Friday, December 14, 2007

Seriously, how good does this feel??

It feels friggin' awesome!! I am below 200 pounds! I am lower than I was when I finished Body for Life a couple of years ago. I lost 3 pounds this week. I'm so happy but I need more time for it to sink in. Thank you all for your support, encouragement, etc.

I've been exercising 5 times a week, working out pretty hard. I want to avoid burning myself out though, like I think I did with BFL. Any suggestions?

Monday, December 10, 2007

Grateful for my body!

Another great day at the gym yesterday. I again increased the work on the stationary bike. I alternated between Level 2 and Level 3 every 5 minutes. I could barely do Level 3 for one minute the first time I rode it, now I can do 5 straight, 3 times! And my heart rate is not getting up as high. So, I did 15 min on Level 2 and 15 on Level 3. My current goal is the whole 1/2 hour on Level 3. I think I'm going to stick with this pattern until I feel I've mastered it before I up what I ask of my body too quickly. I am so impressed with it though, seems to be responding to the bike much faster than I would have thought.

On a different note, I purchased a Christmas party dress. It's different than anything I would have worn last year! It's a red halter dress and I'm going to wear it with a black gauze-type shawl. I'll post pics after the party next weekend. I bought a Spanx (I bet the ladies know what this is) to smooth out my tummy. I'm so excited!!

Speaking of pics, here's one taken as I was leaving for the gym yesterday. Can you tell I'm losing weight? Miguel LOVES the double peace sign so I did it just for him.

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Food for Thought

Lost 2.8 at WI this evening. Feeling pretty good! I'm .4 pounds away from dropping under 200 pounds. It's been too many years since I've been under 200. I think I was in the 190's when I met my husband 6 years ago. Next week I'll be there for sure!