Wednesday, October 20, 2010



I am down another pound... yes! Love it when the scale goes in the right direction.

Last night was my first run after 2 weeks off. I was scheduled to run 6kms, but I told John that I would accept anything over 3kms. I ran 5kms! Because I was wearing my new Garmin in the dark, and I'm still not 100% sure how to use it, I couldn't figure out how to get it to tell me when I'd run for 10 minutes, so I had to keep glancing at the watch. First 1 minute break was after 12 minutes of running... (wow, I ran for 12 minutes and could have kept on going... that was just the first glance) the second break was at 27 minutes and the third was at 40. I'm stunned LOL

It was really cool to see the graphs that the Garmin spits out... it even showed the spot where the skateboarder dude and I almost collided almost giving each other heart attacks as well.

I'm not fond of running outside at night by myself because I've seen too many crime dramas that always seem to have stories about female runners getting killed. Now I'm not cute and skinny enough to be a target... but I might be someday! Besides, serial killers can be chubby chasers too! Aside from the annoyance of trying to stick to large streets with lot's of lights, it was a good run, the air was cool so I wore my running jacket and gloves (thank goodness for those gloves!) and I was back in safety behind closed doors by 8pm.

This morning I defied the laws of nature and actually got up early and did my first ever run through of Jillian Micheal's 30 minute Shred, level 1. It was tough, especially after a night of running (my knees were a bit tender) but I was surprised that I got all the way through it without too many issues. Apparently running has gotten me in better shape than I realized! SWEET!

Today I'd like to leave you with a quote from one of my favorite bloggers Ms. Bitchcakes

"You are not going to "lose the weight" or get to goal if you don't make the changes - so focus on what you have control over: the changes and the choices you make - NOT the number on the scale."

That quote just really rang in my head like a big GONG!!! Might just print it out and put in on my inspirational bathroom mirror...

Yes, I owe you guys tons of photos... but I can't post them from work... I'll try and get better at that :)


  1. Kick ass!! Did you get to put my birthday gift for you to use? I thought it might inspire you.

    Keep it up woman! You're an inspiration :)

  2. I wanted to use it, but I think the batteries are dead... booo! I'll have to try and get new ones :) I was so looking forward to being blinky McBlinkerson LOL