Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Late weekend recap & my Tuesday at the gym

Friday night I got home from work later than usual and forgot that my mom was coming over to treat Geof and me. She made dinner for us and we had taco salads. I forgot how much I missed her cooking. It always seems to taste a little better when it comes from home. We had dinner, caught up on life, watched television and then I baked cupcakes for my ladies night on Saturday.

Saturday was ice skating and we’re two weeks away from the show. I cannot believe it! I think everything will turn out fine, but the stress level is still there. After skating I came home and got ready to meet up with the girls for ladies night at Melissa’s. We had a blast. After that, I decided I wasn’t ready to go home just yet and met up with my friend Kelly at Barnaby’s for a drink. I ran into a few people I knew and we had a nice time.

Sunday, I must have been more tired that I thought because I slept in very late. My friend Jessica came over and we all went out. First, we went to the YMCA so that Geof and I could join. We’ve been talking about this for awhile now and finally did it. I’m really proud of both of us for taking the first step and will be even prouder when we put our membership to good use. After the gym, the 3 of us went out to dinner at Olive Garden. Now at least I have a gym to work off those breadsticks!


We went to the gym for the first time tonight and I feel pretty good. I hate to admit it, but it’s been a long time since I stepped foot into a gym. I feel out of shape and this is the kick I need to get me feeling better. My night consisted of 45 minutes of cardio (30 minutes on the elliptical, 15 on the bikes). I was feeling it on the elliptical, but pushed through. I know it’s not much, but definitely a start. I need to get a heart rate monitor to see where I’m really at, but the machines said I burned about 380 calories.

I love playing volleyball (we play beach volleyball every Tuesday in the summer at our pool). I was happy to see they have pick-up games every Tuesday and Thursday night at the gym. I like the fact that I can switch things up from doing sports, cardio on the machines, weights, classes and swimming. My biggest challenge is staying motivated. I hope that by posting and talking about it from time to time here will give me what I need to stay focused. I’ve watched one too many “Biggest Loser” episodes and I think my mind is in the right place now for the first time in a long time. It takes a lot for me to post this and put myself out there. If anyone has any great workout tips or motivational tips, I would love to hear them!


Preppy 101 said...

Good Job working out!!! Yes, 45 minutes is great!

PinkSass said...

Good for you! 45 minutes is great workout. And oh my goodness don't you just LOVE the biggest loser?!

Tasha said...

45 minutes of cardio on my first day back at the gym would've probably killed me! It sounds like you're starting out really well! I love the Biggest Loser too- it's so inspirational! Good to hear you got some time with your mom and friends!

Lis said...

Good job Jules!! That rocks!! I'm so excited for you!!

And I LOOOOOVEEEE the Biggest Loser - I think I even have the hubby kind of hooked!! :)

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Anything planned for this weekend? I have no clue what we are going to do, and that's kind of nice! :)

Melissa Miller said...

I am very proud of you!

I have zero motivation and no excuses.

We have an entire bedroom dedicated to working out...I'm always in here blogging instead. Oops!

You go Jules! ;)