Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Week 48 - Last Chance Workout (sort of)

So last night was date night and we didn't know what to do, only that we wanted to do something.  We have our little $300 car to drive which just lost it's blower so there is no air or heat whatsoever.  Needless to say it gets VERY COLD and FOGGED while driving.  It also has no shocks so it's like riding in an old wooden rollercoaster.  Yes, it's fun (for the first few minutes).  So last minute, we decided to go to the gym.  The gym isn't very far, ya know!  We haven't been to the gym in... hmmm... months.  Probably over 50 pounds ago for me!  Isn't that horrible?  We have a yearly membership and we should take advantage of it more.

So off to the gym we went.  We even forgot our Ipods it's been so long.  And since today was our weigh-in, I realized that this was our "Last Chance Workout".  I wouldn't have known what that means last week since I just started watching The Biggest Loser season 9 on Hulu this week.  (Another post about that altogether!).  Can I say "WOW".  It was a different me on that treadmill.  I thought to myself "This is cool!"


Brent rocked the elliptical!  He told me, "It's so much easier than the last time we were here!  I can just cruise it now!"  This wasn't a "Last Chance" workout in intensity by any means.  In fact, it was more of a "Hey, this is fun, now let's move on"  We went straight to the pool, then hot tub, then sauna, and ended in that vapor sauna room.  I was really cold and could have sat all night in the hot tub.

Weigh-in this morning showed that I lost 2 pound and Brent lost 2 pounds!  Yay!
(Yes, my hubby's name is Brent... I might as well refer to his name instead of always just calling him the hubs!)
Brent is back into his losing game and he is getting in on!  Bring on 2011!

Speaking of Brent... he is gone this morning.  Right now as I write this, he is on a plane to Idaho.  Why, you may ask.  He is flying out there to bring something home.  THIS is the surprise.  I will show pictures when he gets home with it.  This is all a BIG THANKS to a very kind brother.  You will have to wait and see what it is.  I am having a hard time waiting myself!

So I bid you adieu for at least a day and hope you are feeling WARM, being GENTLE with yourself, and celebrating LIFE because it's GOOD!
XOxoXO ~Margene

8 comments:

Natalia said...

You guys are AMAZING! Good for you getting to the gym...epecially on date night! :)

Lucy said...

Your date night sounds perfect
!

Hmmm....could it be a car?

Jennifer said...

That sounds like a great time! And awesome for the 2 lbs each. Cant wait to hear about your surprise!

Jennifer

Karla said...

perfect date night :)

Julie said...

I found your two pound but I'm giving them away next week, any takers? :o) No, you can't have them not hubs either.
You guys are really rocking. Keep it up girl. Can't wait to see what's coming home.
Take care and have a blessed weekend.

A Journey to a new me... said...

You guys are rocking it!! and surprise? I like surprises and can't wait to see what he brings home!

Ann (-51 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

It is awesome, when family is such a blessing!

Congratulations to you both, on losing the pounds. I know Brent must be thrilled, after being stuck.

I was so happy to read this uplifting post, after feeling so defeated myself. Thanks, Margene, and for your encouraging words as well. I'm sticking with it, rolling with whatever nature tosses at me. Onward and downward ...

spunkysuzi said...

Awesome!! Kudo's to both of you :)