Day 3 at the Gym

I thought my legs were going to give out on me today, thank goodness I brought a book for a good distraction. I refuse to look down at the time or any of that until I’m finished or I get distracted. It’s good though that my legs feel tired, I just need to keep going. I know it’s only been 3 days, but I feel better already.

Ft. Churchill

Saturday was a beautiful day here. It’s been so cold and snowy that we couldn’t let this day escape us. We drove down to Ft. Churchill, about a 15 minute drive and let the kids find a geocache there. We then let the kids romp and stomp which is what they so love to do. Everyone got a little muddy, but everyone had a good time. Here are some pictures that I took.

Loving the gym

I’m loving the gym. I’m not loving the cute little trainers with their 22 inch waists, I’ll get over it. I did the elipticall again pretty much same results as yesterday 30 minutes 2.6 miles 285 calories. It’s only day two, but I already feel like I need to step it up, but I don’t want to get burned out, so maybe 35 minutes next week and see how it goes. I was a little disappointed this morning to wake up and not be sore, I was thinking I would have been, am I doing enough? I’ll post my fat picture now, although I really don’t want to. I’m wearing a mans XXL t shirt, I say that just for reference so I can tell a difference if I ever get down to another size.

Today is the Day

No more Sunday morning “I have nothing to wear” tantrums. All along it has never been about the clothes, but the thing I’m putting the clothes on. So this is it, and I’m going to write about it daily, in hopes of having some sort of responsibility for it. I have 4 children, and I want to play with them. I was thinking about our hike to the top of Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park the other day, and really want to do that again. We set it as a family goal, and did hikes every weekend through the late winter and spring, and everyone made it up even me. It is the most amazing hike, so I have set the goal again. I’m trying hard not to set a weight loss goal for myself, in fact I refuse to get on the scale. I did take a picture of myself this morning which I will post later on and I will judge my progress from that photo, but my ultimate goal is to get to the top of Vernal Falls again. When I was in college, I hiked to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite, how I’d love to get there again… maybe next summer, but for now little goals. My little goal being right now is getting to the gym daily. Today was my first day, and I only did 30 minutes on the elliptical but went 2.6 miles and burned 285 calories, I also included hills because Vernal Falls is straight up. Baby steps though, I’m so completely out of shape. I really want to be back to the point in my life where I get a high from exercise and not dread it. So I have made it public, hold me responsible, give me advice, whatever you want, but today is the day.