Back to training…officially!
Posted May 9, 2012on:
With less than 22 weeks to go, I finally got back in the gym today to train.
While I should probably set up an actual training plan, today I just decided to get back in there and go for it. I was more interested in distance on the treadmill rather than time. And in the end, I did a total of 6.51 miles, walking and jogging. I also did quite a bit of strength training, all upper body.
Now, I know I need to work on my core, which I will, but I have this thing about my arms, especially with summer coming up. My arms is one major thing I want to work on. I want nice, toned arms. I’ve always had chubby arms!
I did have a little bit of an issue today while attempting to jog. I thought I could get away without eating my banana before my workout. BIG MISTAKE! My shins were cramping up so bad I didn’t get much jogging done, so I did a lot of fast walking. That’s one thing about jogging and running, at least for me, eating a banana, getting that potassium in before a workout is really important. I’m going to talk to my doctor to see if taking potassium supplements will help.
I really need to step it up, though. If I’m going to lose a significant amount of weight from now until October 7th, I’ve got to work a lot harder. Between last Monday, April 30th and this Monday, May 7th, I actually gained 3 pounds. I’m sure shark week (time of the month) had something to do with it, but I also could have eaten better, too, and exercised more.
I still haven’t taken my measurements…we’ll see what those have to say!