Monday, August 24, 2009

Loving the Active

I know I promised to post more and I'm not really doing it. But I am keeping up with the EAS Active for Wii. I'm halfway through the 30 day challenge. Apparently the intensity is supposed to increase now. We'll see...I'm sure I can still handle it.

I'm STRUGGLING with my running though. I want to run. I make a goal to run nearly every day...then it doesn't happen. Sigh...I'm not going to make my goal of running a half marathon in December and I'm so angry at myself for it. I started out the year doing so well, didn't miss a day of running for more than a month. And then, even when I missed a day, I still kept going.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I want to win a Moving Comfort Sports Bra

The past few nights as I've been doing the EAS Active workouts I've realized just how worn out my sports bras have gotten. My husband can vouch for me...I've complained verbally about it.

Tonight I found a giveaway at A Happy Hippy Mom for a Moving Comfort sports bra. PERFECT! If you're interested in entering to win as well just click here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dripping in sweat

I didn't run today...but no worries, I exercised.

Last week I ordered the EA Active for Wii and it came today. I decided to give it a go instead of my run. And...holy cow, I'm exhausted! It's only about a 20 minute workout, but it had me sweating!!!

I just finished and I'm already feeling the burn!!! Now I have my husband giving it a try. He's asked me several times to help him get in shape...well, hopefully this works for him and he'll want to keep at it.

This program has a 30 day challenge and I can tell that if I just do this and don't change any other aspect of my life I'll still lose weight. BUT...I do want to run still. So my goal for tomorrow is to do both, and since my husband has the day off I should be able to do both easily.

Has anyone else tried this program?

Pushed myself

I pushed myself tonight. I forced myself to run faster...A LOT faster! I ran anywhere from 1.0 - 1.5 miles per hour faster than normal. That meant I couldn't run as far, but I sure felt it more.

BUT...I have to confess I didn't run the last two days before today. Last night I was all ready to exercise, I was in my running gear, I'd just sung to my daughter so she'd go to sleep and came out in the living room. My awesome husband had moved the LoveSac to the middle of the room and had put in Twilight. He hates chick movies like that and rarely will watch one with me. I just couldn't resist the chance to cuddle and enjoy. So I don't totally feel bad. The night before it was just friggin HOT! The girls had turned the heat on and we didn't discover that for awhile, plus it was a SUPER hot day and it was just so uncomfortable. I know that's a lame excuse, but I was just so sluggish with the heat.

Anyway...I'm trying and I felt really good about how I ran tonight.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I did it!

It took me all freakin' day...but I finally did a run at about 10pm tonight...err...I guess last night now. I was all dressed and ready to do it earlier. I planned to hop on the treadmill the second my husband got home from work so I could squeeze it in before dinner.

Then...I got a call from my husband. We put an offer on a house late last week...we've been dying to hear back. Today (yesterday...whatever), we heard back and they counter offered. We liked the offer and accepted it. So...

I had to ditch the running gear and change into nicer clothes to meet with the Realtor when my husband got home. Then we were running behind on dinner and I still had to do school with my daughter (I'm doing a homeschool preschool with her this year because she isn't "high risk" so she didn't get into the school run...and only...preschool in our area).

The night got away from me...but I did it. Four out of 5 days so far this month. Not bad, not bad. Gotta keep it up...'s after midnight again and I'm still up...I will get more sleep, I will. I know that's important to health too...I'm just NOT good at it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Up too late...but need to blog

Ok, so I promised I was going to blog more...and I meant it, I really did.

So...I skipped running on Sunday. I broke my pledge to run everyday. BUT...I don't feel guilty about skipping Sundays. It's that whole day of rest thing. But I also don't feel guilty if I do run on Sundays. So yeah...anyway, I did run Monday and Tuesday. It's about 40 minutes into Wednesday and I really need to go to bed so I'm not too tired to run today. No need to give myself lame excuses.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

I did run...

Yep I did...I really did run today...not a long run, but a run none the less. :)

So it's August, huh?

My commitment to the treadmill begins today. I'm not going to hop on right this minute, it's a quarter after midnight after all. But I have plans...BIG PLANS to make it my new best friend. I already talked to my husband and told him I needed to go for a run on it as soon as he gets home from work. I'll be also trying to blog several times a week so I feel accountable for my actions.

Fingers crossed I can do this, I've done stuff like this before and it's worked...time to do it again.