Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The Good: I did it. I joined the gym. I even worked out there tonight. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. It made me giggle because the last time I joined a gym was about four years ago. I remember being on the elliptical at that point and not being able to last for even 10 minutes. But tonight I did 30!! I rock. By the end of my cool down, I had done about 2.9 miles. Unbelievable!! What's even better is that I took my measurements tonight... and I lost a total of FOUR inches from last month! Woo! What made me especially happy is that I lost an inch in my arms. That (along with my mid-section) is my trouble spot, and I hadn't lost a millimeter in my arms since the beginning of March. And now a whole inch!

The Bad: I ate so wrong today, it was unbelievable. I volunteered to help with President Clinton's appearance on campus today (I heart Bill), and so last night, I couldn't get to sleep because I was so excited. I think I finally fell asleep around 1:30AM. Then I had to get up at 6AM, so I could be on campus by 7AM. I didn't eat a thing, but I threw a Fiber One bar in my pocket for when I got hungry. I didn't get hungry until about 10AM. Seriously. Then I was ravenous, and I munched through my Fiber One bar like it was the last edible thing on earth. I went home to change (did I mention that it rained from about 7:15 until 9:15??) and decided just to eat there before I headed back to school. I had a bowl of Tuscan Bean soup, a pickle, and a banana. I think following the pickle with a banana was SUCH a bad idea. Went back to school, and had a diet Coke. Oh, and four pretzel rods from D's desk. Came home, went to the gym, came back home, did my ab workout, took a shower, started some laundry and FINALLY at 9PM, had dinner. A tuna pita, with soy chips, and a pickle (notice a trend here??). Didn't get my water in for the day, ate barely anything.... let's hope to a normal day tomorrow.

The Ugly: I decided to take up Swizzlepop's Exercise Challenge for May. Unfortuntely (or maybe fortunately), the other bloggers decided to vote for abs. You guys know how much my abs, specifically, my tummy, has been bugging me. So, I signed myself up for lots of ab work this month. I did my first workout tonight and oy! I thought I was going to die. I think reverse crunches were invented by the devil himself. What's even worse is that I took a "before" shot of my belly... and it's so bad I'm not going to share it with you until there is an "after" picture! I'm not kidding!! My belly is the bane of my existence, well at least my physical existance. I hope this exercise challenge helps to get me on board at the gym as well as on the road to a flat stomach!

1 comment:

swizzlepop said...

Congrats on joining the gym! Don't forget to count all of that towards the challenge! :)
I think there was some good in tbe bad and the ugly. Hope the ab challenge helps us all. I know that I could use a little less jiggle in my middle too ;)