🎶Allow me to re-introduce myself…..in my best H-to-the-O-V voice 🎶
The last time I left off, I was eight months into some competition prep ( link). I say some because I never set my sight on an actual date. Well, that was almost two years ago. Wow can’t believe it’s been that long.
As you all know, I have been in the running game for quite some time now (not as much lately as before but I still gets it in every now and again). Well, last March I wanted to help my running by adding some strength training into the mix. Somehow, I got totally hooked on lifting weights and only ran when I made the time (outside of lifting). It was also during this time that I met several people in the figure competition world. I saw that you had to be very disciplined, focused and determined to make that a reality. I already posses all of those traits, so I said why not give it a try.
Welcome to week 2 of me balancing running (well walking for now) and strength training into my life. If this is your first time reading one of my strength training post, I’m taking a strength training class at Columbia Fitness Boot Camp and sharing my experiences along the way.
Haha!! After week one, I am noticing a few small changes in my body. I actually picked up a heavier weight in class on Monday 🙂 .
This was a very busy week, but somehow I managed to get it all done. It wasn’t easy but actually taking the time to ‘pencil’ it in really helped me to stick with it. On Sunday, I wrote down a plan of action for the upcoming week. I knew what I was having for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I even had my snacks planned out. I also wrote my workout and eating schedule down as well. When you plan it is kind of hard to fail (note to self: Write this in big letters for next week post).
Let me just start by saying….I AM THE WEAKEST LINK!!!! Yes, I realize I have to crawl before I walk but man this weight training is no joke. Which for me is a good thing. I love to push and challenge myself and I think I’m going to be able to do just that at Columbia Fitness Boot Camp.