Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 80

Ohhhh...Thursday's. One of my favorite days of the week. I always know I'm gonna get a maximum work out at the gym but today was extra-butt-kickin' because Shelley taught 2 classes in a row! First was 45 min of step/cardio and next was 45 min of interval/insanity! My quads were on FIRE today! She loves to do the "paper plates" (where you put one foot on a paper plate, bend the other leg and slide your foot with the plate in and out (like you're skiing sort of)). It wouldn't be so bad if we did like 8 reps...but we do like 50 on each leg! I tried to tell her I'm on a diet and didn't need a plate today but she didn't buy it! ha ha
Anyway, after those 2 classes, I hopped on the treadmill for a quick 1-mile run. I knew my energy was near depletion and I would really be "pushing it" to try to do much more than 1 mile...but I just HAD to get some running practice in while I was there. (the 5k is only 15 days away!) I burned 873 calories while I was there. Given that I'm only eating 1100 calories per day this week...I have a strong feeling I should be seeing a loss on the scale next Tuesday--although I am also seeing a decrease in my I think I am going to add an extra 100 calorie snack somewhere in the day to bring me up to 1200--maybe a handful of almonds or something.
Anyhow, tonight is the coordinator meeting for VBS at our church. I am the PR Coordinator. We are supposed to bring finger foods and I am bringing homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. I'm not sure what my strategy is going to be just yet...but I will NOT be sampling any of the food there. Maybe I'll keep a stick of gum in my mouth..that always does the trick. Wish me luck!
oh..gotta go...I hear my the oven beeping to let me know the cookies are done!


Christina said...

Girl, I couldn't IMAGINE even trying to keep up with you!!! I kinda feel like a wimp! :)

Miss Got Wings said...

lol - jsut listen to BL's shamless plugs for Extra Sugar-Free Gum (I've got a piece of Berry Blast in my mouth right now!). Fight the cookie urge - you're doing great!

I hear you on the depleting energy. I'm zapped my 9pm, but it feels good too to fall into bed exhausted and get a good night's sleep.

Alissa said...

I get tired just thinking about all that working out! I hope all is well out there! Thanks for all the support!