Monday, April 2, 2012

Walking to lose?

I weighed in Saturday losing 2 lbs.  I am down 48 pounds.  I rode my exercise bike for 30 minutes Monday-Friday and did the 30 day shred 3 days last week.  I counted my calories and stayed around or under 1600 calories every day.  And I still only lost 2 pounds.  I know 2 pounds is good but I thought I did well enough to lose more than that. 

I'm starting a new goal today. Even though I have not been meeting my goals I set for myself I am gonna try it again.  I need to lose 22 pounds in 8 to 9 weeks.  That will being me to 70 pounds lost by the time we will be leaving on our Disney World vacation in June.  I really hope I can do it!

This week I am going to change up my exercises.  Maybe that exercise bike is just not cutting it for my body.  I am going to walk.  Yes walk.  The weather is nice, my kids are visiting their dad until Thursday evening so I have time to get in a lot of walking.  My plan is to walk in the mornings before work and in the evenings after dinner with my hubby.  I started off this morning with my walk.  Part of my path is a track I get to at a nearby park.  I walk around that track twice before I go on.  This morning I ran twice for about 2 min intervals.  I know it's not much yet but I will work at it and it is more than I could do last year at this time.  I would run more intervals but I know no one is watching me at the track so I feel more comfortable.  I haven't brought myself to running where passing cars could see me.  I def feel it in my legs.  I know I have done something when I am sore.  I look forward for another walk with my husband tonight. 

Tonight is the Championship game in college basketball....I'm a Kentucky girl soo Go Cats!! 


  1. Thanks for your support Sharon! It must be amazing to be closing in on 50lbs lost, how great is that! I love walking!

  2. Hey Sharon. What's happening? Lol. I'm Christina. I like your motivation. It's refreshing. I'm losing weight as well. Me and my mom walk together, and I also walk at home. I do Leslie Sansones "Walk at Home: Walk Slim: 5 Really Big Miles" DVD. It's a nice challenge. She's funny and keeps the workout interesting, but not too complicated. You get to set the pace. Maybe you could try that or something similar. Walking and running in place. You won't have to worry about your kids falling behind and it's convenient when you may feel like you don't have the time. Also my 13 year old brother likes to do it with me and my mom.

    This other day, I ran a full lap when I went to the gym. I want to increase that, so I'm working on it by challenging myself in other areas of my work out. So far, my stamina/energy level is increased. Right now, I'm getting out of a little rut. I work out everyday, but this past week, I only did three days (different reasons). So God willing, I'm going back to the gym, and I'm going to walk/run some more.

    Keep up the good pace and good job

    Sorry for the long writing ;@)