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That’s how many times I worked out in January. Want to know how many pounds I lost as a result of those 24 workouts? A big fat ZERO. Talk about frustrating.

The good news is, I’ve lost two pounds since February started. Yeah. Weird right? It’s like January was out to get me. Or maybe it’s because I’ve just stepped it up at the gym. I’ve been running longer and harderĀ (3 miles in less than 30:45 minutes and then 4 miles in 42:20. That 4 mile time is my best ever. Probably because I’ve never ran that far in my life to have any other numbers to compare it to. But still: BEST. EVER.) And I’ve started mixing things up more at the gym. Like last night, I did 15 minutes on the stair climber, which doesn’t seem like much, but it was the equivalent of 65 floors and I was dripping sweat all over the machine.

Speaking of dripping sweat, do you ever get sweat in your eyes? That burns like a mother.

Anyway, February is going to be a challenge. I have less than 2 months before I’ll be in a swimsuit. I need to lose about 17 more pounds (I’m down about 10 since last Fall), but I just don’t see that happening in two months. This is NOT the Biggest Loser. And I do not have hours upon hours of extra time to burn thousands of calories at the gym. So I’m gunning for 7 pounds. That sounds do-able.

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