Today begins my 2nd week of the Living and Active 5 Week Challenge. I was surprised how easy last week was. I was able to fit in 4 workouts into my week which was a new thing for me. I was usually happy if I got one or two times in. But, I made it a priority and my muscles reacted. I didn't drop any pounds last week, but I didn't gain either. What I did noticed was that on my workout on Sunday, I was able to go farther and burn more calories in the same amount of time. That is a great challenge to work on right there.
I find that running on the treadmill is so much better than running through town. One, I'm invisible. I'm self-conscious and don't like having people see me running around town. Two, I can keep track of my progress....how far I have run & how many calories I've burned. I can change up my run with my incline or my speed whenever I want. So, as long as it is getting cooler, I'm going to stay on my treadmill. Plus, I just found a show I can start watching on Netflix Instant....Downton Abbey. I've heard so much about it and have been curious, so now that I know Season one is available, I can check it out. If I only allow myself to watch it on the treadmill, I will be motivated to go run, just so I can watch the show. I did that last winter with GLEE and it worked really well for me.
The other benefit of this particular challenge in the Soul Food part of it. Week One's verse was from Ecclesiastes 4:12 - Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. I really love this verse because it reminds us that we are never alone, we are all part of a team...God's team. Your family is a team. Your friends are your team, and I joined this Peak 313 team. We are all in it together, here to help each other, support each other, and love each other in this life and we can't be defeated!
So, here I am, ready to give Week 2 a go.