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In the Box Week 33

By Mary Weaver

Mary Weaver

February 07, 2014 10:58 a.m.

Mother Nature played a dirty trick on us all this week. I’m thinking she should throw these snow fits more than once every 20 years so I would be tougher.

Because she threw her latest fit Wednesday, my weekly meeting was postponed. I was able to make it to weigh in and I gave up another pound. I am now less than 20 pounds from my goal weight. Supposedly a grapefruit is about a pound. My body looks like I have lost a grapefruit from here and one from there. Wouldn’t it be nice to lose body fat smoothly like peeling an onion?

This week I also introduced more “real” food into my diet. I have become rather lazy regarding cooking and such. In fact, one day I realized I had not opened my refrigerator for a couple of weeks (the last time the grandkids visited). I realized that having to plan, purchase and cook food is not on my top ten list of fun things to do. Don’t get me wrong, I like to eat, but food doesn’t seem as important to me as it did back in June before I started this journey. Now I just want to eat and go on to something else.

Speaking of something else, I am so excited about a new class I signed up to take at the YMCA. It is a 20-session (10 week) run training class. The title of the class is awesome “From Couch Potato to 5K” and comes with a free t-shirt. It’s like win-win. Flunk the class and you still have the shirt!

I had my first session tonight. We basically walked briskly alternating with running for a set period of time. The class is an hour, and there are about 25 students. I am guessing I am the oldest. If I am not the oldest, then there are some anti-aging tips to be reaped from some of the gals in the class. By the time we finish the class we should be ready to run in the Y sponsored Girls Only 5-K.

A friend of mine named Linda sent me a notice about a color run that will be in Champaign in May as perhaps a joke. Now I am thinking I might just give that a go if I survive the training. The running in class felt good.

I have written about problems of getting in higher intensity workouts. This week I thought I found a solution. I bought a work out DVD of high intensity intervals. The “show” starts with this slim trim well defined muscled work out goddess. She is smiling and says this will be fun. I should have turned the thing off then. But oh no, I continued because she made it look easy. There was a lot of getting in a push-up position on the floor and jumping up then dropping back down to push-up position then repeat for 10 minutes. After three (I counted jumps, not minutes) of rapidly jumping to my feet from the push-up position, I almost knocked my boobs out of the old bra I had on and got so dizzy I thought my recently ingested “real” food was going to be projectiled into a basket of clean laundry I had just folded. I believe that DVD will be going to the Goodwill Store.

I had also picked up a second DVD in the clearance section at WalMart called “Booty Slide.” It was advertised as “HOTTEST BUTT LIFTING WORK OUT SYSTEM….AS SEEN ON TV.” When I saw it I thought “sexy” and that my back side could use some lifting. I had to have it. The “Booty” part of the title referred to a pair of booties you put on your feet so your feel will “slide” during the workout. I could do about eight minutes of the 10-minute interval work out so hopefully when I get up to the required 10-minute workout I will have the Hottest Butt ever…as seen on TV. My luck I will look like the “don’t” pictures in the fashion magazines.

There is no excuse of laziness..but if you find one let me know.

I am In The Box

Categories: Weight Loss