Today 'the eagle has landed". The scale said minus 10 from the day I started. Woo Freakin Hoo! Somewhere along the way I was hoping that I would get that minus 10 pounds before my reunion. My 40th high school reunion is tomorrow. Two eagles! I don't remember the last time I saw this number on the scale.
I was very happy with my stats last month at the Y as well. I apologize, however, I'm going to brag a little. I was second woman over all in calories worked off (19,715) and second woman in cardio (over 50 hours). I was first in my age group in all categories. Today I looked at my total overall stats. Since Feb 1st when I started counting at the Y I have biked 53 miles (not that many), walked 177 miles (over 94 of those were in May) and worked off 54,094 calories! OK, really, that's a lot of calories I think! Add how ever many classes of Body Pump and Body Combat (quite a few) and you have someone who has worked pretty hard for those 10 pounds.
This month the Y started a competition to "walk/trot across Texas 770 miles". My friend and I signed up. We are VERY competitive. She's about 20 years younger than I...no really. She was not happy that I "beat" her over all last month. She is at this thing with a vengence. Whoever of us gets the 770 miles first has to buy the other one lunch. It's good to have a little competition I think. Keeps me moving and keeps me honest.
Over all my Y experience has been a good one. From day one when I looked in on the "Silver Sneakers" and the water aerobic exercise classes and said to myself "no Robin, those are not for you...you have to do more than that" until now, I believe I have kicked it up a notch or two. I'm not ready to match my daughter in her half marathons or even RUN a race, but I'd be willing to bet I'm a lot more fit than many folks I know, my age or otherwise. I'd be willing to bet I can fight you in some body combat and give you a lickin if I needed to. I know for a fact I can lift more weight than when I started. I know I work until I sweat and then I sweat some more. My trainer friend Sara told me I was her "inspiration" story that she thought about and tells people about, I like that, how she found me in the hall peeping in that Silver Sneakers class window that day and how she sees me now. Thanks Sara for those words of confidence and encouragement that day. You have made me a better person.
"I can do all things with Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:12-14
Encourage one another