Saturday, February 16, 2013

Weight Loss Rewards + Dreaming of Summer

I try to reward myself with something for every 5 pounds I lose, bringing me closer to my ultimate goal of losing a total of 100 pounds. I keep track of all of my weight loss rewards in the "Weight Loss Rewards" tab, above.

This past week, I have reached a new all time low of 230 lbs. I went shopping two nights ago not knowing what I might find, but knowing that it was time for a new reward gift. Nothing was really appealing to me until I got in to the fitness section of the store (times sure have changed for me)! I was drawn to the wide array of yoga mats they had in stock. There were some priced as low at $7, so I grabbed a pink one and didn't think twice.

The yoga mat is a good reward in that it will help me as I continue on in my weight-loss journey. I have hard wood floors so doing yoga, floor exercises and stretching will be more comfortable with this mat. I am also looking forward to spring and summer when I can use this mat outside in the grass, or on the stone patio by my pond. Strecthing by the pond with a cup of tea is one of my favorite things to do before work in the mornings (again, times have defintiely changed). I can't wait until we get that warmer weather so I can spend some time outside, again!

Our pond in the summer.

Our pathway in the summer.

Our backyard, last summer.

What is your favorite time of year?
My answer in late winter will be summer, but if you ask me in late summer, the answer will be fall!


  1. I really enjoy reading your blog. The colors and layout are fantastic. Your goals are rewards are quite inspirational. Your back yard looks like an amazing and peaceful place for yoga. Keep it up.

  2. great reward! I'm not quite done with winter yet, but I am starting to look forward to the new outdoors running group I joined for the spring and to my bike rides to work!
    2:30! you're really moving now, keep it up girly, you've found the balance!

  3. Great Job Kay! My favorite time of year is fall! I like the warm days but the cool nights... the smell of the fall air and the leaves changing are my favorites!

  4. My favorite time of year is ALWAYS summer!

  5. You have a very lovely backyard! And hey, WTG, you! Such an inspiration. :)

  6. I'm totally ready for summer. February is such a drag - especially at the end!
    Congrats on your weight loss progress!