Wednesday, May 12, 2010

week 2

Alright so today is weigh-in day and I won't lie that I'm disappointed with my very small loss of half a lb this week. I know I should just be glad it wasn't a gain but honestly I'm having to try really hard not to let this suck the wind from my sails. Silly, I know. I'm down 10lbs this month which was my goal so why am I letting this small loss over-shadow my achievement? I don't know but I need to find a way to stay motivated. I think I'm just feeling a little down all around. Blah I need to snap out of it!


I did really great at my water intake this week and did ok on only eating when hungry, but i get a FAIL for stretching everyday. I have, however, been hula hooping (almost) everyday and have gone out a couple of times for a run/walk so that has to count for something right? Right? It felt great to get back to running especially the first day I went out. What I'm really loving though is hooping. It's something I can do with the kids that's fun and I find it relaxing and it get's me sweating and my heart pumping pretty good. I finally dug out my yoga DVD and did a work out last night. Boy I'd forgotten how challenging, in a good way, it is. It showed me that I need to work on my balance and strength a LOT.

I feel very lucky to have my husband. He's a good friend that I can complain to when I'm feeling discouraged and always finds a way to prop me back up and reassure me that I can do this and that he believes in me. I don't take that for granted.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I run with the Sisterhood May is Running Month over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans and what better timing as I'm just recovered from my shin splints and ready to get back at 'er. They have lots of things planned like product reviews, a "how-to" series, avoiding injuries and training for a race to name a few. I'm really looking forward to learning more. they are also giving away a pair of new balance shoes so run don't walk over to enter for a chance to win.

there's only a couple days left!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

1 week check-in

So I've just finished the first week of my 21 day challenge and it's gone really well. I find it the easiest to get my water in first and last thing (minus this morning where I was totally almost finished breakfast when I realized I hadn't had my water) I'm finding it hardest to remember to do stretches although I've been hula hooping with the kids pretty much every day and have started doing sit-ups and try to do some stretching between reps but I need to try harder with the stretches. I have to say I'm feeling really great though, probably the best I've felt since before my son was born (coming up 4 years) I'm down 2.5 lbs since last week which leaves me half a lb shy of 10 lbs in the last 3.5 weeks. I'm hoping to continue a steady loss of 8-10 lbs a month. For the first time I'm starting to really believe that I can reach my goals and feel great again. More good news is that my shins are feeling great and I'm so ready to get back out there. I'm going to take it a little slower and not push myself too hard to start but I'm very thankful to be feeling back to normal. That's all I have to share right now. Hope to be back soon with more good updates.