Friday, February 27, 2009

Weigh In

Okay, so I did my weigh-in Wednesday: -4.9. I'm almost to my goal for the quarter (5 pounds lost), and I still have a month to go!

Ronnica accountability: 22 laps in the pool (40 minutes)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Just Lousy

I've been just terrible.

My unlimited month of Yoga classes ran out after I was sick for a week - and completely fatigued for the week after that! Unfair.

I'm also dealing with some emotional stuff - but I'm recommitting to my exercise resolution for Lent.

Keep me honest here.

TRS Exercise Accountability: Ya gotta be kiddin' me!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Not Off the Wagon

I've been rather absentee around here, but know that it's not because I've stopped exercising. I've been keeping it up (though probably not eating like I should), just forgetting to check in. I did complete my exercises for the last two weeks, and have already put in exercise #1 for this week.

Last week's weigh in was at -3.7, gaining half a pound. I did forget to weigh myself this morning, which I had hoped to include in this post. Look for that tomorrow (I'll only way myself in the morning, and sans clothing).

Ronnica accountability: 21 laps in the pool (35 minutes)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another Week, Another Weigh-In

It's Tuesday again, so time for another weigh-in. This is the second week this year that I did all my exercises (and one extra), so I was hoping to be encouraged by the number on the scale. If not, I know exactly what was to blame: Valentine's candy (though I've tried to eat only moderate amounts).

I was definitely encouraged...I'm down 2 whole pounds from last week, to -4.2! Woo hoo!

Ronnica accountability: 19 laps in the pool (35 minutes; Monday), 20 laps in the pool (35 minutes; Tuesday)

Congratulations Ronnica!

I've been slacking off due to my cold. First it was the horrible symptoms. Now it's the extreme fatigue. But I plan to be back at yoga before the weekend - if my respitory system cooperates.

TRS Accountability: Zip, Zero, Nada

Monday, February 09, 2009

I Love Warm Weather

Oh, this weather is great. It really encourages you to be active when it's 60 or 70 degrees in the wintertime. This weekend I was able to go on a walk both Saturday and Sunday (in short sleeves!) as well as do my strength-building exercises. That makes 4 workouts this week! I'm really thinking about going to the pool 3 (maybe 4???) times this week. I'm pumped!

Ronnica accountability: 20 minutes walking and 20 minutes strength-building (Saturday); 25 minutes walking (Sunday)

Friday, February 06, 2009

This Week at the Pool

Nothing much to say, other than I did my lap swimming and my water exercises this week. I think I'm going to push myself next week to go swimming another time, so I get 3 cardio workouts.

Ronnica accountability: Swam 18 laps (30 minutes, Tuesday); 1 hour water aerobics (Thursday)

Thursday, February 05, 2009


I'm sick.

Just the other day I realized all my friends and their children were battling colds. I thought to myself: "I haven't been sick in a while... how lucky."

And I swear I wasn't cocky about it. It got me anyway.

I just got the cold yesterday - so that doesn't excuse that I've only been to yoga two times in the past two weeks.

And today, I stayed home for the morning, intending to do what work I could from home - but went into work to do the things I have to do there. I think I'll do the same tomorrow - except I have to do the homework. Or I can tell my co-worker that I can't, and she will do it. We'll see.

Thing is, I'm 'on-call'/ 'freelance' which means I don't get benefits. So I figured half a day's pay was better than none. Pppplllbtt.

My boss is out sick too.

My temperature is 101. Not alarming I know, but still very uncomfortable.
I really require sympathy when I am sick - so I called my mom. Her sympathy was half-hearted. Hard to really work up the pity when your daughter says. "I'm thick." It's too funny.

I called three friends for sympathy and none of them answered. None of them called back. Took every fiber of my being not to call Mr. Burns.

I know.

... and I'm also a drama queen.
Lil' bit.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Weekly Weigh-In

Now a month into the year, I'm proud to say I lost a total of 2.2 pounds in January (lost an additional 0.3 pounds this week). I'm not making huge progress, but to me, it's more important not to see weight gain during this beginning phase as I'm still working on getting the right habits into place.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Weekend Update

And no, I'm not talking about SNL.

So, I FINALLY did it. This week for the first time this year I actually worked out 3 times. I had the opportunity of making it four, but I decided to actually use an evening at home as it had been a while. I'm hoping that my weigh-in on Tuesday will reflect this, but I'm afraid I haven't been as good with the eating...

Ronnica accountability: 25 minutes strength exercises Saturday