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Pile on the Miles 2012

Posted Oct 24 2012 3:09pm

Pile on the Miles 2012

I just signed up for the annual Pile on the Miles challenge on Monica’s blog . I also participated in Pile on the Miles last year.

The premise behind pile on the miles is pretty simple – instead of piling on the pounds during the holiday season, you work towards running or walking more each week. You set a personal goal for yourself and update a spreadsheet weekly. It’s a great way to hold yourself accountable as well as a way to win prizes!

Pile on the Miles goes from November 1st – December 1st, so if you’re interested, go sign up!  You don’t have to have a blog or even run tons of miles to sign up – it’s for everybody.

Yesterday’s Evening Workout

  • Zumba – 60 minutes

Notes to self:

a) You can’t dance to save your life. At all. Not even a little. But that’s okay because you’re having fun.

b) If you wear tiny shorts while dancing, they are going to keep riding up and make you look like you’re not wearing any pants. Then you’ll spend the next 45 minutes trying to pull them down while dancing. Do not wear shorts to Zumba again – even if it’s humid.

Today’s Workout

  • 1.35 miles pink treadmill
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

So far, I’m coming in first in Bingo with the most cards completed!

I’m not sure if it even matters who’s in first because I think the final prize is a raffle drawing. Of course, it’ll benefit me because I’ll have more cards entered into the raffle, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed because the prize is a gym membership. I think they’re giving away a 3 month and a year membership. That would be nice because I pay $55 a month for my gym membership.

When I belonged to Cardinal Fitness, I paid about $10 a month, but that only included the gym only. At my gym now, I get use of the fitness center, unlimited fitness classes, and use of the kid’s room. So, to me, it was worth it, especially the kid’s room when Jaden wasn’t in school.

After the gym, I had a couple of errands to run, so I packed a black cherry Greek yogurt in my handy-dandy cooler to eat after BodyPump. Only 100 calories and 10 grams of protein. Plus, black cherry yogurt is awesome.


For lunch today, I made an egg and potato bowl – my bowl included: scrambled egg whites, sautéed potato, garlic, broccoli,and cheese.

It was delicious!

Well, I’m off to work on my Halloween costume!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you eat more around the holidays?
  • Favorite holiday food?
  • If you have a gym membership, how much do you pay?
  • Can you dance?

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