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Late Night Treadmill

I started this day off at 4 am getting ready to come back to work.  After a 2.5 hour drive and 9 hour work day, I arrived back at my hotel exhausted.  My good friend called and said she was on the treadmill.  This got me up out of bed and on the treadmill at the hotel after 9 pm.  I’m proud.  I even jogged for part of it, which is huge for me!  I hooked it up while even watching CSI Miami.  On a side note, it was a good episode:)  I can’t believe I finally got that workout in.  Woo-hoo.  Now, just 3 more to hit 4 workouts this week.  Let me start winding down for spin class in the morning.  I believe my booty is ready!
7 days down, 14 days until it’s a habit.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

Wheat pancakes…really???

I stepped on the scale this morning and found a surprise.  I’ve lost 3.5 lbs.  There was another surprise in store for me today.  Wheat pancakes actually taste good.  I went to Denny’s and had them for the first time.  I had them with fruit, turkey bacon, and chicken sausage.  I skipped the hash browns, which can be like crack to me.  I used to have Waffle House on speed dial during medical school.  Just call me Ms. Scattered, Smothered, and Covered.  LOL.  I chewed slow and ended up not even eating an entire pancake before I was full.  I even went really light on the syrup.  I’ve found this chewing more times to be a Godsend.  I truly believe I was eating so fast that my body didn’t have a chance to signal it was full before I had plowed past the point of satiety.  I’ll have to see what surprises are in store for tomorrow.
5 days down, 16 to go until it’s a habit.  Wish me luck.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

Temptation Island

Have you seen that show Temptation Island?  That was theme of the day.  I had to avoid the pitfalls of the yummy doughnuts and gourmet cookies.  For those that don’t know me, I have a huge sweet tooth, so this was huge.  I walked through the door at my mom’s house and was greeted by bacon and potato chips.  I briskly turned on my heels and walked past them.  I am proud.  I avoided all of it!    People keep saying “nothing tastes as good as being lean feels.”  I guess I have to get lean to see if it’s true.  Thanks for all of your help.  I had extra willpower because I didn’t want to admit to all of you that I was eating calorie/fat laden sweets.

I need to make a correction.  I double checked and keep seeing 21 days to create a habit.  So it’s 4 days down, 17 days until it’s a habit:)
-EG

Spin Day 2

I discovered the cure for post-spinning pain.  What is it you ask?  Spinning some more!  I went in the lion’s den, aka the YMCA.  I looked straight at the bike seat and hopped on.  Ironically, by the time the class was over, I was a lot less sore than when I arrived.  I learned a new “trick” today, also.  We did hammy, hover, sprint, recover.  I let slip my first expletive in class.  LOL.  2 co-workers even showed up to the class after I had talked to them about my experience.  Who knew I had that effect on people?  Honestly, I love having them there.  They continue to make me even more accountable for going.  All of you reading this are also keeping my feet to the fire, in a nice way. Wish me luck in avoiding the evil doughnuts again at the staff meeting tomorrow morning.
3 days down, 25 to go until it’s a habit.
-EG

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Chew Enough

Treadmill…no.  Pool…no.  Tony Horton Ten Minute Workout…yes!  I got up this morning and banged out the full body workout.  That definitely woke me up.   My new eating strategy is to chew my food longer.  I’ve seen 15-20 chews per bite.  I’m now up to 15-22. Not so magically, I’ve gotten full sooner and eating less.  I have no idea when I started eating really fast, especially since I love the taste of food.  I’m excited.  The bonus is that I even passed up on the yummy looking doughnuts at work.  The glazed ones were calling my name, and I said “no!”
Wish me and my butt luck again because I’m going to make it happen in the 6 am spin class tomorrow.  Two days down, and 26 to go.
-EG

Just Call Me Jelly Legs!

I arrived this morning bright and bushy tailed at 5:50 am for the Beginning Spinning Class armed with the gel seat that my friends had recommended, a bottle of water, and a towel.  I mounted that bike, and went at it.  By the end, my legs felt like jelly, but what set in next was insane.  Folks had warned me about the post spinning bike seat phenomenon.  The pain is unlike anything I have felt before.  I wish it was only my butt that hurts!  This brings new meaning to what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  I’m still standing, but sitting is tough.  LOL.  I have no choice but to stick with it, so I can feel the victory of not getting beat down by a bike seat.  Tomorrow I’ll be on a treadmill or in the pool, but Thursday I’ll be back to challenge that bike.
People keep saying it takes 21-28 days to make something a habit.  One day down, 27 to go (might as well take the challenge of the longer time period).  Back to watching Biggest Loser and finally not feeling guilty about my lack of workout while they sweat their lives away.
Much nub and good health,
EG

My First Post: Here I am!

Hey, y’all. Welcome to my new blog. Have you ever woke up one morning and realized your favorite clothes didn’t fit? Have you ever started looking at the scale sideways because you feel like it’s going to bite you? Have you ever wondered why your gym membership card sits gathering dust unused in your wallet? These are part of the reasons for this new blog. I am thirty something, and I love my thirties. The only thing I don’t like about them is the Kryptonite-like effect on my metabolism.

I decided that I needed a way to be about the business of getting healthier because I deserve it. This was a way to have all of you hold me accountable, and to make the journey fun. I was feeling so overwhelmed about getting started. Between the pressure I put on myself and the pressure that comes when people remind you that you’ve put on some pounds. Like you never noticed? LOL. I needed something to tip the scale balancing my motivation versus procrastination. I ran out of excuses, so here I am. 2010 is my year for no excuses.

Thanks for checking me out. I’ll be posting daily about my adventures in the pursuit of healthiness. Let me know what you think. I’m ready to get it started. I better wrap this up because I am going to attend my first spin class at 6 am. Wish me and my butt luck! I have a my padded seat:)

Much nub and good health,

EG

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