Saturday, July 30, 2011

I WON!!!

The results are in and I officially won the "Biggest Loser" well, "Biggest GAINER" challenge at work! I beat everyone in the office in percentages. I gained 6 lbs total, which for you CF'ers out there know is a BIG deal. I even got a lovely certificate as my prize. Woo Hoo!

Notice the pics of food on my award, especially the Mac-N-Cheese. Boy, do they know me or what? ;)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Swimming and a new 10K plan!

Yesterday we utilized our beach yet again, but this time not to lay around on the sand. Instead we decided to get in the water and swim! My goal was to swim a certain amount of laps, well that didn't happen, but I stayed in the water for 30 mintues swimming and doing different things. What a difference swimming is than running! Whoa, I actually feel out of shape when it comes to swimming. Crazy. It certainly worked me, but It felt awesome at the same time. I'm hoping to go swimming a few times a week while I can in between my running schedule.

Speaking of running, I signed up for the Outrun CF Fall edition yesterday. Super excited about it too! I've decided to kick my running plan up a notch. I found a running plan today for a "10K in 10 weeks" and I'm going for it. I figure I have 10 weeks as of Saturday until my next race so why not!?

Today was day 1 for me, and it was a 30 minute jog...done :) I like this plan because It's only 3 days a week of running which will allow me to do other things and take some classes at the gym.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Zumba experience

I went to my first Zumba class on Monday with a co-worker. It's something I've been wanting to try for a while now and finally bit the bullet and went. It-was-awesome! The class lasted a little over 45 minutes and was pretty much non stop moving!

I've been a member of my gym for a few years now, but have never went to a group class. I guess I'm more of an independent "worker outer" if you will. I like to pretty much just run which is a solo task. Well the instructor spotted that a few of us were new to her class pretty much immediately.

She pointed to me in the middle of our set and with her lovely microphone attached to her head and loudly said "Hey you in the blue are you new here!?" Umm yes, I replied nervously. I though I was off the hook at that point of any more call outs. WRONG! The next set was pretty intense little did I know and guess who gets called to the front of the class to "help" the instructor? Yup, that'd be me.

It was a set of non stop power jogging, jumping all around, and doing all kinds of punching and kicking moves. It kicked my butt for sure. I have to say it totally helped being in the front of the class because it pushed me so much harder to give 110% I felt like the others were looking at me to keep going. It was a pretty cool feeling and worked my lungs so so so hard.

I can't wait to go back next week. It was pretty nice to mix up my running routine a bit. Here's to more Zumba!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Biggest Loser (Well Gainer, for me that is)

At work starting about 3 weeks ago a bunch of the ladies decided to start a "Biggest Loser" challenge. I gave it some thought and decided to join in this challenge. The catch is, I'm working hard on being the "Biggest Gainer." That's right, thank you CF, I am working my butt off trying to pack on the pounds. Are my co-workers thrilled? Nah, haha, just kidding they are VERY supportive. However I can't help but feel those evil looks being shot my way when I load up a plate of whatever with a stick of butter ;)

So far so good, I've gained 5 lbs!!! Very exciting stuff. I weigh in tomorrow so hopefully I've gained even more!

As for exercise, I was pretty bad last week about blogging about it, but I did post in my accoutability group. I ran a little over 6 miles last week. Last week was one of those busy weeks (especially at work) where you feel like you're head is spinning.

It's been only 10 days since my last post, but a buys busy busy 10 days. We celebrated a birthday party at a brewery, did an Annapolis ghost tour, boated on the Chesapeake, celebrated 4th of July, also suffered a tragedy as someone had a boating accident at our beach and died. We had dinner dates, birthdays, and even went away for the weekend to Ocean City. Shew, I'm tired just rehashing it all, and I know I left things out.

That's about it for now...I'm back to work tomorrow after having a lovely day off. Which also means, back to the gym after a 3 day break! :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Was it something I said!? Geez.

Yesterday was one of those mornings that rarely happens around here luckily. I totally started my day off on the wrong note and not by my doing at all. I rolled over Thursday morning to snooze my alarm clock only to get clocked in the nose by my husband. OUCH! Of course it was an accident and he was totally asleep (so he says, haha just kidding Scott) but man did it not only throw me off guard, but hurt. I then get my morning routine all finished about a half hour later. I go over to him (still sleeping as I leave earlier for work) to give him a kiss and get knocked in the head. Man! I know he was unconcious but damn (haha) did I do something to him that he's getting me back for in his sleep? Luckily the day got better as it progressed, well It got better once my husband aka Mike Tyson fell back to sleep and I left for work.

I got a good amount of mileage this week which feels great! I totalled 6.5 miles, not counting my 5K on Sunday. I hit the gym on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I mostly ran, but mixed things up a bit with the Elliptical and bike today. My knees needed a break from running.

I'm hoping to get some swimming in at our beach this weekend as well! That has always been a great form of exercise for me and definitey challenging.