I'm pretty sore today. I put two good days of running together Thursday and Friday and my calves are pretty sore. Yesterday, I finally found the chain to hang up my punching bag, so I go to use the heavy bag for 15 minutes or so, then spent some time working out with the tractor tire, so my shoulders are pretty sore this morning as well. Everything is going well so far. I haven't really started trying to lose any weight yet, but I can tell by the way my clothes are fitting, that the weight is starting to come off a bit. My jeans are starting to get pretty loose, but my shirts actually seem to be fitting about the same. No big surprise, because between swimming and the weight lifting I've been doing, I feel like my shoulders have been getting pounded pretty hard.
I almost bought a new pair of jeans last week for the first time in over a year. I've been wearing a 40 waist for awhile now. I've gone through stretches when they fit comfortably, or even a little loose, but right before starting this challenge, I spent a couple of months wearing a belt to hide the fact that I couldn't comfortably button them anymore. How embarrassing is that? I couldn't button my pants and sit down without cutting off circulation to my lower extremeties!! But last week I tried on a pair of 38 waist jeans, and while the waist was actually too loose, they were still a tad snug in the legs. I'm hoping that if I have another good week of eating and working out, I should be able to actually get into a new pair of jeans by Friday.
I haven't been getting much sleep this week. I've been staying up way to late every night watching the Olympics. I've really been enjoying watching Michael Phelps, and I think my new favorite Olympic sport may be trampoline, but the track and field was what I was really waiting for. I've enjoyed watching Bernard Lagat run the 1500 and I spent over 2 and a half hours last night watching the women's marathon, but the highlight so far has to be Usain Bolt running the 100. I can't fathom someone running so fast and doing it so effortlessly. Makes you want to do some speedwork!!
Here is my favorite commercial I've seen during the Olympics so far. Enjoy!