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Monday, October 12, 2009

My 25th post!

Hello! Sorry about the little break there in blogging. I might be a bit a procrastinator at times. The kind who left all her school projects until the night before the due date...the adrenaline rush really kicks in at 4:30am while drinking a peanut butter soy latte! (so delicious, so rare)

I have so much I want to share and discuss, it’s hard to know where to begin. Oh wait, I know.

Thank you.

No, really....THANK YOU. This blog has been a source of motivation and inspiration for the last 8 weeks, and I am so grateful for all the support and comments you give. Friday and Saturday were the first days in a long while that I truly did not feel like working out. Maybe it was the cold crisp weather I love so much putting me in hibernating mode, maybe it was complacency with my weight-loss, whatever it was, I was not feeling it.

But then I was sitting on the couch Friday evening, watching the telly, and I thought, “Wait a second. If I don’t work out, I have to write a post about not working out. I don’t want to share my laziness with others!” And so I got off my butt and went to a Latin Rhythms class and generally made a fool of myself trying to shake my hips in decidedly un-wasp-ish moves. What fun!

Saturday I put off exercising until 9:15pm. (generally, you shouldn’t work out to close to your bed time, otherwise it might be difficult for you to fall asleep...and trust me, those zzz’s are important for weight-loss and health in general.)

What awesome activity did I do Saturday night, you might be asking yourself? Why, I made red cabbage with apples while doing arm workouts and dancing to the Spice Girls! And all in the comfort of my home kitchen...with my dog thinking I was trying to play some new game with her. Anyone ever try to do crunches when a dog is near? It’s a challenge.

Am I too cool or what? Bet you wish that had been your Saturday night:) Both of those exercise moments were because I didn’t want to let you, or myself, down. Yesterday I went jogging, and today I kicked my own butt with 20 minutes on the treadmill, 20 minutes on the Stairmaster, and 2.5 minutes on the rowing machine. (okay, 2.5 minutes on the rowing machine might not seem that impressive, but my shoulders and back were killing me...maybe my form was off? Or maybe my rowing muscles are non-existent...)

I see my Mondays as a “Last Chance Workout” of sorts, since I currently weigh-in on Tuesdays.

So once more, THANK YOU. I hope you are inspired every once in a while by me, this blogationship should be a two way street! (no, I did not just make up a word! Blagationship is totally legit...don't quote me on that:) Have a wonderful week!


  1. Congrats!! It's such a hassle to get yourself to work out but once you have you always end up feeling wonderful. Despite that sentence I just wrote, I've been COMPLETELY slacking in the workout department. However, after reading this, I think I'm going to squeeze in a small workout before my shower this morning, thanks for the motivation and keep up the good work, :)

  2. YAY! Its good to see that you have been motivated by the blog..we all need those things that make us want to get up and move. And I agree with you, I like to be able to report that I did something good for myself rather then that I sat and watched television for 12 consecutuve hours without moving a muscle. Keep up the good work!!

  3. You inspire me to be healthier, and your outlook on weight loss and life inspire me daily. Keep up the great work! Lob chu!

  4. Congratulations on your 25th post! I am not new to weight loss blogging (I had a Xanga blog first) but I am new to Blogger, and everyone here is so supportive. How great that posting inspired you to work out! And yes, I would have loved to be there with you on Saturday night- I am a Spice Girl through and through. ;)

    Crunches with a dog? My dog tries to lay on my face to protect me because he thinks something is wrong. Too funny.

    I can't wait to read more!!