Peek A Boo Quilt

Peek A Boo Quilt
The Peek A Boo Quilt, one of my favorite quilting accomplishments!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Days 5 & 6

Life truly got in the way for day 5. I couldn't get myself up extra early and the  next time I could have walked was 10pm.

I really wanted a nap, but here I am on the blank blank blankity blank blank treadmill. 

Speed set at 3.1. Ugh


Finished 3 miles in an hour. Again the last 10 minutes were the very worst. 

Finding time to do this is hard. It's going to be harder once school starts and K can no longer watch A for me.   It's going to require either getting up early or walking in the evenings, which I generally don't like to do. 

Last time I did this, K was in school and old enough that I trusted her upstairs while I was on the treadmill downstairs, or I walked after she was in school. This is way more challenging. 

Here's to being up to the challenge and overcoming it!

Monday, August 12, 2013


Today it was hard to get going. Late night as DH left for the airport for his 3 week TDY at 1am. I've been battling insomnia and last night was no different. 

I walked 2.69 miles in an hour today. 

It's going to be a busy week. Gonna have to figure out where to fit fitness into it all. 

I don't know if this should be day 3 or day 4. Gonna call it day 4, since yesterday was a day of planned exercise rest. 

Drum roll!  Weigh in. I've lost 4 pounds. Maybe some day I'll be brave enough to admit my starting weight publicly. 

I am noticing that I feel more put together. Definitely not physical, so would that be emotional or mental improvement.  Dunno. 

I also noticed that soda is tasting excessively sweet and is not so appealing. I remember that from before. I went ahead and bought some Energy Crystal Light, it has caffeine and I am replacing my soda intake with it. 

Well, my girls need a late lunch so off to make pancakes I go. 

Have a wonderful Monday. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Day 2 - More Steps

Not as sore as I expected to be today, except for my left quad. 

Skipping all but the walk today, which strangely feels kinda good @ 22 minutes in at 2.7mph. Faster than yesterday. 

I hate having the skin under my lower eyelids sweat. 

11 min to go. Up to 3mph. Woot!!

Sweat dripping. So ready to be done. 3:30 to go. 

DONE!  2.75 miles in 60 minutes!  Phew.  

It was difficult to start today. I can't leave Allie unattended, so waited for Katie to get up. 

Glad I did it though. My legs aren't quite so jelly-like now. 

Maybe my body remembers fitness?  

I was extra warm all day yesterday. I'm hoping that's a sign my metabolism is getting a boost already. 

Planning on taking Sundays off like I did before. Weigh in on Monday to see if I have any progress yet. 

I have whole body weariness. I know that it won't last and that I need to get through a few weeks and I'll start feeling more energy through the rest of the day. 

DH is leaving on a TDY in a day or so for just over 3 weeks. I hope he'll be able to see a difference when he gets home!

Friday, August 9, 2013

One Step Begins the Journey

I've made the journey to lose 100+ pounds once before. I was successful in that I achieved the goal, I was however, unable to maintain it. These are my reasons. Poor choices in dealing with stress and living in a hotel while moving, having our second child, being depressed and looking for solace in food. 

I've gained back almost all that I lost before. I am terribly embarrassed by that fact. I also don't like myself very much because of that. Lets face it. No one but me had control over my choices. Choices in food and exercise. 

The following is what I wrote while walking.

This exercise thing just sucks. I highly dislike being hot and sweaty. 

Been on the dreadmill for 15 min. Have 45 to go. My legs feel like jello and I'm not going all that fast. 2.5mph. Feeling lots of things right now, none very positive.

Ok. Determined is a positive feeling. But that's it.

Done. 2.5 miles in 60:51min. I may not be able to move for days.

Before walking I did:
  -15 squats
  -15 sets of lunges
  -20 women's push ups
  -25 crunches

I will be strong, fit and confident again. 

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  Philippians 4:13