Thursday, October 31, 2013


Yesterday: 65min, 6.31km, 552cal
Today: 65min, 6.35km, 540cal.
October totals: 520min, 46.18km, 3887cal.

Pretty happy with that.

I am starting to run a bit. Not much. Need to work into it slowly! Kinda throwing my old plan out the window. lol Now if I could just keep my calories in check I could start losing some weight. I do well during the day, but once evening hits, it's out the window.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Catching up on a few days.

Oct 23: 65min, 5.55km, 449cal.

Oct 24: 65min, 5.64km, 438cal.

Oct 25: 65min, 5.65km, 525cal

Oct 29: 65min, 6.18km, 546cal

Feeling great!!

I'm way off track when it comes to my diet.  At least on the weekends.  I do feel I am making progress though.  That is all that matters.  My clothes are fitting looser.

Friday, October 18, 2013

First (and second) workout felt great!

I was able to get on last night.  Felt really good to get back into it again.  I hate it when I fall off.

One thing about the treadmill, it is European so it is all metric.  No worries.

Last night: 65min, 5.25km, 405cal.

Today: 65min, 5.25km, 432cal.

Not sure how I got more calories today.  Same everything.  My heart must have been beating faster?  I should say that I did get a new heart rate monitor.  Same brand and model that I had before.  No GPS, but as I'm just inside anyway it doesn't matter.

So, my goals:

  • Get on the treadmill for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week.  Sixty minutes is my ultimate goal, but I know it won't always be possible with 4 kids!
  • Start running after I've gotten down to 175.  Twenty pounds from where I am today.
  • Get down to 150lbs by March first.

I know it's extremely ambitious, but there is a half marathon on 30 March.  That would be super cool if I could run in it.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I got a treadmill today!!!

I am so super excited!  I've been extremely lax since we moved.  I've gained quite a bit of weight.  Got the treadmill and put it together.  Haven't actually done a real workout on yet.  I am hoping I can after dinner, but I really don't know.  My husband has to work tonight, so he's sleeping.  I will definitely be on tomorrow during the baby's nap!!  So excited!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

In Germany now.

We moved to Germany a week or so ago.  I've been walking a lot, exploring our new village.  I finally went for a run through the forest today.  I don't know for how long, or far, my heart-rate monitor didn't survive the trip across the ocean.  I sure hope it's just the battery and nothing is wrong with it.  I don't want to have to buy a new one.  Although getting one with GPS would be super-cool-awesome!  I do plan on starting a 30 day squat and ab challenge.  I'll see if I can attach images.  That is the squat one, mostly.  It has a red X on the first 15 days.  I have the other image already saved to my iPod.  I couldn't find it on a quick Google search.  Here's the abs one:  My husband is helping me, even the kids are joining in!  I did day one today, and will again tomorrow, rest the 31st and start into the challenges on 1 June.  I may look for an arm/push-up challenge as well.  But I don't want to take on to much at once, either.

Doesn't seem that hard: 30 day pushup challenge

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Wednesday: 28min, 2.28mi, estimated 328cal. It was to dark by the time Precious calmed down for me to run outside. Went to the gym. I also couldn't fine the chest strap for my hear rate monitor, so I'm just going off what the treadmill said.

Today: 27min, 2.2mi, 335cal. Outside, found my chest strap! 3 min faster than my first run. That's impressive!! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Went for a run

Last night, after dinner.  2.2 miles, took me almost exactly 30min.  After not running in over a year I am quite happy with myself.  I wanted to go again tonight but my 6 year old has her kindergarten music program.  I feel ok.  My legs are a big sore today.  Hopefully I can go again tomorrow.  There is a half marathon on 5 May here.  I don't know if I'll be ready for all that, but I do believe there is also a 5k.  Wish there was a 10k.