Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fit Friday week #2

Well week two came and went so quickly. I think it is because I am actually doing something physical almost everyday. It might be because I am a bit competitive and although we are not competing with each other I am competing with my inner self to make some major changes. I hear that little voice in my head saying "workout tomorrow, stay home, it's cold." Funny how the devil works in one's life in issues like diet and fitness. However, I have not caved in to this evil creature that lurks...trying to doom my personal success. I have included in my prayers that I change habits that can hurt me in the health department that the Lord gives me strength to succeed in reaching a healthy weight. With His help.....I know I can!!!
So let's review week two shall we.

My goals were to keep track of all food consumed, attend my weigh in, work out and walk.
Lets see how well I did.

I was very good about tracking my food. Doing it online with weight watchers is easy and there is no guessing on points or thumbing through books to find the point value of food. So I get a check mark in that area.

Workouts. Check. F,M, T and W.

Walking. 1/8 of a Check. I didn't get to walk with my neighbor Michelle as much over the past week. For one reason or another but mainly because we have both agreed that the 745 walk time slot has become too cold for the babies. We are working on finding an afternoon time slot that works for both of us. That is tough because our nap schedules are different even though we have similar age babies. Then as any mom knows that precious time after nap time is usually errand time so it has been a "work" in progress to find some even ground. We did manage to walk together once this week.

Weigh in. Check. I dropped another 1.6lbs! Still believing in Slow and Steady WINS the Race!
I am thinking that if I keep losing around this number I will lose close to 10lbs(maybe 12) by Christmas. 10lbs can really be a lot when you haven't shopped for a new Christmas outfit in two years. Also it is 10 closer to hitting my anniversary goal weight.

Something I added this week of which I am very proud of is Running.
I ran in my very first 5k. I did an event called Run the Woodlands. My brother in law, Evan has been encouraging me to run. He is big time into running and has told me that I will see great strides in my weight loss quest if I add running into the mix. So I finally decided to give it a whirl and you know what, I actually liked it. Not that I hadn't jogged in my past life. I was on track in High School and would run in College off and on but doing it now seemed different. Maybe it was because I have a mission in mind. A goal to reach. On this particular run my mind kept thinking "You must actually run more than walk"....impressively I did just that. I also wanted to finish with out having cardiac arrest. I crossed the finish line and decided that I will go back for more. The event is on the second and forth Saturday of each month. So I am adding two committed Saturday events to my goal list with running in between. Let's see that weight roll off shall we. Thanks Evan for altering your run so you could run with me.

I want to give a big thank you to my husband and babies who got up early & in the cold to come watch. Campbell and Daddy hung out together while Travis enjoyed the running trail in the baby jogger.

So that was a summary of my week. Tomorrow starts week three and I am looking forward to it. Good luck to all of you out there getting "hot for the holidays." Want to join in.....come on, you deserve it.

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One More Equals Four said...

Wow, that is amazing! I do not think I will EVER be able to run a 5K, mostly because I HATE to run! I am glad you had a great week, it sounds like you are really establishing some great habits and are on the right track! Good luck this week!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Way to get the family involved! Keep up the great work!

Lisa said...

Great job!!! I have the opposite weather dilemma,it's still 95 degrees here!! Hard to stick kids in the stroller in that heat! Stick with it!

Posh Mama said...

Great job! Sounds like you had a good week!
Good luck this coming week too.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Woot! So proud of ya! And I understand the whole competitive thing...I feel like I'm competing against myself too. Hopefully I'll feel like that the whole way through. Great job!

The Smiths said...

THat's awesome. You will enjoy the running!! It's fun to be outdoors and I have never seen anything else melt the weight off of me like running. Hence, why I am running now! Congrats on a job very well done this week. Kudos to your husband for being supportive.

Rach@In His Hands said...

That's great that you enjoy your runs! I've always been a running lover, but it can be hard to squeeze it in sometimes.
Great job!

mary helen/mom said...

Great job on running and doing so well in tracking your points on line. Two weeks down with good results, will get better with each week. Love you, mom

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Way to go ML!!

I hate running - I am very impressed.

You are gonna be very hot for the holidays!!!