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Thursday, February 17, 2011

I should be in bed...

...but I really wanted to post first. I have PROMISED myself to blog more for accountability.

I worked out for an HOUR today. Once again, I think I would have skipped the gym had it not been for my gym buddy.

It's official that all of my kids have the flu. The boys got diagnosed on Monday, and my girls got the verdict today. I had to pick up the baby from school, and when the doctor said her flu test was positive, he told me to bring in my other daughter since she is the only one in the house that wasn't sick yet. When I told him that she had been coughing and snotty, he said I definitely needed to bring her in. An hour later, she tested positive, too.

Bad thing? Their strain of the flu is different from the one I had, so I can get it again. FML.

So... At first I was thinking this was a reason to skip the gym. I dropped all the kids off at the house, and was on my way to pick up prescriptions when I got a call from my co-worker/gym buddy to see if I was still gonna be able to make it to the gym. I looked at the clock and knew I had enough time. I threw on my gym clothes and was there in 10 minutes.

30 minutes on the elliptical, 30 minutes on the bike, and I worked on my arms with free weights.

I pushed a little harder today because we are weighing in tomorrow for the Biggest Loser Challenge. Our usual weigh ins are Fridays, but we had to weigh in Monday this week because last Friday was a snow day. It's only been 4 days, but I am hopeful for a little loss. I feel better and I've been eating better. More calories and better food. I am even taking my supplements again.

But I have already decided if I don't see a loss tomorrow that it won't be the end of the world. I haven't tried this hard in a long time. It might take a while for my body to get with the program, but eventually these good changes have to catch up. Right?

18 comments:

  1. That's so awesome that you workout partner was there to push you, even though you didn't want to hit the gym. Excited to see how your weigh-in goes!

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  2. Hi!
    I recently started blogging about staying healthy and I came across your site! I wish you the best with your weight loss journey! :)
    and I noticed that you like the biggest loser! Have you ever tried one of Jillian Michael's workout dvds? Because they're really good, and Jillian is very motivating in the videos, just like she is on the show! Just thought I'd you'd like to know if you wanted to try something new that you can do at home :).

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  3. Right. Sorry the kidlets are sick. Kudos to you for the workout! I am always curious about work biggest loser challenges. Is the winner the person who loses the most weight, or is there some other criteria?

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  4. Nozomi... I think I own every DVD that Jillian has put out. The only ones I can hang with are the ones she does for Biggest Loser. She is tough. But I don't have the ideal home environment for DVD workouts, that's why I invest in the gym. :)

    Thirteenlbs... Our Biggest Loser challenge will have two winners. The person with the highest number of pounds lost, and the person with the highest percentage of weight loss. Everyone chipped in $10, so the winners split the pot!

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  5. I wish we could do a Biggest Loser challenge at my work. There are people that would benefit, but I that is just not the mentality around the office. It would make it much easier to stay accountable if we did, though! I love your additude about the weigh-in tomorrow! Good for you for staying positive!!

    Sorry to hear about the sick kiddos! Here's hoping everyone is better soon, and YOU dont get sick!!! :)

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  6. Get to bed. Get some rest. Get over it and THEN get back on the horse and ride. Taking care of yourself is first priority. After all, that's how you go farther in your own quest, and take care of your kids better at the same time.

    Take care.

    Don

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  7. Hi there...I just got into the whole blogging thing recently as well & stumbled on yours. Great job with getting your workout done- no matter what! Hope the sick kiddos feel better soon!

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  8. It stinks that all of your kids are sick, but way to go on not letting that stop you from getting your exercise in. You have officially motivated me for the day. I was considering just not doing my workout (except, I don't really have a reason other than I'm lazy), but you have inspired me to get my butt up and do it anyway. Hope your weigh-in goes good!

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  9. Well done! It's so easy to make excuses. glad your gym buddy made you feel like you could push yourself! Good luck for your weight in! All that hard work will pay off! x

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  10. Great for you! Working out can seem like a drag but its worth it in the end. Keep pushing and its great you have a positive approach to your weight loss. Like you stated its not the end of the world. And you have someone there in you co-worker/gym buddy to keep you motivated.

    -Thomas

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  11. Hope your kids feel better soon!! Just wanting to let you know I find your blog incredibly motivating =]

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  12. Hi Hollie! I'm just starting out on my weight loss journey (day 4) and I stumbled upon ur blog last night after trying to find some inspiration from other ppl who r going through the same thing as I am. Just wanna say thanks for posting your struggles and accomplishments and for also posting your friends blog sites. I've been reading them too and have subscribed in hopes of finding and meeting new friends on here who will help me in my journey... my blog is www.rsmith985.blogspot.com if ur interested...Thanks so much!

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  13. WOW Hollie~ your amazing! I hope your kids get better soon.... :)

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  14. Its great that you are able to blog so often. I find it hard to find opportunities to do it frequently because of a busy schedule so I envy you :)

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  15. http://muchtoomuchofme.blogspot.com/

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  16. You're doing great. Don't push yourself too hard when you're sick. It's ok to take a break. Mom's tend to forget that. It's important to take care of you so that you can take care of your kids.

    Even if the weight doesn't seem to be coming off as quick as you'd like - don't give up. Keep the workouts going and when you do lose that weight you'll have a nice toned body too. Plus the workouts release endorphins which are good hormones that help fight stress!

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  17. i'm sorry about your kids! i hope they get well soon! so glad you are still staying motivated, makes a newbie like me so inspired. I've noticed you have a huge following and I wanted to ask you a few tips. My weight loss blog is pretty new and its impossible for people to find it. I was hoping you had some advice on how to get my blog out there and more recognized. I submitted my url to google but theres no guarantee they will add me. Even if you want to just follow me that would be awesome. thanks! love your blog!

    brendanlosesweight.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm so proud of you! Continuing on to the gym with so much going on? Kudos
    Keep up the great work, you inspire us all :)

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