Overcoming Obesity

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting down to business

Monday I went back to work and I am so excited! Today, I received my badge and almost did back flips, I have access to an office, woo-hoo!

Between us, I was a little worried about keeping up with my workouts and eating well after returning to the workforce. So let's set the record strait... this girl is getting down to business!!!

On Monday, my alarm went off and I was out of bed by 5:05am. I even had a little pep in my step being so excited to go back to work. I popped in a Walk away the Pounds and went to walking. It felt great. It really set the tone for my day and I had more energy.

This morning, I hit snooze once, rolled out of bed at 5:12am. I was a little tired but I put on my tennies, popped in Hip Hop Abs and danced for 30 minutes. I felt incredible, I wasn't ready for my workout to end. Monday night, I wasn't able to ride my bike because of Lightning Storms. I decided that I'd hit the pavement for 30 minutes.

Out the door and on my bike I peddaled. I kept a consistent speed of 14 MPH, my highest speed today was 21 MPH for about a minute and a half, talk about a workout. I pulled back into the garage at 6:30am, I got in 6.25 miles. I walked down the street and back to cool down and then streched for a few minutes. There is nothing worse than not allowing your muscles to recover from a workout.

I was running short on time, so I jumped in the shower and got ready in lightining speed. I grabbed my lunch and was out the door on my way to work by 7:15am. Who would have thought.

On my ride to work, I smiled... six glasses of water, 30 minutes of Hip Hop Abs, 30 minutes of Cycling in the great outdoors all by 6:30am... pretty darn proud!

I am feeling so good, I am gonna go out for another ride!


  1. WHOOP WHOOP!!! Congrats on the new job and you are AMAZING !!! I've been MIA lately due to being on a 2 week vacation and also the summer time is absolutely crazy busy.. Keep up the great work!!

    Hugs, Kelly

  2. This actually sounds fun, haha

  3. Spectacular! Congrats on your new job and staying on plan!!! I'm proud of you!!!

  4. You are doing great! I hope you are proud of yourself... you should be. :-)

  5. Great Job. You are really inspiring!!! Congrats on the job :)

  6. I just found your blog. It was so interesting I had to go back to the beginning and catch up. You are great. You have so much, of which to be proud. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to keep up with the rest of the story.

  7. Excellent!! I managed to work out before work for one week a couple of months ago, and it was awesome. I felt such a sense of achievement and felt good about myself all day. But how easily I slipped back into my old habits of hitting the snooze button! I am going to try to get some motivation from reading about your achievements and try to squeeze in some morning workouts next week. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Great way to keep exercising. I am working on getting back into the groove with my exercising. If you have time, you can visit me at my weight loss blog at Everyday Life's Issues

  9. Great job, I need to get up early in the mornings and workout!!! Your weight loss photos are so inspiring and amazing!

  10. Congratulations!!! One day at a time, and you made it a fabulous day. Keep it up.

  11. So excited that you got a new job!!!! And FANTASTIC job on working out before work!!! You're a rockstar, girl! :)