Physical, Emotional and Mental steps on my journey towards healthy living on every level

Friday, February 20, 2009

Still Hanging in there

For the fifth day in a row I was a the YMCA at 5 a.m. now that is cranking. I love the feeling I get when I am done.

Today was kind of an off day -- Kari went with me and she gets me all hyper and I forget stuff. Like today I forgot my water bottle and left it in the van, had no Y card, didn't bring a comb -- and then my favorite treadmill was busy for a while (as were most of them) so I only had 20 minutes there and 20 on the bike.

Plus, I had to stand next to a skinny person who was running and those really skinny people, you know the ones I'm talking about, the ones in perfect shape, they just grate on my nerves sometimes. Today I looked over at her cool down speed and it was higher than my maximum speed. And then she did this little thing where she rode the treadmill to the end and hopped off. Here I hold on for dear life as I move my feet off the thing worried I'll fall off. Sigh.

But I got in the workout and showered and feel great. And I did drink about 20 oz of water on my way home. So the day is off to a great start.

I have been participating in a challenge with Cindy in Tx who is challenging me. My rules for the week have been, starting Monday, as follows:

40 minutes of Cardio MWF
40 minutes of strength training (weight machines) TThS
Check blood sugar daily
64 oz of water a day
no pop of any kind
no fries or fry substitutes
10 squats per day
only one dessert per week

So far this week I've made it each day. Next week I get to choose the rules. Any suggestions of what to add?


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