This week was the first week of project “Deer Run Gets Fit Fast”. Since I started my half marathon training plan in December, I have steadily been losing weight without trying very hard. Total I think I lost about 15 pounds. It was a mixture of eating a little cleaner so I could run without having a sugar crash, as well as just the act of running more that caused that weight loss. Lately I have not been running nearly as much due to finishing the half marathon in late April. So, I was afraid that I was going to gain it all back in the “off” training months. I have been happy to say that I have been able to continue to lose a little weight. I weighed in for my first week of our weight loss challenge, and I weighed 167.8 lbs. That means I had lost about 5 pounds since finishing the half marathon! Woohoo!
So, my official weigh in is Thursdays. I don’t have a scale at home, so I am weighing myself at work on our office scale. I plan on increasing my activity little bit over the next month (I have a 5K that I am getting ready for at the end of the month), as well as getting back to my clean eating roots. Already, I have cleaned up my eating just knowing that I have to report my weight to the group 🙂 Ah, the power of peer pressure!!
To end the week with a bang, the girls and I got together for a 45 minute boot camp session yesterday morning. I was in charge of the workout so I picked core and legs to focus on. It was a doozy of a workout, and I am happy to report that I am SORE today! I barely could get out of bed this morning. That is a sign of a great workout. In case you are wondering, here is the workout we did. Definitely do it if you want jelly legs tomorrow.
LEGS/ABS WORKOUT: 45 MINUTES
(2 minute intervals with 15 seconds rest between each set, do as many as you can of each activity in 2 minutes)
- 5 minute warm up run
- sumo squats with leg lifts
repeat x 3