Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DAY 32

Met all my goals for the day.

I walked 23 minutes tonight- 4 of those running. That was a mile. I am slowly working my way to 3.1 miles. It seems unreachable. But I cannot let myself get discouraged.

Day 31

Yesterday was a lot better. I got 41 minutes in on the treadmill and I thought I was going to die. Tonight I am going to shoot for an hour.. just mind over matter. After the work out my family was going to do a little shopping- so I tagged along and then we ended up eating at Steak n Shake. I couldn't resist. I had my 'usual' of a frisco melt, cheese fries, and chili. Granted I only had half of the frisco melt but the chili in itself is a load of calories. I can honestly say I won't be doing that for awhile!! When I had my body bugg session she bumped me up to doing 1 hour and 30 minutes of exercise. That is a struggle for me, but not unattainable. Just something I need to work at.
When I weighed in on Sunday I finally saw good results. I haven't been losing weight for the last couple of weeks- but that is my own fault. I am down 3.5 lbs.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

day 22

Today was filled with homework. homework. homework. I am exhausted and not near done. I didn't do any exercise today because frankly there was not time.

Day 21

I have not been giving the bodybugg 100% of my effort. Tomorrow starts week four. I am going to start fresh and give it everything I have got. I have new goals in mind and WILL achieve them!!

The first one of those goals is to run my very first 5K. It may not sound like much- but let me tell ya, for me it will be HUGE! :) I am pretty much a couch potato! It is great though because I found this awesome website- cool running- which tells me exactly what to do to get me prepared for the race in just 2 months. The article is even called "Couch to 5K". Perfect. The race is May 30 so I have just over 4 months to train. I am hoping that is enough time. My plan so far is to start out on the treadmill since it is blitzzen cold outside! It hit -22 just 2 days ago! Granted the weather is getting back to normal at 20 degrees I am opting to train inside for the first couple of months! Then in March/April I will take it to the pavement. I will be running with two girlfriends of mine who are both fit- which will hopefully be a motivation for me because I surely do not want to slow them down!

My next goal is on June 20. The Pumpkinvine Bike Ride. 15, 26, 44, 67 and 104-Mile Routes. I am aiming for the 26 or 44 mile routes. I was planning on doing this last year and missed the deadline so this year is a must!!

Those are my two newest goals- along with being less than 190 lbs by NYC!

I have appreciated Mike, Cube Monkey, and Kim for keeping my accountable. I love reading your daily progress. It keeps me inspired!

On Wednesday I am starting Massage Therapy School. That will surely give me extra calories burned since that is hard work. I am looking forward to it. Along with Massage School I am also going full time to a local commuter college. Plus working 32 hr weeks. It will be a busy year but I cannot wait!!

The following chart is of yesterday.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Day Eight

Today went really well. I did two videos. I don't know if it was of the exercise or what but I didn't find myself all that hungry- I only ate half of my calories for the day. I hope my body doesn't count that as starving and shut down. I am absolutely sore and tired after working out and cannot even imagine what it would be like to burn 1500 calories when I do eat all my food for the day! Hats off to all three of you guys!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Weigh In Day

Down 1.5 lb. Not 2 but it's in the right direction. I made myself an exercise chart tonight and cannot wait to use it! Hanging on my wall for all to see. Just another motivation factor. I am starting school again tomorrow. The break went by too fast. But it will be good to get back into the swing of things.. have a set schedule

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 5

A good friend of mine moved to Texas to go to school and I took over her job. Her parents own a concert hall (mostly bluegrass music is played) and she ran the concessions. Well, that is now my task and I love it! It is on the third floor of an old bag factory, which makes for lots of walking- carrying coffee pots and jugs up the stairs. Plus I get to enjoy great music! It seems to be getting easier to add a little bit more to my exercise plan daily. I haven't made my chart yet and hopefully that will give me another visual to utilize.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Day 3 and 4

My friend Megan and I are living at her grandparent's house for the winter while they are in Texas. As I am just commuting to college, it is absolutely wonderful to have freedom and my own space. We took full advantage of our "own" home and had a small gathering last night and boy oh boy there was A LOT of awesome food to choose from. During the day I just had a slimfast shake and veggies because I knew I would need those extra calories for later in the evening.. I think I did ok considering not time for exercise and all the food. We ended up having about 8 friends, which was nice. Spent the night playing SCUM! bingo and laughing a lot. Finally got to bed around 4am. I hope you all enjoyed your new years evening and now onto the next year! May God bless each one of you.

The following Chart is from Wednesday night (day 3)
Today went well. It was nice to have a day off work. I needed that. Went to see Twilight with a few friends and LOVED it! It didn't quite do the book justice- but it was still great! When we got back from the movie my roommate Megan and I went on a 30 minute walk/jog around the subdivision and a bike path that is nearby. I got most of my food and exercise in.
I don't wear the armband while I sleep. I put it on after my shower and take it off once I go to bed. Would anyone recommend wearing it at night?