I got myself up on that treadmill
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 5 comments
Day 278 I'm happy to say that I made it to the gym today and jogged and walked on the treadmill for 35 minutes, just like I was supposed to according to my 5K Your Way Rookie to Running schedule. I got shin splints! That's a novelty for a n... Read more
I finally asked about it
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 6 comments
Day 271 I finally asked a doctor about not losing any weight---not even a pound---since the end of April, even though I've been going to the gym 3-6 days a week and working out vigorously. He said it was normal, as I knew he would, and said... Read more
Thursday, July 28, 2011 2 comments
My aerobics instructor has invited us to participate in a charity Zumbathon. I'm on it!!! I think it will be fun and it's for a good cause too. The proceeds go to a soup kitchen. She told us to wear white so I guess it's going to be in black li... Read more
Still walking forward....
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 5 comments
How lucky I am to have an air-conditioned house and an air-conditioned gym! That has made it possible for me to exercise 3-6 days every week since the start of May. Doing that has been very eye-opening. I haven't lost weight---not a single... Read more
Still hanging in there....
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1 comments
It's Day 251 and I went to aerobics this morning. I could feel every move! I had done some weights and a short jog on the treadmill the day before, and so this morning was more on top of that. The heat didn't help either. It was hot before we ev... Read more
Don't tell anyone, but I'm on a roll!
Friday, July 08, 2011 7 comments
I've gone to aerobics, pilates, and Zumba over the past week. Yesterday I went swimming, and tomorrow we're going whitewater rafting! Woo hoo! I'm looking forward to it, and, yes, to the day off after that! Still haven't lost a pound, but I'm de... Read more
Day 240 and I'm going to Zumba!
Saturday, July 02, 2011 0 comments
Woo hoo! I've got the time and the energy and I'm going to Zumba to celebrate Day 240. This is a good day! I'm going to dedicate it to all of us out there who work and work and "never" lose a pound. That's my predicament. I've gone from a pretty... Read more
I learned it on Spark People!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4 comments
I used to choose "Weight Loss" on the treadmill at the gym, thinking I was being especially virtuous. Turns out "Weight Loss" is intended for long workouts at low intensity---just the opposite of what I thought I was getting! If you want a good ... Read more
How do you Spark jury duty?
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4 comments
That's right: I'm going to have to break my streak because of jury duty... It has to be done, but I'm not relishing the thought. I take the obligation very seriously so I guess I'll have to hope for some calisthenics at the end of each day. Wish... Read more
Not ready for prime time!
Thursday, June 23, 2011 3 comments
Day 231...and I got a good lesson in humility. I was doing the elliptical earlier this week and getting what seemed like a healthy workout when I noticed that the "Calories" counter on my machine was displaying way fewer calories than the machin... Read more
One week later
Sunday, June 19, 2011 4 comments
Woo hoo! I went to aerobics three times this week, pilates once, and Zumba once. On Sunday I "rested" by doing what used to be our "long walk." I'm very happy to say that I can genuinely see the progress I've made. I still get tired; that Zumba ... Read more
Day 220---woo hoo!
Sunday, June 12, 2011 4 comments
I went to aerobics three times this week, and then, as a special effort, I went to Zumba on Saturday! Hurray! Yes, it was tough, but I kept up and that's a definite sign that I'm getting my strength back. I'm so grateful for that! Incredibly gra... Read more
Hard to believe, but it's working, I think
Saturday, June 11, 2011 3 comments
It's Day 219 and, although it's hard for me to believe, I think I am finally about to lose some weight. I've been extra-diligent in the last month, going to aerobics three times a week and mixing up my routine on the other days. I've also watche... Read more
Getting a great start....
Monday, June 06, 2011 3 comments
I had a great workout this morning at aerobics. It was hot, which always slows me down, but I did my best and I can feel those chocolate-chip cookies burning away into nothing but a memory... Day 214 and I'm getting a great start! ... Read more
Serious encounter with chocolate chips...
Sunday, June 05, 2011 3 comments
Day 213. Unfortunately Day 212 involved a very serious encounter with chocolate-chip cookies so I'm going to have to rev up Day 213 to get back on track. I'm headed out to the gym for some time with the treadmill and the weights. Those cookies w... Read more
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