Now that we are a few days into our plan, we have gotten into a bit of a rhythm that works for us
I made a structured schedule for Jordan to follow because that is how he works best; it's basically a coach on paper yelling at him what to do.
I, on the other hand, actually enjoy running and don't mind being my own coach, so I don't have a set running schedule. In addition to running, I am also doing an arm workout so I don't fly away, which is scheduled (otherwise I would never do it).
Since I enjoy running and how it makes me feel, the hardest part of this has been eating better. I want to eat ALL the sweets!!! We can't even drive to church without me seeing at least 15 restaurants that make me think of a dessert and go "oooOOOOooooo..."
Here is our new purchase (or for Jordan, our new torture device 😂) in all it's black and gray glory.
Lovely view, right? Add a tablet and Netflix, or a phone and Pandora, and you're good to go.
Of course, my lovely helper is always standing by.
Just try to not work out with those big judging eyes staring at you!
Without further ado, here are our work out plans!
Jordan's First 30 Days - This is just something I made up for him because he DETESTS running. He needed to go slow, but it had to be firm. He has really impressed me, though, by doing more running than the schedule requires. After the first 30 days, we will measure the running/walking goals by miles instead of minutes or songs.
We mark through each day with a highlighter after he's done.
For me, I do the 5 minute warm ups and cool downs, but everything in between is different. I run/jog for 1-2 minutes, then walk for about 2 minutes and repeat for 30 minutes. This will increase as I get stronger. The goal time for our workouts is 40 minutes, but I don't like having uneven mileage, so I usually go a few extra minutes to round it out.
This is the arm workout I am using. I found it on Pinterest, but couldn't save the image, so I took screenshots and put them in a Word document. I added the table at the bottom for keeping track of the days. I fill in each box with a pink highlighter when I finish that day.
Since we both want to keep track of our progress, I also made this chart. We keep all this on the wall next to the treadmill to keep organized and on track.
Commence Week One post-workout selfie montage....
I was out all day on Saturday with a fever fluctuating between 101 and 103, and Sunday is my rest day. I was back in the saddle today and felt great.
Remind me to put makeup on before all my workouts. (I only did this morning because K had an appointment with her pediatrician first thing this morning)
As you can see, going to the doctor wore her out and she wasn't much help during my run today. That
is OK by me!
She was a real sweetie afterward though!! ❤️❤️❤️
Let me also just say.. Since cutting out cokes completely, neither of us had gotten any side cramps while running! Then we both had sweet tea with dinner last night and we BOTH got side cramps during our next run. Needless to say, we are GLADLY going to drinking only water!! (Except my morning coffee. I just can't cut that out.)
We have some momentum going now and we are both so excited for some change in our health, but I promise to not flood your Facebook feeds with fitness stuff. 'Cause no one really cares. But those who do, can come here!