Saturday, July 30, 2011

New personal best

Just finished exercising this morning...for 100 minutes! My new personal best for time spent exercising. 80 minutes treadmill, 20 minutes doing the 30 day Shred. Yay for burning more calories!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Proof in the pictures!

I decided that I wanted to compare pictures of myself, to really SEE if I've lost weight. And I definitely like what I'm seeing! The first picture is on May 6, just over 2 months ago at my sister Maggie's bridal shower. The second picture (same outfit for comparison) is tonight, July 16. Yay!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shape Up Challenge!

Twelve weeks ago at work I started a "shape up" challenge my company was having. They monitored exercise minutes, pedometer steps and weight loss. I didn't count my exercise minutes, because on the days I work I don't exercise. But I did monitor my weight and count my pedometer steps.

The challenge ended July 3. And as of this morning, I have lost 22 pounds and walked over 1.1 million steps. I'm pretty impressed with myself. But more importantly, I'm SO glad this happened when it did. I was just about ready to get back on track with healthy eating and exercising and this has helped so much. And I've gotten so used to wearing a pedometer that it doesn't feel right if I don't have it in my pocket! My company is going to keep the website up through the end of the year and I plan to keep counting my steps every day. My goal is to have at least 15,000 steps a day!

Oh! The best part? As of this morning, my overall weight loss since I started this last year is 41 pounds. Yay! About 1/3 of the way to my goal. :)