Progress…It’s a Beautiful Thing!

Don’t you love when you can see actual progress and change? This is why I love recording all of my workouts. It’s great to be able to look back and actually see how far you have come. It is a great motivator to see progress and eventually the results you had in mind. Have you signed up for the What’s Beautiful challenge yet? How are you doing with your progress?

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out my page on the Under Armour What’s Beautiful site, and be sure to sign up yourself. On my page, I talk about my fitness goal of running a 27 minute 5k. I also show a video of how I plan to accomplish this goal. In case you missed my first post describing my goal, you can check it out here.

So let’s talk about my progress. If you recall, I discussed four areas of workouts that would help me reach my goal: running, yoga, weight lifting, and cross training. While not perfect, I am happy to report I have been doing three of the four things. Sadly, my gym only has yoga once a week, and due to prior commitments, I have missed the past three weeks. I know that is no excuse, and I could still do yoga at home, but I just wanted to be honest with everyone and say that I have not done yoga in awhile.

So let’s talk about what I HAVE done. I am happy to report I have been keeping up with cross training and lifting (even on vacation!) and am getting in my speed workouts each week. I have not been as faithful to get in as many runs as I would like since I was on vacation, but I am making sure to make a date with the treadmill for my speedwork. I feel like this is the most important of the workouts to make me faster, and so far it is working. I am able to hold a faster pace for longer (although still not as long as I would like), but I am making progress, which is awesome to see!

I don’t know about you, but progress makes me want to work that much harder. I just get so excited at the possibilities and thought of reaching my goal!

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