walk w/Hanna. Afternoon: Running for Weight Loss, walk 10 minutes, alternate walking/running for next 12 minutes walk for 3 minutes. Remaining 35 minutes on the elliptical.
Thursday: 60 Minute walk w/Hanna. Then “Rock Solid Abs” from the Women’s Health Website.
Friday: 40 Minute walk w/Hanna. Afternoon: Running For Weight Loss program, Walk 10 minutes, next 12 minutes alternate walk/run every other minute, walk 3 minutes.
Saturday: Outside run w/Running for Weight Loss program. Walk 8 Minutes, Next 15 minutes alternating walking/running for 2 minutes each, walk the rest of the walk for 35 minutes.
Sunday: REST DAY
Oh man, those rest days are glorious.
First Day Running Outside in How Long?
I took a much-needed rest day last Saturday and decided to do my run for my plan on Sunday (which I normally don’t workout on Sunday, and I don’t plan on doing that very often), but since the activity center is closed on Sunday’s I decided that I was going to suck it up and go outside. I had my hub’s go with me so he could push Hanna in the stroller, and I was praying that the running portions would be on the down hills and not the up hills.
It worked out pretty good because the course I walk is very hilly, but the running parts synced up almost perfectly with the downhill slopes. It was comfortable, but challenging all at the same time. I’m pretty sure I got a few good stares from drivers passing by, but I think it’s because I need a better sports bra I also need to get a new pair of running shoes. My vibrams are great for when I’m on the treadmill, and when I am just walking outside, but for running outside I need to get some more support. I’m going to Utah in July sometime, and so I think I will get set up for shoes at a running shop where they can actually analyze my stride (or lack thereof).
Overall Thoughts on Week One of the Running for Weight Loss Plan…
I had a GREAT week, and I looked forward to all of my workouts. I will say that by the time I hit Sunday I was looking forward to taking one shower and actually doing my hair and make-up. Since last week I worked out twice a day I pretty much just stayed in workout clothes, or lounging clothes all week-long, and I was ready to get a little prettified.
So far I have had no issues with this program, and it seems to start me off slow, which is exactly what I need to stick with it. I am a little nervous about running for 30 minutes straight in the 6th week, but we will cross that bridge when it comes!
I’m ready for another week of great workouts! How about you? What’s on your schedule this week?