Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Flattery Will Get You Everywhere

Monday, June 23, 2008
7w3d to pics--159# (There's that higher number I was expecting. It'll go down again quickly though.)
Work 6p-8a
Slept 6 hours.

Today has been a good day in a lot of ways. I checked my e-mail as I was eating dinner and got the wonderful comments everyone made to yesterday's post. I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoy getting those (negative or positive), and today's were even better since they were so complimentary. Thank you! I did take Leslie's suggestions and changed my "About me" section. Even in my own mind, my thoughts of myself have shifted to ones of a "recovering" chubling, trying to fine tune what I have now and prepare myself for a life of healthy choices. Then shortly after I got to work one of the nurses who I don't see a lot came up to ask me about what I've been doing to make such changes. I've been getting the wonderful "You look great. You're getting so skinny!" comment a lot, but Harriet gave me my favorite compliment to date. "You look fabulous! You're so toned and healthy looking!" she said. Perfect. Just what I was going for! Every day brings me closer to my goal, and days like today make all the effort worthwhile--as no doubt the years of health will in the future.

Day 1 of the hundred pushup challenge.
Push-ups are my arch nemesis, so I'm looking forward to seeing where this takes me. My test yesterday yielded 10 toe-together good form pushups. Max out on the 5th round tonight was 7.

Then with the 16kg for 5 rounds ...
Row R 30 sec
Row L 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
Pushup 30 sec
Plank 30 sec
Rest 30 sec
Reverse Lunge R 30 sec
Reverse Lunge L 30 sec
Rest 30 sec

Double 12kg snatch 12 sets of 5 all started at the top of the minute, resting the remainder. Started each round with dead snatches as usual.


  1. How about throwing the weight measurements out the window and focusing on strength and fitness exclusively? Seems to be working so far.

  2. Jen, I read your blog regularly - I guess I am a lurker - -found it orignally because I love working out with kettlebells and struggle a lot with my eating. I have enjoyed having coffee with you in the mornings before my household wakes up - thought I would introduce myself formally - name is Kathy - nice to finally meet you :)

  3. Kat,
    Thanks for introducing yourself. I'm always humbled to know that people actually take a piece of time out of their hectic lives to see what I have to say. And it never gets old "meeting" new friends on the internet. I look forward to hearing more from ya and watching your own progression. Enjoy your coffee this morning. ;)