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I Ended My No-Run Streak!

 

 

I ran 6 miles outside today!

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I know that 6 miles might not seem like a big deal… but I took over 3 months off from running!  After I ran the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon on November 8, I had a few runs in November and my last on December 1st!  I got sick in December and then just needed a break from running.  I knew today was going to be warm-ish, so I asked my buddy Amy if I could tag along for some of her long run.  I wasn’t sure how it would go since I’ve only been doing Les Mills classes, but I was pleasantly surprised!  We kept it easy just under a 10 minute pace and my heart rate stayed fairly low!  I guess all those RPM and BODYSTEP classes are making a difference!

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My Garmin stats from my last few outdoor runs.  I guess it was okay to take off 3 months!  I missed out on the bad weather!! YAY!

My workouts from the past two weeks-

 

March 2-8, 2015

Monday: CXWORX 18

Tuesday: RPM (30 min), 1 mile TM, push ups <- lots and lots of them to get ready for BODYPUMP AIM 1

Wednesday: 2 miles on TM and CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

Friday: RPM and 30 min BODYFLOW

Saturday: 35 min BODYPUMP (challenge weights) and #2 of CXWORX

Sunday: 6 miles outside

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February 23-March 1, 2015

Monday: off

Tuesday: 15 min BODYFLOW and BODYPUMP

Wednesday: 2 miles on TM and CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

Friday: off

Saturday: BODYSTEP and Yoga (1 hour)

Sunday: BODYFLOW

AND I FORGOT TO TELL YOU!  I PASSED MY BODYFLOW TRAINING! I got it back at the end of February :)

 

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BODYFLOW Taping and Birthday Weekend

I had a great Birthday this past weekend! Even though I was ending my Les Mills 21 Day Food Challenge (official day 21 today!) – I made pretty healthy decisions at two great restaurants Friday/Saturday night.

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My parents took Colby and I out Friday night for dinner. I decided on mussels as an appetizer! YUM and a salad with grilled salmon. No bread from the bread basket! Woo hoo! I did have some of my Mom’s calamari. Colby and I split a chocolate mousse dessert that was a little too rich for me, but I ate it anyway. I missed chocolate SO MUCH on this 21 day challenge! I had a few small pieces of Brookside chocolate covered berries a few days ago, but that was about it.

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Colby took me out Saturday night to my favorite local French restaurant. It was amazing. I had a mushroom appetizer on risotto and a salad with grilled shrimp. I love ordering salads at restaurants. For some reason, doesn’t a salad always taste better when someone else makes it for you??

 

Sunday was my Birthday and I had set up to film myself teaching BODYFLOW that morning. I figured my Birthday would bring me good luck! My Mom came to film it and I had two yoga instructors and other friends come to my class. I needed 5 people for the filming and I had 7. I wanted to take a picture at the beginning, but I was too nervous and forgot. I got some of my friends for a picture at the end!

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Aaron, Steph (certified in ATTACK/CXWORX), me, Katy and Amy

My video couldn’t have gone any better! I remembered everything! The sound levels were good. I’m always worried my mic isn’t loud enough for BODYFLOW but it was fine. I really went for it with my technique, trying to be perfect. I can definitely feel it in my muscles today!!

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If any of you have submitted instructor assessment videos to Les Mills on their website, you know it can be frustrating. With an hour video, file sizes can be very large. Luckily, I got my 3GB video uploaded and submitted it last night! I will find out in two weeks or less if my video makes me an official BODYFLOW instructor!

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I also signed up for my first Advanced Instructor Module (AIM 1) for BODYPUMP!!! There is one two hours away, it is one day (8am-6pm) and I’m so excited. Les Mills offers these for instructors that have been certified for 6+ months. I’m going on two years for BODYPUMP, so I know I am ready for it. They also have AIM 2 that can be taken 6+ months after AIM 1. I CAN’T WAIT!!

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Our gym’s class schedule!  I’m on Weds. CXWORX, Thurs. BODYPUMP/BODYFLOW and most Fri. CXWORX at 6AM eeeek!

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