Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gettin it done

I took Becky's advice to start weighing in every other day and then moving out from there. So, I didn't weigh myself yesterday. Today I held off until after my exercise. Due to the crazy rain, I did an interval workout on my treadmill. It was a little more difficult due to the fact that on Monday I had a few bites of some fetticini alfredo. Well, it caused me to get a sore throat (sound familiar) and I haven't felt well for a few days. But, I did it anyway and had some great success. I warmed up for 5 min. on 3.0 (the whole workout was done on a 2 incline). Then I ran 3 minutes on 4.0 and walked 1 min. on 3.0. Then I ran 3 minutes on 4.5 and walked 1 min. on 3.0. Then I ran 3 min. on 5.0 and walked 1 min. on 3.0. Then I ran 3 min. on 5.5 (an improvement from the 1 min. last time) and walked 1 minute on 3.0. Then I ran 30 seconds on 7.0 and I probably could have gone a little longer. Then I cooled down for 3 min. on 2.8 before I had to answer the phone. I was sweating profusely.
So, I was more than a little anxious to check my weight. I had been having thoughts of being stuck in the 170's for a while and seeing my 4 month goal of 60 pounds fading. But, when I stepped on the scale, I was in for a nice surprise(possibly why I need to stop weighing in every day?) My weight was:

173.7

It's amazing that I can still be awed in unbelief when I see the numbers go down on the scale. I am finally more than half way to my goal. I was told that it was possible to lose 60 pounds in four months and I really didn't think that would happen. However, I have 18 days until my four month anniversary of starting this program. Is it possible to lose 13 pounds in 18 days? Probably not. But, 8-10 pounds sounds plausible, which would put me at 55-57 pounds lost in just 4 months. Who does that? I guess folks on take shape for life do. And now, I am one of them. And now, I really want to show others how they can do this too.

4 comments:

Wayland said...

That is awesome. You kicked butt on that interval workout. You are a superstar and you are about to see the 160's. Go Girl!!!! Love Ya, Al

Miller Family said...

That was a great interval training! It's amazing to think you're already half way to your goal. You Rock! Love you, J

Suz said...

I'm laughing my head off... Maybe I'll take my own adivice... No weigh in tomorrow! :)
You're inspiring!
xo

Daneise said...

Barb...send me your email. Want to chat! Mine is daneise@gmail.com

Love reading all of this. Keep up the great work.

xo
Daneise