Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Well, I did it. I was nervous about going to spinning with my friend Lauren, since I have only done it once before. It was pretty hard, but felt good. And, I'm not in pain today. It was a ridiculous rush to get there. Even though I packed up my gym clothes in the AM , I left the bag at home. Oops. Guess I need to put it in the car the night before. So, I left work later than planned and JUST MADE IT to meet Lauren at 6:50 for a 7p class. 

After, I spoke to the manager about membership. I cannot believe I haven't gone here before. They are so nice, and have so many fun incentives to work out! there is a workout tracker, and every 5 workouts you get a raffle ticket for a variety of prizes - Sox tickets, your dues paid for a month, your dues paid for a year, free massages, etc. They have running clubs and so many choices for classes. I may even be inspired to work out tomorrow AM since I don't have time after work ! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I think it was the pictures I saw most recently of myself that disgusted me so much and made me .. embarrassed. I have never felt so badly about myself. I have a fun vacation coming up in a few days and I am sort of panicking about packing, and what we are doing over the next few days because I don't want to put on a bathing suit, and know that my arms look AWFUL in a tank top. 

Anyway  - I dug this hole and now I have to climb out. I am inspired by these girls:

Krista at My Journey to a Healthy Berg
Skinny Runner
Cely at Running off the Reeses
Tara at Dashing in Pearls

And even if no one reads this blog but me, I need to chronicle the time when I decided I would kick myself in the a$$ and do what I should have been doing for the past few years. 

So, Last night, I went to Healthworks in Porter Sq with my friend Lauren. The gym is all women, and SO NICE. It is clean, has lots of classes and lots of cardio equipment, many with personal TV's. I currently belong to the Charlestown YMCA, but don't go a lot. 
1. I signed up so my friend Amy and I could go together, but she travels a lot and is moving so that didn't work out so well. 
2. If you go before 8p you have to feed the meters. The stress of watching the clock and not getting a ticket and having enough quarters turned me off from there. 
3. I don't use the pool that I was excited to use when I joined. I used it twice. I get self conscious cause I can't swim for long. (lazy and out of shape)

Well, Lauren is my friend from work, and lives nearby. She struggles with motivation too and we have decided if we go together we will bail less often on each other! It is a bit more $ per month, but I think it will be worth switching. 
1. I won't feel self conscious using weights bc there won't be any guys around. 
2. There are classes offered after 6p which works with my schedule. 
3. Lauren goes! We hang out anyway - why not at the gym instead of the bar? 

Last night we went  - 10 min running / watching the bachelorette. It's good to go later at night so when your show comes back on you say , Oh I'll run to the next commercial and end up running 15 min instead! We did some weights, then went to the elliptical for 15 or so. (again with the commercials.) Also- why do your feet fall asleep on the elliptical?? then more weights, then we left. Tonight - Spinning !

Friday, June 24, 2011

I am (DEFINITELY) in a bad mood

It is July 24. TWO MONTHS have passed. What did I do?
I went to the gym some. I did some cardio kickboxing on demand.
Did I work out consistently? NO
Did I try to eat out less ? Yes.
Did I resist the bagels and donuts that are at work? Sometimes

I am at my worst weight ever. I have never felt so bad.  I have never been so uncomfortable, and embarrassed when I see pictures of myself. I  weighed myself on one a digital scale today and I need to get one from home so I can track this. I am DISGUSTED.

Today I ran 2 miles. It was slow, but I did it. Tomorrow - 3.