I have been running 3-4 miles consistently, Monday-Friday for the past three weeks. I have lost about 2lbs, and an inch off my waist (yeah!) Though weight loss isn't my goal, it was nice to see. On the other hand... since I am more of a weight lifter (*flex* *fail*) I fear that the 2lbs lost was of muscle. Last night I did some lifting before my cardio for the day, and I have found that my lifts have been affected. I cannot lift the 15lb weights for as many reps as I used to, and it's a bit of a bummer. But that's okay! I just have to focus a little more on weights, and create a healthy balance with my Running. :)
My measurements this month:
Current Weight: 109-110lbs
Waist: 24 1/2"
I notice my abs are showing a bit more defined now, from the running. Also my (muscular thighs D:) legs have slimmed down about 1/2 inch. Again though... it may be muscle loss.
Regardless, I am going to continue my running, and once I become slightly more cut, I will incorporate more weights back into my schedule.
Right now it goes something like this:
40 minute PM Jog/sprint, approx. 4-5 miles (depending on how fast my pace is that day and my energy levels)
Abs every: Mon. Wed. Fri.
Legs: Tues. Thurs. (on these days I take the cardio lightly)
This schedule really works for me, and I find the motivation comes easy as long as I put on my running shoes! :)
I have certain goals I want to reach by the end of the year, both physical and work-wise. Also things I want to do before the year is over!
- Buy my own car!
- Work a lot, save a lot
- Exercise consistently
- Don't eat too many pumpkin pies (but steal a slice whenever there is one around)
- Go to New York with the boyfriend and Parents (still up in the air)
- Visit my grandparents
- Focus on enrolling into Culinary School
- Spend Time with Family on the Holidays