Beautiful Day

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Happy July 22! According to the star on the calendar at work today is the day that I was scheduled to be HOT. Yes, it is the end of the 12 week Body for Life challenge.

My results:

Weight loss – absolutely none!

Pant size – down one size

Body shape – totally different. I’d love to verify this with pictures but my “before” picture was a casuality of the Great Accidental Memory Card Deletion of 2009.

What could have gone better – I could have followed the diet plan better but I was bad. That alone probably explains the no weight loss. Slacking on cardio days didn’t help. But I can’t emphasize enough how much I love weight routines. I’m planning on continuing a modified version of it every other day.

What happens now – I’ll keep doing the Couch to 5K running program to try to burn some of the fat covering my newly toned muscles.

Speaking of which, I was running yesterday on a wooded trail. I was on my last 90 second run and had 30 seconds left. I decided to sprint to really workout hard. I looked at my watch and saw that I had 2 seconds left – and hit the ground. You know in movies when they show someone getting thrown out of a moving car and they roll over and over? I did a mild version of that. I’m not sure what I tripped on. I scraped up my right knee and shin. My poor shin – finally get over the shin splints and then I scalp it.
Here’s how you know if you are a true blogger. As I picked myself up and surveyed the damage my first thought was “I need a picture of this for the blog. Caption it I’m a real trail runner now!” My second thought was “Wait until it gets scabby. It will look better!”