I just finished my Day 11 workout and I am bursting with endorphins! Since posting here, I have completed a 3 mile challenge (often times more), every day. I have been mixing up my cardio with 3-5 mile runs (both outside and at the gym), 6-9 miles on the bike and 3-4 miles on the machine of death- a.k.a., the Stairmaster! I am strength training around 3 times a week and doing lots of stretching to keep up my ballerina flexibility. Overall, I am really enjoying this challenge and feeling fantastic! It's also nice knowing there are other lovies participating in this challenge....makes it more fun and keeps everyone accountable. The trick was never getting me into the gym, but not always having 100% motivation once I got there to make the most of my workouts. I have been experimenting with new ways to use a kettlebell, lifting weights with the big boys and discovering that push ups and planks really are my friends. This has totally taken me out of my gym comfort zone and I am loving it! Of course, a good workout plan really means nothing without smart eating choices. Mark and I have kicked up our already healthy eating habits a notch and we're sure to be beach ready in 2 and a half weeks when we fly south to Kiawah Island!
Additional thoughts on the 40 Day Challenge:
I am convinced now, more than ever, that I should write a bestselling handbook on proper gym etiquette.