You did it! You did it! You did it! And you did it right! You did it over time, with dedication, commitment, and strength. 46 pounds is absolutely amazing. You should feel so proud, so confident, and so capable of accomplishing ANYTHING you put your mind to. Because you've shown that you can. And more than that: if you could quantify the improvement you've made to your overall health -- your heart, brain, circulatory system, life span, everything -- I guarantee that you'd be blown away. You did something 99% of people can't do. Savor it. Appreciate the magnitude of what you've accomplished. And then prepare to kick even more ass this year. Let me know what goals you want to accomplish -- let's get a few that are concrete -- and let's also keep this workout log going, too. I want to see you doing mobility, also. Let's talk soon. You're amazing.
7 Jan 2013 12:20 PM
Wow, 365 days, 46-ish punds, and countless hours on ellipticals, bikes and rowing machines later and I can't believe what I've done. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being the best supporter, coach and personal trainer imaginable. I couldn't have done this with you. Ready for year two?
5 Jan 2013 10:01 PM
40 minutes on the uber hill and a painful 2000 meters on the rower. Off days blow.Tomorrow will be better.
5 Jan 2013 04:50 AM
Tonight went the gym for a quick workout of 40 minutes on the uber hill and all sorts of fun bodyweight exercises including 3 sets of 15 squats on a balance board!Not bad for a workout that was so close to not happening!
4 Jan 2013 02:38 PM
WAY TO GO! You got right to it! So impressed! And that jump rope should be getting there any day now! That and the bodyweight exercises you're doing are going to take you to a whole new level. Now, let's definitely think about some concrete goals for 2013 that you can accomplish. Ideas: run a 5k by New Year's 2014 (doable even if it doesn't seem like it), row 50,000 meters (or another number), able to do bodyweight squats all the way down, able to jump-rope for 10 minutes, etc. Let's talk about it and set up a new page. You're an amazing woman!
1 Jan 2013 09:48 PM
Hey, look at this - a New Years Day workout! 40 minutes doing the uber hill, all the body weight exercises - 3 sets of 15 squats, 5 sets of at least 20 seconds of wall sitting(I failed twice making it to 20) and 3 sets of 25 second planks and 4 sets of 15 crunches with my legs in the air and then 5 minutes of the rowing machine. I'm now currently mostly dead in a fabulous way.I like this starting out 2013 doing healthy things!
30 Dec 2012 09:51 PM
So you witnessed (and instigated) the cardio plus the new body weight exercises and the awesomeness of jump roping! Today I did 40 minutes on the uber hill going 6500 feet, 10 minutes on the stair stepper and when I got home I did 3 set of 10 squats going a whole lot lower than I was (I think the secret is not wearing shoes, 3 sets pf 20 second wall sits and 3 sets of 30 second planks. Not bad for a workout squeezed in between brunch and dinner plans!
26 Dec 2012 10:38 PM
Only one more week and you're through the entire year!!!!!
25 Dec 2012 06:00 PM
3 days of skiing!!!
17 Dec 2012 02:42 PM
YES! 2000 meters on the rower!! Bam bam bam! Glad you're thigh is feeling better. That stuff happens. I pulled my calf jumping rope. Just listen to your body if you need to take a little time off. In this case, it sounds like you're fine and pushing through it was the right thing to do. But, sometimes you'll need a short break to heal. Can't believe it's nearly time for skiing. You've come so so so far! My recommendation: starting tomorrow, do wall-sits every other day to start engaging those ski muscles. Just get into a squat position on the wall and hold for as long as you can. Do it every other day and try to improve your time. It will burn at first, but that's good!!