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!
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.
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."