Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Strength Training

So I am working with a Personal Trainer. His name is Chris and he rocks. We went to high school together, which has really helped because we were friends before. So our relationship was already there! He is a huge believer in strength training, which fits with my plans perfectly. It is vital to strength train, especially since I plan on running!

Benefits of Strength Training
• Helps reduce the risk of injury.
• Prepares your muscles for faster running.
• Makes you stronger on hills.
• Enhances the rehabilitation of skeletal and muscular injuries.

Since injury is my #1 worry, I am hoping working with Chris helps! We meet twice a week at six in the morning for an hour! So far I am really enjoying myself! He is so supportive AND he doesn't let me quit. Bottom line, it works for me. I have always needed to be accountable to someone besides me. It keeps me in line.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Here I Go Again Again

Hello Everyone!

So Sydney is here and it's time to get my butt back into gear.

I am taking a cue from my BFF Marlene and starting WW again as of last Monday. And let me tell you, I have VERY BIG PLANS this time around. The points system is different from the last time I did Weight Watchers. Currently I am doing the online program, but I want to start going back to my Monday night meetings. It keeps me accountable. Hopefully in the new year. But right now I am tracking online and I am down 7.2 pounds. So YAY for me!

My first and foremost important goal is to get back where I started from before I got pregnant with Connor. And that isn't going to be easy. But I think I can do it!

Exercise is also playing a huge part in my new and improved lifestyle! I am beginning a "Learn to Run" clinic at the Running Room and I have about five races lined up for next year. I know it's ambitous of me, but I want to do it and I can do it! Combined with the strength training I am doing at the gym with my a$$ kicking trainer Chris, things should start to get good fast!

This is so exciting. It's great to be back!