I did a pretty decent job of keeping up with my fitness goals of this past week. I floundered a bit, however, because of life stuff. I didn’t do anything on Wednesday, because I’d decided to save my exercise for later in the day, then had to race to the ER where The Boy’d been admitted (he’s fine, don’t worry!). However, I did my morning mini-workout on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and went to the YMCA using my 7-Day free guest pass Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
I worked out on Friday, too, when I went to visit my friend, make-up artist extraordinaire, Kristen and we ended up doing this…
Yes, that would be the Pussycat Dolls Dancer’s Body Workout DVD. It was SO FUN, and I now know choreography for “When I Grow Up.” Whenever Kristen and I see each other from here on out, that routine is gonna be our Secret Handshake!
So, no YMCA on Friday, but I shook my ass like a Pussycat Doll. You know, whatever gets you in shape, right?
THIS WEEK, I’m going to be embarking on a new, slightly frightening fitness endeavor. My motto always used to be, “I don’t run unless I’m being chased.” However, inspired by my sister (who’s done this TWICE), my friend Patty, several friends of mine who are avid runners, and the impending apocalypse as described in just about every book I read and film I watch, I’ve decided to devote the next 9 weeks (or so) to the Couch to 5K Program. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a program designed to help you get your ass off your couch and running 5K over the course of 9 weeks. You can, however, repeat weeks. You’re supposed to go at your own pace, which is the best part about it. It allows you to push yourself, but only when you’re ready, and if you finish this, there’s a 5K to 10K Program you can do after that…
But, one thing at a time.
As you’re supposed to run three days a week, I’ve decided to do my running on the days I work my day job. So, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, I’m going to get my running in after work. The other two days this week, I’m gonna do that mini-workout. And I also have my third Teresa’s Hike & Brunch on Saturday, the 4th. If you’re in L.A. and you’d like to join in on that, like my Facebook page and send me a message – I’ll add you to the Facebook invite!
I even got new running shoes to use specifically for my Couch to 5K endeavor as well as for hiking!
My new Nike Pegasus running shoes, purchased on sale at Lady Foot Locker
So, wish me luck with this running business! I’m actually rather nervous about it, and I don’t know why that is. I don’t know why running makes me nervous in a way that gym machines and hiking don’t. But here I go anyway, because it’s Week Three, and it’s time to step things up a notch!
And keep your eyes on this blog NEXT Sunday, May 5th, because it’ll be time for my FIRST WEIGH-IN! Until then, keep your POUND BY POUND Pledge Drive pledges and donations coming HERE.
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