Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2 Weeks Down - 8 to Go!

Wednesday - January 27, 2010

Well, today was an exciting day because it was weigh in day and I've lost weight and inches and that motivated me to do well at eating and working out.

I was able to get 40 minutes of brisk walking in at work during my breaks. Then, I came home and worked out on my Wii Active for another 40 minutes. Today's workout really made me push myself and I'm sure I'm going to be feeling it some tomorrow.

Thursday - January 28, 2010

It seems that working out is a lot like our journey as Christians. We have really high days and then the next day for whatever reason we are really low and so have a horrible day. At least that's how it seems for me.

I guess today wasn't awful, I did get in 40 minutes of walking (and may I just add - it was really, really cold and snowing and yet I went anyway) and I did really well at eating a healthy lunch. However, that is where it ended.

I don't think I mentioned this before but my husband and I work at the same company, so we carpool into work. Well, tonight he had to stay late, which meant I did too. I had plenty of work to do on my own, so that wasn't really an issue. But, since we weren't even leaving work until after 7pm we were both super hungry (and this is how I've gained a bunch of weight through the years). So, tonight we stopped at Sheetz (it's a gas station that has a made-to-order restaurant inside) and I was so hungry I just wanted something to fill me up. The food was really good and it wasn't necessarily awful for me, but it wasn't the best choice either. Also since it was pretty late by the time we got home, I wasn't able to do any other workout. C'est la vie! Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day, no make that tomorrow WILL be a better day!

Friday - January 29, 2010

I was only able to get 10 minutes of brisk walking in at work today. I could have gotten more in, but I didn't feel like going out in 9 degree weather again and I wasn't feeling well most of the day.

As soon as I got home though, I did work out for 50 minutes right away. Lots of running and cardio. I did fairly well on eating today as well. When I weighed in, it said I had gained back a little of the weight I'd lost, so that was kind of disappointing. I'm not too concerned because I had just had a bottle of water not that long before I was weighing in.

Saturday - January 30, 2010

Today was a little more challenging to get my workout time in. We ended up having my husband's brother and wife here overnight and then all day today (and they are staying overnight again tonight). This was totally unexpected, so it wasn't like I could plan around this.

I am happy to report that I was able to get in a solid hour of running and high intensity workout. I'm incredibly worn out now! I didn't do too well at eating today, since I had my guests here, but I was careful about not eating too much of the unhealthy stuff and still drank a lot of water.

I'm also super excited to be able to get clean at my own house since we've not had a bathroom with a shower since Labor Day weekend. (This was another major reason I was reluctant to do this challenge at this point and time.) Don't worry, I haven't been dirty for all that time...we've been going over to my in-law's (a short 3 mile drive away) to take showers. Needless to say, this puts a real damper on when I can work-out because I have to orchestrate my work-outs around being able to get clean. So, today after working out I was able to soak in the tub. Still no shower, in fact, the only thing working in there is the tub, we don't even have all the green board up yet, but it's a place to get clean in my very own house! (Sorry to bore you all with that when it has very little to do with getting fit other than getting clean after attempting to get fit!) :)

Sunday - January 31, 2010

Day of rest!

Monday - February 1, 2010

I wasn't able to walk at work today, much to my disappointment. Pretty much everything that can go wrong with each and every one of my clients did indeed go wrong, so Iwasn't really able to take breaks today.

I did get a great high intensity workout in tonight though that lasted 1 solid hour - I'm going to be sore tomorrow. But it will be the good sore!

Tuesday - February 2, 2010

Okay, this will be brief. I was able to get in one brisk 10 minute walk and then a solid hour and a half doing all sorts of things (i.e. running, boxing, volleyball, basketball, baseball, tennis, etc.)

Overall, I'd say it was a pretty good day - I even only drank water!!!

Now the big news....

I'll start with my pounds lost because I want to save the best for last. I only lost 1/2 of a pound this week and normally I would be somewhat discouraged; however, I love that we are measuring too because these are my measurements since last Wednesday:

Bust: 1 inch lost
Chest: 1 inch lost
Waist: 1 inch lost
Hips: 1 inch lost
Right thigh: 2 inches lost
Left thigh: 2 inches lost
Right arm: 1/2 inch lost
Left arm: 1/2 inch lost

So in conclusion...
Pounds lost: only 1/2 pound
Inches lost: 9 whole inches!!!
(Total so far: 3.5 pounds lost - 16 inches lost!)
May I just say I'm super excited about that. A lot of my clothes are feeling looser and I'm totally loving that! Pretty soon I'll be back into some clothes I haven't been able to fit into in over a year! Yay working out!!!
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