Hey girls!! Did you miss me?! I sure as heck missed all of you. So, I'm back in the game, although it will be awhile before I'm any sort of competition at all. ;) So I guess it's a good thing this isn't a competition, lol! A little thing you all missed because I was in the hospital at the time and couldn't post about it, but on August 11th, we hit our year anniversary!! A whole year of consistent working out ladies!! How freakin' awesome is that?! So I say, go celebrate a bit! I was going to do a whole party, but I'm not able, so maybe next year, but this is big people, so go get yourselves a cookie, you deserve it! And then jump on treadmill or stationary bike and work those calories off, lol! Just kidding. (you can decide amongst yourselves what part I'm kidding about. ;))
So I did my first workout since the beginning of August today! I did a ten minute Pilate abs workout. I chose this because my lower back has had me incapacitated all week, and it's totally because my belly is just pure mush right now. So, I took it super slow and easy, and didn't do any of the more challenging exercises so I didn't damage anything worse than it is right now. Instead, I substituted smaller exercises for the big hard ones so I could do the whole stinking ten minutes, and I gotta tell you, it was HARD. I have really lost a ton of ground, but I am beyond determined to make it all back up! I've put on fifteen pounds, and lost a lot of muscle during this latest bout with illness/broken bones/heart trouble, so my goal is to lose ten by Christmas. I would like my winter clothes to fit again!! And no, I'm not going to concentrate uber hard on my scale, I'm going to concentrate on inches and strength and how my clothes fit....and then I'll see how much I've lost, lol!!
The Almighty Liz
So, I wanted to see how much cardio I could handle today as well. I didn't think I would be able to handle much at all, but I ended up doing twenty minutes! Real slow, 9.5-10.5 mph, and on the lowest tension setting, but still, twenty minutes!!!! 3.3 miles total. Love it!