Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another Week of Holiday HoeDown

Another week has passed on the Holiday HoeDown and I am surprised that I haven't taken the time to write any posts in the past week. What is up with me?? I wish I had an answer other than just blahs and not really interested in doing much for the past few weeks.'s weigh in time and although I haven't had a stellar week and I've had the blahs I have to keep checking in for Weigh-ins. It keeps me "somewhat" on track. are the numbers

Last week's weigh in: 196.8
This week's weigh in: 196 (at least that's what the Wii board told me and that's what I have to go on this week. Apparently the "lithium batteries" that NEVER DIE...DIED this week because my regular scales aren't working!)

I will take the slight loss and just go with it...cuz that's all I've got, ya know!!

As for the other challenges for the HoeDown with the Sisterhood I did get some minutes in but NOT anywhere close to what I should be was only 347 minutes. I know for some people that would be considered a great number of minutes but for me my goal was to exercise AT LEAST 60 minutes per day...and I fell WAY short on that.

I have been working through the C25K program (ready for Week 7) and the past week has been extremely difficult to keep up with. My legs are sore, my hips are sore and I'm just plain tired, so that kept my exercise minutes very limited several days. I have been stretching, taking advil, and soaking in espom salt baths and they seem to be helping but I still am hurting when I do much of anything. Last night I just got tired of all the complaining and whining in my head and did the WiiFit Plus Free Step Aerobics while I watched the Biggest Loser Finale. It was nice to be moving instead of sitting on my hiney watching the show....because if I'm sitting there watching tv I'm feeling sorry for myself and probably eating. This way I was moving for 1 1/2 hours!! Nice!!

Another part of this weeks challenge was to "do something new" for exercise....sadly I can't say I did anything new...pretty much all the same stuff. Looking back over the week, I can't say I have any excuses for not trying something new...other than "just cuz I didn't". But this week will be different. I will do something new and I will report on it.

Hope ya'll are staying focused on the true meaning of Christmas as you are going through the busy-ness of the month of December....and are having a great time with your family and friends. This year I am spending a lot of time reflecting on what this time of the year means to me. Hope you are too!


Brooke said...

Merry Christ-mas Ann!!!

Don't be too hard on yourself, that's a lofty goal! I'm marathon training (final week before taper) and I barely did 7 hours for the week.

Adah said...

Ann - you did something new this week. You are running a different length of time each week for the

I have had those same blahs for the last week and it's hard to break out of it. Keep up the good work!

*Lissa* said...

You are doing awesome, Ann! Don't be hard on yourself. Your exercising has been FANTASTIC!

Anonymous said...

Ann,you got over 80% of your workout minutes in! I think that PHENOMENAL!!

Congrats on the loss this week!

Stillmary said...

I guess we all get those blahs sometimes where we just feel deep down we didn't do as well as we should have but that's when it's time to remember what you have done! I wish I could say I exercised like you and that I didn't just sit and watch Biggest Loser. You rock, Ann! Just being so conscious of your health this time of year is a huge step in the right direction!
(And if I'm not jealous enough already of all the 'right' things you're doing, you get to live in Texas and I'm in Northern Indiana - blech!