Wednesday, September 28, 2011


My trainer and I had a bit of a chat today. It seems she can really tell that the ONLY time I've been working out is my once-a-week session with her. So now I've been ordered to work out at least three days a week, including the day with the trainer. None of this sort of half-assed weight lifting at home when I feel guilty about not hitting the gym first thing in the morning like I used to do. An actual hard workout. (Odd how this was so much easier to do when I was training for the half-marathon earlier this year....)

I've also got orders to eat more vegetables and fewer grains/starches to help boost the drop in body fat percentage. Sounds like it's time to get back to green smoothies in the mornings and leafy salads at lunch.

Despite my lack of workout motivation, I still lost a pound of weight this month and dropped 2 inches off my body (including 3/4" off my waist), making a total of 16 pounds and 9.5 inches gone. Still got a ways to go to reach my body fat percentage and my cardio fitness goals, but I can get there.

I'd love to be this fit when I'm 60 years old. :-)
Ruby Carter-Pikes

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Star Trek

In anticipation of the 45th anniversary of the first airing of the original Star Trek series on television, I've been slowly but systematically working my way through the original series on Netflix. To my chagrin, I have discovered quite a few episodes that I have never seen before! On the one hand I am pleased that there are new episodes to discover. On the other hand, as a Star Trek fan I am somewhat embarrassed to only be discovering these episodes now.

I shall have to punish myself by watching all the "new" episodes repeatedly. :-)