Friday, November 4, 2011

Another NSV!!!

For the past three weeks, I have been exercising everyday, and making it to the gym at least every other day. I started off slow with 30 minutes on the elliptical. I then threw in a little speed walking on the treadmill. And then threw in a little biking. Each day I would spend a little more time on each machine. Last week I tried my hand at jogging on the treadmill. I haven't really run since high school. Something that also has prevented me from jogging/running has been my breast size. Running is definitely not something I feel comfortable doing with my girls going every which way. So when I decided to jog last week, it was really a step out of my comfort zone! This week I have been able to run about 3/4 of a mile. This was really hard for me, and found that I wasn't able to push myself to get to that one. whole. MILE! So frustrating.

This morning at the gym, I pushed and pushed and pushed myself. Time hasn't gone by so slowly since I was in labor. I made it past the .75 mark. I then found my self at .87. And at that point, .9 felt good enough for me. I just couldn't make it one more minute running on that treadmill!

^This would have been the case if I was working out alone. But I had my friend Connie on the treadmill beside me! She just happened to look over right about the time I was going to decrease the speed and said-

"Oh!!! Your almost there!"

Those simple words were all it took (thank you Connie!!!), and I finally reached my mile today! I was of course happy that I had reached it, but I couldn't seem to get over how long it took. 12 minutes and 47 seconds is not my idea of a good mile time. But I quickly got over that when my husband said "Live in the now, and keep striving for better!", and I was soon 100% elated that I had run an entire mile. I can't wait to look back on this blog post and chuckle, because I will then be running 3 or 4 miles. 

All in all today I did 8 miles- 1 on the treadmill, 2 on the elliptical, and 5 on the bike. Ok.. and another .5 on the treadmill for cool down. 

As far as food choices go, I feel like I've been doing pretty well! I often find that I'm actually not hungry. The thought of eating is passing through my mind FAR less than pre-surgery. I do however think I will need another fill. I think I'm still able to eat just a little bit more than I should be able to put away. But knowing this, has also made self-control easier. We shall see! I'll give it another week or two and see how I make out. 

Again, I spaced my weigh in this morning... so that will come tomorrow morning! Stay tuned =)


  1. Way to go you are rockin!!!!!!!

    Keep it up!

  2. That is some great workouts you are doing ! Keep it up :)

  3. Glad it's going so well for you. Great exercise regime!

  4. Wow, that is great! Keep up the amazing work!

  5. Thank you all SO much for all of your kind words of support and motivation!!! It really REALLY does help me push forward! You ladies truly ROCK!