Phenomenal workout

I have to say after getting back into working out full force last week and going hiking two days in a row, my workout today was pretty incredible.

Last week I ran and did the elliptical five days in a row and then went hiking Sunday and Monday with Jason. Every muscle in my legs felt the burn during our hike, especially my calves. There were times that Jason was way ahead of my on the trails and there were other times we were right behind each other.

Instead of taking today off, I pushed through and ran my best mile since starting again after taking more than a month off. I even increased my distance on the elliptical, as well as my time. I know my body needs a rest, but I’m loving all of this activity.

It’s time to get fit again, it’s time to be active all the time.

I love running because it’s a personal challenge. You can go at your own pace and accomplish your own goals. No matter if it was my best time, I still feel incredible when I finish for the simple reason that I laced up my shoes and attempted another run.

I’m so glad running is a part of my life again. I’m liking the elliptical too, to finish off a cardio workout with that, wow, really makes you feel like you did something.

Well my breaks over, now back to some freelance writing and editing.

Feeling fantastic

Today’s my third day in a row at the gym, which is a huge accomplishment considering how I let it go by the wayside for too long.

I’m feeling fantastic … and my body is thanking me for the exercise.

My running has improved everyday, as well as my time. It’s truly amazing how quickly your body can fall out of shape if you stop training on a regular basis. It feels wonderful to be running again. I find that I am pushing myself to its limits again, trying to better my workout from the day before. I love the challenge, it only increases my excitement of working out the next day.

I have also included the elliptical in my workout, as well, this go around. That machine has always got the best of me, which I am determined to change. It really works you out, which I’m starting to love. I decided to start with just one mile this week every day. Next week I will increase the distance and hopefully my time.

I have also thrown the stationary bike into my routine, so to say my body is getting a good cardio workout is an understatement.

I have to say I love working from home again doing a ton of freelance work. It’s nice having my own schedule, so I can workout again.