I keep forgetting to discuss this since I started, but I have been following Angela’s Whittle My Middle II challenge, just a bit late from when it started. But, I did it for a month, not as often as I was supposed to, but had other added strength training in there to suffice for days missed.
I just did my measurements from a month later and OMG! I have lost and gained inches everywhere!!! I’m actually super impressed! I don’t have numbers for weight since I don’t have a scale, but everything fits pretty much the same, except in a few spots where things aren’t so tight anymore!!!
Biceps: +0.50 inches
Waist: –0.75 inches
Belly Button: –0.75 inches
Hips: –0.50 inches
Quads: –0.55 inches
Yippee! Strength training is going well for me!!! But let me tell you, as much as these numbers rock, I FEEL SO MUCH STRONGER! Some of the moves I started off with were so hard after a few reps, but now I blast through them and love love love the way my biceps look, because you can see them even when I don’t flex!
Enough of my muscle madness…today was a very long day. I went out wood stork netting for almost 12 hrs and we didn’t catch anything. But, we did get to see a pair of beautiful Red-shouldered Hawks do a feeding courtship right in front of us! The courtship basically consisted of the male catching a mouse, calling to his lady from a tree, her taking it, and him going away to get his own food. Well now, don’t we know who’s boss? Hehehe…
Field eats were pretty boring, but the rest of my afternoon was freak’n awesome!
I headed out for the first run I’ve done in the past few weeks and it was absolutely awesome. We decided on a 4.6 mile route near the house and somehow just blew through it. We were going so fast! By the time we finished I asked Brit what our time was: 38.30! What fool!? I can’t remember the last time I ran a distance like that at a speed like that! It’s an average pace of about 8.20 min/mile! I’m normally a 9-9.15 min/mile gal! It felt wonderful…And then we came did some abs and a bunch of plank reps, included side planks, side plank turns and extended arm planks. First set of strength training for the week!
I was starving for dinner and mixed up the quickest thing I could: Veggie Omelet!
My veggies included:
- red bell pepper
On the side I had some garden herb triscuits.
For a dessert diddly I had a baby pink lady apple, a mini mandarin, blueberries and strawberries. Soooooo gooooooooddddddd…
Now I’m off to watch The Ugly Truth! I bought it, have never seen it, and hope it’s good!
Hopefully my blogging will be pretty normal this week because I’ve been informed of all the field work I’ll be doing tomorrow, Wednesday, and flying aerial surveys on Thursday! I’m excited…for some excitement and outside work!
PS Thank you for all the support about my honesty and openness on the blog about my life, work and eating disorder. If you ever want to talk please always know that I’m here for you!