Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hills and weights

So this evening I did weights (went up just a tiny bit on some of the machines) and then did 30 minutes of hills on the treadmill. I still can't believe how much I like hills. I mean, I hate trudging up hills outdoors... but the hill program on the treadmill is so much fun.

I'm weird, I know.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Who weighs less than this guy now?



Me. And yes, that's a big freaking deal to me. Actually, I guess I've weighed less than him for a couple months now, but I'm just now going back and reading my old posts, and I saw the one where I mentioned I weighed more than a pro football player, and clarified I wasn't talking about Drew Brees. And I'm still not at Drew's weight yet, but... I'm coming for you, Breesus.

I went to the Tuesday night meeting and weighed in since I'm back on my Slaughter!schedule*. I knew there was no way I'd be awake by noon on Wednesday. Seriously, I slept 'til 5pm Tuesday, and felt quite good about it. Verdict of the weigh-in? I lost 3 pounds. THAT is what happens when you eat what you're supposed to and go to the gym. Results like that are what it's all about. Well, that and having clothes that used to be too tight nearly fall off of you.

I'm now 15 pounds away from the goal I had set for my birthday. (Technically, I guess I'm 16 pounds away, since I said I wanted to be UNDER a certain weight) But my point is... there's still almost 4 months until my birthday. Pretty damn sure I'm going to make and exceed my goal. When I get there, I may actually set another goal for my birthday. We'll see.

*The reason I call it my Slaughter!schedule:


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

And I raaaaaaaaaan, I ran so far...

Well, not really because A) I'm on a treadmill, it's not like I really get anywhere, and B)  I didn't run for very long.

But, I did run. Yes, Miss 'I weigh as much as those REALLY big football players' ran tonight. It was awesome and scary and fun and hard all at once. I just decided I would see if I could do it, so I kicked the speed on the treadmill up to 5-ish mph, and made it about 20 seconds before I brought it back down to a more reasonable, but still fast (for me) 3.7mph, and then took it back down to my regular speed. And then, in the last 25 seconds before my cool down, I kicked it back up and ran for the last 25 seconds.

I'm kind of in shock and overjoyed because I can't tell you the last time I ran... although I'm pretty sure it was in junior high, and I'm pretty sure it was because I was being FORCED to run in phys ed, and I'm pretty sure I walked absolutely as much of it as Coach Stepp would let me get away with (which was probably a lot, because the woman liked me. I have no idea why, but she did)