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How "The Accidental Fat Chick" Hatched...

Welcome to The Accidental Fat Chick's new online home!

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. :)

Thank you for visiting!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ladies (and Seth)... Another Record Bites the Dust

A few weeks ago, I reported that I had lost my mind and had done 210 floors on the StairMaster. Self reflection as I was typing that post uncovered the fact that I had taken Midol before heading to the gym... therefore, my body had no idea what I was really doing to it. During that session, I did 10 or 15 minute blocks with a minute or two break in between to recover.

Well tonight that record fell!

No pre-workout painkillers!!

No "recovery" periods!!!

New record is....

302 FLOORS!!!!!!!!

302 floors of continuous motion.

Do you realize that is equivalent to walking (or climbing) over six miles straight uphill with NOOOOOO breaks???

If you're wondering, I burned over 1200 calories during this bout of insanity. Floors to 250-290 were really brutal. I slowed it down to a cool down pace for the last 12 floors. Honestly, when I pressed stop on that machine I was elated that it was over and that I had broken the 300 floor mark... and crazy as it sounds, I felt like I could have kept climbing.

Now the question remains, will I be able to move when I wake up in the morning?


On another note, I made a discovery when I was getting dressed this morning. There is definition in my lower abs that I have NEVER seen before. I can't even pinch fat in that particular spot!!! After making this little discovery, I must have stood in front of the mirror staring for a good five minutes... I just couldn't believe it. All of those core sets for the Challenge must have done what their designed to do. Now, I'm ultra motivated to keep up with the core sets, even though that part of the Challenge is done.


With less than a week left to go in the Challenge, its time to start thinking about how I will challenge and push myself when its over. I'm tossing some ideas around in my head... and will share soon.

What do you do to push yourself in your workouts? What motivates you to keep going when you'd pay money to stop?


cmoursler said...

what motivates me to keep moving when I'd pay money to stop...
the knowledge that I am winning.
I am winning.

I am a little bit competitive, especially with myself.
Oh my GOD.
302 flights. ugh.
great job on the abs..
take a picture..I want to see what i am aspiring to. lol.
Have a great night.

LauraLynne said...

you inspire me. Truly. I want a "no pinch" zone...just one.

*pom pom* Give me a J
*pom pom* give me a U

Oh hell - you know the rest, I'm tired...LOL

midlife_swimmer said...

LOL! at your comments I love this world. Congrats on the hellish amount of stairs OMG woman you are a MACHINE!!!! a freeking machine... you go girl!

fitncrafty said...

Wahooo... You will do this!
Congrats on a new accomplishment! It is always what keeps me going.. I want more and more!!
Cheers to you!!!

Life as a Caterpillar said...

What motivates me...YOU DO!!!

I loved that post you made about making excuses for why we are fat, and i think to myself 'i must stop making excuses and get down to it, like my wonderful online friends have!'

Thank you for the continued inspiration


kimbo said...

so awesome! and unbelievable! you rock!! i can only do like 10 minutes on the moving stairs and then im dead!! i do push myself when i exercise, but actually getting up to go is where i struggle! i have to push myself during exercise because eating right is where my biggest struggle is!!

keep up the great work!

CinciMom11 said...

I've recently fallen in love with the Stairmaster. 302 floors? You are crazy! Good for you, lady! That is just amazing!

Seth said...

I have found myself in front of the mirror saying, "did I get a new muscle" before too. keep it up!

Amber said...

Wow! Awsome job!!!
Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Add me to the list of people who say that what motivates me is you! I. Am. In. AWE!

So impressed was I by this challenge and how you're attacking it, I am dedicated to doing something similar. But I just started and boy is it tough! Sharing my progress a little:

MaryFran said...

Oh my word!!! You rock!!!!

How do I motivate myself....with difficulty...but a challenge or a competition REALLY works for me!!! I just need to find another one!

In lieu of a competition, set a challenge for myself....train for an event. Anything to get my mind into the 'game'.