Back on Track
I was at a complete standstill for about 5 weeks. I was not making any progress, and I was working out like crazy. I had to take a break. I was determined not to quit, but to exercise a little less and get some information on how to change my ea... Read more
I am a little bit frustrated today. I have been working out 5-6 days a week for the past few weeks and making sure that I eat within my calorie range, but nothing has changed. Nada...zilch, cero, zero...I am fighting frustration as hard as I can... Read more
Day 93- My first Jog!
A while back, I posted a blog about wanting to become a runner. I kept up my walks in the park, and continued to do my exercise DVD's, but every time I tried to jog, my hamstrings would tighten up so badly I would have to stop. Today, I committ... Read more
Day 79- Where will I be if I quit?
It's hard to believe that I have not blogged since day 57, but my life has been extremely busy. I recently found out that funding for my instructional coaching position was cut, so I have been interviewing for a new job. Praise God that I now h... Read more
Day 57- Favorite Fitness Routine
I went out of town to visit my family this past weekend. I knew that I wouldn't be able to go to a gym (I go to the community center for free) so I took the Rockin Body DVD that my boyfriend got me. I've done a couple of the workouts before, and... Read more
Day 50- Reaching my Goals
I am so excited that I have shed a couple of pounds this month. The end of the month is fast approaching, and I am pushing to make my goal of losing 5 pounds each month. I've done my calculations, and I am going to need to burn 3262 calories th... Read more
Day 44-What does your food log tell you?
As I log my food and monitor my weight loss, I am learning a lot about my body. I had a wheat bagel for breakfast and a whole wheat turkey sandwich for lunch yesterday, and my body was not happy. I was really hungry and I felt bloated. Needless ... Read more
Day 42-First Virtual 5K
I completed my first virtual 5K today in 56:23. I don't really know if that is a good or bad time, but I think it will keep getting better as I work at it. I plan on walking on the days that I am not doing circuit training. Today was the first ... Read more
Day 41- How I Broke My Plateau
Plateaus are so discouraging. Even though I ate within what I thought was my appropriate caloric range and met my fitness plan minutes, I was not losing weight. I decided to do something about it.
First, I began to read up on my Basal Met... Read more
Day 37- Gots to be more careful
I've been doing circuit training at least 3 days a week, and I know that it is paying off. My body feels good, clothes are fitting better, and I'm getting stronger. Now that I am seeing the scale begin to shift downward, I gots to be more carefu... Read more
Day 35- Finally seeing a shift on the scale
I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get to exercise yesterday, but it was my last day of spring break, and I needed to spend some time with my boo. (all smiles) It was a great day. I did get in some fitness walking around the 2 mile mall w... Read more
Day 31- Found my stride
Today I found my stride. As you all know, i have been doing a lot of walking and other exercises. I started losing inches, but not pounds. I started going over my food diary and fitness log and realized that i wasnt incorporating strength train... Read more
Day 29 Figure it out
I have been real concerned about my food intake. My eating habits are definitely improving, but I have been extremely tired and have not lost any weight. I decided to do some investigating, and to my surprise, I've been eating much less than wha... Read more
Day 27- Small Successes
I'm super tired today, but Tuesdays and Thursdays I have an exhaustive schedule. I wasn't able to get in any fitness minutes, but that's ok. I have to walk 4 more miles between Friday and Saturday to make my goal of 15 miles per week. It is stil... Read more
Day 26- Feeling Good Again
Yesterday I was a little frustrated, but that is definitely behind me. I was determined to get out and get some exercise today. I walked 3.5 miles, and I shaved a minute off each mile from my previous times! Woo hoo!!! I'm beginning to see some ... Read more
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