Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another week, another update!

So, here I am again. Sitting here on a Sunday, waiting for my team to play and watching (OK, listening) to football and sssh, munching on Doritos. But it's OK. I'm allowed.

This week was a good one and a not so good one in various ways.

I noticed I slacked in eating my greens. I came to realize this when I found three avocados hiding under four sweet potatoes. None of which had been eaten. And it was mid-week.
This isn't to say I had a complete pause in greenery, but I was definitely falling behind. Ask the celery hiding in my crisper drawer.

I also am on a mission to create a green smoothie for myself. I'm not sure I'll get there, I have a few ideas and I shouted out for some assistance on twitter and hopefully have some tips that will work for me. Maybe this week will be the week I give it a try? When you look at them they're a little scary, but everyone who tries them say they're fantastic. So I'll see ...

Anyway, last Sunday I hit the gym and I did about 20 minutes on the elliptical and the bike (combined). It wasn't an intense workout, but it counted for something. Monday I did the C25K workout again. Outside. By MYSELF. Again! Yay, me!

On Tuesday afternoon the kiddo and I did a 25 minute walk/*jog* together. It was nice to be outside and fun to take her on a little run with me. Where she ran more than I did, I'll admit. But we were together, so that was cute. Wednesday had me doing C25K again. I stuck with the breakdown of Week 1 - 90 seconds of walking and 60 seconds of running (yes, I'll admit it's more of a jog - but still ...). I think I might be ready for the week 2, but for now I'm okay with taking it slow.

I worked out on Friday, but I took Thursday and yesterday off. I didn't mean to take yesterday off, but it was raining all day and although I kind of felt like hitting the pavement, I also was so tired I dozed while the Direct TV guy was setting up our stuff. Good thing I woke up before he came back upstairs!

Today I hit the gym and did the C25K workout ON the treadmill. I actually stuck with Week 1's breakdown again but did extend the running part to 90 seconds a few times. Just to try it.

And I weighed in this AM and am 2.8 lbs down. That's a total of 4 lbs when I add last week's 1.2. Nothing drastic, but my slow and steady wins the race mentality might just be working. Remember how my non-resolutional goal of 12 lbs this year before I turn 40 seemed a bit simplistic? Well, who cares? I'm 1/3 the way there.

I still take the time to remind myself that losing weight is for my health and strength, and at the same time I always want to remind myself of what is MOST important:

I bought myself some small, circular resistance bands at Target today to use to help stretch my feet out a bit. We'll see if I can use them enough to make a difference.

And for this week's final motivational and inspirational Pinterest saying, here we go:


  1. Slow and steady definitely wins the race. This is AWESOME!

  2. Goof for you, friend! And I love those signs and sayings!

  3. Hey, progress is progress - I think we need to stop striving for perfection and go with babysteps. At least that is what I keep telling myself, but somehow it doesn't stop me from being neurotic.

    You are doing fab, and I am feeling so inspired by this post!

  4. That's great! Try kiwis or green apples in your green smoothies to add some natural sweetness :-)

  5. Hey girl! Way too long since I last visited. I have had some health problems and was not venturing out much. I love that you are taking care of yourself. It sounds like you are embracing being healthy rather than worrying about looking at the scale.

    Happy New Year (belated)!

  6. Keep it up! You are off to a great start and I am chugging along right behind you. Here's to 2012!


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