Tuesdays - 1/2m run, 50 squats x 3, additional 2 miles at the end ~ I also went to a hot yoga class this week, and it was well, hot. Definitely got a good stretch in all my muscles though!
Wednesday - 1/2m run, 60 walking lunges with 3 lb arm curls, 20 pushups, 30 box jumps, 20 tricep dips x 2. Depending on my mood, I sometimes do a 3rd round, and sometimes do a run. This week, I carved a pumpkin :P
Thursday - 1/2m run, 50 crunches x 3, additional 2 miles at the end.
I decided straight on crunches at each interval would provide more result.
Friday - 1/2m run, 1 min right plank, 1 min left plank, 1/2m run, 50 oblique crunches x2
I built this little routine myself. I like things that work my obliques, and figured both these exercises complemented one another.
Saturday/Sunday - I took one of the weekend days as a rest and the other as a solid 5K or more day.
What are the results? ~ That is really what you want to know, right? Over the last 2 weeks, I have solidly moved down a size in pants. Where I was waivering between a 6 and 8, I am now happy to say that the 8s are definitely TOO BIG!! Woot!! As for that blasted scale number, it is INCHING (and will be the death of me), but it is moving in the right direction. From the start of my little experiment - 5 lbs DOWN!!!
On a separate note, I have joined this nifty little challenge from Monica over at Run Eat Repeat, called Pile on the Miles. Basically, it is "an annual event in blogland where we challenge ourselves to walk or run more during the month of November. The goal is to pile on extra miles not pounds during this food filled time of year!" Since I am running anyway, this gives me a goal! I decided to shoot for 75 miles in the month of November. YIKES! I am hoping that if I can just get 5 days per week in at 3 1/2 miles a day, I will have 70. 5 more miles should be easy to add in somewhere. I hope (insert nail biting!).