Monday, May 24, 2010

The Attack of the Jens and Fun Hiking...

I was a lucky girl this weekend and got to meet up with Jen and Jen.  I had such a great time with these ladies, they are so beautiful!  I also got meet Jen's (from Arizona) mom, she was so sweet!  Here is a picture that her mother was kind enough to take for us...


After brunch I went to Jen's apartment to get some clothes!  She gave me another pile of goodies, she is so good to me.  I received a few things that where given to her by other bandsters, I love that, so cool!

Sunday morning I had a training session with my trainer and worked a lot on the upper body strength.  I was almost in tears by the end, feel the burn!!  When I came back up to my apartment Dan had made me an egg white omelet, so nice!

Dan and I have been talking a lot lately about being more active.  He is very fit and athletic and loves to go hiking.  Every time we have gone hiking in the past it ends in shouting and tears.  I give up when it gets too hard and then we have the same argument about how I am so unhappy being fat and Dan is mad because I won't do anything to change it.  The argument then "snaps" me back to reality and I realize what I am doing to my body and I join Weight Watchers, again!  Needless to say, we have not gone hiking in over two years.

Well, that is until yesterday!  After breakfast Dan and I went Hacklebarney State Park to go hiking.  It was AWESOME!  I was very sweaty and bright red in the face, but I did it.  I can't believe how different my mindset was this time.  I WANTED to sweat and challenge myself.  I am sure the trails that we did were too easy for Dan, but he was a good sport!  There were a few steep climbs, some rocky paths and then one semi-paved path.  Here are some pics...




I am a hot mess in the next couple!



After all of this and the training sessions, I am very upset about the 2 pound gain this week.   Hopefully tomorrows fill will do the trick and get me back on track!

Three posts in one day - what is wrong with me?!  That's it, no more today - I promise!

Have a great day my little pups!




9 comments:

Jen said...

It was so fun to meet you!!!
And that hiking looks awesome!! What a beautiful place!! You look cute in the pics!
Don't sweat the 2lb gain.. you were very active.. it'll go back down!!

tessierose said...

Great job on the hiking! And I'm so jealous, you all look great, btw!

jennyr1222 said...

Awesome job Colleen!!! I was a big slug this weekend. And after brunch I did laundry and drank two beers. Since then I have been so incredibly tight. Apparently I don't need fills. I just need to drink a couple of beers when I feel too loose = instant restriction. BIZARRE!

MandaPanda said...

That's great that Dan wants to be so active! It's a good motivator. And, sweat and all, you look awesome!

Bonnie said...

It's so much fun meeting another blogger in person. Congrats on the hike. It definitely helps to have an active hubby.

Dinnerland said...

Don't worry about the gain, it can often be a sign of muscle building or water retention from muscle growth!
Good luck with the fill...

The Former Fat Girl said...

Just starting to find my way around lady but want to say congrats !! I feel like its been a million years and you just look fab...especially in the face my god ( cant see the rest). Hey here's an idea lets do a bandster hike ??!!!!

Band-Babe said...

You girls are so lucky! Looks like you had an amazing time.

Catherine55 said...

Hi, Colleen!! Great pics! Send me an e-mail when you have a sec. . chroniclesfrombandland(at)gmail.com. Wanted to see about meeting up.

Hope all is well with you!