First, my girl Holly is hosting an amazing Kiki La Rue giveaway - two $50 gift cards - get over there and check it out HERE. Did you also see that Holly signed up for the Nashville Rock N Roll Country Music Marathon in April - I am BEYOND stoked and proud of her. I am actually considering road tripping this one to run it with her - if all the cards fall into the right place it will be my second marathon. Fingers crossed:)
Second, starting this week my Friday posts will be all about my fitness goals for 2014 and how my progress is going. I will be linking up with some lovely ladies (Aubrey Leigh, Candra, Jodi, Val, Cait, Jacquelyn, and Jennifer) for "Follow Through Fridays". If you need accountability (like me), a "support group" of sorts, or just a place to jot it all down - LINK UP WITH US. If you are NOT a blogger and want to participate use the hashtag #FTF on twitter/IG and join in on the encouragement and support. These posts begin this Friday.
Third, I wanted to jot down my last week's progress in the "Jillian in January" challenge that has gotten so many people motivated and busting their tushes... I am beyond thrilled with the participation and find the encouragement/support overwhelming and wonderful.
Wednesday, January 1st - Gym (biceps, shoulders, and abs) 3 mile run.
Thursday, January 2nd - weighed in, took measurements and photos. 30 Day Shred video Day 1.
Friday, January 3rd - Gym (legs and abs), 3 mile run, and 30 Day Shred video Day 2.
Saturday, January 4th - 30 Day Shred video Day 3.
Sunday, January 5th - Gym in my basement - snowed in (triceps, chest, legs, and abs). 30 Day Shred video Day 4.
I am trying to watch what I eat - it's hard, like really hard, like those "dumbbell shoulder raises side squat things" in Circuit 3 of Level 1. I REALLY love food - it is such a struggle for me. I need a personal chef and not two kids running around wanting Popsicles and waffles. Ugh... I HAVE to change my mentality and when I get hungry not jump in the pantry for whatever looks appealing. That will be my challenge this week - to think before I eat and actually chew my food and not shovel it down my pie hole. I eat faster than anyone I know... It's crazy... I have to slow down and enjoy it - not scarf it down like a dog.
I will also be upping my run mileage come this week (I wanted to taper after the marathon for a bit) as I am running my first half marathon of 2014 on January 25th. YAY! I can't wait. Just hoping the weather cooperates.
Keep up the amazing work!
Any small goals for this week? How is JM going for you? What other workouts/running are you doing?