Yesterday I went for my long run. I was out running for 2.5 hours! I almost did the full 1/2 marathon course. I felt good energy wise once I got going. I can only do my long runs on the weekend so it had to get done.
My body is a little worse for wear: blisters and chafing. Lovely. Only one more training run and then it will be the grand finale race.
I my friendly weight competition I am down 2.5 lbs this week. I would have like to make more progress since it wasn’t that long ago that I lost these pounds. As long as I keep going in the right direction I will be happy.
I went for a run in the neighborhood this morning. I ran the only loop with the kids in the jogging stroller. I came across another woman (thin woman) running in the opposite direction. She was nice exchanging a few words every time. To my surprise when we met up again and again I was a little faster. I did not think I had a great run but it brought smiles that I was not being left in the dust of others. (And it is nice to surprise others that fat people are physically capable)
I am ON the wagon to weightlossville. It surprises me that I have all kinds of incentives, but I still have a feeling of repression (mostly food repression) and I keep sabotaging myself. Strange how the mind works.
I did not work out yesterday but I am good on exercise today. I did my first Tae Bo class and it was great. I like the boxing and the kicking and I can surely use the practice in the dancing.
I love the feeling during and after working out. It should be bottled for inspiration.
I am a little of a month away from my Half Marathon. Training is on track. I should finish a little faster than last time but I will still have lots of time to improve on.
Weight loss was going well-ish. I was nearly in one-underland and then I got side-tracked. Some emotional days and then needing to bake for my daughter’s birthday (for home and school) and also for a school party and I went in the wrong direction but I am back and focused on eating well.
I am making progress. Never as quick as I want but I am always happy when it is going in the right direction.
My goal is to exercise everyday and preferably twice a day. One cardio (running or swimming) and the other Power 90 workout.
For food I follow Eat To Live. I mostly follow it but there are times that it makes me feel quite deprived. I feel that I have ruined my families ability to enjoy food…. but at least we are healthier.
Next goal is another 5%. 203 lbs for January 11th 2012.
I weighed in at 219.5 this morning. I happily reversed my Thanksgiving trip gain and a little extra.
I enjoy watching the scale go down in numbers. That is my best motivator. I have lost quite a bit this week so I am mentally preparing myself for a slowed progress but so far so good and I feel as long as I do real exercise (running) than I am going in the right direction.
My goal to reach 214 for 23 Oct is a bit aggressive (5.5 lbs this week) but I am going to try for it. It is my own fault for not being mindful in the last month.
So I am off for a run.
I took a 10 day trip in which I gained 5 lbs. I ran most days so I shutter to think how much it would have been without the exercise.
So i am doing a redo of the 5 lbs lost. So far so good. Losing weights motivates me to lose more.
I went for a good run today (chasing my 5 year old on her bike). The 1/2 hour went by easily which is a good sign. I still have lots of time before the race but I would like to be very prepared.
I was spectating at a triathlon and I found $10 on the ground. There was no way to figure out which one of the thousands spectating it belonged to so I put it in my purse. Walking along a little further I heard an announcement that an upcoming 1/2 marathon race was $10 off.
So I decided since the found money was not really mine and there was a discount, it made sense to sign up for the half marathon scheduled for April 2012.
My reality is that I am 222 lbs. I just moved to the U.S. My house is far from set up. I have three children under 6. I currently can’t find time to run. My life is hectic. And I am going to succeed.