Sunday, April 21, 2013

21-day Challenge... Update!

Today is day 14 of my 21-day challenge... and so far it's been going GREAT. I am so glad that I challenged myself to buckle down and really dig deep. I've had to say NO many times, but it's been okay... so worth it. The scale is finally moving again. This morning I weighed in at 271, which is 6.2 lbs down from the first day of the challenge (great for 2 weeks), and about 11 lbs down this month. I'll take it. I'm 2 lbs away from the 50 lb. mark... that will be such a victory!

I've been doing a lot more walking to get ready for the Komen 3-Day in October (PLEASE make a donation! Link on right side of page...). And except for last week, I've stil been doing classes at my gym. I had a really bad bike wreck last Monday, where I flipped over the handlebars and in the process, one of the handlebars stabbed me in the vagina... yeah. HURT LIKE HELL. Actually, it still hurts, but is much better. There were a few days that I was so swollen and mangled that I could barely walk. It was AWFUL. needless to say, no jumping around in group fitness classes. I think I'll be ready to try again tomorrow. I did, however, continue to walk for about 30 minutes on 3 days last week, and even walked 3+ miles with Brooke on yesterday. 

I have to say, walking seems way more of a challenge than it used to! I don't really "enjoy" it yet. I'm sure with all the training over the next few months, I'll get used to it. And build myself up to 20 miles per day!

Another great thing that happened Friday is that my good friend (I won't give her name because I know how modest she is) gifted me a FITBIT! Best. Damned. Gadget. Ever. It syncs with My Fitness Pal, and I even found another app, Runtastic, that syncs with both of them! So basically, using the apps, I can go for a walk, and it will calculate my distance, time, and how many calories burned with just a click of a few buttons! Fitbit does so much more, though... I'm obsessed. I highly recommend it! And I'm so thankful to my friend for getting it for me... LOVE YOU!

Sorry for no pictures today... I'm waiting for my kids to get ready for church, so I thought I could type out a quick update. Sorry I don't blog as often as I used to, but I do try to update my Facebook page a few times a week (www.facebook.com/skinnyhollie).

I've got one more week of the challenge, and I'm praying that I can get at lease 3 more lbs off to be safely in the 260's, and get to my 50 lb mark. Then I'll have to think of another challenge for my birthday, which is May 26!  I'm feeling so motivated right now... I can't wait for school to get out this year so I can spend the summer working hard on ME! I'm actually looking forward to extra gym time, since I want to seriously start weight training this summer. This is really turning out to be a great year!