Well, I think I've gone backwards, but that's ok, from today I am only moving forward! My weight is up from this time last year, but not by much at all. Measurements are another story. They are definitely up a bit more, but still not horrible.
Meghan and I went to the gym today and got a good work out. I ran on the treadmill for 1 mile, rode the bike for 3.7 miles and then we did upper and lower body strength training. We are sitting down this evening and writing up our schedule for the month. We also both took our measurements and charted them.
Definite lots of room for improvement especially around the mid section for me!
Meghan wanted me to post hers also so she can follow her progress right along with me.
My measurements (a reminder of how far I have to go still!)
Weight (last Monday) 179.4
Left upper arm: 11.75
Right upper arm: 12.75
Left thigh: 23.5
Right thigh: 24.0
Left calf: 15.75
Right calf: 16.0
Waist at smaller part: 40.0
Waist at belly button line: 41.0
Chest right under breasts: 37.0
Weight 158 (today)
Left arm: 11.5
Right arm: 11.75
Left thigh: 19.75
Right thigh: 19.75
Left calf: 15.0
Right calf 15.0
Waist smaller part: 31.5
Waist at belly button: 35.5
Chest under breasts: 35.0
We will work hard and post new pics and measurements on April 1st!
Last evening my Nanny was transported via ambulance to Mom's house when she got discharged from the hospital. They said she was too weak to sit up to make the car ride.
Meghan and I are going to Mom's later today to help her and to visit. Mom and Larry will be super busy from now on trying to take care of her. Her case worker is arranging for physical therapy at home for her to help her regain some strength.
Thanks to everyone of our spark friends for your support and well wishes. Mom will likely need a lot of support now. Taking care of an aging and/or sick parent is never easy!
This is Mom and Nanny at my Uncle's party last year:
Today we had high winds and multiple brush fires all over the area. Several in Maryland at about 100 different fires reported in Virginia. The interstate had to be shut down near us and also in Maryland. Fortunately while some houses were destroyed, no one was hurt...amazing with all of the fires everywhere. I felt like we lived in California. I was driving down Prince William Parkway, firetrucks and emergency vehicles everywhere, smoke so thick you could barely see and stores evacuated and closed that were close to the fires. It was very surreal.
A big thank you goes to all the hardworking firefighters and emergency personnel who worked so hard (and are still working hard) to contain the fires. You all are very much appreciated!
I am the worlds worst hula hooper. I could never, ever keep the hoop up for more than a split second no matter how hard I tried.
Today I used a weighted one and after many tries could finally keep it up enough to get a picture....blurry ones since I was in motion and it was just my camera phone and not a regular camera.....but I DID IT!! At the end I could do it for several minutes at a time which is a huge accomplishment for someone who could never do it before.
Time to re think my goals and start over. I have seriously been slacking in the fitness department for a good month or more now.
I joined Tammie and we are starting SP's rookie running program. It's amazing when you get out of practice, it really feels almost like you've never run before! Today was my Day 1. It was actually pretty easy, just really windy!
I sat down and worked out what I'm going to do on the non running days. Time to get serious again and get back to where I was fitness and weight wise just a few short months ago!
Nutrition I have down still. Time to go after the rest of the package!