Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Getting Fit: The Challenge

I am participating in The Challenge, from These Little Moments. While it is technically a weight loss challenge, it's really more a staying-motivated challenge. By reporting progress for whatever your goals are (whether your goal is to lose 5 pounds or just work out regularly), it keeps you motivated. Or it keeps me motivated, anyway. Here's my first update:

I have met my workout goal (3-5 times a week) for the last week, so yay! I have been trying to eat healthier (basically less cookies and ice cream) as well. I went to a little intro-to-Pilates-using-a-fit-ball class over the weekend, and even though it was a sampler class and we didn't do full reps, I was sore for two days after! Core strengthening! I learned some new exercises for core strengthening and lower ab work...and remembered some that I had somehow blocked from memory after taking weekly pilates classes a year ago ;-)

No pounds or inches lost that I know of, but I don't get weighed and measured at Curves until the end of the month. I'll have a full update on that when this little month of fitness ends.

I have renewed motivation though, since I just saw some pictures from Will's backpacking trip - he's only halfway done and he's lost a good 10-15 pounds! It's so much easier for guys, isn't it? Ok, so maybe it's the hiking 15 miles a day and carrying 40 pounds on his back... Anyway, so far, I'm feeling good about my progress, and I am psyched to keep going!


  1. YAY! Congrats on a good start! That is always the biggest challenge for me!

  2. Keep it up! I probly need some help staying motivated! I was working out 4-5 times a week for about 3 months and my legs got really strong, but lately I've been lazy, so I'm lucky if I get out more than once.

  3. Good job! Just keep it going! And remember strong abs = a strong back!

  4. I am so proud of your motivation. You keep me motivated!