Friday, February 22, 2008


I have really been away from blogging for a while. It seems my schedule is pretty crazy these days. Here are a few updates...

After making my first goal to get my shoes, I set another goal to do 3 miles every day for two weeks. Unfortunately, I didn't make it. I had some family things that happened and I just didn't have the energy to do it all. Despite that, I moved forward. When I knew that I wasn't going to meet that goal, I just walked as many days those two weeks as I could. Last Tuesday (2/12/08), Maura came over and we were doing the 3 mile walk which consisted of playing my 2 mile walk one full time and then going to the one mile mark a second time. Well, we got busy talking and I missed the one mile mark. Maura finaly said, "I think we have finished the 3rd mile." I looked at the video and sure enough, we were past that mark. I joked about doing the whole thing twice and she agreed, but then I told her we had to get to work so I stopped.

The next day I was thinking about how easily I could have gone on, so when I started walking, I just kept going. I went through my 2 mile walk 2 complete times. It was amazing to me how easy that last mile was. So I did 4 miles, each day the rest of the week. On Sunday, I decided to pull out my 4 fast miles DVD and see how I could do. It was challenging, but I loved it. So I am now doing 4 fast miles every day. I can keep the pace pretty good, but still not able to do the high impact. I can really tell a difference in my core and abdominal muscles. So I am really excited about this. When Maura came over this past Tuesday we did it together and let me tell you, she is awesome.

I am thankful for all the support and the positive feedback. I have not stepped on a scale in a while because that is just too frustrating right now. Maura and I reviewed my progress since starting in December and found something really interesting. In December when I started, I walked a total of 10 miles. In January I walked a total of 42 miles. As of today, I have walked 57 miles in February and if I keep on track, I will have walked over 80 miles by the end of the month. That is exciting to me. The 4 fast miles is a faster pace and I can really feel the difference. There are good things ahead.

On Wed. this week 2/20/08...Eric and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. In some ways it is hard to believe that we have been married that long. In other ways, it seems like just yesterday. He is my biggest supporter and I am thankful for his encouragement as I work toward acheiving my goals. I don't think I realized when I married him, what a treasure I was getting. However, as the years have passed, I have been blessed to have him in my life. He really brings out the best in me. Eric, honey, thanks for everything. I love you so much. Here's to the next 21 years!


Shayleen Lunt said...

Happy Anniversary Sylvia and Eric!
According to Olivia, I was one year old when you got married (she told me this week that I'm 22). How exciting is that? hehe
Okay Sylvia - OH MY GOODNESS! Your miles are awesome. Keep up that great work!

Steve and Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary!

I can't believe did that many miles! You are inspiring me. Keep it up.

Leslie said...

Sylvia! You are my hero!! I think I need to look into these walking DVDs. What are they called exactly?

Louann and Bari said...

Congratulations You Newlyweds!!!!How cute are You???? Pretty dog-on cute!!

I am SOOOO proud of your walking success. You have really been a role model for me (I'm not even close to keeping up with your pace!!!!)

chelle said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Do you use the walking off the pounds video's ?
I got one from the thrift store and unfortunately it is only 1 mile...and to stop it and start it over so many times is frustrating. It is amazing how fast the miles go on those tapes though!
Keep up the great work Sylvia.
Hope your family things have settled down and you can get back to you! :D

Papa D said...

Congratulations, Sylvia!

Eric, you know she has to make you sound like the better half in public. We know you married above yourself, but so did nearly all of us on the chromosone-challenged side of the fence. Keep encouraging her to put that public story out there; it's good for our self-esteem to let ourselves believe it occasionally.

Both of you: Just think. You'll never be married as long as Mama and I. Neener, neener, neener!!

ANTSYLLI said...

Thanks for all your kind words. The DVD's I am using are from Leslie Sansone. I started with "Walk the Walk" which has a 1 mile and 2 mile walk and she plays Christian music. On New Years Day, I purchased her lastest set from QVC because it was the special value of the day. It is called "Walk Slim" and included 4 DVD's. The first one has a 1 and 2 miles as well as what is called a fast 3 miles. The next DVD has a stretching and toning workout with a special band. (I have only used this once- it was too advanced for me at the time). The 3rd DVD is 4 fast miles and that is the one I am using right now. The 4th is 4 really big miles which I have not watched yet. The set cost me about $40 and it was the best investment in exercise equipment that I have made. Let me know if you want more info. She is very easy to follow and I love how she is encouraging and motivational. I would highly recommend the program because ANYONE can do it. Even Eric can do the one mile. It is great.

Pampered Princess said...

Hey Syl!!!!


Mama D said...

Happy anniversary to a wonderful couple! And congrats on your walking accomplishments! You really are an inspiration.