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Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
My name is Billie, I am a 43 year old mother of two. I have been mostly losing the battle of the bulge for the past 20+ years, now I'm ready to lose it for good. Come along on my journey to beat the battle.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil 4:13

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Battle of the Bulge - Day 19

Ok I must start working out. I did check out the Curves facility near my house, while convenient to my house, I drive an hour home and they close at 7, so if I get caught in traffic I would never make it to work out. Then that's just another excuse, although not entirely my fault I wouldn't do something else after battling traffic and getting home late. HOWEVER, I did watch some people doing their workout, as the girl was demonstrating the machines. Shane says this really doesn't count as a workout though. LOL

I also homeschool my son, so with working full time, homeschooling, trying to have a social life and working out, I really don't have a lot of time. But I am going to do this. I am going to work out, I am going to keep on track with my eating and finally win the battle.

I am going to check out another workout facility on my way home today, Snap Fitness. It is a 24 hour place, so if I get caught in traffic I could still work out. This will be an ok fix for now, I know they have treadmills and elipitical thingy, but once I really start losing I want to be able to tone up my arms, legs and abs. This is why I am checking it out before I commit, I don't know what kind of equipment they have. I really kind of like the Curves atmosphere because it's a circuit where you do different parts of your body, and most is low impact, which is what I need. I have plantar fasciitis, which is a shortening of the tendons in your foot. I have it in both feet which is really painful if I'm walking for long periods of time. Therefore, the need for low impact.

I am doing good with the calorie intake, so my only problem is the workout. Gotta get this going.

Quote for the Day - Do your best every day, and your life will gradually expand into satisfying fullness.


  1. I have plantar fasciitis too...it hurts! I wear special sandals when I'm not in dressier shoes and it's really helped with my pain.

    Way to preserve and find the right gym/program for you. If you don't like it,you probably won't go. I'm cheering for you!

  2. I'm new to your blog, and just wanted to offer support. There's so much you can accomplish workout out at home! I realize that home workouts are not for everyone (I still maintain my gym membership), but you may want to give it a try. I can point you in the direction of FREE workouts that require minimal (if any) equipment (you can accomplish alot with just bodyweight exercise) if you're interested in giving this a shot!!!! Just email me at AskTheTrainer@CatapultFitnessBlog.com

    Either way, good luck!!

  3. I belong to a very no-frills gym ... plenty of treadmills and machines. I find that I am more likely to go there than to put in a DVD at home. I do it, just not as often. The 24 Hour place sounds very flexible if they have everything else you want.