Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wave of Inspiration

Y'all know I met Fluffy on Sunday and she has just opened up a whole new world to me.  She made me realize that there are future goals to be set that I haven't even considered!  My body as I know it is temporary.  Today, I'm the smallest I have ever been as an adult and I DON'T KNOW YET what all it will actually be able to do in the future.  It is an exciting time and it makes me want to try more...do more...push harder.

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I got up again (two days in a row!) to do yoga.  [FYI...I do Namaste Yoga on Discovery Health & Fitness.  It is a 30 minute show with commercials, so I record and FF'd making it about 25 minutes.  So not too much of a time committment and it is on the beginner side as far as yoga goes.  I like it!]  Then at lunch, I did some interval training...you know, run/walk/run/walk.  I would walk for 2 minutes, then run for 1 minute.  I started running at 5.5 mph and realized that wasn't hard enough, so the next interval, I moved it up to 6.0 mph.  I have NEVER run that fast, for 60 seconds or anything else.  Each interval, I would move it up one tenth of a mph until my last interval of 6.6 mph.  Holy cow!  Even for just 60 seconds, that impresses me.  But my toe started hurting a bit, so I finished up.  Even still, I decided to go to Jazzercise after work.  I figure I need to ride this wave as much as I can before I remember that I don't like to exercise.  :)

Last night, as I was winding down, I started getting tired (as you do at night...) and thought that maybe I wouldn't get up this morning for yoga.  I mean twice a week is fine, right?  Then I read Laura Belle and realized that I would be disappointed in myself if I didn't keep pushing.  So, yoga this morning...check!  I'm planning to walk around the lake with a coworker at lunch and go to Jazzercie tonight.

After all that, I'm going to let myself enjoy my mini-vacation with no guilt or worries whatsoever.  If I can work out, great!  If I'm having too much fun and can't find the time, that's okay too.  My hotel is 1.25 miles away from the spa where I booked an appointment on Saturday.  I would love to jog there and back, but it is apparently high of 45 degrees in Indy this weekend, so I'm not quite sure about that plan.  Brrrr...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for cheering me on.  I know 100% that I would not be pushing myself like this if it were not for you all.  31 days left in my challenge and 11.2 pounds to go!

HUGS!!

13 comments:

Leslie said...

You are doing so awesome. You inspire me to push myself!

I'm going to have to check out the yoga on Discovery Health & Fitness for sure.

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

That's wonderful! Yay for good MOJO!

Fluffy said...

Girl, you are too kind! And, it's all you. I think the increased speed and intervals is really going to pay off. Let me know when you've selected a local 5K and happy to join you. Also, I had mentioned that running site that has good plans - here it is: http://www.halhigdon.com/

Great outlook for the weekend! Can't wait to hear about all the fun you have.

Lap Band Gal said...

You are doing GREAT! Keep pushing yourself..there is no "done" in this journey

Laura Belle said...

It's just a big inspiration circle here in bloggersland! I love it!

Keep up the freaking fantastic workouts and keep pushing. I feel the same way in that i'm actually seeing results so I want to see how far I can go.

Love it, love it, love it!

Amanda said...

I love Namaste Yoga. I used to do it quite often! I like that it is a flow type yoga!

You are doing so well. I am not. But I am starting to fill better and my workout starts tomorrow! I feel confident and I even might start swimming next week!

Dawnya said...

Beth Ann...you are doing great!! I'm so proud of the way you are pushing yourself to meet the challenge. I know you will be an utter success. have fun in Indy this weekend.

Tori said...

WOW! You inspire me. You are totally rockin it! Way to go!

Stacey said...

You are doing awesome, keep it up!

Sarah Kopf said...

Spa!? Did you say spa?! I'm booking a flight... lol That is actually my 50 pound weight loss reward; a day at the spa! :)

Nice work on the run speed! I am not as lightning fast as you, because my little bunny legs just don't move that quickly. But I run. Kind of quickly. When chased. Speaking of which, it's C25k night tonight, which means---you guessed it---running.

Okay then, you enjoy your trip! I hope you don't mind, but I mentioned you in my blog today!

Have a great day!

Sarah

The Cozy (not crazy) Coconut said...

You are doing so well! You're really in a very positive place and that's infectious! I'm going to go DVR the yoga show you're talking about and see if I like it. See - how your positiveness spreads in the world? :)

Ronnie said...

I might have to DVR it, too! Do it while my kiddos are causing mischief elsewhere in the house. LOL

You can lost those 11.2 lbs in no time flat! :)

Justawallflower said...

man, three workouts a day, you are a machine! very inspirational!