Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

training: "the difference between enduring the walk and enjoying the walk."

so it's officially underway.

penny and i walked at the nature preserve this morning for about 40 minutes. there are lots of hills so it was a challenge for us mamas who haven't made it out to workout since the babies were born.

it was an adventure because ellie got hungry with about a fourth of the trail left and screamed the entire last part. cade was annoyed with the sun in his eyes and continued to kick his blanket off -- penny was trying to avoid a sneaky sunburn.

it was a little less than smooth, but we know what to do for next time.

i like waking up to workout because i feel motivated for the rest of the day.

only bad thing was, i missed a phone call from landon.

very sad about that. hopefully he'll call back soon.

it's time for ellie's nap and my shower.

it's looking to be a good day!

**in addition**

on top of training for the 3-day, i'm looking to lose 30 pounds. if i can do that, i will have lost the last 8 or 10 pounds of baby weight plus the 20 pounds i wanted to lose before i ever got pregnant. if i stay on that pace, i will lose 12 or so pounds by scott and kelly's wedding (decent) and will make it to my goal by Jan. 1, 2008. it'd be super nice if there were a few weeks in there where i lost more than a pound a week, but i know i have to be reasonable.

i know i can do it. i've figured the calorie count for a 130-pound, moderately active woman (i just gave away my current weight, didn't i?), and i'm subtracting 250 consumption calories and 250 more through exercise each day. a little google research told me that 250 calories equals about a 2.5 mile walk. today i did 2 miles, but that's pretty close.

wish me luck. or pray. or both.


cassandrawebb said...

Hi, Sarah. My comment doesn't really have anything to do with your post, but I do want to ask a favor of you.

I am currently taking a grad class called Women in Journalism and part of the curriculum involves my "interviewing" a female journalist in order to get her perspective on various things.

I am wondering if you'd be willing to "interview" with me via email. I already have the questions ready, I would just need your go ahead.

This all needs to be completed by the 28th, so I'd appreciate it very much if you could get back with me as soon as you can.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you're too busy or uninterested. I understand you have a lot of things going on.

If you would, please let me know either way:

Thanks, Sarah!!


kj said...

i'm so proud of your walking day! it seems like it may have been a little stressful but i know the next time around will be so much better!

i hope you had a great time and feel great about the walk coming up!

i am so proud of you sister! you're gonna rock on this walk!

kdp said...

i wish you great luck and determination. i will pray for you, will you pray for me. i am fighting the same battle. we shall be victorious.