I have 4.5 weeks until my book launch party. I have a goal of losing 12 lbs between now and then. IF I accomplish that goal, I will be at my lowest weight in 12 years. Yes, since before I had my last child. You see, I didn’t lose the baby fat after I gave birth, I just kept gaining.
I guess being oppositional is just in my nature.
So I’ve been going to the gym. I’ve lost the 5lbs I gained and now I’m back to where I was when I disappeared after I ran my 5K in March. I look pretty good, actually. And I feel great (which really is the most important thing, I suppose. But I can’t help but think “It’s better to look good, than to feel good.”)
My workouts lately have consisted of 40 minutes around the circuit room 3 days a week. When I do my 1 minute intervals on the step, I’m holding 8 lb weights. I’m steadily getting stronger, and my legs and arms are both slimming up. (slowly, ever so slowly, but definitely surely) I’ve been staying off the elliptical and getting my cardio outside by walking for an hour and a half 3-4 nights a week. It helps to pass the time when I have a friend with me, but my iPod and I are getting along very well lately, so no complaints about that. I actually enjoy my time to myself when I get it.
12 lbs in 4 weeks isn’t impossible, but I have a conference in DC in 2 weeks. The good news is, I’m broke, so I shouldn’t be eating and drinking my way through the town this time around.
What’s been going on with you guys. I see we’ve had a few new folks pop in and join us! Welcome as always. I’ve been a real slacker lately due to deadlines, etc. but I really am hoping to get back to blogging here at FCR on a much more regular basis. It keeps me honest.