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Monday, October 27, 2008

Starting Over...Again

Congrats to everyone making such awesome progress!!

Well, I've clearly gone backwards. Look: one year ago. And to think I got as low as 253.

At least I can say I put my first $1.00 into my challenge jar. I went back to the gym. Tonight, at minute 36 out of 60 on the treadmill, I felt it. The old adrenaline rush I love so much. My heart rate was at 150 and I sustained it for 20 minutes. That's my high intensity cardio level for my age/weight. My mile was slow, 30 minutes, and my speed was only 3.0 (with a 3.0 incline), but I had no leg muscle pain (thank you stretches) and I was THERE.

I've been looking back at the year's blog to understand the trend of my loss and gain rollercoaster. I think one part of the problem is as a writer, I'd rather write about my struggle then actually do something about it. SO....writing will now become yet another reward, to be done after exercising or meditation.

OMG, the weather man just said....SNOW! YES! BRING IT ON!


butterfly said...

Awesome! I think the hardest part about working out is actually GETTING to the gym. Once you're there, you're set.

You had a great work out and I bet you feel like a million bucks.

I too would rather write about success than report back that I failed myself.

Seeing as you're so excited for snow, I am offering you, free of charge, all the Canadian snow set to fall across the country. Don't thank me, it's my pleasure =)

P.S: My loss last week was 1.8

#1Deb said...

Woo-Hoo!!! You did it! I am so proud of you. You kick ass and I know your gonna stay on track.

Keep it up D! I know you can!

Jen said...

Way to go! I have a serious problem getting my butt up and exercising. I know about the rush you wrote about, I get it too when I am doing it - I just have a hard time actually doing it!
I can't share in your excitement about the snow though - I hate it.
Good luck starting over!

Carolina Girl said...

I've been sitting on my butt for 2 hours trying to convince myself to work out....and now that I've read your post, I'm motivated and going to do one of my Billy Blanks DVD. High five! lol

Snow?!?! What's that?!?!? Actually I have another friend in Jersey who emailed me a picture of the snow they got earlier today! She said it was messy - sleet and ice too. Yuck.

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