Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Big Five-OH!

I know I am very late with my Healthy Living post but I've been busy this weekend, busy doing nothing but busy nonetheless. ;) So... here ya go!

Healthy Living with
CityMomma/CountryMomma


Yep! I did it! I have officially lost 50 pounds. My total loss for this week was 3.4 pounds and I have to wonder if it had anything to do with Jillian Michaels and her "30-day Shred." I know I posted about that last week. I've been faithfully going strong with it since June 6th. I think you're supposed to do it every day for 30 days, 10 days each level but honestly, I just can't do that. I also do about an hour of cardio 5 or 6 times a week and I need a day or two off each week. Anyway... I am up to Day 12 which means I'm on my second day of level 2. Wow! It's a toughie and thank Goodness I am doing it in my basement by myself because I am cursing audibly after some of those moves. I got to the gym this morning and did 45 minutes on the AMT machine for a total of 700 calories (according to the machine, I know that's not completely accurate) and then I did my shred. I'm feeling fit as a fiddle today! It's interesting to note that I am still considered obese according to my BMI, a couple more BMI points and I'll "only" be overweight. Who would have thought I'd look forward to just being "overweight?"

Incidentally, if I look back at my weight loss from June 6th when I started, I have lost a total of 5.8 pounds! Not too shabby! I took measurements but won't take those again until the end of the 30 days. I'll keep you updated.

I am teaching swimming tonight in about an hour so this will be a short post. Tonight should be fun because it's something a little different. Our regular students have off for a week and we're doing a special "SPLASH in the Pool" event for the community. S-P-L-A-S-H stands for something, I guess I'll find out what it is after tonight. I do know that it's a free safety program for kids to come learn basic pool safety. Should be a good time. We'll have a lot of kids over the three hours that I'm there! Fun!

Hope you're all having a great Monday, I'll be back with some more posts this week. One on our strawberry picking adventures and another on lying by The Son... CCMomma was thrown for a little loop this weekend! I also want to show you what we gave to The Husband for Father's Day. Enjoy the rest of your day!

4 comments:

Darlene said...

WOOHOO!!!!!!! GREAT job Caren!!!!!

Ang said...

caren-
great job on the weight loss. I have you losing 5.9 lbs from your previous weigh in and this weigh in...Keep up your great work and effort..It's showing!

Cathy said...

CONGRATS on the big 5-0!!

I am starting my Jillian Michaels SHRED this week. Excited to do it! I will let you know what I think!

Chrissy Cuz said...

I can't wait to see you this weekend Caren Cuz. You are doing awesome!! Maybe we can try The Shred. You have me curious. :o)