Saturday, March 7, 2009

1/3 of the way there

I've finished 8 weeks of the academy. That is one-third of the way. I can definitely feel the effects mentally and physically of everything they have put us through this far, and it seems to only get harder. I know it is all for a good reason though, and I'm staying positive. It has been a wild ride, that is for sure!

Weight Loss: I updated my stats today. 185 (although the scales reads lower some days, I think this is probably most accurate). I haven't really established a goal weight, which is hard for me mentally right now. I haven't been thinking about weight loss a lot lately. I'm still doing the challenge at my gym, so I figure that I should probably think about it more. My true downfall is the food. I'm getting PLENTY of exercise, but my calories are almost always over 2,100 a day. I really need to aim for about 1800 with my level of activity to see good loss in my opinion, so that is for me to work on (but not today, I have a birthday party, yum cake). Although, I gave up chocolate and candy for lent, so it will be my luck that the cake will be chocolate, I may save the calories without even trying!

**I have to tell you all that I did NOT test out on my first physical test try, I was devastated. I only did 18 pushups then I was DQ'd for putting my foot in the wrong position. I also missed my 300 meter dash by 1 second. BUT I did score a good score on my mile and a half, and got third highest in my class for doing 60 situps in two minutes...that felt good.

I wish I could post more often, but it seems to be tough to get time. I like to read everyone's blogs before I get on an post something, but I was lucky to get that done today! Hope you are all staying positive. I will be thinking as positively as possible as I do push-ups for you all, hoping not to get DQ'd again!


Kari said...

Well let me just start by congratulating you on making it through 8 weeks...that is a huge accomplishment in itself as I can only imagine just how hard you are being pushed!!!! Great Job!
Since you are getting in the exercise, try really hard to make a couple better choices each day or even each week. It's the small things that we can change that can break a bad habit! Great job giving up chocolate and candy. CHOCOLATE. You crazy girl. I pray that cake was chocolate so you wouldn't be tempted by it! hehe.
No big deal you didn't test out on your first try. You didn't give up either so that is GREAT! Who even knew their was a "proper" position to put the damn foot. I HATE pushups! And way to go you speed demon on placing 3rd highest with all those situps...and so that should feel good!
I'll yoga it up for you, so long as you push up it up for me! lol.
Stay strong my are doing amazing. And I miss your regular posts too and look forward to hearing your updates!

Kari said...

It's been a while since we have heard any kind of update from you. I gather that you have been busy. Just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and hoping all is going well for you!!!!!

jen said...

I keep checking in on you to see if you've updated. I hope you are doing ok. Thought I'd actually leave a comment today to let you know I'm thinking about you. :)