Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 181

I started my day out with Zumba this morning.. I have missed it so much. I wore my arm weights and even though they are only a pound each I sure could feel it in the arms. That brings me to a question. Does anyone have any good recommendations on toning arms. I want tank top arms. I see the rest of my body shrinking but I still need to work on those arms.

Last night I went out to do a run. I like to wait until the evening because the roads are empty. I hate running with so many cars. Right now the weather sucks. It is very cloudy and rainy so running next to all the cars makes it hard for me to breath from the exhaust. Well last night I got outside and it was raining. The old me would of turned right around and went back inside. Not the new me. I went anyway. At one point I though of shorting it but really what is the point if I am already out there. Might as well finish it and I did. I even cut some seconds off the time which is amazing considering I had rain, wind and the cold against me. I hope to try and go again tonight but right now the weather is worse then yesterday & I don't want to make myself sick either.

I can't believe how much things are changing. There still needs to be some more changes in the eating department. I want to try and bring more salads into my eating. I bought a mushroom slicer that I can also use to other veggies. This will cut down time to make a salad which is perfect. I take forever cutting veggies so I never want to make a salad. I love the new scale I bought so I can weigh out my food. It is nice to truly see what 3 ounces of meat is compared to my idea of it.

I am having issues with cheese though. I eat cheese everyday. Granted it is the Weight Watchers cheese I am sure I shouldn't be eating it every day. That is something I need to work on.

"My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success." -Helen Hayes


Marcelle said...

Love all your photo's - when I looked carefully at photo no 1 I saw you and your family there...LOL
You looking even more beautiful than I remember you, losing weight is doing you the world of good...Chris better becareful as you going to be Germany's latest hit...the hot chick!!

Seems you are having a good time, those depressed days are over...summer is on its way.

Diane said...

WOw! running in the rain and cold and wind! You're an animal Sarah!!
Great work

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Wonderful pictures and post! Congratulations on doing the Zumba! I work with 5 lb weights for the arms. Tricep extensions, bicep curls, chest presses - all those help.

Fran said...

Congrats: you're a runner! Rain, wind and cold didn't stop you! I'm proud of you Sarah, well done!

I need to make changes in my eating habits too because I'm standing still too long now at the same weight.

You look beautiful, you're such a beauty!

Sunshine Mama said...

Those are fun pictures. It looked like it was a nice day for the festival.

It IS annoying to be running in that kind of weather. Good for you for doing it anyway. Once it's over...it's over and then you feel good that you did it.

Pretty soon it will be nice.

Tricia said...

Using a kettlebell and a medicine ball really helped my arms.

dawne said...

Way to stick to the run Sarah. I love that you are seeing these changes in your life. I personally had to give up cheese...it's my downfall. Big downfall.

Lacey said...

Getting caught up... I love all the pictures! It looks like it's warming up there and you are looking GREAT!