Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 1 of Getting my ASS (BIG ASS) in Gear

Hello all
Well today I have been eating really well and I went for my first walk/jog. I was very out of breath as I know I am out of shape but I still went so I was proud of myself for that. I did not love the experience as it was hard and I am out of shape however I will continue because I know it will only get better!! Thanks to everyone who gave me some tips on running and walking, I went to Wal-Mart and bought a pedometer (a breast cancer pedometer) and I was going to buy running pants but I think what I will do is when I lose my first ten pounds I will buy myself some new pants:)
So here are my stats for the day off my new pink snazzy pedometer
Steps: 1900
Distance: 1.5 km
Calories: 107

So not bad but not amazing, but I am still proud of myself!! It will only get better from here I am sure. Tomorrow I am going to do a wii workout, as I am going to do the run/walk 3 times a week and a wii workout 2 times a week. Here is what I have eaten so far, I am doing Weigh Watchers so I will include points values too! My starting points for the day is 26,

bagel 5
peanut butter 2
apple juice 2

slim fast 5

yogurt 2
dried fruit bar 2

I got 2 points given to me for exercising so I have 10 left for the day! I will be eating fish for dinner mm, which is only 5 points and a few french fries for 3 points all made here at home so I know what is in them!

I hope to see a loss on the scale this week and I promise to blog when I am feeling down because that will probably stop me from buying many large bags of Doritos and eating them in minutes!


  1. Yay, good for you!!!! That's a fantastic day 1! I'm so glad you're getting into running. My only suggestion (and this is after 3 days, so take it for what it's worth) is to have good running shoes and run in short intervals. That way you don't push yourself that hard and you'll burn more calories that way!

    If you want an actual running plan - try the C25K plan. It's actually not that tough and you can start off slow.

    Let's hope we both see big losses on the scale next week!

  2. Looks like I'm the only one with no pedometer :) These little gadgets can be a great source of motivation. I think it's a great step for your new week. Good luck sweetie :)

  3. Yes! You got out there and you will keep getting better at it.

  4. awesome Lauren! I need to get a pedometer. I was going to look at them at Zellers today but I totally forgot. I think you'll see a loss this week for sure.

  5. Keep it up girl, you can do it!
    We all get in ruts.. but sounds like you are on your way out of it!

    Slim in 6 rocks.
    I really love the workouts.

  6. I had two pedometers from Walmart crap out on me, so I finally invested in a fantastic Omron one. Keeps track of regular steps and aerobic steps, plus distance and calories burned. On our Sea World days I've been logging over 12,000 steps and more than 5 miles. :-D Keep making healthy choices! Your determination will keep you moving toward success.