Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hauling butt-my butt~

Wow-I can't get over how long this week has been. I'm going to work on Friday to get some overtime pay for Christmas. I'm gonna see how I do and maybe do it the next couple of weeks so I'll have lots of cash for the outlet stores.

I just got back from my morning walk and I'm really proud of myself. I've been pushing myself to go for longer walks and to walk faster. In all my years of dieting I've never pushed myself in an athletic way.

I know that lots of people don't like The Biggest Loser because its dramatic weight loss and sort of unrealistic to regular people but I have to admit I'm addicted. I love watching the transformations and I usually pic someone who was my weight in the beginning and love seeing what they look like smaller.

Watching the show and reading different blogs has got me motivated for the future. Its really making me plan some goals. I'd love to run a 5k, go hiking, etc. These things couldn't have been further from my mind before but now they are starting to seem attainable.

One definite benefit to exercise is that I've never felt better, I'm actually getting up an hour or more before my alarm and I'm actually rested. I'm looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow-hopefully it'll show all the work I did this week.


  1. Hi C.,
    Good luck on your weight-in ... I have a hard time getting up early to go exercise -- Any tips you may have to offer me??

  2. How cool for you that the goals (like 5K and hiking) that were so distant before seem attainable now. What a great feeling!

  3. Exercise really is amazing! Like you, I'm starting to make a habit out of it. A 5k does sound good, doesn't it? I would love to be able to run. I do worry though that the day I run a mile, I will die of happiness! Keep up the hard work!

  4. Thanks Girls. Tathi- I actually work nights so I go walking in the morning when I get up. But years ago when trying to lose weight I did get up in the early morning. I would literally sleep in my work out pants and leave my shoes by the bed-It was so hard but felt so good when I got out there. Too bad we all didn't live close to go for walks to motivate each other :o)

  5. Hi C. Guess what!? I got up today 30 minutes earlier and went **running**!! :) It felt great!!! I will try to make it a habit ...
    Keep on going ... And thanks for the response. :)

  6. Wow Tathi-that is so amazing-I'm so happy you did it, especially since you felt so good :o)