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.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Day 87 & 88

Thursday (yesterday) - Day 87- Began with my workouts at the gym. First 45 minutes of in-line step and then 45 minutes of pump (weight-lifting). After that I went with a friend over to the park where the 5K will be held next weekend and we ran the 3 miles as a "test run". We took our time and enjoyed each other's company instead of clocking our time which was nice for a change (for me) because I'm always competing against the clock (and the calorie counter) it seems. Plus, when you're chit-chatting with a friend..the miles pass so much more quickly!
In all, I burned 903 calories with those 3 work-outs. Eating was...well....I'm just not going there. I did good 3/4 of the day. Last night we went out for Mexican again and while I did pass up on the chips...I was still disappointed in myself when I went to bed for some of the choices I made...but hey, I think as long as I don't mess up too badly or too often, it's all good. (even though I DID have that ice cream Wednesday night! EEeek!)

Friday (today) - Day 88-I just did 45 minutes of Zumba and the Core Synergestics DVD. I burned just under 500 calories...which proves to me that I don't work as hard at home as I do at the gym-something I've always known, but I proved today. Normally in 45 minutes of Zumba, I can burn about 400+ calories, but at home, with my boys sitting on the couch watching me, I was too concerned about the choreography and how I "looked" to them and not pushing myself to work as hard. For some crazy reason, I can do zumba (dance) just fine UNLESS Matt is watching..then my feet get all "tongue-tied" and I can't get the steps right for the life of me! I guess it's kind of like when your boss is watching and you want to do your VERY best and in the process of trying so mess up. He hardly ever gets to see me do Zumba and I always think he's gonna be like "WOW!" but instead I think he is probably thinking "oh my goshhhh! -(and not in a good way).
Aaaaaaaanyway...that's my work outs for today. Now I am just going to focus on eating healthy and making up for last night. Today is the kids Walk-A-Thon at school and I am going to be there all afternoon cheering them on and keeping track of how many laps they walk. It should be fun. I love getting to be involved with anything that promotes physical fitness among our children! Have a great weekend y'all!!

1 comment:

Single Mom in the Suburbs said...

You are so funny - I'm the same way, I just don't get as good a workout at home as I do at the gym. I think the physical act of actually getting ready and driving to the gym pushes me to work out harder. If I'm going to go through that much effort just to GET there, I better make it a good workout!