30 minutes of strength training
2+ mile run on the treadmill while watching Continuum.
It was a balmy 18 degrees at 4:30 this morning. The real feel was FIVE. I don't know why I hold out hope that my run will happen outside anytime soon. It's only week two of Workout Jail and I'm already fussing and whining about being in the basement. Reminds me of one of the kids that used to say "hotside" for outside. He'd stand by the door and demand to be set free. Yep.
Hold cold is it? It's so cold that the cat won't even go out. It's so cold that my skin is two sizes to small and cracking! It's so cold that...it's just cold. How's that for some literary genius.
|Pretty dorky at 5:00am|
In our healthy living support group, today, the challenge was to do 2 minutes of planks. I spend the bulk of last year working on core strength and planks are an easy to master exercise that helps build that up without a single crunch or sit up. I actually like planks the best of all abdominal strengthening exercises and have seen tremendous benefit.
Now if I could just find a food or beverage that burned off the fat around those newly toned muscles...that would be something!
Actually doing pretty good on the nutrition side. One pesky little component that I was limiting greatly until the dreaded Holiday Break, when I pretty much did whatever I wanted. No matter - just time to get on the horse again.
Trying to convince myself that my body needs rest and healthy foods tonight...not beer and chips...to recover from a very stressful day. Rest and veggies, rest and veggies, rest and veggies...no beer, no, no, no.