Friday, October 3, 2008
HFH: Fat Ticker Friday
"During your workouts this week, at least once, venture out of your comfort zone and PUSH IT. I mean, really push it, push your reps, push your "limit" on how long you run or how fast, walk for longer than you've ever walked before, something. Not to make your body fold, no, that's not the point. The point is to become conscious of what's "normal" for you, and exceed that, just a little. Show yourself that your body can do amazing things if you want it to."
I don't remember really pushing it, but I have been upping the ante when I can. I typically take a two mile walk each day with my kiddos - mine & borrowed. ;-) The babies are in a double jogger stroller so I've started jogging a bit with them. They love it. My boys love it. I'm not quite so fond of it, but I do it. This week I did jog more than I have in the past. I also will do lunges while I'm walking. I love this stroller. It's tall & I don't have to bend at all to use it. And that's saying something considering I'm only 5'3" (at least that is what I claim! LOL). One really big thing I did...I didn't get a walk in Wednesday because it rained all day long. So once the babies went home & the boys had eaten supper, I did a video walk out - a three mile walk video! I never would have done that in the past...never! I think that helped a lot.
This week I am down a pound. I'm thrilled. I'm seeing a number on the scale that I haven't seen in two YEARS! I have also met my 10 pound mark. I'm TEN POUNDS down from my highest weight. I've lost two pounds since starting the Hot for the Holidays challenge, but considering I was "stuck" at a weight for months, I'm thrilled with this. There is something about having to publicly admit if I've lost or gained that is keeping me motivated.