Well 2 weeks ago I started doing a “modified” version of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. By modified I mean doing all the workouts and cardio DVD’s in addition to my usual running schedule of 3-4 days a week. However I have not followed the diet plan to the “T”. I cannot cut out all those carbs and still keep up my running schedule. Low carb diets make me shaky and quite frankly a little crazy! Ask my kids 😉 I have been watching my food intake and am making better food choices. In all honesty I am not looking to lose a ton of weight ie: Biggest Loser. Just want to strengthen and tighten things up a little to help prevent future running injury.
Therefore I am glad to be cross training and weight training again. Since December I had been focused on running, with some Yoga thrown in, in order to complete the 4 Half Marathons I had on tap February – May. If you have followed my blog/facebook page, you may also know I had started some kettle bells about a month ago. Since starting the JM program I have not had time to fit it in. Note to self “write yourself up a schedule girl!” Anyhow, things have gone really well. I feel sore some days, but definitely stronger and more toned already. I am down a few lbs and a few inches all around.
Tomorrow I start week 3 and a new set of workouts and cardio. Excellent I thought, since I was getting a little bored with the same workouts for two weeks. However, ahem (clears tought with a tinge of sarcasm) the other night I previewed week three workout 3. To be honest…….I’m a little scared. And I am also thinking by Tues I’m going to be walking a little funny. OK probably more than a little. JM definitely turns up the “hurt factor” these next few weeks. Still I am excited. No really I am I swear. I love the new challenge and look forward to the changes to come. Listen, less than a year ago I had to have my neighbor Sue convince me I could run a half marathon without facing certain death. Actually come to think of it I am not even sure how she finally convinced me? Hmm, well she does have 4 kids so maybe it was some crazy Mommy voodoo magic or something. Man I need to learn that trick. Well, whatever it was I did it and only have thanks in my heart for her and my training partner for helping me see I could do so much more than I ever believed. Therefore this too I shall survive.
So pray for me cause I am pretty sure I am going to need it this week. I’ll keep you updated.