Saturday, July 17, 2010

Keep It Moving Sister

Originally posted 5/8/2010

Day 2 was a lot better than Day 1. I went with a more positive attitude and felt so much better! I didn't think I was going to die this time. I was hurting from the first day, as expected. But, I was experiencing a lot of pain from the blisters on my heels and pads of my feet. I actually busted one open, THEN I thought I would die. WOW!! That really hurt. But, I pushed through. No pain, no gain. Right?I also bought a scale. SCARY! When I am at my goal weight, I will reveal my starting weight. I decided that if I was going to track my weight loss, I needed to know where I started.This has truly been a learning experience. I have been doing a lot of research, and am trying not to focus on weight as much as losing inches, and the fact that I'm getting healthier. I downloaded several new apps for my iPhone. I've always said it was a great investment, but now, it's the best purchase I've ever made. The apps actually track my calories. If I go out to eat, I enter the restaurant and menu item, and it automatically enters my calories. It also tracks how many calories I'm burning based on the exercises that I input. It tracks my current weight, goal weight, pounds I've lost, etc. The other app is a treadmill app I use at the track. It comes complete with a pedometer, calorie counter (how many I've burned), timer, speed check, and more.The last one is an app that helps me pinpoint the specific muscles I want to focus on. For instance, if I want to focus on the triceps, I tap that muscle and it shows me different exercises for that specific muscle. I'm in heaven!! Its been SO easy to do this.Day 3 (today) was great! I have had a heck of a lot of energy today. And the best part is, I lost 5 pounds!!! Go ME! I've been going all day, and when I finally made it home, it was getting dark and didn't really want to go to the track. I went, though. My goal is 2 miles a day, but because it was getting so dark, I walked 1.5 and then came home to do some weights. LOL, now I really hurt. In some sick, twisted way, I am enjoying the pain. I know I'm doing something right.I'm so excited to continue my journey, and can't wait to see my progress in the mirror.