Sunday, May 09, 2010

30 in 30 Challenge: Weekend Edition Days 20 &21

Yesterday was my regular Pilates Reformer class, 1 hour. I did a lot of inner whining (this is hard, I'm tired) but I did it anyway.   I realized that when I'm feeling whiny, I can have a tendency to cheat in this workout, so I focused on giving it my best. I actually thought of how I feel when I watch "The Biggest Loser" and see a contestant leaning on the handrails when the trainers' backs are turned. No lazy exercising! I pay enough for these workouts that I want to get the most out of them.

Today I spent a day with my family and overdid the potato chips with dip and chocolate-chip cookies. I did eat a salad and some fruit too, which is a minimal victory, but it's hard to leave the goodies alone when I have a  lot of time around them.  I was going to just do a walk but decided to go ahead and do a Bridge to 10K workout, since I won't have time to do it tomorrow.  My calves are still sore from my impromptu sprint on Friday.

Do you realize that there are now less than 10 days left in the 30 in 30 challenge? I am finding that no day is too busy to squeeze 30 minutes of something active (even cleaning a messy house) into my day. 

Tomorrow will be a real test of that, as I will be spending much of my day in an airport.  But I figure that walking in airports is always good for some activity, plus I am visiting a city (Washington, D.C.) with public transportation and plenty of walking opportunities.  And I have a 3-hour layover in the Atlanta airport, which I think should give me time to walk around and find a healthy meal.

Hope you had a good, active weekend.


  1. Your exercise is MOST impressive.

    I got in 50 minutes of hiking plus a short (20 min), somewhat-weeny kettlebell workout. I feel good, even if it's not quite 30 in 30.

  2. Try walking without using those treadmill type sidewalk thingies when you can. That should really help you get moving. ^.^


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07