Given that it is Monday again, I'll update my progress from the past two weeks.
Week 1: Success! I got in 5.75 hours of activity. I did one stroller run/walk (5 miles) and was pooped. I really wasn't planning on going that far but Megatron fell asleep later than usual (nearly 3 miles in) so I had to keep moving until he woke up from his nap. I might be a rookie parent but I know enough not to wake a sleeping baby....even if it means putting in more miles.
I also did a 5 miler with some training buddies a few days later and I was so proud/excited that I was able to cover the same distance I did with the stroller but 11 minutes faster. 11 minutes! It's amazing how much harder it is to push the stroller. It also helped that I was with people for a couple stretches of my stroller-free run and was able to run longer and take shorter walk breaks. Thank you Lisa, Jim and Kami! You pushed me without even realizing. Well....Lisa probably realized because she had to yell at me to start running after a walk break.
Week 2: Success! I got in 6 hours of activity. My most yet since keeping track and probably the most I've done in a week since the beginning of my pregnancy. I was pleased to see how much this week added up to because I was pretty fatigued all week and not very motivated. I somehow managed to force myself to get something in 6 out of 7 days.
I only did one stroller run/walk (4 miles) due to the heat but I did spend an hour and 45 minutes with Jillian Michaels this week. I'm now on day 22 of the abs and arms challenges. I'm really starting to hate planks but I'm still plugging away. It was also a very fun week. My hubby joined me three days in a row. The most fun was a 45 minute hike with him and Megatron. Love these boys!
In addition to the fun hike, I had a BLAST racing on Sunday! I did the New Albany Walking Classic 10k. My half marathon walking PR is at the New Albany race but I haven't walked the 10k since 2006! Thinking back to that race, SOOOOO much has happened. I didn't have a blog, a husband or a baby. I'll post more on the race soon (so behind on race recaps!!).
I've completed 4 weeks of tracking my progress both by writing it down and blogging about it and I think both have kept me much more accountable. Looking forward to adding it up each Sunday evening but not having the pressure of having to do a set workout each day is working. I have to be flexible with Megatron in the picture but having a weekly goal instead of a daily goal seems much more obtainable to me right now. I've been doing some kind of activity 6 days a week which is a huge improvement over the random 1-2 days here and there, with some weeks lacking completely. I went ahead and printed out another 4 weeks of fitness calendars so I can keep it up. My goal is still at least 4 hours each week but I'm seeing that 5 hours is still very reasonable. As I get closer and closer to finishing the 30 day arms and abs challenges, I need to start looking for something new to do. I like having the option of a quick 10-20 minute workout I can do on busy days, bad weather days, or days I'm just not into it.