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During the summer 0f 2008, I woke up one morning with a drive to live a healthy lifestyle. Since then, I've made many changes and lost nearly 50 pounds. Many of my friends and family members have come to me, asking about what I'm doing & how I'm doing it. While I certainly would never claim to be an expert, I'm happy to share what I've learned along the way.

So after careful thought... "The Accidental Fat Chick" has hatched... with the hope of helping at least one person and to be the accountability I need to finish what I started. :)

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Gym Sandwich

How does one make a gym sandwich?

Start the day with nearly two hours at the gym.

Spend the entire afternoon at the carnival & street fair.

End the day with another 1.25 hours at the gym.

There you have it... one gym sandwich. :)


For everyone who gave me permission to quit after my last post, I'm glad you were so concerned for my well-being and I appreciate it, however I have to say thanks... but no thanks! I've come way too far to stop now. Whatever seems to have caused my body's meltdown on Saturday seems to have passed... I was totally fine today.

The StairMaster is DONE!!! Yay!!!!! 200 floors today... so I actually finished with 2107 floors! While we were at the carnival, we had to walk up a flight of stairs to get to the food/shopping area... and OMG, I thought my legs were going to fall off by the time we got to the top.

I managed to knock out another 4.5 miles on the treadmill in my second visit to the gym. At beginning, I was thinking I might end up hurling after all the crap food I ate at the carnival... but it was okay once I got going. And no, I didn't eat that much crap food... just ate it fairly close to when I went back to the gym.

There I was, trotting along on the treadmill... and everything came to a crashing halt... the power went out (I guess in the whole town). Its a good thing I was walking; the lady a few machines down was running & she crashed into the front of her treadmill. It was a short outage & I was able to finish up with no problem.

So for the final day... I have 8 miles on the treadmill & 36 free weight sets. Is it weird that those numbers seem easy to me?


The carnival was lots of fun. We let the boy one have a wristband and he amused himself on rides for a couple hours. The food was wonderful... I ended up skipping the corn dog. This BBQ place had a long line... which around here we assume to be a sign of good food. I had a BBQ Baked Potato topped with cheese, sour cream & beef brisket. Not sure how it compares calorie wise to the corn dog - but I can tell you with total honesty it was some of the best food I've ever had in my life! And because I planned for an indulgence today... I was able to fully enjoy it without so much as a smidgen of guilt or anxiety. :)

I'm off to get some rest... the next time you hear from me I will have successfully completed the Around the World Challenge for the second consecutive year!!!

What do you have planned for this final week of April? Will you reach your goals for the month?

7 comments:

LauraLynne said...

isn't it funny how our perspective changes..."only 8 miles". I would have DIED at the thought of that 4 months ago. That would have been a car trip, not a walk let alone a run.
I'm so excited for you to reach that goal!

Jenn said...

Wow, good for you! That's some serious gym time!

MaryFran said...

Yay you!!!!! And one last day.....your right, compared to what you have been doing it's gonna seem like nothing.

Ok, I'm so happy that you were walking and not hurt when the power went out. But I'm sick enough to laugh about the poor gal running when the power went out. That's actually quite scary (ok, I'll think it's scary when I'm done chuckling)

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time with your family at the carnival. :) Don't forget to bring your new bag on Wednesday night so I can drool over it! HA! :)

Just think...tonight you rest!

Are you taking a day off from the gym tomorrow?

Melissa said...

As I've told you 100 times, you rock! :)

cmoursler said...

yea!
It's almost over...
wahoo.
lol.
I love coming here because your workouts make mine look puny.
lol
Good luck tomorrow.
You won't need it cause you have inner drive..
But I say it anyway.

jenny m said...

Liked your blog today, and I love that new dress on you...looks so pretty. The pics of you last deployment to this deployment show just how hard you have worked and how far you have come. Great work! I pray your husband is safe and that you reach that goal you've set for yourself with an ease and peace you've never had before. Pray also that God keeps watch over you, your son and your husband. Be blessed and thanks for sharing your heart. I can only imagine how it must ache each time your husband goes away. Blessings.