Friday, October 30, 2009

Just a quick post. Yesterday I was talking to my younger sister on the phone and she asked what I was doing. I told her I was shoveling my sidewalks (thanks mother nature for the two feet of snow, not) and she said "how can you shovel and talk on the phone?" My reply was " I am on my bluetooth." She in turn says "Thats right you are in shape." I guess its the small things that we can do in our everyday lives that get easier that we take for granted until someone who is just starting off reminds us of where we used to be. Thanks sis, that came the right time. I currently have no scale, dead battery, so I don't know what my weight is, but my clothes are getting tighter and I can tell I am putting some of my weight back on. I need to start working out and running again! I need to stop binge eating. I want my energy and my motivation back. I need to get over all the new stress in my life and get back to well MY life and enjoying it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More to the story

Last night I left out some of the important details. If I am doing this so I can look back see where I came from, what worked, how I have changed, what worked, what didn't work, ect. then I need to be a little more detailed. Last night at the gym I did the treadclimber for twenty minutes (after a five minute warm up on the treadmill of course). I pick a slower than normal walk speed (I couldn't remember what I used to pick its been that long) but my heart rate stayed in the 140s most of the time and never got over 151. I have read many places that this lower steady rate is better for burning calories, however I usually prefer higher more intense workout. I had one voice in my head saying "this is good you don't need to workout too hard and be exhausted tomorrow." Then there was Jillian Michaels in my other ear shouting "You have to step outside of your comfort zone to see any changes. Now move faster." My side hurt a little so I listened to the first voice. When I was done with that a part of me thought I should just leave, twenty minutes was a good first time back workout, no need to overdue it. The another part of me thought well I am already here why not do a little more. So I did. I did the elliptical for another ten minutes. This time I kicked it into high gear. It helped that Beyounce's Single Ladies came on my MP3. The beat was perfect. I then walk to cool down for another five minutes on the treadmill, and left burning a little over 400 calories. GO ME :)

Monday, October 5, 2009


Wow I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last posted. It has been a crazy month for sure, and in the process, I let my healthy lifestyle slip. It started with my first 10k. Well actually three days prior to that my little girl broke her leg. Then that Saturday she spent the day throwing up :(. The on Sunday I ran/walked my first 10k. My time was 1:23:41. Not bad. The next day was my turn at the stomach crude. So between the race and the throwing up, my ab muscles and my side were extremely sore. From there work and life got crazy yadda yadda ate out alot yadda yadda yadda. So finally I said enough! On Saturday I started eating right and today I went to the gym. I feel so refreshed and empowered! I have more energy and my body doesn't feel so bloated and painful. I need to remember this feeling.