Since I have been dealing with Plantar Faciitis, I have been trying to cut down my running significantly, which SUCKS! I'm not gonna even lie or pretend to mention that I love the gym.
I will say, the weather has been awfully crappy and I am so glad I haven't had to "train" for anything in these conditions.. With that said, I spent a good majority of my time in the gym over the past week.
Sunday : 1 hr Elliptical
Monday: 1 hr Elliptical, Cross Training group- Jillian Michael Total Abs
Tuesday: Conferences, no workout.
Wednesday: Dr. Appt- No workout
Thursday: Rest- Just not feeling myself.
Friday: Cross training- Elliptical 1hr, Walking- 30 minutes
Saturday: Elliptical - 30 minutes, 20 minutes walking, 20 minutes biking
As I reflect on my workouts, I'm very proud of myself. I dropped 1.8 lbs from my big 8 pound gain, so I am happy to see that slowly coming off.. I am noticing a lot of cardio, from this past week, so I need to add more weight lifting this week.
Working out at the gym has allowed me to read several books. I have finished 3 books this week! I can't wait to get the reviews out on a few of these, but for today, I am going to tell you about this awesome author, Craig Croeschel. He is the author of Wierd, Soul Detox, Christian Atheist and his newest title "Altar Ego."
I love his style of writing and he has a great sense of humor. I feel like I am sitting down with an old friend who is genuine about his faith and is honest about his own humanity.. I love it.
In this book, Craig call us to think about how we can put our Ego's at the Altar to serve Christ. He talks about praying with people in the aisle of Walmart and how we should pray Boldly and believe that God is going to answer our prayers. He talks about how we should be obedient. If God calls us to pray with someone in Walmart or anywhere else or tells us to do something, we should listen and put our ego aside.
His book brings solid truth. It's not your feel good kinda book, but a real and honest look at laying our life down for our faith. Craig is becoming one of my favorite authors to read.. This gets 5 stars for me!
Question: How were your workouts this week? Any weight loss? Any changes you're noticing in yourself?