Monday, May 11, 2009


Did I tell you that I have committed to a couple of Tri's this summer?

Well I did, and now I am biking, swimming and running.

A lot.

I am also eating too much.

I asked Noah why some parts of me still look the way they do when I have been exercising like crazy. He told me that people that manage to lose that last bit of fat watch every single calorie and when they consume it.

That doesn't fit into my lifestyle of random sugar consumption, Chipotle Burritos and starbursts.

So I guess I will give up that dream.

P.S. By the way, Happy Mother's Day! I have not been organized enough to plan any Mother's day posts (although I did come up with a cute craft at 11pm sat night for preschool Sunday school). I don't like Mother's Day. It is so hard to balance 2 year olds who don't know or care that it is Mother's Day, an overwelmed husband, a mother, a mother-in-law, grandmas etc...


Momma Bear said...

living vicariously through you as you train for your tri's and eventually compete (love to hear more about your training and such!) It's still a goal for me to do at least 1, but hopefully more. Now if only my foot and knee would cooperate...

Lesley said...

Wow! Good luck with your tri's! I admire your motivation! :)

I was slacking off with the swimming for a few weeks and finally am starting to get back on track. I am able to go farther without stopping now so that is nice. I'm not losing a bit of weight which is frustrating-- probably because I'm terrible at cutting calories too! I often say to myself, "Well I'm swimming so I can eat such and such..."

So yeah, guess that's my own fault. Hopefully I'll be able to shed the last of the baby weight this summer. We shall see.

Anyway, I've got to catch up a bit on reading your blog so now I'll go read your other posts. :) Have a great week!

Reads too much... said...


I've read that swimming is not normally a great way to lose weight because it only works hard about 30% of your muscle mass (mostly upper body).

Something like a pair of Zoomers swim fins make the lower body work harder and you can engage more like 80-90% of your muscle mass.