Monday, November 24, 2008
I didn't work out much last week. I had that post-vacation "hangover" and it was pretty cold last week, so I didn't feel like walking to the gym most days. Excuses, excuses ... blah, blah blah! I did do circuit training one day and also made it to my body pump class on Thursday. Didn't work out all weekend. Lots to do. Well, I had time on Sunday, but after going to the grocery store and doing other errands I didn't feel like it. I'm the type of person who does best with morning workouts. Getting it done before "life" takes over really works for me!!
Anyway...this week I am back and feeling fierce! LOL! Walked to and from the gym, 50 minutes on the Arctrainer and a mile run on the treadmill. Tomorrow is another short run, followed by water aerobics (hopefully), Wednesday will be spinning class (haven't gone to that in MONTHS!) and Thursday I plan to get some sort of workout in before the big T-giving meal. We are having dinner at my parents' house. They are pretty healthy eaters so I don't have to worry too much about everything being high in calories. Friday I also hope to make it to the gym or maybe do something active outdoors if it's not too cold. Saturday I hope to go to Body Combat class. I miss that too; it's been weeks! And Sunday will probably be a day off from the gym, depending on how I feel.
So that, my friends, is my exercise plan for the week. Hope I didn't bore you too much. Not much more to say in this blog. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Gobble gobble! But not too much!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I am back from my two weeks in California, weighing in this morning at 113.6! I reached my goal weight of 115 shortly before I left for my trip. During my vacation I exercised when I could but I didn't track my food. I had sporadic access to Spark and I wanted to see how well I could do on my own. I am surprised and excited that I actually managed to LOSE a little more weight during this little experiment. Although I will probably continue to track my food to make sure I am not consuming too many calories, I'm ecstatic that I can manage on my own if I need to. It's a sign that I have truly made a lifestyle change.
For all intents and purposes, I am "done." I'm not done with living a healthy lifestyle; that I plan to continue for the rest of my life. But what I AM done with is being overweight and unhappy. I am done with the weight loss part of my journey. It's time for me to put the finishing touches on my new body and most importantly, to maintain my weight loss. I've worked very hard and it's paid off. I've reached my goal! What an amazing feeling!!
When I first joined Spark and set up my page, this is what I wrote under My Goals:
"Meet my goal weight = trip to Israel!! I have always wanted to visit Israel and just so that I have a big goal to work toward, I've decided to make that my big reward.
Overall, I would like to look better, feel better, be a healthier person and, of course, go shopping for cute clothes again!"
I am happy to say that all of the above has come true for me. I look better. I feel better. I feel like a much healthier person. I am back in the size I should be, and when I go shopping, everything fits. Best of all, I did go on my reward trip to Israel!
I truly feel ready for "The Amazing Race," which was my inspiration throughout this journey. It is a dream of mine to be on the show. I finally feel fit and energetic enough to race around the world. Bring it on!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Ok, so... the scale has been moving between 115-ish and 116-ish for a couple of weeks now. It's been saying 115 consistently in the mornings, so today I decided to stop torturing myself and update my tracker. It's been a long journey, but I wouldn't trade it for anything!!
Now, it's time to focus on maintenance and some fine-tuning. I want smokin' guns and killer abs!
Tomorrow, I am off to California for a week, and likely not logging into Spark very much. It will be a test of my maintenance abilities. Thank goodness California typically has healthy food. However, if I spot in In-n-Out Burger, I'm going in to try it out once again to hopefully see what the fuss is all about. I went there the last time we were in California (years ago) and didn't "get it." Maybe I will this time.
Thanks to my Sparkfriends for all your support. You've made this process so much fun for me. Love you all!
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