*Brief note from yesterday’s post: I got several private messages from people who all expressed feeling “lost” too. I think this must be a common experience, but the remedy is unknown. As someone recently told me: trust your instincts. It’s not easy to do, but your soul always knows the answer. Listen. Then act. If it sounds like I am talking to myself, then you are interpreting correctly.
I am FED UP with the loose skin on my stomach!! After doing some online research (and we all know how reliable that is…) I have come up with 3 action points. #1- Drink more water. (Even though I already drink a ton.) #2- Slather my body in Nivea Skin Firming Lotion twice a day. #3- Do core exercises (upper & lower) every morning before work. Time to be proactive!
My younger sister Rachel, who is a Physical Therapist, also pointed out that my butt had “fallen off”. Good times. So I am going to slowly start incorporating lunges & reverse butt kicks in with my stomach exercises in the mornings. I will have to be extra careful not to get too sore so it doesn’t impact my running in a negative way or increase my risk for injury. I know by adding these strength training moves it will make me a more well-rounded athlete.
The last thing I need to start doing are push-ups…. which I loathe. Hate, hate, hate! I’m sure I feel that way because I am no good at them. And they hurt. Once I become stronger, I will probably love them. These are very important for me to add since I will be starting up my swimming regimen soon… not to mention that my Half Ironman training starts in late December. I need to be ready & strong!
At some point this week I need to swap gyms so Vero and I can start swimming together. I am hoping that it will making my water workouts much more bearable. I also need to look in to one-on-one lessons to perfect my free-style stroke so I can start building confidence in the pool. My biggest hurdle for 2011 will be to become a good swimmer. One thing that keeps me motivated is the unique body shape that swimmer’s develop. The “V” back is so sexy! I hope it happens to me.