Enygirl - On the bright side, you continued with the pushup challenge. That's a step in the right direction!!
Crissy - I feel ya!! I remember being in your shoes. Having to take a cold, hard look at my behavior and admit to myself I wasn't really trying that hard. (I decided to join Weight Watchers.)
I'm in that place again. I've hit a place where my body is really comfortable and I'm going to have to give up more to keep losing. I'm not going to give up. I'm only 4.6 pounds away from being out of the "obese" category. I don't want to be obese anymore. Let's do it together!!
I think you SHOULD send in a tape. Have some fun. You never know . . . you may get picked!!
Karyn - Congratulations for staying on plan and for the resulting loss!! I'd love to have a personal trainer to kick my butt but I can't afford it. Tried to interview one and he was a jerk, too!!
When I lost weight after having my kids I started jogging. Walking first. I'd walk as fast as I could . . . then I started slowly adding jogging. Jog a little, walk a little. Gradually, the length of time I could jog got longer and longer. I used to do about 3 miles every morning before work. THEN, I got married. Who wants to get up and jog when there's a new, handsome husband left in bed???!!!
That's when I started gaining weight again . . .
Here's the link to the C25K program . . . . http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
It's a great place to start.
For me, having my heart rate monitor has really helped me see the improvement in my fitness level. I keep a diary that I log time exercised, time in my workout zone, average heart rate, and max heart rate. It's been harder and harder to get my heart rate up into the higher levels of my zone. That's why I started jogging again. It gets my heart rate up faster and I can sustain it for longer periods of time.
I need to get going. We are taking the kids up the North fork of the Coeur d'Alene River today and are tubing down ALL DAY!!
Healthy thoughts to you all!!!