Ambitious Is My Middle Name

I may be trying to make up for a little of the sloth like behavior from when I was unemployed. I wrote about my plan to run a sub-30 5K in the next few months. I neglected to mention another goal.

Motivational Toned Woman


I want to be toned and stronger. I struggle to balance strength training with running and my fitness is worse off because of it. Joining a gym for the first time in years, is a great opportunity to do something about it.

I know so little about strength training that I wanted to go with a set program to make sure I was hitting all the right muscle groups.

Jamie Eason’s LiveFit seemed like the perfect fit. It is free and contains an amazing amount of information from nutrition to motivation. The videos and detailed exercise descriptions have really helped me to feel confident that this is a program that I can do.

There are only two parts of the program I am ignoring, which I understand will modify my results, the eating plan and the lack of cardio for the first month. With my 5K plan, losing the cardio for any extended amount of time is impossible. I am putting my two plans together by strength training in the gym in the morning before work and running after work. The two a day schedule may be ambitious but having the significantly reduced commute has given me so much extra time. I want to spend this time going after my goals.

So here’s to being faster and stronger in the coming months.