Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bikini Challenge-Still on the Horse

Yep, I'm still ridin' that pony.  It bucked me off in February over and over but I think I got my seat planted in the saddle right now.

March was a new beginning.

Step one: I removed all the devil chocolate out of the house.  I still have my splurges every now and then, don't get me wrong.  But I do lots better keepin' it "every now and then", when it's not sittin' on my table.

Step two: Get back in the workout routine.  I was lettin' myself put other stuff ahead of working out.  Can't imagine someone doing that!  But I'm trying harder to stick with at least 4 workouts a week.  Even when we've been out of town the last few weekends, I took my runnin' shoes and went for a quick jog.

Step three:  Don't get so down on myself if I screw up.  And believe me, I SCREW up!  But every once in awhile I want fried chicken or a chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard or my favorite pasta place.  It's not going to kill me.  But moderation is key and working out is essential.  And you know what else, the husband loves me even when I don't love myself.  So maybe I should realize there is more to me than my weight?  Of course there is.  Just have to be reminded sometimes.

Step four:  Don't over-do it.  Somehow I managed to hurt myself running last Thursday.  Shouldn't be surprising. The husband doesn't call me Grace for nothing.  I ran 2 miles in 17:39, which was warp speed for me.  But for that accomplishment, I think I hurt my Achilles tendon.  Of course, that's my professional non-doctor opinion.  Had to take off a few days.  Finally was able to jog again today but it's still bothering me.  It really sucks!

So weigh-in news.  This week I was down.....drumroll....2.4 lbs!  I'm back in the red!  Yea me!

Keep up the good work ladies.  It's hard but your health is worth it!

19 comments:

Dee said...

Yay! Congratulations on the loss! You're doing good. We're all rooting for ya!

CindyDianne said...

That's awesome.

I had a momentous occasion over the weekend... I wore my shirt tucked into my jeans and my belt actually showing. To Church. And again yesterday. Look at me! lol!

TuttleTales said...

Congrats!! I made the decision on Sunday that I'm going to run... I'm signing up for a race in September!

Gail said...

Wow, I toast your success with my chocolate covered doughnut.

fernvalley01 said...

Great insights , and way to go!

Farmchick said...

Sounds like you have all the right thoughts and you are down so that is great news! Come say hi. :)

The Ag Teacher's Wife said...

You know I am rootin' for you! I have been watching what I eat, but today I caved and bought the new Keebler cheesecake cookies at Kroger. Perhaps I can hold myself back from opening them for a couple of days. My husband will take care of them!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Woohooo! Yahooo! Ahooo! Great job - I'm still trying to decipher what is my goings on.... ever since I started the "really" exercising" and my challenge I've creeped up and creeped up! So back to the basics! Congrats to you -- stay focused!

Goodwife said...

Whoo hoo!! Great job sista! And it is nice to have men who love us when we don't love ourselves!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

That is awesome! Keep on keeping on!!!

Lil Mama said...

Woohoo. That's hard to say with a mouth full of M&M's

Paige said...

Good work! I had cherry pancakes at Cracker Barrel for lunch. Bad bad bad but I could not help it. I did good yesterday though.

And I did something bad wrong to my ass last nite at belly dancing. Now I have a hitch in my get along that everyone is noticing.

This is hard work

wilsonc said...

You are amazing hanging in there like that all on your own. I had to face the fact that I can't do it by myself...so tonight I went to a weight watchers meeting. I've gone to ww twice before and I've reached my goal weight both times. Problem is I stop going after I reach my goal. I've finally realized I need those meetings. No quitting. It's a lifetime commitment for me.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Good for you!! Now will you send me some of your strength LOL!!

prairierunner said...

For you it's devil chocolate and for me it's devil bread! I'm back on the horse too after falling off and getting tromped. Here's to both of us!

Jocelyn said...

Go get'm sister ! Yeah you!
FOr me its shin splints.
Oh they are the death of me

Snappy Di said...

*hangs head in shame* Still getting fatter here.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Rising Rainbow said...

Congratulations! I'm still just thinking about doing something. It's so much easier when the weather is good to get my b*tt in gear.

manker said...

yup.. ye ol horses will keep you running..

happy trails from an endurance rider/runner
gp