Look at me, blogging twice in a week! Impressive, right? I told you I'd try really hard to blog more often!
This week has been busyyyy. I've been teaching all day, tutoring during the evenings, and trying to find time to enjoy my home and family in those few hours that remain. One thing that I've learned is that spending 2-3 hours watching t.v. at night really makes the evening go TOO fast! A lot of our dinners are spent in the living room, watching NCIS, Law and Order, or something comparable...which is fun and all, but I feel like my days/weeks/months/life is going too fast, and I think I need to cut out some of that boob tube. I certainly don't need to watch 3 hours of the girls on Teen Mom, even though I feel like my watching and commenting (
So, since we've made space for the
This is what I found. I did a little MORE searching and found the same plan but broken down with specific times to use on a treadmill! So I printed that bad boy off and proudly informed Ben that I'd be running a 5k in 9 weeks!!! He shared my enthusiasm with a double high five. I've trained the boy well. :-D
I started the program this afternoon, with the Week 1, Day 1 workout. It was comprised of this: 5 minute walking warm-up, then alternating 60 seconds running and 90 seconds walking for 20 minutes, then another 5 minute walking cool-down. EASY PEASY! And girlfriend was sweating.
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|and there you have Week 1, Day 1.|
3 days a week: Couch to 5k program + 10-20 minutes of strength training
2 days a week: some cardio in the form of a Turbo Jam video
2 days a week: rest!
I think it's going to work nicely. I'm not setting out any specific week days, because I know that will stress me out and I'll end up missing a day, feel defeated, and quit.
After the 30 minute run/walk adventure, I did some ab work on the floor to Chalene's perky face...and then Ben got home! HUNGRY TIME!
|breakfast for dinner!|
And for dessert...
|I swear I only had one.|
I just spent about 10 minutes preparing my breakfast/lunch/snacks for school tomorrow, and I'm excited about my light gumbo, veggies and hummus, chobani and oatmeal squares for breakfast, and lots more little snacks.
Also, this happened:
|focus on the bottom shelf. oh dear.|
Here's what I left on the couch to come blog...try not to be jealous. <3
xoxo, happy Wednesday evening!
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