Fitness update! The past couple of months, I've been adding strength-training in to my workout regimine. I'm doing upper-body once a week and lower-body once a week. I still haven't noticed much change in my weight, but I've dropped down another size! That feels incredible! In fact, I bought myself a new pair of crops at Old Navy one day. I planned on wearing them out to lunch with my mom and sister while my mom was visiting. Unfortunately, clothes shopping with children means I don't try things on and the darn things were way too big! Best reason ever for returning a purchase! On the days that I do strength-training, I finish up with a 20-30 minute high-intensity cardio session. I've been doing the sprint-training for those workouts as I've found something incredible about those training sessions....they're harder than hell to do, but I feel them in my abdominal muscles for the next day or two after doing them! Even if I'm not losing weight, my stomach is definitely flattening out! On the days I don't do strength/cardio, I've been doing lower-intensity cardio. I'm trying to keep more of my time in the fat-burning zone to see if that helps. We'll see how it goes. It's hard to stay in that lower-intensity range though! I wanna go all-out! I'm also trying to add in more out-of-the-gym exercise. I've started doing some very simple, very short, yoga sessions in the morning when I wake up and at night just before going to bed. Nothing too strenuous, but the night-time sessions do seem to help. It feels fantastic to stretch my muscles out before falling into bed! Now if I could just find a way too sleep through the night!
On to my reason for posting tonight...I have a fear that I've been letting hold me back. I know, hard to believe, right? I've laid so much of myself open here for all of you to see without fearing the repercussions. But here's the thing....I want to start adding running into my daily exercise. I've been wanting to for quite a while. I want to be fit enough to run 5ks without dying of exhaustion. But, I fear running! I'm not a natural runner. I've never been good at it. I'm not so worried about that....practice makes perfect, right? But here's my fear....I fear the jiggle. I know that my body is going to jiggle as I run and I'm afraid of people seeing me jiggle as I run! I did muster up the courage to attempt running on a treadmill the other day. I made it 0.75 miles before I slid off the back of the treadmill! It might have had something to do with a low blood sugar though. Maybe I could have made it farther. I'm not a fan of the treadmill. I'd rather run around the track or outdoors, but then there's nothing to tell me how far I made it or how fast I was running. Either way, I'm going to have to find a way around this. I'm totally committed to running this virtual 5K that Reyna and her sister Tara are setting up and I'm not making any excuses to get out of it! So....fear is going to have to be overcome! If anyone has any suggestions on how to do that, I'm more than open to them!
Oh, one last thing before I head to bed....Blogger is boycotting my comments, for some reason. I keep trying to comment on blogs and it keeps rerouting me to the sign-in page. No matter how many times I sign in, it won't let me comment. Not sure what bug crawled up their not-so-sunny places, but until it gets fixed....know that I'm reading and cheering all of you on and sending out lots of virtual hugs and love! Wishing everyone lots of restful sleep and some doses of bg-nirvana!