One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

Workout Progress

In August 2007 I joined my local YMCA. You may be saying, ‘yeah, so what’ but it was a big step for this exercise hater. I lost my weight by eating healthy and "staying active". What’s staying active you ask? Well I answered it way back in this post, to sum it up I meant getting out, going for walks, dancing with the toddler and over all just moving more. That worked for me (I did lose almost 70lbs!) but I feel a consistent workout routine with weight training is a healthier way to go. In the past, I was never able to stick with a routine for very long, life always seemed to get in the way and I didn’t make working out a priority.

On this page I plan to track my workout progress much like I do with my weight. My philosophy is to stay true to the journal and that’s exactly what I plan to do. So stop back and check up on me now and then. If you notice a break in my progress by all means give me a virtual kick in the butt. I’ll probably need it!

2009 Workout Tracking

Training for my 3 goal runs this year! Made a separate training calendar, check it out here.

As of Monday April 3, I will be following this basic routine… Why? Ummm… not sure… some where, some how, along this journey I’ve become a fitness fanatic!

  • Sunday – Long Run day – increasing in mileage as I work my way up to the 1/2 and full marathons.
  • Monday – Weight Training (will post more detail on calendar)
  • Tuesday – 2-4 mile run and/or sprints paying attention to my knee and reducing distance when I need to
  • Wednesday – AM Weight Training – PM 20 minutes on bike + yoga to help stretching
  • Thursday – Workout with "the girls" (trainers other clients we have fun together) and a short run and/or sprints
  • Friday – Weight Training (will post more detail on calendar)
  • Saturday – Off

2008 Workout Tracking

November – December Continued with trainer but my running and cardio seriously decreased.

October – Signed up with a personal trainer.

July-September – Worked out consistantly, did bootcamp and Y Fitness challenge, ran in the Baltimore Marathon and then joined Ballys to mix it up a bit.

June – First half of the month I was lifting and running consistently. Second half was post surgery. Didn’t workout after June 17.

March-May – Continued to lift free weights, varying upper and lower body 2-3 times a week. Started RUNNING! Signed up for my first 5K.

February – Could have worked out more but added free weights. Training to meet my goals.

January – Continued to do Nautilus Machines and 30-60 minutes of cardio

2007 Workout Totals

August – December

My first few months I tracked using a system at the gym

Total Wt lifted
Stations Sets Reps CV
445,463 403 801 8,162 1,212 4,768

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    January 28, 2009

    Hi Roni!
    Love the site!
    I have a question for you, I am a former Jazzercise instructor that has a new passion for running. Can you tell me a bit about the cardio/strength training workouts your trainer has you do…. are you training using machines or free weights, both? Just looking for some ideas and I appreciate any of your input!


    January 31, 2009

    Nicole – This is why I like my trainer…. we do something different every time! Sometimes weight, machines, toning exercises, the bosu, the ball, the robe, the kettle bell. You name it, we do it!
    Normally we do 2 total body workouts a week. Focusing on all major muscle groups.

    Not sure if that was much help. If I have time I’ll have him jot a few down for me.