Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A new day, new goals.

Yesterday's walk/run reminded me once again just how powerful a strong walk can be! I need to remember this as I slowly come back from my injury and prepare for my next race, which is in October.  My knee and calf are responding well to the walk/run intervals and the slower pace I have been running. I also feel the biking as therapy for my knee and my PT exercises have helped as well. As with anything consistency is going to be KEY for me and so I cannot jump the gun and start running fast again or I risk serious injury. So slow and steady is the name of the game for me right now.

On the weight loss front, it is slow. It is like molasses weight loss at the moment but I cannot stress how important taking measurements are and to also take note of your physical fitness too! If you are running better than before, lifting more weights, and eating clean. Do not worry about the scale. We have all heard this a THOUSAND times in the weight loss community but somethings we have to bang it into our minds daily as a reminder. We are human and we want the scale to go down. For me it is holding steady for dear life but my legs and hips have really leaned out this last month. I have the measurements and the loose clothes to prove it! YEA!! So I am happy.

For today. I am going to try and focus on TWO things I NEED to get done. I desperately need to get in some good strength training today. By the way, someone asked me on FB or the blog was ST is short for strength training. :) My goal is to get in at least 100 push ups and some good lifting from Cathe or another circuit dvd. The second goal is to be sure and get in AT LEAST 30 mins of Yoga along with my PT exercises. I always save these for last and I need to make it a priority.

For nutrition....stay on track and keep tracking calories.

It is hard to believe it is Wednesday already. This week as truly flown by! My husband will be back Saturday!!!!! So excited. The forecast shows a cold and rainy weekend. PERFECT for a welcome home celebration ;) I am trying to decide what to cook for a nice dinner when we gets home. Ideas??

37 days until the cruise! MUST reset my mind once again to meet my goals and do what I can TODAY to become my very best. So many times I just feel like stopping......daily at times but there is always this inner voice that whispers....KEEP PRESSING ON! And so I shall once again....

Here are my totals as of this morning......

Yesterday I did an 8 mile WR and 50 pushups

Day 13 totals.....
Miles - 72.2/200
Pushups - 550/2,000
Weight loss - 1/5lbs

Here are a few photos I took yesterday from my walk......

I took this on the way home up the back side of the mountain. We live at the top and going up is always so beautiful.....and exhausting too :)

This was a rocky but fun trail we enjoyed!


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh said...

As usual, you aspire to do better and inspire others to do better.

(Boy does that sound like it should be on the cover of a card or a plaque?!)

Anonymous said...

Do you have a job, or do you stay home?

Anonymous said...

Hi! Good to hear about your results. The leaner you get, the more difficult it is to lose weight or see results, so keep on working hard and you will see results and feel them too.
Are you vegan again? If not, I would take advantage of the seafood and make fish in parchment pepper with veggies, and maybe some nice wild rice on the side.

Jen's Journey said...

Mrs....thank you! ;)

To who ever, I do not work. I am a stay at home Mom.

Maxine, I am not fully Vegan as of now, we still eat fish so yes, that sounds amazing. Thanks for the support.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Found your inspiring blog from Pinterest...LOVE that it opens with Hebrews 12:1-2!

My husband and I are also living it too nosy to ask why you are in Norway?

I look forward to backtracking and reading all of your successes...thanks so much for sharing them!

Mommy2010 said...

Hello pretty lady! I follow you more on FB or SP than here - but was reading this and wondered - I thought awhile back you were in maintenance mode (or maybe I'm wrong), are you trying to lose again or is it just still part of the maintenance (up and down a few pounds). Just trying to remember where you are in your journey! :-) Stay strong - you are amazing!

Jen's Journey said...


We live in Norway due to my husband's job. Prior to this we lived in the US and Russia. We love the international life ;)


I was in maintenance earlier this year but I have put on a few pounds that I am trying to work off to get back to where I was Jan of this year. I do not know if I can because my measurements are going down as the scale is up a bit....adding muscle so my numbers may need to be adjusted. I am ok with this though. Leaning out is more important to me right now.