Sunday, March 08, 2009

Not Dead!

it has been a million years since I've posted!

I have been re-evaluating my life. There has to be more to life than worrying about my weight. I had a bit of an "ah ha" moment on my last two day contract job. I was sitting training a gal, and she got an e-mail from a co-worker saying that he was starting up a fat loss competition. $200 to enter, top 4 win $$, body fat % to be done by professional from a local college. Sounded like they were going to have fun. So, gal I'm training turns to me and says "you should go in this!". I was stunned. And really, really insulted. I just told her that $200 was a lot of $$ for me, given that I don't have a job and changed the subject. But as I told husband (who said "well, that would be a waste of $$, you look great - you don't have anything to lose"), I realized that the reason I'm having trouble is because I am actually happy with where I am.

So, what does this mean? Nothing, except that it felt good to feel good about myself. I just finished my first Fitbook ( and tomorrow I start my new one. Tomorrow I also start my half marathon training schedule. I have sat and planned out the next 12 weeks of training. I will be running 4 times a week, doing weights 3 times a week and swimming once a week. Oh, I also have yoga & belly dance going on, but that's just for fun, not fitness.

I hadn't ran (run??) since I did the half marathon on Feb 15. At first it was because I was so sore everywhere. But, as time went on, I got more and more freaked out about running. I dreaded how much my knees would hurt. I dreaded that feeling my lungs would feel because I had been a lazy bum....(I had kept up with my weights, but cardio had run amok!). Well, today I went to club with husband, got on that treadmill, picked a nice slow speed and ran. I did great. Everything felt good and now I'm really looking forward to starting my training tomorrow. I'm a bit bummed about the weather - there is so much ice on the streets around my house that I will be training on the treadmill till it melts. I did have it at an incline, so that should help when I have to start running outside.

What else. Oh, ya! I signed up for adult synchro!! It is so hard, and everyone else in the class has experience, but I'm going to keep at it. I made it through my first class without drowning, so I feel pretty positive about it. It is shockingly hard. My daughter swam competitively for 7 years, and it looked so effortless when she did it.....I sure have an appreciation now for her gold medal routines!!

Well, I guess that is all for tonight. Just wanted to say hi. I have over 900 blog entries to read......oy!!

Have a healthy evening bloggers!!


  1. Glad to hear you so positive about yourself. Sounds like you have your training well planned!

  2. Glad you didn't even consider joinig that fat challenge. I think you look great too. I'm so glad you are happy with yourself. That's the most important thing.

  3. I'm glad that where you are is a happy place ... especially since where you are is where I'm trying to get! My "healthy weight" goal is 148 but my "happy me" goal has always been right around 155 :)

  4. Wow! synchronized swimming. I'm impressed!