I wanted to share something new that I'm starting today. I joined Tone It Up for their annual Bikini Series fitness program and I'm so excited! It's an 8 week program aimed at getting you looking and feeling good for summer. I'm starting this program a couple of weeks late, but it's very easy to follow. All you have to do is sign up on their website, find the weekly schedules, and get going!
Today I planned on getting up early and getting in my 20-30 minutes of cardio with a morning run around the neighborhood. When my alarm went off at 6:00am I could hear the rumbles of thunder in the distance and flashes of lightning. I decided to try to run in the afternoon instead. :) It was a wise decision because it started to rain hard and I probably would have been caught in it!
The other half of today's schedule was to complete the Upper Body Workout. I went to the basement to look for my 5 pound weights and they were nowhere to be found! I know for sure Mark hid them from the kids and apparently hid them from me too! So, I improvised with a couple bottles of Gatorade instead! I did the video 2 times through. Once with weights and once without. The first time through was tough as I was trying to avoid hitting my boys (who wouldn't stop hanging on my legs) in the head with my "weights"! haha! For the second round I put the bottles down and Jack even joined in! I liked the workout and I really felt it in the back and shoulders. My from was less than stellar, but I'll work on that.
I'm also trying to drink more water throughout the day. I have a pitcher that holds 64 oz. and I'm going to aim to drink that much over the course of the day.
I also signed up for my second 5k Run of the year! I'll be running the Spring Lake Heritage Festival 5k in about a month! I can't wait! I just completed the River Bank Run 5k last Saturday and I felt really good. My time was 35:14, about 5 minutes faster than the one I ran 2 years ago. I'm looking forward to beating that time at the Heritage!
Cheers to good health and good healthy choices!