Monday, August 29, 2011

Why do Monday's get such a bad rep?

It seems to me like my Mondays are always pretty rocking. I feel like its the start of a new week and just that much more opportunity at my doorstep! Of course my day's all tend to run together around here since I'm not working anymore so I guess that might have a little to do with not being bothered by Mondays. lol.

I had a pretty productive weekend for a change actually. I'm usually out and about on the weekends because that's when my mom is off work and wants to take me and Jett out to places like Hurricane Harbor or the Zoo or Six Flags or whatever else we can come up with. While I do get plenty of walking and/or swimming, etc in on those days. I never seem to get in any dvd workouts and I feel like those are a big part of my exercise routine that have helped me come this far. But this weekend my mom decided to take Jett to the Zoo and I actually opted to stay home instead. I had a lot of time to myself and it was nice. Tried a lot of those TurboJam Dvds and felt like I got in some major calorie burning.

I've been sitting at 187 lbs for a few days now and while it seemed like the end of the world each day I saw that number I do have to reassure myself it was only 4 days. lol. Today I saw 186 on the scale so progress is definitely happening, even if it seems snail-like to me. I'm not even sure why I expect more than that. lol. I feel pretty demanding of myself I guess. But anyways... started today off on a good foot and hoping to have lots of continued success this week.

In this post, I mentioned how I needed to keep up a pace of 12 lbs down per month to stay on track to my goal of getting to 150 lbs by my birthday. Well that was a month ago now and I did just that. I am so excited. only 36 more lbs and 3 months to go so look at me fly high to victory!! lol. I am sooo close, please don't let me trip up too badly on my way! lol. As of right now though I am 1 lb away from my next short term goal so hopefully I'll be celebrating that sometime in the next few days. :)

This past week, I mentioned that I joined a facebook walking challenge and agreed to do 21 miles. Well it ended last night and I did 28.8 miles! I blew my goal out of the water by 7.8 miles. WOOHOO!!! :D

On a different note.. I am very interested in finding out about the Couch to 5k program. I know so many of you that I follow are getting involved or have tried it already. I have no clue where to begin looking... (besides google. I can't believe I haven't taken the 5 seconds to look there yet, but oh well) so if anyone could please link me in the right direction I would be ever so greatful! I do not have a smart phone that supports apps so I can't do it that way, but I assume there is stuff online about it somewhere right? I have never really tried running but the closer it gets to fall the more I am so excited about the weather changes. October has always been my absolute favorite month here in East Texas because of how much the wind picks up and cools everything down. Its finally chilly enough for long sleeves or a light jacket and the colors on the trees and the ground are oh so magical! I am looking in to finding a 5k somewhere not too terribly far away that I could join and give a try, even if I end up just walking the entire thing. I am thinking it will most likely have to be one in the Dallas area since I live in the middle of nowhere pretty much. lol. There are so many and with so many great causes its going to be hard to just pick one... Any suggestions are welcome!


  1. I'm going to check out C25k as well. And no, I haven't googled it either - just read about it on other people's blogs. I love Mondays because they fly by with all the work I have to do that I left unfinished on Friday afternoons when my brain is shut down. :)

  2. I would really like to do the C25K as well...But I'm gonna get under 300 first, then I'm gonna do my 30 day shred challenge with the lovely Miss April, then it'll be October and will be cool enough to run outside so that's when I'll finally crack and spend the $1.99 on the iPhone app.

  3. Hi! I found your blog while reading Taryn's blog over at Fatgirlinaskinnyworld. I've just started reading your story and you've done such an amazing job! I wanted to comment on this post because you mentioned the C25K program. I'm currently doing it and I LOVE IT! I am up to week 4 and have done two days where I have run 5 minute blocks. I never thought I would be able to do that, especially seeing as I am 200lbs +. I found all my info at I do use a smart phone app but you really don't need one, just some form of stopwatch or a way of keeping time. I can't wait to keep reading the rest of your story :)

  4. Aww thank you so much K!... what's you name? I love new followers. yay. lol. and actually I just finished posting my story tonight. I was in the middle of totally revamping my blog when you left me this comment. I've now got a whole slew of pictures posted too! I'm still considering adding a few more pages before its all said and done. I just figured out how to do all that tonight. lol.

    thanks for the link, i will have to check that out!

  5. @Poison
    No worries on the link, happy to help! My full name is Kristin :)

  6. @K
    Awesome! well thanks Kristin! :)