Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tortoise and the Hare (Day Four Results)

Right about now, dear readers, is when I would be giving up and giving in to that delicious Costco strawberry cheesecake that taunts me from our refrigerator. Apparently day four is the day when the newness and excitement of a lifestyle change get beaten down by bad least for me. 

It was just kind of a blah day.  Food wasn't filling me up. When I went to the gym I wasn't as excited and kind of plodded through the workout (I did do the 5K though).  I didn't eat badly, and I still exercised, but my heart just wasn't in it today.  Pretty sad that it only took four days!

Lucky for me, I have Win, Lose or Blog. If I wasn't in this competition than I am pretty sure I would have caved today. Maybe just eaten a bit too much, or maybe not walked as far as I did.  Then the downward slide out of eating healthy and into my regular habits would have begun.  But I know that I can do ANYTHING for 8 weeks. And I know that someone here would have been sad if I gave up already, especially me.

It reminds me of the story of the tortoise and the hare.  When it comes to eating better, exercising and losing weight I am a lot like the hare.  I'm ready for immediate results, ready to get it over with ready to be thin right now!  But I need to be more like the tortoise, slow and steady wins the race.

Thanks for being my motivation today. I'm hoping I get some of my enthusiasm back tomorrow!

Here are my day four results:

Eating: 1190 calories
Treadmill-59:43 ( I completed 5k at 54:43 and did a five minute cool down) Burned 460 Calories, went 3.32 miles at an average speed of 3.33 miles per hour. Average pace 17:48 mph, heart rate 126.
Weights-10 minutes ab on machines


  1. Stephanie, I am glad that you are not giving up and even if it was not for this competition, I know that you could still do it...remember its for you and the rest of your life!!!!!

    Keep going!


  2. I know exactly what you mean. It doesn't even take me 4 days. By the time I get home with my new video or work out equipment/clothes I am done. They end up just sitting there. I am glad we can help keep you going. You can do it!

  3. Well you know how I am...I had that unopened DVD! I guess I tend to give up in the car on the way home after I have paid my money!

    You are doing great...keep it up!

    What gingerbean to come help??

  4. Hey Steph,

    Great minds think alike! Check out my post for tomorrow. Just remember while this is an eight week competition, hopefully Win, Lose or Blog will be the catalyst for healthy habits that will last a lifetime!


  5. Happy to hear WLorB provided motivation! They say doing something for 30 days will make it into a habit. So hopefully days like today will be a thing of the past by the end of this competition! Great job on resisting the cheesecake!

  6. I'm a hare too, I want the scale number to drop 30lbs like yesterday!

    But its okay, that cheesecakes not gonna make you feel better in the long run!

  7. Stephanie,

    Let this day serve as a reminder to the old you. No matter how you're feeling, you ARE strong enough to be healthy for yourself! :o) I'm proud of ya'!

  8. You've got this!

    And yeah, just look at that cheesecake and imagine it's covered in menstrual blood. That's what I do when I'm trying not to eat something delicious and fattening.

  9. Oh boy do I wish it would come off quickly, but you are so right, slow and steady.
    Keep up the great work!!

  10. I totally agree it takes hard work but persistence is the name of the game!

    And the trick of imagining it covered in menstrual blood should help too, Yuck!