Sunday, August 05, 2007

Oooo!!! Abs a burnin'

You know that silly little 8 minute core workout that the SMARTies do, where you just prop yourself up on your elbows and toes for a few seconds and hold your leg up or hold your arm out or both? Yeah, that one. Well, let me just say I'm feelin' it today, BIG TIME!!! I knew my running was improving a little but I'm still MASSIVELY out of shape. I'll be working hard on my days off and on easy running days to fit this core workout into my schedule, even if it's a few minutes on the floor in front of the TV. Much appreciation to coach Miriam for showing me how to do the workout propped on my knees instead of my toes. I was able to do the workout and reap the benefits.

Another good week on the weight loss front. Here's what the chart looks like.

Moving farther and farther away from 300. The temptation is to try even harder, to eat even less, to exercise even more. But patience will persist. I'll always prefer a moderate, consistent 1.5 - 2 pound loss per week over 5 or 10 pound losses from starving myself and then gains the following week and wondering what went wrong. At this rate, I'm still right on track for my goal of 252 by January 14th.

7 comments:

Tiggs said...

ahhh, the bridge exercise! When I first started, I couldn't hold it a full minute. Now when we compete at swat to see who can stay up the longest, I'm right up there! It will get easier as you get more conditioned :) good work Vic!

Anonymous said...

Agree, there's a learning curve, you should improve relatively quickly, which is fun.

Steeeve

WADDLER26.2 said...

You are doing great and right on track. Keep it up.

RunninRobin said...

You are doing so great!!!! And you know if there is burnin, its working :)

TX Runner Girl said...

Ugh, those core exercises are killer! But, it does get easier and easier. WTG on the weight loss!

J~mom said...

Oh man, I had to do that at physical therapy and it killed me. Great work!!

equarles said...

Dang, I haven't read your blog in long time. I forgot how much reading it motivates me.