So I really need a new post. Its true I have been slacking on my blogging, BUT I have worked my butt of this month.
Here is the update:
I did Jillian 97% for the month, only missing a few sessions here and there on days when I had already done an intense run, or typically on Thursday because I basically work 8am-7pm on that day. But overall, I rocked the Shred. Day one I did level 1, then upped it to level 2 on day 2, and then by the third day I was doing level 3-which I continued to do the entire month. It was a great work out, my abs and core feel so much stronger.
As for my circuit training, that goal fell a little by the wayside. The main reason this happened is that Jillian incorporates many of my circuit moves into her video, (ie pikes, mt. climbers, push-ups, ect) So I felt that I was getting enough circuit/strength trainin
g from that alone. I would like to pump this up in Dec. and do it at least once a week.
My running was on target during the month too, I did 55-65 miles averaging around 12-16 a week. This is rather low milage for me, but I felt like the miles were more about quality than quantity. I did more speed-work, and ran nearly every day, rather than having a long Saturday run, I did more interval and tempo training during the week.
This month I cut out most filler carbs, sugar, and dairy. I know that this is the answer for everyone, but for me and my body it really helped. I ate A LOT of veges, with small portions of lean meat, plenty of fruit, and drank a ton of water. I feel great.
The biggest news this month came from my Natureopath Tyna, who I love.
I had been having some issues that I couldn't quite explain and a friend recommended her, she is a chiropractor and a Dr. We ran all of my lab work, and guess what? I was extremely low on iron, vitamin D, and my thyroid was well below optimal level. Yes. I have border line hypothyroidism, which can contribute to nagging weight, low energy, and a bunch of other less than desirable symptoms. I am ecstatic with this information.
Basically it confirms whatI have known all along, I have a super crappy metabolism and have to work ten times harder than the average person to stay in decent shape. But with all that being said I am so grateful to be taking supplements and perscription thyroid,
I honestly have never felt better!
Here are the new stats'
Chest 32 (-1 inch)
Waist 26 (-1 inch)
Hips 37 (-1 inch)
Thigh 20.5 (-.5 inch)
Arms 10 (-1 inch)
And i have lost 5 pounds. :) Only 10 more to reach my fighting weight.
This is Lee and I on Dec. 4th at the WSCC Gala.
We had such an amazing time, it was truly a night to remember!