This may be a huge mistake, but…

I signed up to run the Indy Mini-Marathon! That’s 13.1 miles. 13.1! Craziness.

My goal right now is to run the entire race, which should be interesting to say the least. 4 miles is the most that I have ever run at one time, but I’m really excited about it.

The race isn’t until May, and I started training a couple of weeks ago.

 

If you follow sister_kristian on Instagram, you’ll be able to see more updates.

If this doesn’t turn me into a runner, then I don’t know what will!

I hope you have a good day, friends!

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Workout Wednesday 1.13.16

Since joining my gym last August, I have found it to be much easier to get to the gym for a workout. Spending money is apparently very motivating!

Here is what I’ve done over the past week.

Wednesday 1/6: 55 minutes incline walking on treadmill
Thursday 1/7: Rest
Friday 1/8: 45 minutes walking on treadmill
Saturday 1/9: 45 minutes on treadmill (Couch to 10k Week 1 Day 1)
Sunday 1/10: 45 minutes (11 miles) on stationary bike
Monday 1/11: 45 minutes incline walking on treadmill
Tuesday 1/12: 47 minutes on treadmill (Couch to 10k Week 1 Day 2)

My goal for the next week is to add in some weights at least twice.

How did you workout over the past week?

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Squat Challenge

Since I’ve been off the fitness train for quite some time now, I decided to start the month of March off with a challenge. March is obviously the best month of the year (birthday + spring = awesome). I might as well do something positive with the month! Since my booty is sadly lacking, a squat challenge is exactly what I need.

This is the challenge that I’ll be following:

I haven’t decided yet if I’ll continue to post progress pictures with my weigh-ins for the month. Ideas?

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Today’s Arms

My arms are really a problem area for me. Currently, they look like this.

Arms 06-06-13

For the past two days, I’ve really been focusing on my arms after doing cardio. I do 15 reps with each move…then 10…then 5. It might not seem like much, but my arms were burnin’!

Arm Workout 06-06-13Total miles biked: 43 (Almost 1/5 of the way there!)

What kind of moves do you do for your arms?

Return #2

I’m back…again. I’m a very bad, bad blogger. Apologies yet again for the prolonged absence. I stayed on the healthy train for a couple of days after my last post, but then I willingly jumped off…into a vat of chocolate.

There are no excuses for my lack of motivation. It’s a mental thing for me that I haven’t quite figured out. I’m trying to work on it.

As for the good news – I finally have my stationary bike back! That bad boy helped me lose the weight the first time around, which you can read about here, and it’s going to work the same magic again! My bike has been parked at school for the past month, and I just got it back a few days ago. I’ve been using it, but I’m going to be keeping track of my mileage for some real motivation.

Goal for the month of June: 250 miles!

Later gators.

Current Exercise

As promised, here’s a little bit about my current exercise routine. Do the past three days count as ‘routine?’ Who knows, and it doesn’t really matter.

A few posts ago, I talked about how I felt this urge to begin running and started the Couch to 5K program. When I moved back home, that went out the window. I love the feeling of finishing a run, but I absolutely HATE the process of getting there. Feeling every single inch of jiggle on my body is not an enjoyable activity for me.

Last week, I had the opportunity to see Jillian Michaels and hear her speak for a couple of hours. More on that at a later date.

After listening to her, I decided to try Jillian’s 30 Day Shred program. The DVD came a  few days ago, and I’ve done three days of it as of today. If you haven’t heard of 30 Day Shred, here’s what the back of the DVD case says: “Jillian will guide you through her exclusive 3-2-1 Interval System that combines strength, cardio, and abs to blast through calories for a dramatic 30 DAY SHRED. The DVD includes three complete 20-minute workouts which progress by level of intensity. Start with Level 1 and advance through Level 3 – in no time you’ll achieve a lean, shredded body.”

As always, I’m a bit skeptical of any workout that only lasts 20 minutes. There’s nothing easy about this one though. Yes, it’s 20 minutes, but I end up sweating more than I have with any other workout. Plus, it’s Jillian. How can you go wrong?

Later gators.

***This was not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.***