As promised, I started the 8 week workout challenge (Bikini Series) and we are just finishing up week 3.
I’m really surprising myself because I’m finishing everyday’s challenges, almost to 100% completion. The only days I don’t do 100% are the days that I’ve substituted the cardio or toning for a comparable class at my gym. I’m having tons of fun and it gave me a great excuse to buy new running shoes and gym clothes (shopping score!).
I went to Fleet Feet and got fitted for new running shoes as soon as I got back from Colorado and realized that my shin splints were too much to bare anymore (um, and why should I??). So, off came the compression sleeves, and out came the new running shoes. Saucony’s are what I was fitted for, for the third year in a row. Must be keepers.
This week’s big challenges were waking up early and knocking out my workouts. I made a decision that I needed to stick with the early workouts, and complete either the toning or the cardio aspects of my daily challenge before getting ready for work, leaving me with only the other half to complete after work (or during work, depending on the challenge). Although the alarm is killing me in the morning, I feel so jazzed and hyped that I’m done with my workout and moments away from protein pancake bliss, all before my husband even gets out of bed in the morning. Go me.
My dog is more than happy to snuggle up against me as I try to do abs workouts at 6am, but she’s not so excited when she figures out that that morning isn’t my “walk the dog” portion of the workout. Poor her. She’ll be fine, she forgets the second I put food in her bowl.
My husband, out of worry that I’m over-working myself (I don’t believe that I am, so please don’t worry), came up with the kind suggestion of us having a date night on Wednesday nights after my Spin class. So far, date nights 1 and 2 have been us going out for a crazy decadent dessert and glass of wine (for me, for him it’s a beer or a whiskey) after the healthy dinner I prepare. If it comforts him to take me out for a swanky dessert, then by all means, please continue to comfort. Please and thank you.
Balance. It’s all about balance.