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pushing myself to the edge of oblivion and my first model gig

Sunday, April 14, 2013

WHOA what a day!! I am leading a team for my work's fitness challenge and I have not been doing as well personally as I have for the past two years. I challenged my team to increase their step average and really I was just challenging myself. Yesterday I was much too busy to put in a workout but I was doing so much and on my feet so much that I burned about 700 calories over my BMR and ended up with over 11,000 steps. Today I told myself that I wanted to try my best to put in 30,000 steps. That is a huge number for me; my fiancé gets over 30k about 3 days a week!

So I got up this morning feeling good and told myself to get outside - it was 51 degrees and I had to get some sun. I planned on going to Zumba later in the day so I didn't want to run so I just walked comfortably with no other intention but to get the steps in. I put in 5 miles and it took me 90 minutes. Typically I run it and it takes me an hour but oh well.

After my walk I ate lunch but then I felt insanely tired. I NEVER take naps. It doesn't matter how tired I am my body will never let me. When I nap, it is a sign that I am either getting sick or I am already there. Well I ended up napping for an hour and a half before my Zumba class. When I got there I just wanted to get through it to say I went. BUT, when music comes on, I lose all my inhibitions so I had a good workout. About 40 minutes in though I started to feel weak. After class I got on the bike for 20 min. When I stepped off, everything felt wobbly. I had to sit in my car for a couple of minutes before I drove off because I felt drained. I needed to stop at the store for something for dinner and I noticed my chest feeling tight, my throat feeling heavy and my eyes felt tired. Considering I have been traveling for 3 weeks out of the month for two months, it is not surprising that I am getting sick. Unfortunately tomorrow I have to travel again. Ugh.

Yesterday I had my first modeling gig! It was very small, but I was excited. I got hair and makeup done and I swear my look should have been titled "Hoodrat, hoodrat, hoochey mama!" I liked the urban look though the makeup was so heavy it could have been peeled off. But I did get to keep the dress as consolation for modeling in the show.

In other news, it will be one year since I began this journey on May 21st and I really want to be 60 lbs down. The last I stepped on the scale I was 217 even. I need to lose 5 more lbs. It is totally doable if I commit to the process. Plus, my wedding dress should be here in a couple of weeks and I would like to feel good in it.

I think I better get in the shower. You all have a fabulous day!
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