Monday, March 30, 2009

working out

I've been walking about twice a week, over 1.5 miles each time. It's so hard to get up at 5 am to do it, though. Fortunately, the husband snores and can often be counted on to be annoying enough that I'll get up even if I don't want to.

I've made it to my "gym" three times a week for two weeks.

Got to work on the food thing.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Down in Poundage

I weighed in today and I'm down 1.4 pounds from last week.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I just found

NEW Motivation and it's name is AWESOME!
I want to fit!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Another Brick In The Fitness Wall

Recently Mike has decided to start going to yoga. He really enjoys it. So last night, I decided to go with him. I enjoyed myself for the most part. Some of the positions are a little difficult to get into as I have more of me to maneuver; such as sun salutation, lunge position, and bow position. But, I do love me some downward facing dog.
The "instructor" was nice and wasn't too rough.
Yoga's cool 'cause you can take your time and tailor your work-out to your own ability level.

Mike and I are probably going to make a routine of Thursday night yoga.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

UP? Seriously?

SO UNFAIR! I have been exercising everyday! And I'm UP in weight. :( Boooo.

I'm up to 239.2; not cool.

Oh well, I'll just keep trying. At some point in the very near future I'm going to have to work on my eating habits, but for now I'm happy just trying to build healthy active habits like walking.
I'm going to go to Yoga tomorrow night with Mike as well. It's $10.oo for an hour and a half.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Still plugging away....

I'll weigh in tomorrow at lunch time, meanwhile, I'm still trying to do some form of exercise everyday. I just walked w/ my coworker Manuel for 30 minutes and, man, he walks FAST!

I walked just about everyday while I was on vacation, I don't think I skipped any days at all actually! GO ME! I had dance class on Saturday, and Maris totally put us through the wringer. My calves are still upset with her.

I don't dread the thought of being active now, so repetition has served some purpose. Hopefully the scale will be friendly tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

still not running

But, I did get up this morning and walk. 5 am! I walked over a mile and a half. I'm embarrassed to admit it took me over a half an hour. I'm so out of shape! Of course, even when I was much thinner in college, a mile took me over 15 minutes. The college tested us and I had to take a half-semester of a fitness class in order to graduate (I did water aerobics). We didn't have much of a core curriculum, but the Wellness components were there.

I'll be walking again tomorrow. My goal is to improve my fitness level in the next few weeks so that I can start running in early April. If all goes to plan, I hope to be able to run with my company at the Chase Corporate Challenge June 10 or 11.

I told Hubby last night that I was going to get up early this morning to walk and that if it went well in a few weeks I would try to jog. He said he didn't think that would be a good idea with my feet. I said I was going to try and if it hurt, I would stop. I don't know why he thinks I'm going to do something that hurts, I'm totally not that person.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Didn't run this morning

I didn't run this morning, but I did work out last night and had a salad with light dressing for dinner.

My reason for not running is this: I hadn't told my husband I was going to do it, I didn't want to have him try to talk me out of it, but last night I realized that if I just got up and left the house and B or hubby woke up, they'd freak out. So, I'm going to tell him what I'm doing before I do it. I hope to run tomorrow.

I bought ice packs for my shins (hopefully, if I ice right after a run, I won't get shin splints).

If I start this and finish the 9 wk training program, I think I'm going to run the Chase Corporate challenge with my company this year.

And maybe the Swan run in the summer (not sure when it is).

Walking some more

So, I didn't end up going for a run last night, but I did go for a walk during lunch- about 15 minutes. And I walked to and from Stacie and Tom's last night (about 15 minutes each way).

I doubt that I'll run tonight, as I have a ton of homework, but I do plan on walking at lunch- as long as the rain stays away.


Also- had a healthy (for me) dinner: grilled cheese (made with Olive Oil, not butter) and soup. mmmmm--- thank you Tom and Stacie!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

not walking, but exercising

I've been to the "gym" a lot since the beginning of the year with a week off to get over a nasty cold. Three days last week and once on Monday. I've nearly lost the 6 or so pounds I put on over the holidays. Now, to make some real progress, I should stop having chocolate cupcakes for a mid-morning snack.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Walking More

So, as the title says.... I've been walking more.
I doubt anyone's paying attention to this blog anymore...

On Sunday I walked to the Co-op and back home (needed eggs and milk and stuff).
Then I walked with Mike and the dog on Monday.
And again last night w/ Mike and the dog.

I was hoping to get up early this morning and walk w/ Mike and the dog again, but alas, my butt was too lazy... I do plan on walking tonight though.
Maybe tomorrow morning will work out....