Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I think I almost forgot....

how much I love running! I went to the gym last night and instead of getting on the elliptical, I decided to try out the treadmill. I walked briskly for about 20 mins and then I ran for 23 minutes and honestly it felt amazing! I forgot how great it feels to run again. I was never really a big runner but last year I did a running program and really enjoyed it. I stopped running because I was having some slight trouble with my knee but it didn't bother me at all yesterday so I might try to get in a good 30 minute run at least once a week. My legs are SORE today so I guess that's always a good sign. Tonight I'm going to hit the elliptical for 40 mins and Thursday I'm trying out a Hatha Yoga class. I love this whole gym membership thing!

This weekend I am SUPER excited because I am losing my Costco virginity! I've never been to Costco before because they don't have one in my city but my brother and his wife have a membership and there is an outlet about 1 hr and 15 mins from us so we are heading up on Sunday to get our shop on! I can't wait. I have been waiting to get some new fall clothes and of course Scott and I will have to get some Christmas lights, decorations etc for our new house! We also have a wedding to go to on Saturday and Friday night is double date night with a couple of friends. So I have some planning to do food wise. But for the first weekend since the summer began, I'm staying within my flex points and I'm going to be very careful not to go over.

So on to the Christmas Challenge!
We've gotten quite a good response. The challenge will officially start on Friday and I will be posting a list of the participants and their Christmas Goals. We have 14 weeks from today! I think this challenge is exactly what some of us (me especially!) need to get motivated and serious about our weight loss efforts before we get sucked into the Holidays. Plus it will be great to share with each other the challenges (Hello!! THANKSGIVING!) and struggles that we go through on our way to our Christmas goals. So weather it's 2 lbs, 5 lbs, 10 lbs or more, make a goal and e-mail me your info. How hot are we going to look at our company Christmas parties?!?! :) I think I may even go "Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp" style and pick out a hot black dress for my Christmas party and buy it one size smaller just for that extra motivation!

That's it for me today girls! Happy Tuesday!


  1. Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp style, great idea. Did you watch it last night?!
    Did you get my email for the challenge?

  2. hey girl! i definitely want to join the christmas challenge! and have fun at costco: be sure to get the fiber one bars :)

    and i also rediscovered how good it feels to run yesterday, i need to sign up for a 5k but i'm nervous i can't run well outdoors. have you ever done one?

    alright gotta run but BB8 finale tonight! :)

  3. I'm a lurker who just stumbled on your blog today. I'd love to get in on your Christmas challenge. I'm 176 today and hope to be 160 by Christmas. 16 pound to go!

  4. I found your blog through Sister Skinny and I want in on the Christmas Challenge! I left a comment on Randi's too.

    I weigh 189 now. My goal is to lose 14 lbs by Christmas, putting me at 175. Maybe if I have someone calling me out, I can get back on track. I've been stalled since May!


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