Monday, November 10, 2008

Winter!

Well it has snowed here in Michigan, and I am wearing my wool coat, so it's officially winter up here! It was only about an inch, but it took me 3 hours to get to work instead of the normal 1 hour! The first snow always confuses both drivers and the goverment officials who decide to send the salt trucks out -- hence the 3 hour drive!

Winter means back into the gym for my weekly long runs -- which as you all know is not that fun on a treadmill. But now I'm working on speed more than miles to build up my cardio more, so it will be time well spent.

I did 4 miles this past Saturday and only had minor moments of boredom, since one of my gym buddies was beside me. (I know 4 miles is not long, but I have to build back up my mental stamina to put up with the boredom! This coming Saturday will be 4.5 miles, then I'll keep adding til the end of the year.)

I'm also running during the week now, instead of just cross-training. My legs and knees are strong enough now to handle multiple days of running, so that will help my miles.

I think I mentioned Weight Watchers a few posts ago. I had my third weigh-in this week, and I really thought it would be a week of +/- a pound -- no big loss. But lo and behold, I was down another 2 pounds.

Considering I've been on a weight plateau for about 7 months, despite all the workouts and running, it has been wonderful to lose weight again!! In three weeks, I've lost 9 pounds! That's "Rae numbers"!!!!!

Hope everyone else is doing well, moving forward, and focused! Let's do this!!

8 comments:

Rae! said...

That is so awesome!!! Congrats!!!

My new workout is on the dreadmill. It is cardio work. I swear I think my trainer is trying to kill me. hahaha
Snow already wow. We have been having nice weather. Nothing like we had at WDW but it is nice.

Great job!!! :)

Matt said...

Excellent work Deb! Keep it up!!!

MikeF. said...

That is great news about the weight loss Deb!

Chris said...

That's awesome Deb! With the 1/2 coming up fast, it's huge to peak at the right time and it sounds like you're doing just that!

After gaining a couple of lbs in WDW the other week I've decided to pull out the old tracking sheets myself....love the program as it always gets me back on track towards my goals.

We haven't gotten snow here in CT yet, but it feels like it's coming....Still need to get me some outdoor gear as I plan to brave the weather this year.

sambycat said...

everybody is touting the communicore thing - i must check it out!

girl, i must say - you blow me away with your mileage and dedication. you are my idol!

and snow - ew. thats all i can say...

Jeff said...

Snow? You can keep it.

Keep up the good work.

Northern Mouse said...

Congratulations Deb listen to lots of podcasts to keep you interested. I can't believe it snowed already that means it's coming my way I'm definately not ready.

Basil said...

Looks like you're doing great Deb!! Congrats on your progress!! Sorry it's been so long since I've commented on your blog. I'm trying to be better about showing some love for my fellow Team Voicers.