Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One "Thing" Done ... 100 More to Go!

I am thrilled to report that I accomplished one of my most challenging goals from my list of 101 Things to do in 1001 Days last weekend! I am over the moon about this one!

Back in October, I wrote a reflective post about my literal and figurative ups and downs with my then new found venture in cycling. To give you a clue, the post was titled Bike is a Four Letter Word. Ha! I know what you're thinking that four letter word is... and believe me, there were indeed times that I was so frustrated and that particular four letter word did in fact pass my lips. Once when I took a rough fall and then a couple of other times as I struggled with two particular segments of our route that were fairly tough climbs up the mountain. Back then, I had to stop twice on each of those two climbs to catch my breath and lower my heart rate before continuing on. Gah! Those stops were so frustrating and disappointing. I was determined, however, to climb those hills without stopping so I made it one of my goals in my list of 101 Things to do in 1001 Days.

Work hard in spin class over the winter.

Run regularly and simply do more cardio workouts to improve my fitness level and endurance.

Lose some weight.

Keep trying and hope like crazy that I'd meet my goal and conquer those mountains by the end of the summer.

To my utter delight and extreme satisfaction...

I DID IT!!!!

I conquered my cycling loop through the reservation on MAY 15, 2010 and can now climb those mountains without stopping!!!

I was confident I'd reach my goal within 1001 days, and was hoping to reach it by July or August .... but the fact that I accomplished this in May is just so much sweeter! Go, me! :)

Do you have a fitness goal you're working toward this year?

I'd love to hear about it and cheer you on.


  1. Yea Team Christine! Good job!

    My what goals? I'm sorry, there's so much noise around here..........

  2. Sweet! I love reaching a goal early. I'm still working on mine (lose another pant size), but loving going to Zumba so it doesn't feel like work!

  3. Congrats on achieving this goal. You Rock!

    My goal is to lose weight and I'm slowly achieving it. I have to remember it took years to put the weight on and it may take years to lose the weight and to stay off.

  4. Woohoo! Congrats, Christine! :D

    As for fitness goals? I'm settling for cheering you on, does that count? ;)

    I love the idea of the list, btw.

  5. Congratulations on sticking it through and reaching your goal! Woohoo!

  6. Thank you all for being my personal cheering squad!!!

    Phyl... LOLOL!

    Good luck with your goal! You can do it! :)
    And I agree with you--Zumba is a blast and a very good workout!

    Thanks!!! :)
    You've been doing well with your weight loss, too! I know what you mean about reminding yourself that it took time to gain excess weight and it'll take time to lose it, too. For me, I'm thinking I wasn't complaining about enjoying all that extra food I was consuming and not exercising so much. So to suffer some caloric deprivation for 6-9 months is the price I have to pay and I should pay it without complaining. Although I admit I do sometimes complain to my husband when I'm hungry and I don't have room in my caloric budget for anything extra.

    Thank you!! :D
    Umm... cheering me on DOES count for a fitness goal... as long as you're bouncing up and down A LOT! LOL! ;)

    Thanks for the kudos!! :)

  7. AWESOME! It's not even summer yet so you are way ahead of schedule.

    Goals? My usual are be healthier and lose weight. Someday...

  8. Way to go! My summer fitness goal is to continue to be able to climb the stairs to our front door without stopping for breath! What? There's like 12 of the suckers! I can't see my feet! My lung capacity is diminished!

  9. My goodness woman, is there anything you can't do?! hahaha CONGRATULATIONS Christine! I'm sooo happy for you! Fitness goals?

    I used to wake up and do yoga every morning--- I'm getting back into it and L-O-V-E it! I'm trying to start jogging in the morning too :D

    So happy you achieved your goal!

  10. Way to go Christine! I just love hearing how far you've come. You deserve it, sweetheart!

  11. WoOoOooOoo HOoOooOooOOo!! I'm so0OoO00Ooo happy for you!!! And you made your goal under your goal! I'm so darn proud of you!

  12. Congrats! That's fantastic! Roll on the next goal :)

  13. Christine!! That is so awesome!

    Go, You! Go, You!

    100 more to go!!

    I would love to get into a workout routine, not so much to lose weight but to tone up. And it's good for the heart and makes you feel good afterward. Going to the gym alone, though, is not very appealing :(.


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