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Extreme Makeover: Me Edition: Success

I haven’t posted any EM:ME entries for a few weeks, but I have been working hard.
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This week’s question: What are your successes this week?

I am still doing my trail every day. I started by barely making it down the trail and back each day (there are many steep hills). Then I was walking faster. Then I got arm weights and started doing arm exercises while I walked. Then I started running the trail.

I can definitely see a difference from where I started. It was frustrating for the first few months because I wasn’t losing any weight and I wondered if it was even worth it. But I think what was happening was my body was turning fat into muscle and that takes time. Then about 3 months into it I saw my body change. I could see muscles I haven’t seen in a long time. My abs are strong, I have muscles in my back now and my arms are more toned.

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Plus, I love having that time to myself each day. It is a wonderful time to meditate, think and plan. So far I have lost 7 pounds and I feel like I am so much stronger!

Before:

(see how I am hiding behind the Edward poster?)

After:
And to keep myself on track, here are my goals for the week:

  • Do the trail 6 days a week for 1.0 – 1.5 hours (sometimes if I don’t have a big block of time, I will do some of the trail in the morning and then walk at night. And sometimes I don’t have time to do it at all).
  • drink 10 glasses of water
  • do 300 sit-ups each night
  • no snacking after 9 pm
  • try to go to bed at a decent hour – before 12 hopefully…

And I have to say thank you to Amber. I don’t know if I would have been motivated enough on my own to start getting heathier. I have loved the support and encouragement of all of the wonderful ladies in the EM:ME group. Love you guys!!!

XOXO

Comments

  1. Just wondering if you are still going strong with the trail? Sending some encouragement your way. Good for you! That time outdoors, gettin that Vitamin D is so good for ya! Great job! Keep marching on. :-)

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