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Saturday, October 24, 2009

low - 21
Average - 21-33
high - 33-39
obese - 39


4 months into '09

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Well, there have been some changes going on around here. I've finally gotten over all my fears of quitting smoking and took the 'plunge' yesterday and went on the patch. I haven't had a cigarette since 4/30/09. I'm really gonna do this, this time. I've been keeping up on my exercise which is really, really helping with the cravings I do have. I had cut down to approx. 6-8 per day for months prior to quitting completely. The fact that my mom and step dad quit the same day and also went on the patch helps to. This is such a big step for me and a bit weird too...but in a good way. I can't believe I smoked for over 18 year's!!! It still feels so liberating and free to not have cigarettes controling my life. I'm hoping that along with keeping my current exercise regimine and eating habits I can control any weight gain I might get as aresult of not smoking. It's so empowering to here myself say "I'm a non-smoker!"


almost 3.5 months into '09

Saturday, April 11, 2009

emoticon So far we are doing great. I've lost 4 lbs so far and we are doing wonderful with our consistency. I wasn't seeing much results last month. So I decided to move away from the DA workouts and I think that is exactly what I needed to push through this last plateau. I'm still using her yoga dvd's but not her 1/2 hour shows. I've been doing more shows on fit tv and exercise tv on ondemand. I really like the kickboxing and Jillian Michael's workouts. Yesterday i found a 1,2 & 3 mile indoor walk series. I did the 1 & 2 today with my 2lb weights in hand to add more resistance. It is definitly a great cardio workout. I think I'll be using it again. That's about all there is to say at this point. until next time.............. emoticon

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Two months into '09

Monday, March 02, 2009

Wow, already March and boy am I ready for it. I cannot wait til spring just to be able to get outdoors more. I'm doing great on consistency where our workouts are concerned. This week I'm exercising 60 min. 3x week and 30 4x week. With a day off occasionally here and there. Our total number of days from February was 21. So we beat out January's 15 days. I'm shooting for 21+ this month. I'm also still in the process of getting back up to 1 1/2 hours 6-7 days a week. Slow and steady wins the race.

I'm also starting to see some results, not from the scale so much ( only 1lb. so far) but in how my clothes are fitting. Some jeans I could barely squeeze into back in January are now going on with ease and are just a lil' snug as opposed to "these jeans are so tight I can't breathe" tight. In fact the jeans I'm wearing are just such a pair. I'm noticing more defined muscle tone all over my body. My confidence is back up and I'm really feeling like I'm me again. That "I can't wait til morning so I can workout again." feeling is back. I feel unstoppable.

However the best changes to come out of month 2 are not from me, but my husband. He's starting to exercise too. He found this workout video online that he likes and so far has been sticking with it. This is week 2 for him. I'm so proud of him! I really hope I can keep him inspired to stick with it. I'm living proof that it will payoff. Consistency is key.

Overall, I think we did February proud. Made the most of the days we had and reaped all the rewards.......until next month, take care.

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JANAY5 3/2/2009 10:22PM

    It's great when Hubby works out to.. You guys can encourage eachother... You look great.. Keep up the great work...

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One month into 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

February 1st is here and January, 2009 is officially behind us. I'm proud of where I am so far. I got in 15 days of exercise out of 31 days. So that's half the month. I also lost 3lbs. last month. So overall January was a good month.

Still working on building our consistency right now, more than losing the weight. The weight will come off as the consistency builds. I know this to be a fact. I keep reminding myself that I've done it before, so I know it's possible for me to do it again. It's just gonna take good old fashioned hard work and alot of sweating. I can do it!

My goals for February is to: continue to build up consistency: beat our 15 day total from last month: eat more fruits and veggies: drink more water.

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JANAY5 2/1/2009 6:57PM

    Good for you.. Your doing such a great job.. You should be proud of yourself...

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