I meant to post this yesterday but got really tired and lazy. I got up at 5:45 am yesterday morning and went to the gym and ran for 5 miles! I am extremely proud of myself every time that I do a morning workout. It’s just so tempting to reset the alarm and fall back asleep. I think the key was that I went to bed on Tuesday night around 10ish. That’s almost 8 hours so it wasn’t too hard to wake up. It’s just really nice to go to work and know that I am already done with my workout. I think that the reason that I don’t do this more is that I have a hard time going to bed early. My normal bedtime is probably closer to midnight. It’s doubly hard because a lot times Jason doesn’t get home from work until close to 11pm and I usually will stay up so I can see him.
I decided to skip one of the 5 mile runs this week. I am going to do the 30-day Shred tonight (I also did it on Tuesday), 3 miles tomorrow, 8 on Saturday and Pilates on Sunday. So, that’s 6 workouts this week which I was having trouble with before.
Last night I went to Eclipse di Luna with some co-workers to meet up with an ex-co-worker who quit a few months ago. She and I were pretty good friends so it was nice to see her and her husband, who I also know. Eclipse di Luna is a tapas restaurant and truthfully, I hate tapas! I mean, I think that the food in most tapas restaurants tastes good but it ends up being such a pain because you can’t really figure out who ordered what and when you’re with a bunch of people, it’s very hard to split up the checks. Plus, I am always starving afterwards. I had some hummus, tuna, calamari, vegetables and mussels but a very tiny portion of each. When I got home, I ate a bowl of cereal and some popcorn. Not exactly a balanced meal, but I’m okay with that.
I probably shouldn’t have gone out because now my throat is hurting again. Hopefully the can of soup that I have for lunch will cure what ails me.
I am participating in Caitlin’s 30-day Shred Challenge. I bought the DVD about two weeks ago so it worked out perfectly that she started this challenge. I have done the challenge three times so far. I don’t know if I am going to do it everyday because I am starting to do a lot of running as my races nears. Here are my starting measurements. I’m assuming that they haven’t changed from the 3 times I’ve done the video.
Waist – 29
Hips – 39
Low waist (an inch or so under belly button) – 37
Arm (largest part) – 12
Thigh (largest part) – 24
These are all with the tape measure pretty loosely draped across. I never know how tight to pull it! Hopefully these will be smaller when I finish this thing.