Let's just get it on...
My camera is currently charging right now so I couldn't give you a picture.. but my weight this week is 165.4. I'm not going to get down about this because I am noticing some changes with my body in a very good way and so I'm going to ignore my weight for right now and start really pushing myself during my workouts.
My challenge this week continues to be my caffeine intake. Seriously. I am drinking way too much soda and I need to stop it. I know that I can't cut it out completely. I would probably die and everyone around me would be sneaking it into everything just to get me my fix because I am unbearable without my Pepsi.. or Coke in a pinch. I really am. But if I can get myself down to one can per day, and drink water the rest... that would be awesome. It would also save me approximately $5.50 a week in soda alone at McDonald's. And if you do the math (I didn't really.. I used a calculator) it's $286 a year. Holy fantastic shopping trip! I know. So I need to get serious about this. Starting tomorrow.
My workouts themselves are going well. I pretty much kicked ass this week. I'm getting about 4 full workouts in during the week (one mile run, about 10 minutes of walking after the run, 60-80 crunches, 60-80 arm exercises with hand weights) and then whenever I get a couple of minutes I get on my stair stepper for 200 steps. Which doesn't sound like a lot but I hurt pretty bad. I really didn't think 200 stair steps would be hard at all and I clearly am an idiot. But the mile run isn't feeling like death as much as it was last week. Some days are a lot better than others though, and I don't know know why really. I'm just struggling with my brain telling me to just stop, .75 is good enough, etc and it's really hard. But I've pushed on and I do feel better when I finish the mile. Once I feel better doing the mile, I'll slowly start upping myself to the goal of being able to run a 5K at the end of summer. Totally doable I think.
And by request- I am going to post the links to the other bloggers who are following me on this challenge, so please stop by their blogs and show support as well.
The Mrs.: http://mylifeasawomanmommyandwife.blogspot.com/
High Heels & Fitness: http://highheelsandfitness.wordpress.com/
Rancher Mom: http://taylorfamilyranch.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Kay: http://dishesinthedryer.blogspot.com/
If you want to be added to this list, you let me know and I will get you on there as soon as possible. I will also try to get this on my sidebar as soon as I have a few extra minutes to do it.
Before I leave you with my pep talk, which sounds more and more like I'm losing my marbles, I am going to encourage you to come back tomorrow. Maybe it's time for another Sara's Favorite Things Giveaway in honor of my birthday week??? Perhaps.