The count down is on! 72 days until our huge family vacation on Maui and I am so excited I just cannot stand it!
As you know, about a year ago I was able to say I lost 40 pounds. Today I am very happy to be able to say I kept all 40 pounds off.
It was a struggle, it wasn't always easy, but I did it!
With this looming vacation I want to lose a few more pounds. My goal is 12 pounds and to firm things back up a bit.
For me, the best way to lose pounds it to start running regularly and to watch what I eat. My challenge at this point is all the ice on roads near my house and the lack of daylight. I know I have to remove these challenges in order for this to work so Shawn and I purchased a membership to our cities Community Center where we now have access to treadmills, weight equipment, an Olympic swimming pool, and a sauna.
Being back at work means I am very busy and my time to work out is very limited so I am trying to find creative ways to make sure I do something almost every day.
Here is what this past week looked like:
Thursday - we purchased our membership, I ran 20 minutes on the treadmill, we did a short 10 minute circuit in the Circuit Room.
Friday - 10 minute circuit at the house, 90 minutes in the pool with the kids. It was my goal to keep my feet off the bottom the entire time. That was a good workout!
Saturday - 30 minute run on the treadmill
Sunday - 20 minute circuit at home while watching The Biggest Loser (the only show I plan my life around).
This is what we did for our circuit on Sunday:
45 Jumping Jacks
5 jumping squats
50 Russian twists
30 second planks
10 standing calf raises
10 push ups
30 seconds Superman
10 lunges (each leg)
Repeat entire circuit.
Monday - we did a circuit at home that really killed our abs:
100 jumping jacks
20 triceps dips
20 lunges (each leg)
70 Russian twists
20 standing calf raises
10 push ups
30 second plank
10 lunge split jumps
Tuesday I had to take the day off simply because I did not have time. Between work, making dinner, and Girl Scouts, I just could not make it work. But that is okay, a rest day is good for you!
With week one in the books I am down 1 pound. 11 to go!!
Wish me luck,