Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday Triumphs ...

I think the forces were aligned for me to workout this morning. I knew I had a PTA meeting this morning, so I wouldn't be able to workout at the regular time (right after Aubrey leaves for school), so I had decided to either workout this afternoon or this evening. Well, Braden came wandering into my room at 6am this morning (unusual for this kid). After going potty (he wore undies to bed!) and tucking him back in bed, I just couldn't fall back asleep, so I got up and did my workout before school today! I did my go to strength video ... MBS, it's a 45 minutes all over strength with spurts of cardio.

So, I've been doing some thinking about why I have been so on and off about exercise lately. I think there is part of me that just KNEW that I wouldn't actually lose the full 30 pounds by my 30th birthday. How's that for setting yourself up for failure?!? But here's the thing, I may fail at losing 30, by only losing 15 ... but is losing 15 really a failure? Of course not. So, I'm going to leave my goals up and while I may not obtain 30 pounds lost in the next 18 days, I will triumph over the loss that I have seen.

Monday, October 6, 2008


So, I have really been neglecting this blog! I won't get into excuses or reasons ... just a clean start!

I got up this morning and did 2 miles on the treadmill. I've been playing around with the incline, because I read an article about Fergie where she does 2.5 MPH on the treadmill at the highest incline and has killer legs. So it took me just over 40 minutes. I did intervals of the walk at high incline and then ended with a short run. It's amazing how much smoother it is doing the workout on the treadmill. I am so excited to be able to have it this winter!

Haven't been up to date on these numbers, so I'll try to guestimate:

10/6/08 - 2 miles
Saucony shoes - 112.25 miles