Thursday, September 2, 2010

Annie is totally right.


It is so much easier to stay motivated when you exercise with other people.

Kurt finally finished repairing our bikes (it took a few weeks). We went on some bike rides, and it was really, really fun.

And then I went for a bunch of walks. With Amber and Dave.

I am SO excited that they came and visited me!

(Annie and Chantel, you guys should come too sometime. I promise you will have as much fun as Amber did. Maybe even more.)

Everywhere we went, we walked. We walked around the Waterfront. We walked around Campus. We walked around Mount Washington. We walked around Phipps Conservatory. We walked and walked and am I the only one feeling a little bit of deja vu right now?

....And then I accidentally let Amber see my post from the weekend (Note to self- hide the power cord better next time), and she made me stick to my goals.

As in, we did the Shred.

And it was awful AWESOME.

My favorite parts?

1. Making Amber use heavier weights than she is used to. This totally leveled the playing field.

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2. The fact that we were both doing 1-inch push ups by the end, and neither of us was the least bit ashamed.

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3. It's a lot more fun to hate Jillian when you are doing it together.

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Yeah. Much better when you aren't alone.

(Did I mention how jealous I am that you guys live so close together? You had better be taking advantage of that!)

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3 comments:

Chantel on September 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM said...

Haha! I love your face in the first photo. I'm glad you guys were able to hate on Jillian together. Whenever I do get around to doing the Shred, I hate her by myself. I'd feel more justified with someone else.

Also, is your ladybug drinking beer? Just wondering :-)

Helena on September 3, 2010 at 6:30 AM said...

What a little slacker! She probably is drinking beer.

Annie on September 6, 2010 at 7:33 AM said...

I wish I had your camera....It's so high tech.

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With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

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I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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