Poor Amber's having a rough time recovering from her wisdom teeth surgery, so head on over and give her some love!
The times I DID exercise this past week, I have been able to increase my "jogging interval" that I do at the end of my workout to a pace of 4 mph. Not very fast, but it's definitely helping me get conditioned to be able to up the speed and increase the amount of time I spend jogging. And I can totally feel a difference.
When I've been in the school (kids' school) these past couple of weeks, I have gotten several comments on the fact that I look like I'm losing weight. HALLELUJAH! I love when it' get's to the point that people actually start to notice, it's like your effort is finally starting to pay off! And it keeps you motivated to lose more!
Since there is no question from Amber this week, I thought I'd share a humerous workout story! Warning...some people, particularly animal lovers may not find this story as funny as I do...if not I apologize in advance!
Before I got pregnant with Monkey, I used to go running every morning with some ladies in my neighborhood. Our route took us along a back road that ran behind some townhomes and apartments. One morning we had to run into the road a little bit to avoid stepping on a poor dead cat that had been hit by a car, and was on the side of the road.
The next morning as we ran past that same spot, we noticed that the cat had not been removed, but someone had taken the time to put up a spray painted sign that said "Free Cat" with an arrow pointing down.
Now I know that the person who did this is slightly morbid and has way too much time on their hands...but is it bad that I laughed hysterically?
This week I plan on exercising 6 times, and am hoping to increase the amount of time I jog on the treadmill instead of walk. I also need to get back to drinking TONS of water. I'd like to start working on my abdominals as well.
How are YOU doing?
"May laughter fill your home, relieve your stress, and strengthen your friendships. Do not let a day go by without laughing; it is good for your health."
~Catherine Pulsifer, from Seven Gifts To Give To A Friend