Monday, May 24, 2010

New Treadmill & New Challenge

Well, this month has not gone as planned regarding the weight loss.  The reason?  The execution of the plan was extremely poor.  I have maintained pretty well though having only picked up 1 lb (still time to lose that by the end of the month).

We at the house decided to go ahead and buy a treadmill and cancel the gym membership.  At the gym that's the only piece of equipment we were using anyway, and the gym had gotten so busy that we found ourselves waiting to use it.

The treadmill was delivered on Friday.  It's now set up and has had some use already.  And I decided a new challenge was in order since the past 5-7 weeks had been busy, hectic, and somewhat chaotic. 

I've decided that I'm going to shoot for 20lbs in 10 weeks.  The last day of July I have an event that I'm cohosting.  There's no need to lose weight for that, but I just thought it was a nice timeline to coincide with a new challenge. 

So - instead of the 1lb minimum each week, it is now 2lbs per week.  Very doable.  I've got my food journal back out on the kitchen counter and will be using that.  And with the treadmill in the house I will hit that at least 5 days per week for a workout.  I will also be using it at other times just to burn off a few more calories.

I'll try to post little updates on here more often than I have been.  Wish me success.