But I will tell you I woke up this morning with energy to burn and just raring to start my day. Not sure why… perhaps it is because I have been eating pretty strictly Paleo the past few days and feel very good again… perhaps it is because I am running a bit more lately and loving it… and perhaps it is because I have been working out regularly thanks to Tina Reale’s Best Body Boot Camp and I am seeing results in feeling stronger and seeing muscle growth. It’s all good.
So I drank my lemon water and then thoroughly enjoyed a cup of hot dark coffee before getting changed into my workout gear and attacking my designated strength workout from BBBC. It only took 21 minutes so I added 25 squats holding 8 lb. dumbbells and then I laid on my new exercise ball and did 15 crunches… stretched, drank some more lemon water and then made us an awesome breakast.
Yesterday I weighed myself and took my measurements and was happy to find that after 4 weeks of BBBC I am down 3 pounds and have lost an inch around my waist and half an inch from my hips. I can really feel that my abs are tightening up, my butt is rounder, my lower tummy is flat and my shoulders and arms are no longer shameful! I am thrilled… and this just motivates me to work harder. Weight loss is not my goal here, but inches and shape change certainly are! Thank you, Tina.
Okay, back to my morning… about an hour after breakfast we changed into our running gear and headed out for a 5 km run. I have mapped a new route around the neighborhood and we did it last week in a leisurely 42:30. Today I hoped to pick it up a bit as this run will count for my entry into the 5 by the 5th series that Laura from Mommy Run Fast is hosting.
It’s a nice route… and because it is such a lovely day, the off-leash doggie area on the waterfront is busy with happy pups running and playing and chasing each other… and that makes me happy. I could tell I was running at a pretty good clip cause I kept wanting to slow down. Hah. But I kept up the pace for the most part and we finished in 32:45 - happy, happy me. Any time I can come in under 34 minutes is thrilling. And this route has lots of ups and downs so is a bit more challenging than our usual 5k loop.
It was almost lunch time when we came in, so we drank lots of water and had a good long stretch and then we made some lunch… and now we are waiting the required hour before we change into our bathing suits and head outside for a swim.
What is that term? Tiger Blood? I feel like I really have it today….
What are doing this lovely first day of May?