Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Woo hoo

After one week of my getting in shape journey, I lost 2.5 pounds. :D I've worked out every day since last Tuesday, and I'm eating a lot better. I've realized a few things in the past week, though. Getting in shape is not about how thin you are or how little you eat. It's about exercising and getting your body strong. It's also about eating balanced meals, and eating enough food, so your body is healthy.

One of my favorite websites I've found is sparkpeople. They have a meal planner there that I love. We have been eating so good this week, and it doesn't feel like I'm on a diet. That's because I'm really not. It's yummy, fresh, healthy food (and an occasional dessert, even). I also can track my workouts. It's a fun site!
Another website I found just a few days ago is http://exercise.lbl.gov/. If you like to run, walk, or bike you can keep track of your distance in a virtual cross country trip. I do my stationary bike almost every day, and in the two days I've been doing it, I've traveled 22.4 miles. So, virtually, I am in Chickahominy River, VA:

What a beautiful place! I can feel the wind blowing through my hair as I bike past all these lovely trees. I think I started off in Yorktown, VA or something like that. I'm definitely having fun with it!


  1. Woo hoo!!! I forgot that I was supposed to sign up to go across the country with you... I'll get on that!

  2. Good job Brenda! That is great. I am going to have to check out that website for my meals!

  3. i know this is totally random but i met your cousin tawni last night. She was selling Modbe at a neighborhood boutique. Apparently my friend grew up with her and she saw you on my blog or something. anyway she said hi.small world huh?