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Reached a Goal!!! Eeek!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today is a great day!

Besides it being really sunny out.. it is a great day because...

(Drum roll, please.)

I reached a goal!

When I got back from my trip, I weighed around 212.. and I made a goal that in exactly ONE week, I wanted to be 210 or under. I still weigh myself everyday - I know, I know - I shouldn't but it helps me to keep me accountable and I try to not get upset but use it as motivation.

Anyhow.. today I weighed 209.8!!! Tomorrow is the one week marker! How exciting is that! I reached my goal...and a day early! Eeeek! In addition to that.. I have never seen the number 209 on the scale and it was exciting to see it.

I have been struggling to get to 210.. for at least a month now. This week I couldn't bring myself to the gym.. all winter I have been working on the machines.. and you know what.. I now find them Bhah! I have been trying to watch what I eat and go for walks - and I lost weight this week! I knew I was on a boredom plateau - you know the kind that you hate your workouts because they arent exciting - but I didn't really know how to break it since it was winter.. Well, I think it is spring now - and I love it! I can walk!!!

A couple days ago, a friend of mine (HEIDISO) was telling me about a local walk that is 18 miles in October. I really want to do it.. and feel like I can. If I train for it over the summer, I could probably bring my walking time to 10 min/mi so I could finish the race in around 2 hrs. A dream of mine is to run Grandma's Half Marathon .. but it has always felt kinda overwhelming (I can't even run a mile). Maybe this could be a stepping stone for me.. and if not, maybe I could get involved with walking marathons.. how awesome would that be?!

My last thought for this already super long blog.. is I need to start strength training again. The last few months I have been procrastinating and kept putting it off.. and well, it never got done. The problem (besides more weight loss)? The problem is I now have some skin hanging which I find gross. That may be something you didn't want to know - but too late now, lol. I guess my question is.. does working with the core ball and 5# weights count as strength training or do I have to go to the gym and use the weights?

..now I hope you have a great day, too!
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  • LYNNDAK
    I used to lift soup cans before I bought my hand weights! Way to go on getting under 210!!

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    3866 days ago
  • SNOWFILLY
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Am proud of you!!! Keep up the great work.
    3866 days ago
  • THECRAZYMANGO
    Okay.. cool! I thought so.. but hey, you never know! Maybe I will have to start using my core ball more.. rather than a foot rest! :P
    3866 days ago
  • HEIDISO
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    Working with free weights at home definitely count for strength training. You don't have to go to the gym to workout.
    3866 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/28/2010 1:10:20 PM
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