Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Going Back to Basics . . .

Bascom Mall, Madison, WI

Thank you for all your support while I was feeling crummy and bad about myself.  I have taken that time to make an action plan.  But first, I went back to basics . . .  walking.  

Living and working in Madison, WI, I am inspired to walk around my surroundings.  We have Bascom Mall, which is a steep inclined walk up to the President's Office.  I made a plan to walk up and down Bascom Hill everyday when I am at work--at least 2 laps around.  For this week, that is Spring Break, I've been walking with my admin ass't around a bike path off of Lake Mendota.  We've walked daily for 45 minutes talking and enjoying the scenery.  A very pretty path that shouldn't be walked, run or biked alone, but nice with company.  We are walking 4 days this week.  We have Friday off, and I will walk at home. Yesterday, I took my pedometer with me and logged in over 11,900 steps before arriving home for the evening. 

I went back to my arm routine last night while watching The Biggest Loser.  I will do the routine on Thursday and Saturday, as well.  I wrote down my routine for the day, and I also wrote out my goal for the month to come.  

Goal #1: I am starting an eating plan that will help me lose 10% of my body weight.  I am at the 205 lbs that I seem to teeter-totter on, as my average.  I hope to get to 185 this summer.  Goal #2: Run 8K in April--Crazy Legs, which is the most popular race in Madison.  I am registering for it on Friday so I won't back out.  Goal #3: I am going to start journaling my meals.  I hate doing that because it forces me to face myself and the truth about my eating, but it must be done.  Lazy pants or not, I want to get down to 150, and I won't get there doing what I am presently doing.  

And of course, I will keep you all posted on how I am doing. 


  1. It sounds like you have some great goals!!! Yea for the 8k:) Love the name, Crazy Legs :) :) :)

  2. Run an 8K! Whoa, you are super woman!

    Back to basics sounds like a good plan. We all get like that sometimes. Just have to restart and set goals.

    I believe in you!


  3. The basics are always good, I too am starting to walk. Well, today anyway. We will see how my heel does. Keep on truckin'!

  4. Sounds good chica. You picked yourself up fast. I didn't even get a chance to comment, and send you some motivation. I'm a firm believer in the K.I.S.S. plan, it really does work, and leave you with so much peace of mind. Keep up the good work!

  5. Journaling . . . So important (and the bane of my existence).

    Congrats on regaining focus and getting back to the basics!

    You're doing awesome! I'm in awe of you signing up for an 8k!


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