Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nice walk today!

I have been riding the bike between 2-3 miles with my husband.  It's really hard, so much more difficult than walking and running.  I just have not built up the muscles used for riding a bike, I will keep it up and I know I'll get better.

Today we went on a walk/jog around town, we went 5.2 miles!!!  It felt great!  My new Asics are perfect for these longs walks, perfectly cushioned.  I walk mostly with little spurts of jogging throughout, I can't wait to say I actually jogged the entire way.

It has been almost 7 weeks that I've been eating healthy and exercising.  What stinks is that I've only lost 7 pounds, and what's worse is that those pounds came off in the first week.  It's very frustrating!  I don't even want to hear "oh you're building muscles".  Sorry, but I'm just not buying that.  I went through this back in January and February, I ate perfectly and exercised every single day and didn't lose a thing.  I am stuck.  If I could just take off 5-10 pounds in the next few weeks, I would at least feel like all of this is worth it.

Well for now, I'm sticking to it.   My goal is a healthier me, and although I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere with all this healthy stuff - at least my heart has got to be loving the activity.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Replaced the Saucony's with Asics

I wanted the Saucony's to work, but after wearing them around my house they hurt.  My feet were being squeezed at the sides, and I just knew they weren't going to work.  So I returned them, this time the salesperson didn't give me any other options.  I know I should've pushed, but being overweight and them being runners, I just sort of went with their advice.  After bringing my 2nd pair home, I decided I wasn't happy with them either.  I went back today for a 3rd time and ended up with the most amazing salesperson.  His name was Patrick, and he spent so much time trying on different shoes.  Even when I found one I somewhat liked he would say "ok we're headed in the right direction let me pull a few more shoes".  I was so impressed with him, and it made me have a whole new respect for the company itself.  I walked out with a pair of Asics Gel GT 2150 DuoMax .  I am happy!  They fit great, and I cannot wait to get out and run in them.  Here's a picture of my new shoe....