Friday, April 25, 2008

Fitness Update!


My goal this week as I re-commit myself to exercising is to walk 25 miles. This is going to be a bit of a challenge since I didn't decide to start this endeavor until Wednesday...but I know I can do it!

Wednesday: 5 miles
Thursday: 4 miles
Friday: 1 mile currently walked 5 more planned for after work.
Saturday: 5 mile walk planned
Sunday: 5.5 mile March for babies walk! I raised $255!!

I plan to continue on the 25 miles per week until August if I can keep it up. If I use all 7 days i only need to walk 3.5 miles a day... which in the summer months is very do-able... my walk home from work is about 2 miles, and I have a treadmill at work, so hopefully I can stay motivated. I read somewhere that to lose weight you need to burn 500 calories for every pound- this way- 5 miles is equal to a lb...so I might not be losing a pond a day but I will either be maintaining or losing! Does this make any sense? I feel like I am sounding like a health nut or work out addict but I am just the opposite... but I do love to have a plan...
I will try to do updates each week of how many miles I log...
I have already lost two pounds this week which is great- since I haven't been able to budge the scale by eating healthfully.


Happy thought for the day: There are kind people in the world! My mom got a phone call that one of her kids had lost their day-planner! She called my and my sister- and sure enough I couldn't find my planner-- and the woman had said it was pink and she found it at the post office (where I had been yesterday) This woman took the time to look through the planner and find the numbers I listed in the back-- and saw MOM at the top of the list-- so she decided to call! I was so happy to have my planner back...because it is so cute! and I love to PLAN!

5 comments:

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Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Great job on the walking & weight loss. I can't wait for the nicer weather (for more than one day at a time) so I can walk the neighborhood!

Mom x 2 said...

If you lose 1 pound a week, that's good weight loss and it's sustainable!! Good luck!

Kiki said...

There are kind people everywhere, but no where better than here in our little community....so glad you got that planner back and it is super cute!!!

Great job on the walking...keep up the great work!!!

The Mrs. said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I love this post because you are doing the math for me! It does make sense! I should do this too!