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Sunday, July 6, 2008

At this point, its just a number.

I admit it. I haven't weighed myself in about three weeks. However, I feel healthier than I have in months. 

How?  

Well, I've shifted my focus to the weekly activity challenge (thanks Bitsy and Michele!). I have signed up for 300 minutes a week, and I'm not going to fail!  The majority of my workouts come in the form of bike rides....in fact, that's all I've done this week. Spinning on Thursday, 2 hour ride on Friday, 1 1/2 hour ride on Saturday, about an hour today (in some wicked headwind).  Tomorrow I will go to Body Pump and get some strength training in . 

My size 12 Levi's are feeling a bit looser, and I feel tighter overall. My size 12 work pants feel great.  

Another bonus of this type of thinking for me is that I make much better choices in food when I am keeping myself active. For example, after my ride today I had a G2 drink to replenish electrolytes without extra calories....then I whipped myself up a quick couscous salad with tuna, olives, cucumber, roasted peppers, parmesan, red wine vinegar and olive oil. It just FEELS better to eat whole grains and veggies when you have a regular exercise routine in place. It alsk makes me feel a bit better about the fact that I will probably splurge a tiny bit at the movies tonight. I'm headed to Wall-E at the Alamo Draft House, which serves sandwiches, pizzas, salads and great appetizers at your seat. I'm thinking roasted red pepper hummus with pita wedges, and a nice frosty beer!  


6 comments:

Michelle said...

Sounds like you're doing great! I like the focus on fitness and health rather than "the number". If we live a healthy active lifestyle than the number will be fine. Congrats on those loose size 12's!!

Lisa said...

Great job on the Fitness Challenge! Sounds like you're doing great!

That Chick Over There said...

Sounds like you are doing great! Enjoy!

Renee said...

OMG, Carrie, you look SO different! You look amazing. I've only seen the "during" pictures up to this point and I'm amazed. Great job!

Clare said...

Carrie - your progress is absolutely amazing! I really like the focus on fitness and health. The scale will follow!

normalslife said...

Wow! Delicious and fantastic!