May 30, 2011

progress update

Filed under: Thoughts for the day — Tags: , , , — myjourneyfromfattofit @ 8:36 pm

well I measured myself this morning and I am down a half inch in the waist, legs, and hips! Yippee! Alsodown one more pound so to date am now down 25 pounds! yeehaw!!!  I was quite excited by that because I have not been feeling like there was going to be any measurable progress as of yet.  Yesterday I started week three of my running program and shockingly I actually did not have difficulty completing this – I actually had to increase the speed on the treadmill because my feet kept hitting the guard thing-y at the front (yes thing-y is the techincal term for it :P).  In about a week or so God willing the weather will actually start behaving more like it should here I will be running out of doors and not on a treadmill any longer which will make it more difficult – but I hope that my progress by then will be far enough along that it does not cripple me – I am still a skinny chick running in a fat chick’s body for now and my arthritic knees are none to fond of this new activity – i’m sure they will be thrilled when I add in pavement to the mix instead of a nice cushy treadmill.  My run yesterday was a bit of a chore because I had forgotten to charge my mp3 and it pooped out midway through the very first song – so note to self – always charge your music!

I’m still doing the 30 day challenge as well – on day 13 today – AND have been attempting to do push ups on my swiss ball – that is comedic to say the least! I am currently doing them with my legs on the ball and hands on floor to push up – I hope to graduate to hands on ball push ups – but I do not have the core strength yet and keep rolling off onto the floor 🙂

run again tomorrow – week 3 – day 2 ( each level is performed 3 x’s a week) I haven’t decided if I will do pilates or yoga afterwards but it will be one or the other – oh yes and how could I forget I have also started a shoulder routine from this months oxygen magazine which I complete twice weekly so that will be either tomorrow or perhaps on day 3 run.

hmm kinda sounds like a lot doesn’t it? it’s not really though – the runs are only 20min intervals with run/walk right now – the 30 challenge is either 30 or 40 min and the yoga/pilates are also only 30 min, the shoulder exercises take about 10 min – so really it’s not that much activity overall. 

that’s all for me today – anyone else seeing or feeling  any results you care to share so far?



  1. This is awesome! Congrats! You’ve worked hard. I used to see women walking on the treadmill which was set to an incline and I wondered why on earth would they do that? Well, let me tell you … since moving to a mountainous area where I have NO choice but to climb the incline (daily) I have lost several inches from my legs (something I thought was impossible) and my bum is higher. Really. Just a tip, if you have that option. Give it a go, the results will be amazing.

    Comment by Jennifer Avventura — May 31, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    • yes I will be doing hills – but not until I finish this beginner program and can get up to 5k again – then I will start working in hills – i have to be safe about it – and hills are actually an intermediate to advanced running activity – but ohhhh yes hills will be added in by the end of the summer for sure! and I can’t wait to get my bum nice and high again – it will never be small – but it used to be firm round and high – I’m looking forward to those days again – J’lo look out! hahaha

      Comment by myjourneyfromfattofit — May 31, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

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