Monday, January 20, 2014

Keeping Up with Janathon



This starts week 3 of the Janathon pledge.  If you haven't been following along you can go here to access my official Janathon page and catch up with what I've been doing.

Basically I've been doing some sort of work out every day and then blogging about it.  Let me tell you, it's a lot harder to do than you'd think.  I never realized how often I will just blow off a day of exercise because, well you know, life just gets in the way sometimes.  We've been super busy with work this month, which is a good thing financially, but not so great when it comes to working out.  I'm just plain tired and the last thing I feel like doing half the time is running a mile or 2. 

So I've compromised in the name of Janathon and come up with a pretty happy medium, one that has worked for 20 days so far.  I've been trying to run on the treadmill every other day and then walk on the treadmill on the days I don't run.  My walking days also add either planking or floor exercises or some arm weights which I usually just do while I'm walking on the treadmill.  I'm multi-talented that way.  LOL!

I started up on the 1st with a mile run and by tomorrow I will have bumped that up to a 2 mile run.  I've been adding a little more each time I run.  I've also added planking which I've never done before.  My first plank ever was 56 seconds and my latest one was 95 seconds.  Those suckers are hard!  I'm also happy with my floor exercises because I've been doing some badly needed crunches and I've got my legs stretched out pretty good so I can finally do the splits again.  Yeah me!  So participating in Janathon has been a good thing and has kept me in line.







10 comments:

  1. Way to go! I think it's smart you're not running every day. I don't run every day either - I need rest days (or alternate exercise days) in between. And now you're up to 2 miles! Wahoo!

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    1. It's still a challenge. My breathing is still hard alto it's better at 2 miles this time than the first time around. My biggest stumbling block is still mentally tho. I can never concentrate on anything. I still don't "love" running.

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  2. I'm impressed Kim!! You go Girl....I think you are doing AWESOME, and I know you are feeling great!! I used to walk everyday....you learn to just adjust 'life' around it....I really need to get into that frame of mind again! Keep up the good work!!

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    1. Thanks Cheri. I am desperately trying to accomplish the whole month!

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  3. I think it is very impressive. I need to get back to walking on a daily basis. But I think I will wait until it warms up a tad. xo Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura. If I had to do this outside in the Chicago weather, I would NOT be doing it either. Thank goodness for my treadmill!

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  4. I'm so impressed, Kim! You're amazing and I'm so proud of your doing this! That's probably why you have that killer figure. I'm old now so I'll just stay fluffy! ;)
    Thanks for popping in to see me at Kiki's.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. I am so impressed, Kim. It is difficult to stick to a plan when work gets in the way. You've been working hard and that probably keeps you fit too. :-)

    We have not had a lot of snow this year...the ski resorts sure could use more, but nothing in the forecast so far.

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    1. Thanks Liz! It's not been a good month to commit to this, but I keep plugging along. :-)

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