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.

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

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!


  1. Wow! You are in full workout nazi mode. Eliptical in the dark. Good for you.

  2. I'm so proud of you. hehehee!! you are the pillar of perseverance right now, that's a good thing. :) I have a feeling by the beginning of next week, you'll be back on track 100% and feeling MUCH more normal in the sleeping arena. :)

  3. Wow! I probably would've given up after the first blackout. The remaining 99% of people would've given up after the second. That you stuck through to the third is just amazing dedication and perseverance. Way to go!

  4. You did a good job not allowing power outages to adversely affect your workout. Great determination!!!

  5. Girl, you went above and beyond with that workout!!! Love your determination!

  6. Sorry I didn't keep up with your challenge, I've definitely been putting in the miles but have no clue how many, sorry.

    Glad you are back to your routine and feeling good. I'm kind of looking forward to school starting for the same reasons.

    Look forward to seeing more posts from you. I've missed you Hollie.

  7. That's dedication to push right on through the storms.

    One time I was walking outside and it started to storm. It was actually really, really scary!

    You are doing a great job!

  8. Great job on being in control!


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