One more step forward

Today I awoke with a stiff back and sore shoulders and arms dreading the 1.5 hr P90x workout that is scheduled for today. I have attempted the YogaX workout on a few other occasions and have failed to make it past the 45 minute mark. I decided to take the advice on the workout disk and take breaks as needed. This actually worked well, since I was doing it between meetings. It was a very tough regimen, but I fell like I got a great workout, and will likely be sore tomorrow.  Along the way I was very busy and didn’t really east much and what I did eat was healthy. Breakfast was a whole grain tortilla with PB. Lunch was my new favorite food Edemame Salad, and dinner was Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, Polenta with sauteed Mushrooms and onions, and a nice green salad.

My tip of the day is water , water , water. I am getting my 8 bottle (24 oz reusable bottle) a day habit!

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And So It Begins……………..

Today starts the socialization of efforts to get fit. I will update as often as I can with my progress and hope to hear from others on their challenges and successes. Let me start by taking you to the beginning of this effort. Somewhere around Christmas last year (2009), I decided it was time to take my life back. Between work and life stresses I had let myself go, I did not exercise, and I was very unhappy with my weight and diet. So in January I decided I should start jogging. I went out for a short 1 mile loop and rolled my ankle. In my 10 years playing soccer I never rolled an ankle, but the fat out of shape me, sidelined myself for 2 months in one short stumble. I can honestly say it was one of the most painful experience of my life……but it was a wake up call.

During my healing time, I decided I needed a plan and a goal, and I decided the goal was to be a Sprint Distance Triathlon (Swim 1/2 mile, Bike 12 Miles, Run 5K), and the event I would compete in was the Winding Trails Woman’s Triathlon on September 12, 2010. I will document this challenge in a post of its own, but needless to say I now had my goal. I also started following Weight Watchers (www.weightwatchers.com) online. I planned to target 1-2 lbs a week with a target weight of 150lbs.

Along the way from March till now, I took up yoga (www.yogaonwhitney.com) , realized that I am not a huge fan of swimming competitively anymore, bought a bike and realized I love bike riding, and came to understand that running is a necessary evil, that can be enjoyable.

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Reference Photo from the early days

Reference Photo from the early days

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