So I guess I should clarify about my insanity challenge and why I have been complaining about my body. First off, living in Hawaii, I am in a bikini at least 2 times a week, 52 weeks out of the year. That’s a BARE MINIMUM of 104 times a year. The actual number is probably just shy of 200, if not more. Thats A LOT of bikini time. And for years, it was never a problem. I know I have always been thin and tall (thank you, grandpa Fred, RIP) and even without working out in college, I never had a problem with my weight. Then when I went to grad school, I joined a gym and was pretty good at going daily to classes (think yoga, spin, and Body Pump) and just getting a workout in (running, swimming, etc). But when I started dating Davin I was neglecting my work outs and spending more time with him (who could blame me?!) than I was at the gym. I would even go to his house for dinner #2. I was head over heels but also I was seeing a pudge over my pants.
So when I started my running, I was doing great! I could eat more (since we ALL know how much I LOVE to eat) and was losing my waist line. Most of all, I was feeling better about my self! Something I had not in a while. Unfortunately, I couldnt keep it up after the half marathon (it was killer) and quickly I lost my stamina. I had gone from running 8 miles with no sweat to doing 2 miles last week and nearly dying in the process. Its amazing how quickly one can get out of shape … I swear it was just yesterday that I was in high school and had no trouble transitioning from sport to sport and never getting out of shape! Damn you, 25!!!
So here I am, 25 years old and ready to get into the best shape of my life. I was terrible today at day 2 but I want to feel a little more awesome everyday after this!!
So I have been bitching and bitching to Davin for the past 3 months about how I am not happy about my body. I did great with the Aloha Run and the Hapalua Half Marathon in February and March but I was quick to stop running after it was all over and was not able to be motivated to continue to run like I was with SU2C. After complaining and complaining, Davin convinced me to get some new running shoes (LOVE my new ASICS, btw … they are awesome) and I was loaned the INSANITY DVD from my friend in town.
Holy moly they are not kidding when they say it’s hard. I was truly huffing and puffing just during the warm up. I did the fit test on Day 1 and my “support staff” aka Dav was telling me when I was in terrible form. And I was but I completed the fit test. This morning I did Day 2 and it was so freaking hard but I did it. The worst thing for me was that my cardiovascular system is so weak!! Man I can’t believe that in March I ran 13.1 miles without struggling like I was after 3 minutes today.
With any luck, in 2 months I will be in much better shape with a better cardiovascular system. Fingers crossed and hydrate! DIG DEEP (haha)
I miss my friends from home. No, I don’t wish I left or anything like that. I’m gonna blame the rain on this one but OH MY GOODNESS how I miss them so. And that “Fun” Song “We are Young” makes me think of them and everything I love about them <3
4am wake up call. Day of the Great Aloha Run! 8 miles to do, over $2,100 raised. RIP mr g this one is for you!
The commercial w Rob Drydek was the best
My feet are barking after 6 miles of running. But I did 6 today in 1 hr, 1 min and 48 seconds.
But I’m so sad the Giants won. No I didn’t want the pats but ughhhhh how I hate to have to listen to these stupid Giants fans for the next year.
I was runnanggggg…
Sunset w my love last weekend.
and it felt AWESOME. Today I ran 5 miles. Third time this week I’ve done it, but today it felt good. First time in a LONG time (maybe ever) that I could keep going after a couple miles and wanted to. So many people tell me that you can just run long distance if you put your mind to it and for a while I had no idea what they were talking about. But today, I found it. My body and mind were in it.
Only downside? The construction guys woke me up at 7:15am cutting things in the garage. Not cool. But in a weird way I thank them. So long as it’s not a reoccurring event. No noise before 8, especially when Precious barks non-stop at the noise!!
Oh well. Random post, complete!