Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Healthy You Check In

After a less than stellar eating weekend and a minimal loss yesterday, I am seriously kicking up the activity so that I can have a hope of reaching my goal of losing 5lbs by this Thursday. After my WI yesterday, I still had 1lb to go but I did a kick arse 7km run yesterday morning plus a 30 min. brisk walk last night, and pretty much 2 hours of cardio this morning (I ran to the Y, worked out on the elliptical and w/weights and than walked home - all uphill of course). At the moment I'm feeling a little beat but once I eat I should hopefully feel better.

So.. I'm really excited. I get to see M tomorrow night!!!!! I'm driving up to Edmonton after I get the girls to bed (yep, solo) and not coming home until Thursday night. And no, it's not an overnight date LOL! My cousin happens to live quite conveniently close to M's parent's house and that's where I'll be staying. I guess technically it's only our second date but really, it's much beyond that seeing as we spend hours on the phone daily (only a slight exaggeration). If you missed it before, here's how M and I met. So this afternoon I need to go shopping to find something to wear. I did find a pair of capris on the weekend but I'd really like to find a cute skirt if I can.

Actually that talk about shopping leads me to a NSV I had this weekend. First of all, I bought 2 pairs of workout capris in get this, a size large!!!! I seriously don't ever remember buying a size large before. Granted, they run a little big but STILL, a large! Not a XXL or 2X or whatever. WOOHOO! And even cooler, my mom wore a pair and they fit her. I am finally back to the same size (well, pretty much) as my mom. Holy crap! I'm finding that I am on the borderline of being able to shop in many regular stores instead of just the plus stores, for bottoms anyways. I thought I would be thrilled about that but honestly, it's a little overwhelming. Way too many stores to look in and way too many choices. I need some serious shopping time WITHOUT 2 screaming kids in tow.

Anyhow, on to my weekly update on my monthly goals..

1- At the beginning of April I set the goal of losing 10 lbs by Mother's Day. I did it, actually 10.8/10
2- Run 5K on Mother's Day without stopping. Did it!
3- Lose 5 lbs by May 21 (that's the day I'm going to see M) I'm at 4.0/5
4- Lose 8 lbs by June 2. That's one month from today and that's on an offical WI day. 4.0/8
5- Get 1200 minutes of cardio this month. 702 so far..
6- Run 3 times a week. Only twice last week, plus one day of other cardio... umm cuz I got lazy

I can't wait to check in with all of you later today!!


Girl with a Problem said...

Listen to yourself now, how you just casually mention that you ran 7km - or ran to the Y, worked out, and walked home. You have come so far that you almost act like it's no huge deal.

You are doing an amazing job at becoming fit and healthy. You are an inspiration.

You rock!

ps - way to go on the size L's!

Hanlie said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy your visit!

Shirls said...

congrats girl! huge NSV with the clothes, I too felt overwhelmed at first when more stores opened up to me but you get use to it and find your new favorite places and its all good, enjoy!

Cammy said...

You've got it all working your way! It looks like you'll meet most, if not all, of your goals. Way to go, Holly!

sauchagirl said...

You are rockin' it! How awesome! Your goals are great and you are achieving them! Even better! Congrats!

Heather said...

good for you! that is how people change and behaviors become habits. because we push ourselves, especially when you know that you could have just kept on eating after having a bad weekend, yet you are determined to erase that from existence. congrats on your NSV, very exciting!!!

Slenderella said...

Wow, that's a lot of exercise. You ROCK! Keep focused, you'll reach your goal.

Irish Mom said...

Wow, you are quite a little worker-outer!!! Have fun on your trip!!

Mama Bear June said...

Wow, you are incredible! Keep up the good work!
Path to Health

Erin said...

Holly!!!!! You are kicking some serious butt!!! Way to go woman!

Megazelle said...

Hey what a great blog and what great progress!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a nurse in a hospital and I walk between patient rooms and up and down the halls all day. The steps add up!
Keep up the great work!

Lisa aka water_nymph said...

WOW!!!!! thank you so much for posting on my blog..it helped me find YOURS!!

you are amazing!!!!!

Manuela said...

Wow, you are rockin' with those goals!

Have fun on your date and enjoy the smaller clothes!

Anonymous said...

Whoa! You are truly on point! Enjoy your trip!

Carolyn said...

Nice!! Man, I wish I coudl run like that!!! I barely did a half hour the other day on the treadmill!
regular stores are so much more harrowing... Old Navy was strange! I'm in between stores now.. not quite in one nor the other. Keep it up man!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Holly! Your doing so great! Have a fun couple days with M =) We want details......LOL

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