I know it isn't a big deal to some people to do three sets of eight push-ups on your knees, but it is to me! So rejoice with me for making progress. I am so glad I decided to bite the bullet and pay the trainer. I am already feeling stronger, not just with push-ups but with my squats too. I can't WAIT until Saturday to lift heavy stuff again! We do lighter weights and more reps during the week.
I don't understand why so many women are after to pick things up and put them down. I love lifting it is fun and challenging and rewarding. I feel better after it for sure, better than running...blah.
My goal for the next two weeks is to do thirty minutes of cardio three days a week, not too difficult since I already do it at least twice a week. The difference is that I have to do a hard day, a light day and a medium day. Today was my hard day, so I did thirty minutes of intervals on the elliptical. Boy could I feel it. I hadn't done intense intervals in quite a while and I could tell. It will definitely help me get that run time down some. I did a little test on Tuesday and it took me eighteen minutes to do the 1.5 mile run. It was sad. I may run it tomorrow to see how it goes, faster to make it more of a 'medium' run, Tuesday was pretty easy. I need to be at about fifteen minutes or less for my fitness test, but I am shooting for 14 or less. Eventually I want to be under thirteen, but that may take a while.
I am really tempted to try a push-up, a real one in the morning, but I don't want to be disappointed if I can't do it. We'll see how I feel in the morning. Changing my hand position has made such a huge difference. I am really feeling like this will work.
The trainer will re-do my weight and measurements on Saturday too. I am interested to see the difference.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
So, here I am 166.4 pounds and 3.5 months post-partum. Let's see what a few more weeks with the trainer get me :D I am only about 10-15 pounds more than I was before. Not so happy with what i see now. I hope getting back into the 153 range will have me looking a lot better.
Posted by Nutmeg1976 at 10:17 PM