Monday, February 4, 2013


Ok, let me get the confession out of the way first.  I skipped the gym, AGAIN, yesterday.  I don't know what the hell my problem was, but I just could NOT get motivated yesterday.  I think part of the problem was that it was in the single digits here, with strong, gusting winds.  The thought of changing out of my fleece jammies, and climbing out from under my warm covers just seemed ludicrous.  So, I didn't.  Then I was wracked with guilt all day. :(

I made plans with my sister yesterday for her to join me at the gym today.  I knew I wasn't gonna be happy about it in the end.  I've mentioned several times that I prefer to get to the gym at the butt crack of dawn, usually by 6am.  However, there was NO way my sister was going to get up and out that early.  We decided to meet at 9am.  It was hard to just sit here for those 3 hours, waiting.

Before we even got to the gym, while we were making the plans,  I had already warned my sister that I'm usually there for about 2 hours.  She seemed to understand that last night.  Today, however, she didn't get it.  She started off on the elliptical next to me, but after about 10 minutes, she got off and moved to the treadmill behind me.  After about another 10 minutes, she was done.  She walked around the gym a bit, trying a few machines, but by the 30 minute mark, she was ready to leave.  She came back over and asked how much longer I was going to be.  I told her I had another 35 minutes on the elliptical, and then almost an hour in the gym.  She guffawed, and said she was out of there.  Goofball!

When I finished the elliptical, I texted her before hitting the machines, telling her she should have stuck around, so we could do the machines together.  She told me that going to the gym with me was NO FUN!  Can you believe her nerve!?  I forgot to mention that she was annoyed with me from the get-go because she thought we were going to talk while we did our side-by-side ellipticals.  HA!  I'm lucky I can BREATH, let alone talk!  She was a bit offended, I think, when I put my earbuds in, and got to work.  Haha!  She's already over it.

So, anyway, the bottom line is - my sister likely won't be joining me again!  Ce la vie!

646 calories
5.92 miles (That's right, baby!  I really pushed it today.  I'm hoping to hit 6 miles by next week)
Ab Crunches 2x30@50
Straight Arm Ab 2x30@60
Inner Thigh 2x30@70
Outer Thigh 2x30@70
Shoulder Press 4x15@10
Obliques 2x30@50

Then, after the 2 hours at the gym, I came home and shoveled for an hour and a half.  Yep, we got more snow.  I did my driveway and sidewalk, then my neighbor's sidewalk and driveway.  Just as I was finishing my neighbor's driveway, her boyfriend came out and told me he hadn't done it yet because it's supposed to snow some more tonight, so he figured he'd wait.  Actually, he scared the ever-livin-shit out of me.  I was shoveling away, and all of a sudden I hear, "ChiTown, what are you bored or something?!"  He had come out the front door, and like I said, scared the crap out of me!!  I had no idea he was even home.  A couple of days ago, when we got our first snow, he had done my driveway for me while I was shoveling at my parents' house.  Albeit, he used a snowblower, and I did it by hand, but their driveway is probably literally 1/4 the size of mine, so it was no big deal.  I guess if he's right, and we get more snow, I'm sure he'll be back over with his snowblower to do my driveway again, God bless him!

2013 Totals
16,743 calories
120.75 miles


  1. You are a rock star! I hate the gym, my elliptical is in the basement so nobody has to see the train wreck that is me when I am done.
    Who TALKS on the treadmill or elliptical?
    I am so very proud of you. I took a pic of Mel at the yogurt shop the other day. I had a pic of her from the same time last year, different yogurt place. I showed the pics to her and boy you could really see the changes. Are you taking pics as you go? You should!

  2. You're kicking my ass in miles this year by the way!
    GO GIRL!

  3. You're inspiring me and I'm starting to actually move around a little bit. Shuddup. Maybe you've covered this and I've missed it but what are you doing eating-wise? I don't want to say "diet" because that implies it's temporary and you've obviously been at this for awhile. 57 pounds awhile. So spill it.

  4. Keep going girl!! Some days I don't feel like the gym/running and when I sleep in I feel like CRAP all day but when I get myself out of bed I feel GREAT all day!! Wow you are amazing. Keep it up!!