Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Stupid Scale and tough workout yesterday!
I'd like to lose 2lbs per week in July OR just go down a pants size to a 12. How am I going to do it? What do I try next? The only thing left, really is for me to exercise more. And I mean more cardio. I'd like to try a spin class and weights - I just don't know how I'm going to work it in my schedule with my new job. I already am going to be gone a lot and adding exercise at the end of the day takes that much more time away from seeing my family at home.
Yesterday's interval training was TOUGH!!!!!! This is what we did yesterday:
1. 1 mile "warm up" (warm up? pulleze! running is running!)
2. Ran 1 mile at faster than goal pace = 11:30, rest 2 mins
3. Ran 1/2 mile at faster pace = 10:40 mm:ss, rest 1 min
4. Ran 1/4 mile at even faster pace = 9:45 mm:ss, rest 5 mins
5. DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN - yes, 1 mi, 1/2 mi, 1/4 mile. I was DYING!
6. 1 mile "cool down"
That's a total of 5.5 miles when you add it all up with timed small breaks and running as hard as you possibly can.
Holy cow it was hard! I was very uncomfortable - meaning - I really wanted to stop and walk and had to constantly battle my brain and body to keep myself from walking. It was very mentally and physically challenging. My lungs hurt from breathing so hard! I was never so glad to be done and I slept so good last night b/c I was so darn tired out!
Its raining here today, so no beach day today. So, I went to Talbot's today and bought a really beautiful black dress that is really slimming on me. Its made so well - such nice quality - and will last for a long time. I also got it on sale! I plan to wear it to work.
My new job starts Monday and my new boss is flying in from NJ on my first few days. So very nice of her. I have no idea what I should wear - I'll post some pics and get some suggestions from you guys!
I also bought myself this Coach bag to use as my work tote. I'll use it to carry my work papers, books, computer, etc. back and forth to work. I got such a great deal on it and pick grey since its neutral and also picked patent leather b/c it will hold up to dirt/stains well since it will sit on the floor most of the time. Here are a few pics I took of it.