So this is totally in NO WAY oilfield related, other than the fact that my husband works in the oilfield and I will mention him towards the end of the post.
So, I posted a while back out the Color Me Rad 5K that the kids and I have registered for. I also said that I really needed to start training for it because I am so out of shape because I really haven’t worked out at all (other than housework and chasing the kids around and playing with the dog) since we moved to San Antonio. So I’ve been working out on the elliptical (hahaha, yeah, right) over the past week or so. Or rather, I’ve been knocking a little dust off of it. I was working my way through the preprogramed level 1 workout. At least, I was trying to. I would get a little over five minutes into it and have to stop. I would reach the level 8 resistance and just not be able to continue on any farther. Friday, I actually completed the entire level 1 workout! Woohoo! Go me! Oh, yeah. I showed that elliptical that I was the boss, not him!
Also, Friday, I started another challenge to go along with the elliptical training. I found it on shrinkingjeans.net. So far, I’m doing pretty well. I know it’s supposed to be for March and this is April, but I like this one instead of the legs one they are doing this month over there. Here’s the calendar:
I didn’t want to do the leg one they are doing, because a friend of mine challenged us (a group of ladies in a private group on Facebook) to a 30 Day Squat Challenge. This is what it looks like:
Only, I blacked out the picture of the chick’s naked butt and put in my website and Twitter name. Well, the website this will be in another week, anyway. 🙂 Which is probably LONG before people will read this post. I’m telling you, I am one boring person.
So, suffice it to say, my legs HURT! I took today off (at least from the elliptical) because of it. I don’t want to push myself to hard or too far and hurt myself. But I did do the squats (I’m only on Day 3, so it’s a good thing tomorrow is a rest day for that) and I did do Day 4 (which is resting, thank goodness) of the Abs one. I’m telling you, I am going to finish this 5K in record time. Although, that won’t be too hard to do since this will be my first ever 5K and therefore the record setting one. Haha!
I am also planning on starting the Couch to 5K app this weekend, with the kids since they will be doing the 5K with me. I can’t wait! I think it is going to be so much fun, and will be so rewarding and the feeling of accomplishment will be so great once we cross that finish line.
My oh so wonderful husband is totally supporting me through all of this. He is celebrating my little victories (I sent him a picture of the elliptical’s display after I finished the workout) with me, even if it’s just a Woohoo!! and an imagined (on my part) Happy Dance since he’s out on location and all. (See, I told you my husband would be mentioned, and therefore the oilfield as well, at the end of this post.) I just hope that he will be home the 30 of June, which is the day of the 5K, to cheer me and the kids on. I am super stoked! I’m also ready to start seeing some of the amazing side effects that I know are coming with all of this extra (please read that without the word extra) working out I’m doing. He is going to have one smoking hot wife this summer! I’m working on hanging up my swimsuit in front of the elliptical for a little extra motivation. I am feeling great (except for the sore muscles, but even those aren’t too bad since I know that it’s going to be worth it on so many levels in the end) and ready for more!
Care to join me in the 30 Day Squat Challenge, or even the Six-Pack March one?