Follow Me In My Determination To Change

I thought if I shared my journey I would be more likely to succeed.

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Great Way To Achieve My Best

I am on my annual holiday, and am trying to have a really relaxing time. It started with a wedding in New York with friends. I am not really a shopper, but it is amazing how much you can clock up walking up and down 5th Avenue, Broadway, 42nd Street etc in the sunshine, so without even thinking about it, I beat my personal best. Glad I ignored my friend's mantra of 'lets get a taxi'.

One Million - Way To Go

Finally reached the one million mark - happy

Monday 15 August 2011

Another Update From My Virtual Coach

Thank Goodness I signed up to the GCC, not perfect but it is a goal to strive towards. This is the latest update:

We know that the average adult is only taking around 3,000 steps per day. That's only enough to burn off about 120 calories or 502 kilojoules.

To date, you've walked 11,284 steps daily which is burning 1,895 kilojoules. This is already 275% higher than the average adult. A superb result and one that your body will thank you for, if it hasn't already.

Not only that, but GCC participants are often amazed when I compare their daily performance to that of regular gym-goers. For example, based on your current step average, a regular gym-goer would have to complete 56 minutes on a cross-training machine to expend the same amount of energy as you are currently burning off every single day! Now that's something to be very proud of!

Saturday 13 August 2011

Not So Child Friendly

My favourite exercise is swimming and I do try to stay in hotels that have a pool. The last 2 weeks I booked the right hotels but forgot it is high season for holidays, and I may be a snob but I don't like sharing my quiet swim with noisy children.

It meant I couldn't swim in the evenings or rather chose not to, but at 6am most children were still in bed.

Didn't Want to Stop

A few years ago I challenged myself to cycle the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and was so pleased with myself I bought a bicycle; although I tried hard I didn't ever succeed the 3 mile circuit around my house without having to actually stop a few times.

I haven't used the bike for a while, I am more the treadmill in the living room, in the warm and dry (did you know how much it rains in Ireland?); anyway today I decided to give it a go, and not only did I manage not to stop once (although my heart thought it might for a while), when I reached my house I turned right and did another 2 miles!!

If you cycle 5 miles is not very much, but to me it was a real achievement.

Not Ready for the Giving Away Yet

Despite the weight not changing the shape is, and today, because I can, I altered 2 pairs of trousers (one for the 2nd time), and altered a dress I bought last week, which I fell in love with but was simply too short, so made it into a top.

New Size but Looks Better

Last weekend I went shopping with my sister and daughter and it wasn't as much fun as I wanted, I didn't look good. My sister told me what I knew deep down inside that it was time - again - to change bra size.

So today I went into town got measured and actually was quite pleased, with the right size on, I looked better. So hopefully I will enjoy shopping again soon.

Away With The Rubbish

It isnt that I eat a lot, but I can if I am not careful snack too much, and I have to curt out cake and sweet stuff; again I am not eating anywhere near like what I did but I should eat hardly any.

There are or rather were biscuits in my house, not that I was hoarding them or eating too many at anyone time but they needed to go. Felt really good, emptying them into the recycle bucket. Included a box of Girl Scout cookies I bought in Denver in February simply because I had never had Girl Scout Cookies!

Good Day

Not said much for a while but a good day today so bit of a post fest.

Weight still not moving either way, but determined this is not the end, need more exercise, less snacking.