the gym closed at 1pm today until Jan 2 so I was very motivated this morning to get out of the house. My legs were feeling a bit sore from yesterday's workout so it was hard to get started but I managed 2.5 miles in 30 min. with some walking. did lots of squats and abs. trying out some new standing ab moves with light weights. Overall I'm feeling pretty weak. I guess the week of sloth has taken it's toll. Also went for a walk with the kid in the afternoon. The neighborhood park is very icy, hoping for a good snowstorm for sledding and snowshoeing.
I've already started planning for the January cleanse. Trying to cut down on dairy, caffeine, red meat and ALCOHOL! Of course, I have to drink bubbles tonight, but only 1 bottle to share with the man. I ate the last 2 xmas cookies after the gym so the kitchen has been emptied of yummies. the frig is loaded with fruits, veg and homemade soup, so I'm all set for 2012!
Happy New Year / Bonne année
finally back at the gym after 8 days of holiday sloth. I love visiting friends and family in the NY area but it always involves too much food and alcohol. did go for a family walk on the 25th and I decided to do some running. My mom laughed at me and said I was showing off (there's a reason all her kids live far away, but that's another story). My sister is definitely more positive and right away said that I was looking more fit. We last saw each other in June, just when I had started running. It's nice to know that she could see a difference.
Anyway, today I warmed up with 5 minutes on a spin bike then 35 min. of treadmill. tried to run the whole time but couldn't hack it. did 3 intervals run/walk for 2.9 miles. felt like puking after the 2nd interval so I guess I was doing a good job pushing myself.