in search of a healthier me -- part 4

i am officially declaring this summer a success in the terms of getting healthier.   i completed three 30-day challenges and, although i missed a few workout days, i really feel great!   i'm currently on my fourth 30 day challenge.  this month i'm doing monday - friday workouts and taking the weekend off.  

i'm also doing a 10,000 steps a day program with a friend.   i've done the 10,000 steps thing before and been completely discouraged by days when i only manage 3000 steps.   then i decided to be in charge of the program and tweaked it to be a more positive experience.   i no longer keep track of daily counts; i keep track weekly.   i always manage to get between 60,000 and 80,000 steps a week.  i just can't do 10,000 a day.  go figure!

so far, since june 16th when all this began, i've lost 19 pounds and dropped 2 pant sizes.   more importantly, i feel better, find it easier to choose healthier foods, and friends are starting to comment on the change in my appearance.

there are now about a dozen of us using the EA Sports Active program as part of our workout routine.   we're finding that having accountability and encouragement is a HUGE part of staying on track.  

go us!!!


  1. Just found your blog from Gumbo Writer.

    First, congrats on sticking to your getting healthy program, losing weight and feeling better.

    Enjoying reading past posts. Look forward to following you and getting to know you better.