Monday, March 8, 2010

Building a Foundation

10 weeks, wow. My weight is up a little bit this week, but I'm not worried about it in the least. Over the weekend I tried on some of my smaller clothes, and I fit into them. The regular clothes I have been wearing seem to just hang off me. Workouts that were once hard, have become easier. Making better food choices has become almost natural! I am building a foundation.

Having a strong foundation is how I will survive life's earthquakes, and ensure my structure lasts a long time. Progress is not entirely measured by the scale, just as my overall health is not just about my weight. As I mentioned last week, I feel good, physically and mentally.

Week one of completing a 20 minute Jillian Michaels circuit after work is done! Today I was able to run for 5 minutes at 0.2 miles/hr faster then my previous 0.2 mile/hr increase (so 0.4 mile/hr faster then I have been), I backed it down 0.2 miles/hr and ran for an additional 10 minutes (all this was after 20 minutes on the elliptical, of course). I will be doing the Jillian video this week, and for the next 2 weeks after that. This week, I also plan on running Greenlake two mornings, perhaps Tuesday/Thursday, depending on the weather. I know it sounds strange, but I always feel like running outside is harder then running on a treadmill. I want to make sure I'm used to running outside, since that's where all the races take place!

It literally feels like big leaps in my fitness level happened over night. I don't know how much of this I can attribute to the Jillian video, or if all my weeks of putting in time finally made something happen? It doesn't matter anyway, because I'm going to keep moving forward. I still have plenty more leaps to take.


  1. Hi..found your blog via Jack sh*t....just wanted to say you are doing fantastic! Keep it up....I enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to more posts from you. Awesome on the running as well. Nothing like a runners high, huh? I love it and I commend you on running the half marathon. I am looking forward to my first race this year as well. Have a good week!

  2. I'm so jealous of working out twice a day when you do it.. I would be wiped after running and then doing the video at home.. amazing girl! xo