Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Tomorrow is weigh in day.  I am looking forward to it.  I have rarely ever said that.  I think the difference is that I KNOW I have put in the work.  My food has been spot on.  I have been working out everyday.  I took a rest day on Wednesday, but even on my rest day, I still kept up with my crunch challenge. 

Today...I bump it up to 80. 

That's a total of 240 crunches a day!

That's a lot of crunches.  I bought a small pilates ball, I have found that wedging it in the small of my back and extending from there allows me to get the extension I need without the strain and potential for injury.

I have been trying to write this post for the last two hours.  LOL.  It probably doesn't help that I have also been watching Marley & Me, which I have never seen before. So, it's hard to think of something to say, cry a little but, and realize that I have truly wasted a lot of my life being lazy.

All week I have had this feeling that I truly have not taken advantage of everything that has been available to me.  Watching the situation in Japan unfold and the suffering that is occurring there has really brought my attention to the fragility of life. My prayers continue to be for the people of Japan as I continue to watch images of people searching for loved ones. Watching them fight for their own lives made me realize that I would be in no condition to ensure my own survival in a similar situation, let alone that of my family.  I am in better shape than I was 6 months ago, but I still have a LOOOONG way to go! 

Success in this endeavor has eluded me for some time, so I am pleased to see things moving in the right direction and I am proud of my accomplishments. I actually worked out twice yesterday which is a crazy thought.  I did 30 minutes on the recumbent bike (program 6 of 8) which was a tough 30 minutes then I went on a mile walk with the family, followed by my crunches.  I have to admit that I am SORE today, but workouts continue : p. 

I tried on the dress again yesterday and there is already a difference. 

This is gonna work, right?!


  1. Goodness! You're on FIRE! Working out twice in one day is fantastic! And, oddly enough, I bet it's helping with moods, too. Releasing those endorphins is probably helping you cope a little better with what's happening in Japan. I had a really hard time in 2004 with the Indian Ocean tsunami (over 300,000 people gone in one day...still rocks me to the core sometimes). Exercise can help boost mood and already know that.

    I'm proud of ya! Looks like you should be having a really good weigh-in tomorrow! Can't wait to see your success!

  2. Christie, I am incredibly proud of you. It's amazing to see you go from uncertain of yourself, to, like Chubby said, on FIRE! <3 I'm so glad you're realizing so many incredible things about yourself.

    I can sympathize with you on the unpreparedness to fight for my life... The tragedy in Japan has made me grateful for what I do have in life. =/

    Looking forward to your weigh-in tomorrow. =) And, uhm, check my next blog out. ;) You'll like it, methinks.

  3. "Gonna work"??? Girl, it IS working!!! You are doing an amazing job staying on track!! I can't wait until my foot is better and we can walk in this great weather!

  4. It's absolutely going to work, Christie. Just keep at it.

  5. You sound so positive and enthusiastic with where you are going. None of us can ever know what challenge life has but THis challenge is one you are rocking and getting you in a great shape physically and mentally. good for you