Monday, June 30, 2014

Shifting Gears

It's Monday - boooo! But it's a short week - yay!

I had every intention of riding the wave of momentum from Saturday's early morning run and getting out the door bright and early again today. I set my alarm for 4:50 am and even laid out my running clothes. (You can probably already tell where this is going...) Like many of my grand plans, this one failed due to a 4 am wake up call from a restless toddler. Normally she'll come into our bed and go right back to sleep. But not today, of course. I'm convinced kids are naturally programmed to wake up whenever mommy and daddy either want to sleep in or really want to get up and get something done.

She didn't settle back in and go back to sleep until about 5, and by then I felt like I needed to close my eyes again (not to mention I was terrified that if I moved a muscle, she'd wake up again). I ended up slipping out of bed at 5:30 after a few "extra" minutes of shuteye and doing the 21 Day Fix Dirty 30 workout.

I got my run on a mere 15 hours later than planned. Out the door just after 8 pm for 5 miles and change.

When I finished up my run, Runkeeper let me know that I set a new PR for most running activities in one month. I ran 19 times in the month of June - nice!


I know I've been hemming and hawing about it for a while (and some might say over analyzing...), but I've finally decided to shift gears and give up T25 altogether, at least for now. I'm on cardio overload! I'm exercising more and more, and yet it's getting harder and harder to maintain my weight - and I'm getting hungrier and hungrier! And then there's the fatigue... I'm going back to what's worked for me in the past - alternating running days with strength training days using some of my tried and true videos from my extensive exercise DVD library. Stay tuned for some Jillian Michaels and Jackie Warner.... 

What kind of workout did you do today?

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