Monday, January 28, 2008

Will move for MUSE-ick

So I just have to brag a bit cause I finally met my goal of running (walking, call it what you will) 15 min miles. Last week I bought myself a set of headphones for my birthday (best $4 ever spent) and ever since I've loved my treadmill time. I use to hate it so much it was torture to stay one it for 1 mile (and a 4 mph setting would kick my butt), but i'm proud to say I completed 2 miles today in 29 minutes (ranging in speeds from a 3 mph (mostly just the cool down) to an astounding 6 MPH), and I burned 311 calories to boot (not a "boot" as in the horse part, I know you were thinking that Casey). If any of you have helpful ideas that keep you motivated while working out or trying to stick to a sensible (or if you just want to help me understand the meaning of the word senible (I know it has something to do with NOT consuming an entire batch of cookies in a weekend)) diet, please feel free to share!

6 comments:

The McFadden's said...

Funny thing, Katelynn loves the Suite Life of Zack and Cody and in one episode the girl has to train for gym class. Another girl helped her by using shopping stuff. Might sound crazy, but that girl ran pretty fast when there were cute shoes dangling in front of her to grab. ;-)

Sarah Harward said...

WAY TO GO!! I'm so proud of you. And you didn't think you could do it!! You're 'da man!! Love ya!

Casey said...

Pretty sweet for a girl who hates to run! love you. and no I wasn't thinking of a horse's boot.

emily a. said...

Good work Amanda!

I don't have any current ideas but a few years ago I worked for a company that had a gym. I found that watching shows (they usually had sitcoms like Friends on at the time) helped me keep going. I found myself working out longer because I wanted to finish the show. Just a suggestion that helped me...

Chris & Sarah said...

Good work! If you're interested, check out my blog for a link to an apron sway! :)

jennie said...

Amanda,

I absolutly HATE running on the treadmill but it is my only option during the winter. I too listen to my ipod when I run. Another thing I do is cover up the time so I am not so focused on it. After I feel warmed up I will pick up the pace and just keep it there and try to focus on the songs. I like to run for 30 minutes so if I cover up the time and distance and just sing while I run it goes by way faster. I don't know if that will help you but thought I would mention it. By the way your kids are beautiful.