Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I started my new job last week and have met some great teachers. It helps that my new job is in the elementary building that my kids attended the past 2 years, so I already know some of the staff and the principals. I've been setting up my room and moving boxes-that has to count for some exercise! However, the business and stress of starting a new job resulted in my not being very faithful on my habit goals this week. I've been remembering to take my vitamin, but I have to admit that the push-ups and sit-ups have pretty much gone by the wayside. I also took 5 days off from running since my legs/shins/knees have been hurting so much. I did run/walk my 3.1 this morning, but it still hurts. I've been hobbling around ever since. Maybe I need to go shopping for some new running shoes-too bad I spent my shoe money on new clothes for school :)
This was a great challenge, and I did lose some weight (at least I got down to .2 less than where we ended the previous challenge). I didn't make my goal of being in the next "decade" weight-wise, but hopefully I'll get there next week.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Am I feeling any different? I don't know. I do know my clothes are fitting better, even though the number on the scale really hasn't changed much. That's a better measure of fitness anyway, right???????
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
- Take a vitamin every day. Like many of you, I have a bottle of vitamins in the cupboard right next to my cereal bowls. Instead of opening it in the morning, I just shove it off to the side. Time to start cracking open that bottle. I even took one already this morning :)
- Push-up and crunches. I'm planning to do at least 10 push-ups and 20 crunches every day. I think this is the only way I'm going to get rid of my High Gladys batwings (thanks, Grandma B for passing those down to all the women in my family) and my flabby gut (thanks to my twins and 50 lb weight loss years ago).
My starting weight for this challenge is 161.2 (up .4 from the end of the last challenge). This tiny gain is actually a big success for me. I just came back from a week in Washington DC with the family and ate lots of yummy food (crab cakes, anyone?). We also walked at least 5 miles a day, which I'm sure greatly helped keep the gain from being more than it was. I'm not planning to put too much emphasis on the scale this time around, but still hope to lose. Ending the challenge in the 150's (even if it's 159.8) would be awesome. But with our family plans over the next couple weeks, hoping to maintain may be more realistic.
I have some major eating challenges coming up which I'm trying to prepare myself for. My twins turn 12 this weekend and are having a sleepover party with pizza and cupcakes. We are taking them to a Detroit Tiger's game on Sunday (healthy food there-NOT) and then heading to Cedar Point Amusement Park for Monday and Tuesday (again, not the place for healthy food choices). Then, to top it all off, my birthday is the following Saturday. We are going canoeing with a bunch of friends and then bar-hopping afterwards. Who thinks of this stuff?????
Wish me luck, folks. I'm gonna need it!
Monday, August 3, 2009
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