5% - 227.8 (-11.99)
10% - 215.8 (-23.98)
15% - 203.8 (-35.97)
20% - 191.8 (-47.96)
25% - 179.8 (-59.95)
30% - 167.8 (-71.94)

final goal weight:
160 - 180 lbs
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

10 miles!!!

When Lyndsey asked if I wanted to do a 10 mile bike ride with her, I was nervous!  I felt good after biking 7 miles the other day but three more seemed intimidating.  But, I was up for the challenge!!!  She picked me up this morning and off we went!
Lyndsey has a road bike which has much smaller tires than my mountain bike.  Plus she's a freaking pro at biking!  We're talking she's done a 45 mile ride!!!!!  So she made this look easy!  Truth is that there was a slight incline on the trail but it was relatively flat.  Because of my big tires I had to pedal the whole time.  It wasn't always easy and it definitely got my heart pumping!  We stopped at 3 miles so I could get a drink and stretch.  Then before I knew it we were at 5 miles and it was time to turn around!
Heading back was a breeze!  See below, I could actually take an action shot!  The 5 miles back to her car went by so fast!
We did it!!!!  It really was a cool feeling to know that I biked TEN miles and I didn't die!!!
I felt pretty good afterwards.  My lady parts were a bit sore but the palms of my hands hurt the worst.  I think I need to raise my handle bars possibly?  I thought I wasn't going to be able to walk after but much to my surprise, my legs felt good!!!

Lyndsey reassured me that I did great for my ride, which meant a lot coming from her!  I'm looking forward to many more miles with her!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


I picked up a bike at a yard sale last month.  I've been wanting one for a while since both boys are able to ride bikes now with no training wheels.  I've gotten to ride little bits here and there, nothing too major.  

Today the boys and I rode 2 miles then after dinner I went for a ride by myself.  I did over 5 miles!  I rode down to Home Depot to return something, over to Shopko to return a shirt and pick up my sweet new helmet and then over to WinCo to get some groceries for Jim's lunch. 
 The ride there was easy, it was all down hill which meant coming home was all up hill.  It wasn't easy, I won't lie.  But I loved the challenge and I loved that I could feel the burn in my legs.  

I am really starting to like biking and hope that I can do more of it!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

BBM Challenge 2.0: Day 30 Check In

It's hard to believe it's been a month already.  Time has flown by!!!  I have done every workout except for one cardio day.  Life has been incredibly busy!  I can't wait for school to be done but I have a feeling it won't slow down much.

The others in my accountability started out strong but we're back down to about 4 (myself included) of us that are consistently doing it daily.  I'm thankful for those that have stuck it out with me. 

I have gained weight again.  Blah!  But thankfully I've lost inches!  Here are my results thus far:

Bust: 43.5" (-1.5")
Chest: 38" (-1.5")
Waist: 44" (+.5"????)
Hips: 50.5" (-1")
R Thigh: 29" upper (-.5")
              20" lower (-.5")
R Arm 14" (didn't measure on day 1)

Weight: 226 lbs (+3.4 lbs)

I will be honest, I have not been eating that great.  We have been eating out a lot since we've been on the go so much.  But Jim and I talked tonight about not eating out as much and eating better.  We also talked about riding our bicycles which I'm kind of excited about!  I know it won't be intense since the boys will be doing it too but I think it will be fun, great exercise and a great family event.

I have decided not to do a weekly weigh in.  I'm trying not to obsess over the number on the scale.  I will occasionally step on it because I think it does keep me accountable but just not weekly.