Monday, January 30, 2012

$1 a workout

I love this idea, and will be implementing it into Operation Ass Reduction right away!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

One Week Down in Operation Ass Reduction

One week in. I've lost four pounds, but that was eating alone. Other than the normal walking I do to and from the bus and around work, I didn't do anything extra. I have no excuses - working seven days a week and generally being exhausted isn't really an excuse. I also have the non-excuse of not knowing which gym I want to join. I can't decide, so maybe that's an indication of me not really wanting to join any of them.

So, I decided to do this:'s 30 day challenge. Today I did the fit test. And thought I might have a heart attack, but I didn't. I'll share my measly scores (which may not even count because I wasn't really doing real burpees or tuck jumps :/):

Squat Jumps: 21
Pushups: 20
Burpees: 7
High Knees: 41
Switch Lunges: 10
Tuck Jumps: 5
Straight Abs: 32

Let's hope that after these 30 days, I will 1) Still be alive and 2) Can do better on these tests.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Maybe the best way to get me on track is set some goals.

My overall goals:
1. Lose 35 pounds to get back to my Weight Watchers goal weight of 156
2. Break a 2 hour half marathon
3. Break a five hour marathon

My Weekly goals are:
1. Stay at or under my daily calorie goal (tracked on
2. Three runs a week
3. Three strength training workouts a week
4. Two yoga classes or deep stretching sessions a week

I also need some (non-food rewards).

For every week I hit all my weekly goals: $10 to spend on makeup
For every ten workouts I complete: A Massage
185 pounds: Bridesmaids DVD
180 pounds: Gloves with touchscreen compatible fingertips
175 pounds: Gaiam Calorie Coach
170 pounds: Spring/Summer Race registration
165 pounds: John Frieda Hot Brush
160 pounds: Video Game of My Choice
156 pounds: Fall/Winter race registration

When I get there, I would love to set some new goals, but let's start here.