Yup, it's recovery week again. I was looking forward to this week as the last three have been really tough. I think they've been especially tough since I was still recovering from the 25k for the last two weeks. Well, I finally feel like my legs are getting back to normal and things are settling back in. The first week after the race I could barely do any of the Yoga and Legs & Back was a joke!!! This week was much better and I was able to really push myself again in the workouts. I also got some new weights and am able to push a little harder with some heavier weights when/where I can. I think I'm slowly becoming an 8-10 rep person instead of a 12-15 rep person... I want muscles!!!
So the P90X is going great. Diet's been really good (except for yesterday, but we all make mistakes and I'm not going to beat myself up about a piece of homemade peanut butter pie... no way!). I had to get some new protein powder since the one I had before has changed it's formula and is no longer exactly what I need. I got a new one from GNC which is more expensive, but it's delicious and has about the same amount of protein in 3 scoops, but less fat and less carbs, so that's good. I'm going to stick with that for at least the next month or so and see where I end up at the end of the next phase. I'll be weighing in and taking pics again at the end of this week so I'm looking forward to seeing what this phase has done for my body. Realistically I don't have far to go, but I want more muscle definition and less body fat %, so that's my main goal right now, the scale is nearly at my goal weight anyway.
I'm going to check into a few more 5k's and 10k's to run early this summer, I have a couple in mind that I need to register for, so I can work a bit on my speed. Then soon I'll start really kicking it in for the marathon training. Kind of nervous but excited about that. I have a feeling that race will kick my butt in a serious way, but I really want to do it and knock it off my bucket list!!!
Today is awesome because it's Memorial Day and the weather is fantastic (if you like it hot, which I do) so I got up early and did the Yoga X which was on my schedule, went to the parade to watch my son in the marching band and all the tractors and vets and kids and tractors and cars and did I mention tractors??? Yes, I live in a small town and it's all about the tractors, but they are fun to see. Hubby and I had a healthy lunch (ok, I had a healthy lunch, he had french fries, but whatever, he's in desperate need of a lifestyle change) and now he's getting ready to head on the road again. I'm doing my laundry for the week and then I'm going to drive out to the beach and walk the pier/boardwalk for a while. It's my favorite summer thing to do and as it's hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, it should be really nice out there even if it's windy. Maybe I'll have company, my sister may join me, but even if I'm alone I'll love every minute of it!!!! I do love summer!
Have a great day everyone, and keep MOVING!!!! Core Syn tomorrow... I'm pumped!!!