Monday, January 30, 2012

Welcome back gordos and gordas!

Welcome back gordos and gordas!

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Sandy and I’ll be your ECG VI moderator for the next 12 weeks. I know that participation/commitment levels vary among the group, so hopefully my posts will motivate you to do your best, whatever that may be, throughout the competition.

Last year, I lost over 25lbs—almost 13% of my body--doing ECG, and thanks to continued workouts and making exercise a priority since last April, I’m close to my same weight and wearing the same size as I was when I finished ECG V.

You wouldn’t know it by looking at me, but I still workout 5-6 times per week and I run anywhere from 8-16 miles per week—I’m not saying this to brag, it’s to show how I’ve made fitness a priority and to show that age/job/whatever is no limitation for getting healthy. I’ve found the things that work best for me (thank you, Physique 57 DVDs) and I know where my pitfalls are (hello, binge drinking at The Blarney Cove!). Still, I’m feeling good physically and mentally, and that is priceless.

Please feel free to email me anything you want brought up on the blog, or even an achievement you want highlighted among the group. Let’s be here to support each other as we do what we can to improve our health and lives.


P.S. For those in the NYC-area who want to start earning bonus points—how about one or both of these races? Walkers welcome!

Cupid’s Chase 5K in Manhattan (Hudson River Park at Charles Street) on Saturday, Feb 11. Start time 10am, entry $35. More details:

Valentine’s Day 5K in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on Sunday, Feb 12. Start time 10am, entry $21. More details: