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Stumble & Challenge

Last night, I stumbled. I ate some chicken breast, some almonds, some other things all late at night... I think it might have been because we ate dinner at about 5 pm. I'm used to eating later--at about 6:30 or 7. So, I think I didn't set myself up for success. My goal is to not eat past 8 pm. I failed that. I also missed that tonight.

It's been a tough week. Not bad. Not stressful. Just busy. There's a lot to be done before traveling half way across the world for a 9 day trip. On top of that, at work we're having our big charity fundraiser this week and next. So tonight, in addition to running some errands, I also did the AMerryWorkoutPledge, and baked a cake, and finished up my sauce/salt gift boxes. Yeah, it's been packed. It's not 11 pm and I'm just wrapping up the day. And we usually try to go to bed by 9:30. Oops!

That was the stumble. And now to the challenge recap. There were a lot of us completing the Challenge that Mary set up. And we all supported each other and got a lot of work in. The only requirement: 90 minutes of cardio (for safety's sake, it didn't have to be all at once--but I wanted to do it all in one chunk.) And I did. Whew. Here's my before picture:

And 90 minutes (and 9 miles later) here's my after:

Notice how my shirt in the after picture is much darker than the before picture? Yeah, that's sweat. For some reason, that gives me a lot of satisfaction!

A special thanks to Mary and Steve for taking this challenge to the next level! (I know, that term is so over-used, but it really applies here!). What a way to bring the community together (even if virtually). I'm hoping we can do more of these community challenges!

15 minutes on elliptical
15 minutes on stair stepper
15 minutes on exercise bike
50 situps
25 push ups
ran 9 miles
prayed daily
read the bible daily

45 minutes on elliptical
45 minutes on stair stepper
45 minutes on exercise bike
250 situps
125 push ups
ran 13 miles
prayed daily
read the bible daily

Weekly Calorie Count:
Saturday: 3,075 Calories
Sunday: 2,215 Calories
Monday: 1,980 Calories
Tuesday: 2,000 Calories
Wednesday: 2,045 Calories

Daily Average: 2,263 Calories.

till twEATing here.



April 1, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Wow, that sounds like a great challenge. We are in the middle of the pre trip craziness too - we are going to Hawaii for nine days next Wed. Good luck navigating the rest of the week!


April 1, 2010 at 2:56 AM

For a fraction of a second I thought you were wearing a different shirt :-P

Sounds like you had a heckuva day, so much stuff to do! I don't think you stumbled too bad though. And DUDE! you ran 9 miles!! And actually, if I'm not mistaken, you had already done 45 minutes of cardio earlier in the day, right? DUDE!

You rock.

  South Beach Steve

April 1, 2010 at 4:37 AM

Grats on a great workout Beej! Like you, I am a real sweater.

Have I missed some details on your vacation? Where are you going?


April 1, 2010 at 7:59 AM

Great job on the challenge! And I hear you on the schedule being thrown off. If I eat dinner too early, I get "snacky" too later in the evening.


April 1, 2010 at 2:20 PM

The great part about stumbling is that it is not a really big fall.

Way to go on the challenge!!! I did 2.5 miles on the treadmill this afternoon and I was soaked too. It is really hot in my gym which sucks!

Beej, I love being able to look at menus and know what I am ordering in advance. If I write it down I am very reluctant to change it. Thank you OCD!

You must be getting excited about your trip...woohoooo!!!

  Shelli Belly

April 1, 2010 at 4:04 PM

On my way for my 90 minutes.

This is just what I needed.