Sunday, July 11, 2010
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.