Working on the Weight

This looks like every road in our neighborhood and on the drive to work. While pretty, it is a fast reminder that winter is still going strong and spring is at least a month or more away.

This looks like every road in our neighborhood and on the drive to work. While pretty, it is a fast reminder that winter is still going strong and spring is at least a month or more away.

The contest at work to lose five pounds in six weeks has just two weeks to go. I weighed in this week after a hard 4 1/2 mile treadmill run using my GymBoss and a 3/1 ratio. I knew that I had lost water weight, but generally have been feeling better since I’m working much harder on the treadmill. I was down a total of eight pounds since the contest began – success in any book. I attribute the loss to being somewhat more aware of what I am eating and significantly more aware of how hard I am working in the gym.

I’ve had my Nike+ Fuelband for over two months now and have made my daily goal with only a few exceptions. The funny thing is that if I work from home, I miss my goal each day. If I’m at work, I have to haul my butt down the 1/4 mile tunnel to the main building multiple times. I use that walk as an opportunity to get in a spurt of exercise – walking with conviction and not taking a leisurely stroll like most people do. One half mile later, I’m back from the main building (aka The Big House) with a bit more oxygen hitting my brain and a few more fuel added to my fuelband.

So success to date for the contest, and a few weeks more to hit it out of the park with a very successful completion. Time to run through the finish line and not come to a screeching halt at the end.