Six weeks ago I began HIIT super careful so I could ease into cardio. Yesterday was FULL ON cardio ending week 6 with a huge personal goal met! Looking back thru my journals I find that my high point at starting is my warming up point now. wow I think my eyes popped out of my head seeing this. I just gradually kept adding a few increments at a time to get where I'm at and boy does it feel GOOD! I couldn't have done it without using the journal as a reference for each workout so I knew what I'd done and what I needed to add. So, in six weeks I was able to work up to my highest treadmill speed ever of 6 MPH!! YEA!
I hope this gives the new BFL's some encouragement! Set goals, Journal every workout, and know if lil old me can do it so can you! BFL ROCKS!
Way to go. Keep up the good work. Keeping a journal is important part. It is just as important as taking a picture and eating right. It gives you a sense of accomplishment when you are faster than you every hoped you would be. Week 1 could barely run Week 6 i laugh thinking about how out of shape i was in week 1. I believe you can go up to 6.5 by the end of this week. I believe in you.
Congratulations! Keeping a workout journal is key for me. I have BFL journals and journals from other fitness programs that are years old. My first week is more about finding my levels than achieving them. Then I make notes like "raise it next time" so the next workout I can see that something was too easy. If I didn't write it down I might be inclined to just grab the same weights or hit the same speed in cardio. It really does spur you on.
I'm 5'0" so 6MPH on a treadmill is nothing to sneeze at as far as I'm concerned. What may be a walk to some is a full on sprint to me. Congratulations on hitting it! My level 10 is 5MPH right now but that will change...
Way to go BluesKat!! Journaling is such a huge part of BFL!! Congratulations on your progress!!
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford
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Awesome job!!! Good for you!!
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