Thursday, February 21, 2013

Training Tidbits

I talk so much about food here and I realized that I haven't written much about my current training program or about my big 2013 goal! I'm currently running a Facebook accountability group and I post a lot of my workouts and other things up in that group as well.  It's time to share here!

2012 was a year filled with the Les Mills Pump program at home (2 rounds) followed by a little running and another round of ChaLEAN Extreme. When January hit, I had already committed to a huge goal for 2013.  My first triathlon.  I'm a swimmer through-and-through after many years of competing but it was something I hadn't focused on in a long time. I figured why not go big or go home in 2013 and committed to this (huge) goal. The triathlon is on July 20 so I still feel as though I have some time before I hit up my training hard.  January and February have been committed to swimming, running, spin classes and strength circuits.  I've taken my focus away from the in-home programs I have grown to love to focus on this endurance goal.  As I head into Spring and the summer, my workouts will continue to reflect the swim/bike/run mantra with a couple of days of lifting in there as well.  I've built up some nice lean muscle and I'd like to continue getting stronger while also working on my endurance.  

This is an example of my week:  

I often get asked how I get it all done.  How can I work a full-time job, take care of 2 kids, keep the house running and on and on.  I get it.  I understand that it seems like a lot to handle for a working Mom of 2 and I'm not going to lie and say that it's easy. I am fortunate to have flexibility at my job, a husband that goes above and beyond at home and a network of supportive friends and family that encourage me daily.

There's one thing I've learned since I committed to changing my life some 20 months ago.  Nothing worth having comes easy.  If you want it, you'll get after it and if you don't, well it sure is easy to find an excuse.  I was sick of taking the easy way out like I did for so many years.  When you commit to the lifestyle, it's a change in mindset that goes far beyond losing the weight.  It goes even farther beyond keeping the weight off.  It's in my soul that I am going to wake up each morning and get up and live my best life.  God gave me this body and it's up to me to put it to use everyday in the way He intended.  I can no longer imagine going through life without seeing the strength and amazing things that my body can do.  I'm living it and most importantly, I'm LOVING it! No time tables, no end in sight, just everyday doing what I know needs to be done to stay healthy and fit for many years to come.

If you have questions for me, are interested in joining my Facebook accountability group or would like to contact me at all, please click that button to your right and send me a line! I'd love to help in anyway that I can.

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