Monday, May 09, 2011
#1 Bad news: I wasn't able to go any faster than 3.5 miles per hour without pain
#1 Good news: I was able to do 40 minutes on the treadmill (I could have done my usual 60+5 but see bad news #2.
#2 Bad news: I hit snooze for 45 minutes
#2 Good news: I didn't let it stop me from going to the gym!
#3 Good and bad news: The gym pants I wore today are getting too big! I did not like finding this out while on the treadmill when they almost fell down around my ankles.
I had this near miss/moment of panic where I thought the pants were going to fall, trip/bind me, and my overactive imagination was sure this scenario was going to end with me being propelled off the back of the treadmill with my pants around my ankles.
Had I not nearly been de-panted and flung to the floor in humiliation, this too big pants scenario would be a 100% good thing. Now that I'm not on the treadmill, I'm rather jazzed about this development.
All in all, I'm pretty darn happy with my progress!
I'm going on a cruise June 5th, I would like to lose another 20 pounds. That seems like a lot to lose in less than a month. So instead of setting a goal to lose 20 pounds, which requires me to get on Captain PoopyPants regularly to check my progress, I think I need to set some serious food/water/exercise goals, and let the scale do whatever it sees fit.
From this moment until the crack of dawn June 5th:
Exercise 6 days a week minimum, with improvements in treadmill times.
Eat to live 6 week challenge plan, no more "lifestyle 90% plan" with 90% excellent and 10% whatever.
At least 64 ounces of cold water per day. Cold because some sources say that cold water helps with weight loss, and because that's how I prefer my H2O.
If I do these things, I can go on my cruise knowing I did everything possible to be my best self for vacation. I will also fit into some cute capris that I'm almost in but not quite and that means more spending $ :)