Well I work at a large State University and got to know the athletic strength and conditioning coach... I asked him the other day if he had and programs to get myself 15 lbs lighter and tone up..
I have been going to the gym for at least 10 years with limited results, some years lose weight some years scale never moves much.
I am doing this program with a friend of mine.. she goes to one gym I go to another but we are following the same program and keeping track on how each of us is doing..
we plan on running some 5-k's this Summer , and hopefully a 1/2 marathon in October, we also signed up for the 5k Mud maniac in September which is a race with an obstacle course in it.. Definitely need the training for that.
I have been biking many miles over the past 2 years and totally enjoy that..
Now getting back to the "program"
I never realized how important it was to actually have that plan on paper and take it to the gym when I weight train. To actually follow what is written and record it means so much difference..
I am sore , and I mean really sore (but a good sore) the day after each workout, It is only 4 days a week with a cardio day or 2 thrown in... I lift for about 45 minutes and incorporate 30 minutes of cardio.
It has actually decreased my appetite for some reason and when i got on the scale this morning I dropped 2 lbs from last week !! yay me :)
Sure it takes time each day, but this has actually been fun. It is a 17 week program and each week it changes up..
I guess the point is I am trying to make is that a lot of us need a plan written down somewhere and not just in our heads on what our goals are to be.I feel this makes it much easier to follow the plan and run with it.
It could be as simple as how many miles you want to walk each day, how many miles you want to run or bike or how many minutes of fitness you want to get in each day..
Well today is riding the bike on my trainer.. then getting house organized..
Enjoy your weekend and I'll make sure I blog my progress