May 23, 2013

Non-Scale Victories Linkup May 23, 2013


Time to share our NSVs of the week!  What were your Non-Scale Victories??

Mine were pretty simple this week and really have more to do with workouts than anything else.  I ran my fastest run in training last Saturday at 3.8 miles in 45:41.  Not the speediest but the speediest for me, ha!  I'm really trying to get in as many miles as I can before next Saturday's 5K.  I'm running on the treadmill tonight, which isn't my favorite, but it's all ucky rainy here so I don't have many options.

Also, I've been trying to do some different workouts and have been doing the plank challenge and I was able to hold it for 1:10 minutes.  I was shaking like a leaf, but I kept it together!

My favorite victory was being able to do a push up with alternating dumbbell row.  That's a mouthful, but it's basically this:  get in a push up position while holding dumbbells, do a push up, and then lift one dumbbell into a row, then alternate.  I honestly have seen it done and thought, "Oh, hell NO!  There's no way I could do that!?"  Well, guess what happens when you actually TRY to do something?  You find out that you can actually do it, LIGHTBULB!?  Anyway, it was kind of cool to realize that I had the strength.

I have been incorporating more and more strength exercises into my routine and I think they've been really helping.  More than anything, I feel wonderful being able to challenge myself and I feel strong.

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Hope you all have a great and safe Memorial Day weekend!  And please remember those who fight every day and have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms!

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  1. You are killing it with the running lady!! That push-up thing sounds hard, but you are totally right about not knowing until you try it! good for you for pushing yourself, that's an awesome NSV!! I am really excited to see how your 5k goes, I know you are going to do awesome!! Thanks for linking up!!

  2. I'm so proud of you for incorporating more strength into your routine. I cannot wait to get to the point where I can hold a plank for that long! Honestly, I'm excited when I can hold one for like 15 seconds... yeah, my core strength is majorly weak! I'm so proud of you!!

  3. Girl! You are amazing! I still can't get that push-up dumb bell row in my head as to how it works. Thanks for linking up on MFP, too!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Sounds like you are doing awesome with the running! I am going to try the pushup with dumbbell row!

  5. Wow! It is so exciting seeing all the progress you've made! Seriously you are doing so amazing and doing push-ups with dumbbells, you are a beast girl! Amazing!

  6. Great NSVs! Awesome job running - a great distance and time!

    Way to go!