Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Life Anew

So, I was about to call this whole blog thing a wash, but then I decided to give it another try. I am going to restart by mentioning this awesome giveaway one of my favorite blogs is sponsoring.


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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Here we go!

Getting ready to go for my first outside run. I am pretty excited. I have been doing pretty good on the elliptical, but I know there is a big difference, so my goal is to go 1 mile. I know that is a very low goal, but when I say I am extremely out of shape, I mean it. I used to get winded running out to the mailbox and back, and my driveway is only about 50 feet long.

I did a pretty bad job of eating this weekend, had fast food twice, and now I am really paying for it. I have to get serious about the diet part of my life if I ever want the exercise part to mean something. I have been working so hard, by my standards, and I don't want that to go to waste.

I applied to go back to school to get my early education degree. I am pretty excited and also terrified about how to pay for it. I want do great; I just hope I can!

Haven't done much deal hunting lately; I think I am suffering from deal burnout. I spent the majority of the 8 weeks of maternity leave I had, scouring the internet in search of the best deals I could find, and now the thought of putting a lot of time into it upsets me. I think the fact that Max is getting older and beginning to seem like a really human is starting to affect me as well.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Life Ventures Forward

So, it's been a while. I have starting making an effort to go to the gym at least 3 times a week and I have been trying to keep track of everything I eat. I have seen a little bit of progress, and that is really encouraging. I have just been doing between 20 and 30 min on the elliptical so far, but I think in the next week or so I will dropping one day of elliptical and adding a day of stretching, or I might just add in the stretching at home, but it will depend on how much time I have.

I have been a bit lethargic on my deals, but I really have most of what we need for the next few months, so right now I am just maintaining and watching what is going on. I will get in on any I see as being really good, but whatever.

Starting next Sunday, I am going to start doing a Sunday morning run. I figure the first day I will just go until I can't go anymore, and then go just a bit more. My goal from week to week will to get a bit further until I can go 3 miles without stopping.

I hope to keep working on this, and we will see how things go!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010


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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Another one is down.

I have lost another pound! I know I probably gained it back yesterday with my chocolate cake and Amaretto sour, but overall it shows that I am on the losing side! I have never been so happy to be a loser.
It is getting so much easier. Going to the gym is just becoming part of my day, and the eating is really not too bad. I did have a piece of delicious chocolate cake yesterday, but it was for a good cause! Also, I am allowing myself to have something like that once a week; if I don't, I will burn out fast. I have been finding some awesome shopping deals lately which is making eating at home and eating better cheap as well. I just need to keep this up.
We are planning on starting the Couch to 5k program as soon as Brent gets a new pair of shoes. He went to the gym Thursday and his shoes about fell apart, so we decided it was good idea to start shopping around.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Great week!

So, this was my second week of going to the gym. My schedule right now is 3 days for 30 minutes. It usually is broken into 2 30 minute elliptical session and 1 day that is split between the elliptical and various machines. I have really been enjoying it.
I have also done a great job on food. I have been eating a lot more veggies and I have avoided fried and grease drenched. I have been logging everything I eat and it is great to see that calorie counter been in the green!
I have been using a variety of different calorie and exercise tracker apps on my iPhone. It is great. I love technology!!
Down 4 lbs, 61 more to go!!!