|Reptile display for my 2nd graders|
|From a student in my class:|
Dear Miss Libom. I like you. Your the Best techer in the howl world... YOU ROCK!
:) made my week
In general training and cardio is going good. The gym has just been jam packed this semester, even if I wait later in the night to go, I still am waiting around for certain machines and cardio equipment. With that in mind, I have been doing different types of cardio all week since the treadmill is not always open for incline walking. I have also been doing a lot of StairMaster (my one true love) and inclined elliptical training. I do not really have a preference, although I think it takes me the longest to burn calories on the elliptical, no matter how much I switch up the resistance and incline.
I have continued my 100 lunges every other day, but instead of doing them down the hall with 50 lbs of chains around my neck, I was looking for more of a challenge to I bumped it up to 75 lbs. What a difference that has made! The first night I did them, they weren't easy, but I had April on the other end of the hall rooting me on. She always tells me to pretend there is a piece of sushi at the end of the hallway, or a chocolate rice cake with peanut butter on it. As silly as that is, the imaginary food makes me smile and I push through. It is fun working out with her as we continue to push each other past our limits.
Overall, I am still maintaining my strength and endurance thus far in my contest prep. I am proud of how far I have come already!
Nothing has changed for my diet. I am still consuming a mass amount of green beans, tuna, egg whites, gluten free rice cakes...etc :) I am staying on track and not distracted. Last season I remember constantly having cravings and driving to the store just to stand in the candy aisle and dream. (Reeses Eggs were my enemy last year). I know how bad I want I want the overall title this time, and I know that will make me happier than sugar ever will so it does not even phase me anymore. It also helps being allergic to gluten because the things I would once crave, I am not able to eat anymore anyway. A blessing in disguise:)
|11 weeks out back lat spread...just for fun :)|
Go make it happen!!!!! Stay tuned....