Thursday, May 31, 2012

Behind ... I am so.

I'm so behind.

I've been meaning to write about my fitness revolution, or whatever you want to call it, but lately I've been slack. I'm getting back on track, though. Last week I walked for 50+ minutes three times. Me and a friend. Which was excellent.

This week I've done one walk so far, and it was also over 50 minutes, so that's good, but I need to get back on track. The long weekend threw me off but is no excuse.

I did, however, go swimming twice over the weekend. Not hugely long windows of swim, but we were at the lake and did some water time after anchoring the new boat. It was refreshing, slightly awesome, somewhat freaky (water shoes are a must - even if you're not remotely close to touching the bottom!) and a serious workout.

Cause holy crap! Fighting to stay close to the boat against the current of the lake, and the waves/wakes caused by passing boats? Tis NO JOKE.

My arms were definitely feeling it.

Have I mentioned before that I have like NO upper body strength? As in AT ALL. No. Seriously. None.

Anyway, last week my weigh in had me at a little over a pound down, which made me happy. Showed me I'm getting back on track. Or trying to.

And then - yesterday I kind of lost my mind. For a hot minute. Literally. Hot.

I bought a deal for Bikram Yoga classes on Living Social. Five of them. FIVE.

What the WHA?

Yeah, I'm not sure what I was smokin', but I decided to just go ahead and do it.

Also? I signed up for the Heart Walk in my area. To support my friend Jenni. She's one of my besties and she totally rocks. If you want to check out her 'hood, please do here.

I'm planning to walk to support the Ronald McDonald House of Durham, too. Charity walks are important to me, and this is the first year I'm not doing Race for the Cure - it's had too much political crap going on behind-the-scenes and I decided to skip it until I could feel better about doing it again. Maybe 2013 will have me back. I'll think on it.

Anyway - that's that. I'm hoping I'm back on track for real. And next week I have my 3 month check-up at the doc's and hope to see some downward movement on the scale. We shall see.

So - what's up with you? Are you with me? Stay motivated! Stay focused! Go fit-n-fab!


  1. Awesome job girl! :) Bravo for all the healthy steps going forward!

    I just started the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution DVDS...they are a 12 week program and I vow to get through them this summer! :)

  2. The yoga sounds so fun! Wish I lived closer, I'd go!

  3. Sounds like you are doing great. Take one day at a time. The boat sounds like fun.

  4. I needed to see this today. I am trying to get motivated to work on me - again. In my book, swimming in the lake definetly counts as a hard workout.

    Keep it up!

  5. I am behind...very behind. I haven't worked out in over a week and I am REALLY feeling it; all the way down to my soul. I just can't seem to get motivated to do ANYTHING!

    I'm proud of you!

  6. I'm a mess... gained several pounds back this spring...not making time to exercise! *SIGH* Hopefully when school is out...

    Good for you, though, Mama! I did swim a bunch of laps at the pool last weekend. Tether the tub to the boat with the water ski rope...which I can do, you know, if you ever want passengers :-)

  7. You are always an honest inspiration. :-) Will you go back to Bikram? I've never done it, but my friend owns a studio and says it's the best thing in the world. I am not a lover of sweat, so I have my doubts. ;-)

  8. Sounds like you have all sorts of goodness going on, friend! Love it!


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