Wednesday, January 13, 2010

So it's been my second week back at the gym. Lost 3.5 lbs in my first week and am happy to report the the scale hasn't consumed me everyday. I set out to weigh once a week, and so far in a week and a half have only weighed myself twice. Not too bad I don't think.

My running has been coming back to me rather quickly. I managed to get in 2 miles on the treadmill today. My love hate relationship with the treadmill is breaking. We seem to be coming to an understanding. Yesterday and today was actually quite easy. I find it helps to kind of play a game on it. Run at a higher speed for 2 minutes and then slow it down a little for 2 minutes. It helps the time go by faster.

I'm really just ready to go run outside. Unfortunately living in Alaska and dealing with -3 degree temperatures doesn't really sound like a fun time to me. Today it's warmed up to about 17 so I'm thinking I will attempt to go out tomorrow. I love running outside. I feel like I am actually accomplishing something.

Food has been really good as well. I really haven't had any bad cravings at all. I'm making sure that I am making good choices about what I eat. Looking for food to really give me the bang for the calories. I have found a new love in cream of wheat. It's crazy to me, but I LOVE it. It tastes so delicious and keeps me full until 11 or so when I head to the gym. I'm getting 4 hours out of it, so it's working!!


  1. Great job! and BRRRR!!! I wont whine about my weather anymore!

  2. GREAT JOB CHRISTINA!! Even better that the scale showed you the 3.5 pounds of love. WOO HOO!! You are on the right track. Keep it up.

  3. Interval training is a great way to increase your calorie and fat burn. Eventually you can run for longer periods and walk or jog for shorter periods to increase the calorie burn. I myself have hated running all my life but made myself start running to start losing weight. As I increase my ability to run farther I dislike it less and less. You are doing a great job! Keep it up!