Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lights out!

Yesterday went really well - I felt in control and back on track! Monday night I got all my fruits/veggies chopped and divided into containers. The bags were all packed and I got to bed by midnight. Yesterday morning was great - got the kids to school on time and the day got off to a great start. I ate on schedule, was happy with the food I packed to eat. Drank LOTS of water. I felt really sleepy, though, but I think that is my body coming off the little bit of caffeine I've been indulging in (I love the light coffee drinks). I even got all my supplements in, and I'm also journaling everything.

After school I still had to wait a long time for my sons bus, but I was all ready and dressed in my workout clothes and hit the gym. When we walked into the building, it started storming really bad. I walked/ran for 15 minutes on the treadmill, then got on the elliptical. That's when the power went off! Everything but the lights came back on, so I started going again. I was just getting back into it when BAM - the power goes off again! SO, I re-start my workout in the dark AGAIN. I was determined to get in a decent workout, but when the power shut off for the third time, I was DONE. I figured I got about 50 minutes in, so it was ok. I didn't feel as out of shape as I thought I would, though. That's a good thing.

I am prepared and ready for another good day today. Even though I went to bed at 10:30 last night (a record for me), I still feel so sleepy! Hopefully once my body adjusts to being on a schedule, eating right, and exercising I'll feel a lot better.

TO THOSE OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED IN MY WALKING CHALLENGE:
Please send me the total amount of you walking minutes by Friday, August 7 so I can get your gift certificate to you. You can email the results to skinnyhollie@gmail.com.

I actually think I am going to start another challenge on introLEAGUE again soon. It will probably include all forms of exercise since I am not walking as much as I'm doing the elliptical and stationary bike. I can't guarantee I can get a gift certificate this time, but I'm pretty sure I can put together a goodie box or something with a lot of products I have been getting for free. I'll let you all know!