Started the week with a good cardio workout!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sunday I really got a workout. My son moved, & I helped. He lived in an upstairs apartment, so I got lots of good cardio by carrying boxes, & heavy items, up & down those steps for several hours. I logged it on my fitness log, & for moving & carrying boxes for (at least) 3 hrs...I burned 1764 calories!!! Then I tried to find going up & down steps, but the closest I could find was using a stair step machine. I figured it was close, so I logged 60 min....for 504 calories! So I burned a whopping 2268 calories on Sunday---what a way to start the week!
I was so glad that I had lost 22 lbs. before he moved. I noticed a big difference in how I felt. Before I lost the weight, it was hard to go up the steps at his appartment. While helping with his move, I even noticed that once in awhile, I was running up those steps a little bit, & I wasn't out of breath while doing it!
I've only lost a fraction of what I want to lose, & I already can notice such a difference. I just can't fathom how great I will feel after I lose the rest!!! Also--now when I look down-I don't see my belly--I see toes! It's such a motivatior! YAY!!
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    Way...To...Go!!! Nothing like starting the week on a high note! All the work that you've done so far is really starting to pay off if you're noticing that you can handle stairs and moving heavy items without even hardly noticing it! I'm sooooooooooo proud of you and get a lot of motivation from you! Thank you so much! Congrats!!!!!
    4956 days ago
    Thats great, you are doing so well, and I bet he was glad you have got in shape to help him move! Happy you can see your toes too!
    4956 days ago
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