Saturday, December 26, 2009

I gained 12 pounds & other holiday updates

I was kicking butt with the diet until the day before Christmas Eve. I was even down 2 pounds from my post-P90X weigh in. Then I realized that I didn't have any cookies for Santa Claus. After a weekend of binges, I made my husband take all those cookies & brownies I'd made and get them out of the house. And for four days, I was rock solid. Then made my friend's super secret sugar cookies with royal icing. And for the last three days, I've eaten cookie after cookie. I hopped on the scale this morning and it was 139 pounds. I know most of it is water weight, but I probably gained 3 pounds of fat in there. It will come back off once I buckle down. Which will be soon!

Thanks to the Christmas generosity of my father-in-law, I did something I never, ever thought I'd do - I spent $100 on a pair of sneakers. I'm cheap. I hate spending money, but I really needed something good for my feet. My father-in-law brought down his treadmill for me to use for a few months - I'll be using it for my intervals in Turbulence Training. Then I am doing Insanity. So I figured I might as well bite the bullet. I had went to a place called Running Etc. in Virginia Beach and they watched me run and had me try on a bunch of different shoes. I ended up buying some New Balance 760s. I really like them. As soon as I got home, I put them on and did some Turbo Jam. It was good. But the real test will be next week.

I am going to start Turbulence Training on Monday. I was originally going to do it Sunday, but I can't get a newspaper until Monday, and my company will be gone by then. So Monday, it is.


Maine Girl said...

Good for you! I splurged on new shoes too last week. 100 bucks for Brooks Adrenaline G10's, and its like walking on air. Such a difference, I'm so happy I did it!!!

Becky said...

It was your post that inspired me to treat my feet!