Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday Workout Update - With Proof!

So the lovely Linda brought her camera to our workout on Monday and I have actual proof of me running! With the added bonus of my '80s Olivia Newton-John headband! Oh the humanity...I can't believe I'm really going to post these pictures of my sweaty, red-faced self - but since I hounded Linda enough over the past couple of days to email me the pics, it's the least I can do! Oh, and if you think the pictures are a little blurry, well, that's just because I was running!so!fast!
First - me starting my five minute RUN on the treadmill - notice the smile. This is my enthusiastic woohoo, I'm actually running phase...
Then I'm all business - it's about two minutes in and I'm thinking how am I going to do this for another three minutes?!?
Followed by me gasping for breath with I'm about to die over here thoughts...but then Linda came by and said "do you want to go for six minutes?" and of course I said yes (I do believe my brain was deprived of oxygen at this point!)

So there you have it - I ran on Monday, and Tuesday, and Wednesday - for six minutes each day!!! Now I know that to some of you out there, this is nothing...and I salute you, because running is hard! But man is it ever challenging! I want to be able to run a mile without stopping before this next 12 week challenge is up - I think I was close to a half mile at six minutes, so I just have to double it...no problem, right?!?

Here's one more picture, taken in the gym (love the purple walls!) - I was doing something like 50-kajillion squats (the ball behind me is what your butt has to touch in order for it to count):

I know, I know...my sports bra gives me an awesome uniboob!

There you have it - a peek into my workouts. I like it when I'm doing them, and I love it when I'm done!

30 comments:

  1. Whoo hoo!!!! I can run (jog), but those squats?!? Would KILL me!!!

    I promise, the first mile in a row is the toughest.

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  2. I'm thinking about doing the couch to 5K as soon as I get my treadmill repaired. I hate squats but love what they do for the bottom:) You're doing an awesome job so far, keep going!!

    Dee~

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  3. LOVE THE PICS SHELLEY!

    and giggle at the agreeing to do six more minutes (we trainers totally prey on that lackofoxygenbrain :))

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  4. All us weight loss bloggers with big boobs should go into business creating the first ever sports bra that doesn't cause uniboob! No more uniboob! There has got to be a way! You look great, BTW.

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  5. Awesome pics!!!! LOL!!!! You are AMAZING!!!

    (and I love the purple walls, too!)

    :D

    Have an awesome day!!!

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  6. Thanks for the peek! Uniboob...lol.

    You crack me up.

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  7. Love those pictures! And I never heard of that "your butt has to touch the ball" requirement for squats, but it sounds like pure evil!

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  8. You look great Shelley!
    And about the red face: you've never seen mine after a run. It takes almost two hours before it's back to normal :lol:

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  9. Lady, did you EVER think you would be able to run 5 minutes? That's such a huge accomplishment! There are so many people who really truly are looking at you saying "wow, no way I could do that!"

    Way to push yourself!

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  10. Lookit you go, girlie!

    I love that you have a smile on your face while doing squats. Mine are more like twisted grimaces of rage.

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  11. Look at you runner girl! You look awesome!

    And the squats - ass to the grass is the saying, otherwise you aren't doing it right LOL! Awesome!

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  12. Thanks for posting the pics. I love the visual! AndI don't think I could do those squats. My knees started screaming just as soon as I noticed the ball. Yikes!

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  13. You're a machine, Shelley! 6 minutes - I'm breathless just reading about it. And I'm totally with you on the uniboob - now we have a pair!

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  14. Awesome workout and awesome photos!

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  15. You look great!! I have a uniboob too but it used to come in handy - before ipods came out I used to shove a cd player in there!

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  16. Um, I thought I was doing something by running for ONE minute at a time! SIX minutes is awesome!

    Got my package! Thanks so much for the extra gift! I'll be rocking the Olivia Newton John headband, too, now! I've been wanting one FOREVER!

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  17. Great job on the running - it sucks, but it does eventually get better.

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  18. This race was in the evening, the largest distance was 10K so it could be over in max 1,5 hour.

    Races here in Holland usually start around noon. My 10K end of September starts at 1 in the afternoon.

    I suppose that they start early in the morning in the US because of the heat or doesn't that make a difference?

    xxx

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  19. You look great while working out... much better than me. And smiling while doing squats? You're my new hero.

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  20. That is an awesome accomplishment!!!! Good for you on the running!! And i'm lmao at the "uniboob" comment.. lol!!! My boobs aren't big enough for them to be a "uni".. rotfl!! Keep it up, you're doing awesome!! :)

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  21. Hey - SIX MINUTES IS AWESOME! You go girl!

    Happy Friday Shelley! :D

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  22. Boy can I identify with the uniboob. How about a whole line of workout clothing designed to fit women who've given birth, and don't look like supermodels? Women with breasts and booties. And how about making them out of good fabric so we don't look like inner tubes? And some style would be nice, as would some modesty.

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  23. You inspire me Miss Shelley! WTG on the jogging. I will get there someday... Have a GREAT weekend!

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  24. Great job on the 6 minutes, and on those squats . . . that ball is LOW!

    You're looking fantastic - love those smiles. I'm DEFINITELY betting on you to do the mile by the end of your 12-week challenge.

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  25. By the way - did I mention that I can see your leg muscles! Those are some HOT legs Shelley!

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  26. hope you are having a great weekend! :)

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  27. That's awesome!! Great work out!

    It IS hard to run without stopping, you are doing great!

    I have a ball like that, I should do squats like you

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