Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Getting Back On Track and Fitness Goals

My semester is winding down. I have about 1 week and half left. So I figure its time for me to get back on track with blogging and encouraging the spread of information about Fitness in the Black community.

Luckily, I have found the time to stay on track with my exercise,here's my routine:
*I run 3 x week, 4.5-5 miles outside if it's not snowing ( or 2-3 miles on the treadmill)
*I do 3 days on the elliptical. I do High Intensity Interval Training (click for more info)
*I alternate with weight lifting
*For upper body: I lift 15 lb dumbells, do the lat pull, shoulder press, push upsetc.
*Lower body : lunges, squats, leg press, knee curls

A new year is approaching and it's time to set new fitness goals. My hope is to reach my goal weight (150) by my birthday which is March 23rd. I am about 15 lbs away so it seems feasible but losing these last few pounds has been quite the struggle. It's like I'm fighting body to get rid of these last few layers of fat. Also, because I'm nearing my goal I'm adding alot more weights so that my body can be toned the way I want it to be.

Also, I wanted to show you all that persistence pays off, I've lost almost 40lbs since last march. Check out the pics.

this was taken last February (i had already lost about 10 lbs....)

these pics were taken 2mths ago, I've lost about 7-8 more pounds since then

Enough about me, What are you're current fitness goals??
What are the challenges you're currently facing?

Look for more articles to come!!!