Thursday, December 13, 2007

2007, the year in review. And 2005. And 2006.

It's been nearly 3 years since I started in my attempt to overcome genetics AND nearly a lifetime of crappy habits.



Here's what's happened during that time:
  • My resting heart rate has dropped about 20 beats per minute.

  • I've lost about 40 pounds, and gone from a size 16/18 to a size 10/12.

  • I'm the 2007 Athena Champion in the Southwest Challenge Multipsport Series.
  • I can now climb the stairs at work with ease. And chase down 8th-graders.

  • There are far fewer days that I hate myself. In fact, I can't remember the last time I thought about it.

  • I'm not afraid of leaving the house any more. I don't feel panicky when I'm in traffic. I just sing along with Britney. I mean Bach.
  • My son, who used to whine to me about picking him up from the high school (2 miles from home) called recently to tell me not to bother giving him a ride to an appointment he had, as he had found out that it was only 8 miles away and he was going to ride his bike.
Things want/need to work on in 2008:
  • What my mother charmingly referred to as my "apron," that vestige of child bearing, i.e. my middle. (Ew).

  • Pack-rattedness.

  • Truck stop nachos (as in: avoiding). They are my Kryptonite.

  • FINISHING MY PAPER

  • Finishing my Level 3 licensure dossier.

  • Passing the National Counselor's Exam (more on this later)

  • Getting to sleep earlier.

  • Sticking to my training plans.
  • Lowering my bodyfat/ratio.

In other news, I went to a new class at my gym. It's a "circuit" class that combines spinning and weighlifting for an hour. Then I did an hour of spin. The results, 24 hour later:

OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW, OW.

My hammys hurt.

My quads hurt.

My arms hurt.

Am I gonna go back? You betcha!

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11 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great class!

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  2. Impressive!!!

    When you figure out that "apron" issue let me know. Other than surgery or "less food", you know....

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  3. Good on ya! Keep rocking!

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  4. I'm pretty impressed about your son riding his bike to his appointment. Sounds like a great kid with good role-modeling parents!

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  5. "What my mother charmingly referred to as my "apron," that vestige of child bearing, i.e. my middle."

    HA! Thanks, Mom...

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  6. Ah yes, I am familiar with the apron....... I am thinking about having my apron strings cut with the plastic surgery scissors. I am a little scared it might reach up and slap me in the face one of these days on a long run....

    That's an impressive list you have put together there. Good for you!

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  7. Great goals, good luck...also stopping by to invite you and the clyde aka new age grouper, to my blog, still new but getting a little help from cody the clyde!

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  8. How awesome to look back- you should be proud. I have no doubt that you will achieve all your goals in 2008.

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  9. You had a great season. I think 08 will be even better.

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  10. What a great idea to look back and see how far you've come :) I really hope you are very proud of yourself becuase you should be!

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