Scale Watching
Sunday, June 10, 2012      2 comments

I keep telling myself that even though I weigh myself everyday, I know I will fluctuate, and therefore I won't get all crazed if I'm not losing as quickly as I'd like. Truth be told, it does affect my mentality to see a gain of a pound or two, b... Read more
week 4
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      1 comments

Weighed myself today. I know I don't need to do it everyday, but I try to not take it too seriously if I fluctuate up and down a bit, so long as I remain faithful my calorie range and exercise routine. So even though I am up a pound from yesterd... Read more
week 3 day 4
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      1 comments

I've been experimenting with other workout DVDs, and not just 'sticking' with my initial plan. So far, I've done the Firm 'Complete Aerobics and Weight Training', and the Firm' Cardio Overdrive', as well as my planned 'Perfect Legs, Abs and Glut... Read more
Day 11
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      0 comments

This morning, I did the glutes, legs and abs DVD. Not sure how long it'll take before I can actually do the entire workout, but I do feel like I'm coming along. And, I enjoy switching it up between all my DVDs. Went shopping today. Trying o... Read more
Friday Week 1 Bootcamp
Saturday, May 19, 2012      0 comments

Well, yesterday I did do both routines: Skinny Sculpt at home followed immediately by karate class. Whew. I have to confess. The morning Karate class is not as intense as the evening ones, and my legs WERE burning. If it had been more intense, I... Read more
exercise excuses
Thursday, May 17, 2012      1 comments

Karate class or exercise dvd?? Since I joined Karate, my exercise routine has been inconsistent. What happens is, since my legs are already burning after an at-home routine, I can't handle an additional intense workout at karate. (Perhaps ... Read more
Day 4 Cathy's Bootcamp
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      1 comments

This morning, I attempted to do "Perfect Legs, Glutes and Abs" by Dr Michelle Olsen. It is awesome, but hard! I am chipping away at it, allowing myself to slowly acclimate to the workout, which is much harder than my other workouts, but definite... Read more
Day 3
Monday, May 14, 2012      1 comments

I actually got my exercise clothes on right away this morning, and did 'Skinny Sculpt' at 7:15! It felt great, and tonight was my karate class. Wow!!! my legs!!! They don't hurt; but boy oh boy do I feel the burn!... Read more
Day 2 bootcamp
Sunday, May 13, 2012      1 comments

Last night, I went for a fast-paced walk on a local rail-trail, so this morning I decided not to do Skinny Sculpt. Instead, I focused on upper body with weights. I tried a new recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp from It was ... Read more
My 8 week boot camp
Saturday, May 12, 2012      1 comments

Years ago, I did an experiment. My sisters were all faithful exercisers that did The Firm workouts. I only occasionally would do the tapes. So one day, I decided to have my mother-in-law take my measurements. I then proceeded to do various Firm ... Read more
Being Real doesn't come naturally
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      1 comments

I don't know how people do it. How do I post blogs and say the things I'm going through? It seems so foreign to me. I do love to read what others write, and enjoy their candidness. I just can't get myself to be so honest, and not worry about bei... Read more
Dutchess County Classic 5K Sunday 9/18/11
Monday, September 19, 2011      2 comments

I did it! I walked/jogged the 5K yesterday! I was nervous, because last week, my body wasn't willing to allow me to do much. It was so much fun to do. Now I want to learn how to breathe better (I am always congested, and have a difficult time br... Read more
A really small victory
Thursday, March 10, 2011      4 comments

Today, I picked up my kids from school. They all stayed after for different things. Before I even walked in the house, my 2 boys had already helped themselves to a chewy store-brand version of Archway oatmeal and cocoa cookies. (Unfortunately, I... Read more
What's it gonna take, self?
Friday, March 04, 2011      0 comments

Sometimes, I need a good talking to. Like when I start going back to eating habits that landed me 70 pounds overweight... make that obese. When I'm really in trouble, I eat and pretend 'it doesn't matter; there's always tomorrow.' Ouch... pound... Read more
trying to get the hang of this
Sunday, February 20, 2011      2 comments

Okay, I'm not very consistent with blogging- that's putting it mildly. Heck, I've never blogged before. It's rather strange; so different from keeping a journal. I can't help being self-conscious about posting for all to see. But... I love readi... Read more

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