Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 258-260

I arrived at Marcelle's house yesterday and she had me working out in the pool despite the fact that I was sore and walked like I was 90. It truly is amazing what you can do when there is someone there to push you. Normally I would of used the excuse that I was to sore to exercise and not worked out.

Today was her normal run/walk in the forest with her friends. I was truly nervous that I wouldn't be able to keep up with them. I am not a runner & I felt pressure as I was young and should be able to keep up no matter what. Well frankly I surprised myself. My goal was not to be in front. Just not to be at the bottom of the hill with them all at the top wondering where I was. I feel like in a way I have been cheating myself. Not pushing myself as far as I can. I guess we will have to see what this week brings and I can keep up with it. I will have to figure out how to do it without someone around to push me.

My exercise today was 4.74 miles, 1 hour & 19 min. and I burned 959 calories. I will remember this day forever! Marcelle has me on no more then 1800 calories a day so this will be interesting to see what the scale does. I weighed in this morning so will be interesting to see what the end of the week brings. I would like to be down at least 3.5 pounds by the time I leave on vacation in 2 weeks. Well that seems easy we all know with my pattern of weight loss it will be tough to achieve.


Fran said...

Aha you've posted your picture here too so I can say it to you too: you look great Sarah!

I think you'll have a great week with Marcelle and I can't imagine that you won't lose some weight after this week.

Have fun with Marcelle.

dawne said...

She sounds tougher than Jillian! But, won't you be thrilled when that scale goes down! That's a lot of calories to burn in a day. Impressive.

logmyloss said...

It sounds like you are in for a great time! And what awesome motivation to have someone pushing you! I wish I had that.

CINDER said...

Good For you...You can do it- I think it is much easier to work out with others- (I need to find some people to do my workouts with)
Where are you off to for vacation?
Don't forget the 12 on 12 tomorrow I will be participating so I hope to see everyones photos....