I’m sitting here, in bed, feeling like poop AGAIN – not mastitis this time thankfully! (I had mastitis two Sundays ago – my third case of it) – and decided to work on my training plans for my own personal couch-to-sprint-triathlon.
First of all, unless I don’t feel better by Monday, I am starting my training then. I’m kicking the week off with a hot yoga class (I bought a LivingSocial deal for 5 hot yoga classes for $25 at a nearby Bikram yoga studio a few weeks ago) which I have already signed up for, so there’s no backing out without good reason!
Secondly, something I did not really mention in my post the other day about my fitness plans is: I would also like to lose 15 pounds. I have been that weight before and it was where I felt most comfortable in my own skin; it was my pre-pregnancy weight (I gained a few extra pounds while pregnant ;))
My overall weight loss and fitness motivations are as follows (not necessarily in order of importance):
- to fit into my favorite pairs of jeans and fall/winter clothing
- to keep up with my very energetic son and dog!
- to feel extra sexy for my hubby
- to lower my stress level (and hopefully strengthen my immune system)
- to increase my cardio endurance/strengthen my heart and lengthen my life!!
I will be using My Fitness Pal to track calories in and out. I will be using the WorkSmart Cardio Trainer Android app to calculate distances run and calories burned for my outdoor activity (I know I mentioned this program in the first fitness challenge post, but I wanted to provide a more detailed plan). I will train at least 4 times a week through yoga (which I hope will help in the aquatics area), running, and bicycling. Unfortunately there will be no swimming until I find an affordable option for pool access… Y or gym.
So that’s my rough plan. Things may change, but my overall motivations will not.
Oh, and you will notice a weight loss ticker at the bottom of all my posts from now on to keep me accountable and motivated. Thank you for the supportive comments!