Nothing feels so good as a new pair of running shoes:

I bought them on Sunday and so far…so good. I haven’t felt the usual “breaking in” aches and pains yet and did a 5k on the treadmill today. I’ve been working my butt off this week so let’s hope the scale reflects that. I woke up walked 4 miles with the stroller earlier this week, lifted weights yesterday, did yoga in the morning and walked to and around the mall for a couple hours and woke up this morning today and ran. My lower back aches, my back and shoulders are sore from lifting-and let’s not even talk about my abs! And let’s just call it fate that in my Special K box was a 10 Minute Solutions Ab work out DVD.

Good bye weight…feels good!


Anybody up for losing weight and kicking-ass…I’m having a little weight loss competition. Here’s the deets:

* $30 pay in for each person (keep your money until the end)

* Weigh yourself each Sunday (starting this coming Sunday)

* I’ll be keeping a spreadsheet of everyone’s starting weights and weight loss each week.

* I’ll send an email out to everyone participating each weekend to announce the person with the highest percentage of weight loss that week all the way down to the lowest. I won’t share weights if you’re concerned about that.

*The person with the lowest percentage each week will add $5 to the money “pot” to be given to the winner at the end. (The person with the highest percentage of weight loss over 12 week contest)

So far I have 3, possibly 5 people interested. I’d like more, as your chances of paying each week go down with more people involved…and the prize $$ goes up!! (If you get last place every week you won’t have to pay the $30 buy in….I understand we’re all on a budget here)

Contact me if you’re up for the challenge!! If a little cash money isn’t motivation enough to lose those extra lbs, what is? I’m planning on 20lbs….who’s going to beat me? 🙂