So, what is my deal with the water intake? I think I may have it figured out - at least I'd like to think I do. The only days I seem to make the goal is when I have two 24oz cups of ice water on Saturdays for both breakfast and lunch. Now work with me here - what's stopping me from bringing ice water with me to work during the week - like a whole container full of ice that'll get me through the day? Nothing - that's what! Of course as I sit here typing this, I've already got my breakfast/lunch packed and ready to go. And I know there is no room in my lunch box for a big ol' container of ice. Hmmm, gonna have to think about that one. There's gotta be a way. Suggestions are always welcome...
Ok, on to the positive stuff!! The training goal today was treadmill for 30 minutes w/core exercises and stretching. First, I did the 30 minutes on the treadmill @ 2.8mph. Check out this pic from the end of the workout... (sorry it's blurry!) I burned "138" calories during my "1.38" mph walk - how often will the numbers ever match up like that?!? (uh, ok maybe I'm weird for noticing - but still!!! check it out!!!)
Next I did some stretching since the muscles were already warm. These included: butterfly stretch, leg crossovers, hamstring stretch, quad stretch, calf stretch and some arm stretches.
Then, I did some basic core work. Can you believe I actually held a plank for 30 seconds?!?! It was tough, but I just told myself that I could at least make it to 10 seconds. Then at 10 seconds I figured I could do 15. At 15 seconds, I thought I could hold on 'til 20 and then at 20, there was just no quitting until I was at 30.
I think I just proved an interesting point. How many times have we heard that losing weight is 10% strength and 90% willpower. I think all the strength in the world won't do anyone any good unless they find out how strong they really are. In order to do that, there has to be a point where we push ourselves beyond what we think we're capable of doing. Those small mental break-throughs can make such a huge difference!! If you are on a journey of your own, I think we should focus on mental break-throughs and not the breakdowns. What do you say?!?
Oh and I logged another donut resistance victory today as well. Baby steps baby!
Finally, I'll leave you with another mini-vacay pic... this time it's not the scenery, it's the sign!! (You may have to click on it to read though.) Too funny =p