Run Find Your Happy Pace

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My Personal Body Revolution

on June 11, 2012

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.


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