Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Crazy Week

Well I have been assigned to the Round Rock Women's soccer league 7 v 7 Over 30 team, the "Stars". I meet my teammates on Saturday. League starts the 18th! I think I bought my first pair of soccer cleats today. So crazy. I'm going to die. Well, first I'll probably vomit, and then die!

Next, a friend of mine and I were discussing what would be a good recreational kayak for me to try out (he races competitively). Well, today I went by his place and picked up a "free" kayak (the best kind) and he let me borrow a paddle and seat! If it wasn't so freakin' cold out today, I'd be tempted to try it out! For now, the kiddo is trying it out in the living room.

I'm ready to pretty much try anything to get in shape and lose some weight. I figure the more variety the better. I still may try the curling thing (another girl I know is a member of the Lonestar Curling club). After all, I am a Canadian girl. That will be another week (or year), however, as I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be able to move after the first soccer game...

Monday, January 29, 2007

Start of Week 4 Update

Not a bad workout tonight. At least it was short. Friday was a hard workout and I did another hard one on my own Saturday night. We have been doing so many push ups lately. Missing bracelets, missing journals, dropping a towel, any excuse to have us all drop and give Jaime "10". I have carpet burns on my knees (yes, modified push ups are allowed).

So here's where I'm at according to the gym scale:

X-5 lbs

Two weeks from tonight we will "officially" weigh in and have our body fat % calculated again. Better work my butt off the next couple of weeks!

Now I'm off to tend to a kid with a fever and change out of these gym clothes.

Good night!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Oh What I Get Myself Into!

Last spring, when I had a momentary lapse of sanity, I emailed a women's soccer group in the area about joining a team. I didn't hear anything, and let it drop. But yesterday, I received an email asking if I was interested and of course said "yes please"! So I filled out the "request for team" form and am waiting to be assigned a team. Apparently the spring league starts on Feb. 18th. I was never a soccer player. The closest I got was to dating the coach of my sister's team (she's the cute, athletic one). They assure me you don't have to have experience. So now I wait... ;)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mid Week 3 Update

Well, we haven't "officially" weighed-in yet (we do that this Monday), but I did get on the scale at the gym after class last night.

So the latest per the gym scale is:

Weight = X - 4 lbs.

Now, per my scale at home (which weighed the same as the gym scale the first night):

Weight = X - 8 lbs.

What the h-e-double hockeysticks!

Anyway, at least it is moving in the right direction. Also, I'm already getting comments on my weight (or at least inches) loss and my pants are fitting better, so that is some motivation.

Friday nights are our hard workouts (which is probably a good thing, since that is the night I want to sit on my butt and eat like crap). So, I look forward to that.

Also, I dusted off the rowing machine and got out the ab roller and had a great workout Sunday evening. I would love to go back to rowing, so hopefully I'll continue to make that part of my weekly workout routine.

Had a great workout with Jaime last night and we chose our team name "Fab-U-Loss". We, for the most part, have a great team. Meeting great new people from our area. Now, back to work...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Starting Night Sorrow

I started Team Weight Loss at the gym on Monday night. The first night did not involve a workout, so you would think that was a good thing right? I'd rather spend an hour on the treadmill than getting my fat pinched and measurements announced to 18 strangers! Oh well, I guess I should consider it punishment for too many Coronas and pizza lately. After meeting with our Registered Dietitian, Jessi and our new trainer Jaime, we gathered our meal plans, journals, bracelets, and what was left of our pride, and started week one...

Week One Stats:

Weight = X lbs.

Goal Weight = X-18 lbs (for March 30th)

Total Fat % = Y%

Week One

Well, I have once embarked on a journey to become less of myself (physically). I will share my ups and downs (hopefully more downs where the scale is concerned), in the next few months. Stay tuned for more!