Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 1

Originally posted 5/6/2010

Today, I made a decision. And, I acted on it. I decided it was time to lose weight. Now, this has been pretty obvious for years. But I don't think I was ready; really ready. So here's how it started:Earlier today, a friend from highschool updated her FB status with a request for a fitness motivator. I signed up for the job. I definately needed the motivation myself. When I got home from work and finished dinner, I decided tonight was the night to start.So, from now on, I will post regular updates. I will look for the encouragement of my friends and family. When I want to give up and throw in the towel, I expect a butt kicking.I started the process of watching what I am eating a few weeks ago. I'm not depriving myself. It will only make me want it that much more. I have discovered the beauty of Yoplait. Oh WOW! When I want something sweet, I grab a "Strawberry Cheesecake" yogurt instead of cookies or candy. Thankfully, I don't have a big sweet tooth. My biggest issue is pasta. LOVE IT!Here's how Day 1 went:Walked 2 miles. Thought I was going to die after the 1/4 mile. But, I pushed through the pain, and controlled my breathing.A few things to tweak:First, stretching. I MUST stretch before and after each work out. That's why I thought I was going to die. Second, I need to figure a way to attach a water bottle to myself. I was really thirsty. Next, I stuck my iPhone under the shoulder strap of my sports bra so I could listen to the iPod. It was COVERED in sweat. Yeah, I know. That's gross. (But, at least I was sweating!) And finally, the aforementioned iPod needs a new playlist. Carrie Underwood's version of "I Told You So" just wasn't cutting it. Actually, it made me walk slower.Here's to Day 2!