Sunday, July 18, 2010
I am overwhelmed by the response of my last blog entry. I never really thought anyone reads these, so it's amazing that it was picked to be a popular blog post. I truly appreciate all the comments that everyone has left. It helped me to realize what a tremendous support system this really is. Thank you all so much!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I went on a run and walk tonight just to relieve stress and get in some extra steps. While I was on my run, I had the thought, "I'm not fat". What was weird about thinking this was that I didn't immediately have 3 other thoughts attacking that one. It seems that I actually believe that I'm not fat now. It was such an intense moment of realization for me, but it's something so simple. I felt like yelling it out loud. It was liberating and powerful. I am growing stronger everyday, both physically and mentally, and I'm proud of myself. And now I can fully realize that. :-)
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I just realized that I hadn't updated after I ran my 10K mud run. It went really well. My friend who I signed up with didn't train as much as I had, so I ended up walking more than I would have otherwise because I didn't want to ditch her. We had a blast. It was much harder than we thought it would be, but we made it in an hour and 43 minutes which I think is pretty good for two non-runners through the mud and over and around obstacles. We're doing it again next year. It helped me to feel and realize that I am strong, powerful, and beautiful. I loved the exhileration!
This week marked the beginning of a "diet". My parents both lost 35 lbs. last year on the Lindora program and know that I have been trying to lose weight as well, so they ordered me the online program for Christmas. Since I was in the middle of training for the race (and still breastfeeding my daughter), they knew I wouldn't be able to actually start the program until about this month. I was hoping that I would lose all the weight I wanted to as a result of training for the race (and I have lost a LOT, but still have those last pesky 4 lbs.). Anyway, so I decided to start the program just to see what it was like to eat a high-protein, low-carb/calorie/fat diet. I'm hoping to lose those last four pounds for sure, but I'm also hoping for a greater awareness of how things like protein and carbs affect my body. I've never tried to limit or cut anything completely out of my diet before (I'm more of an "all things in moderation" kind of girl) so this will be quite an experience for me. Here's my Lindora journal entry for today:
"I am so glad this is the last prep day! I feel like I've been eating SOOO much. It's actually been really hard to get in such big meals, snacks, and all the water that I've been drinking. So far I'm doing pretty well. Excited to get going on the protein days but nervous as well. It'll be the first time in my life that I've ever even thought about limiting my carbs (which I love so much)! I can do this though. And it's not like I have tons of weight to lose. I'm really in it for the lifestyle change and changing my thinking to healthier habits. I just need to be more aware of what exactly I'm putting into my body. Here we go!"
So that's it. Tomorrow is my first day of all protein and very limited carbs. Nervous and excited. Wish me luck!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
I was on my run last night and just happened to start thinking about how God knows what we need better than we do. I thought I needed a weight machine- He gave me dumbbells. I thought I needed to take fancy classes at a gym (requiring a gym membership)- He gave me great workout videos (thank you, Jillian Michaels). I thought I needed a treadmill- He gave me a safe neighborhood to run in. It's funny how many things we "need" in life that we're just fine without. Last night, I ran 5K for the first time and I feel really good about myself. I don't think it would have happened if I would have had a gym membership or treadmill (I find it sooo hard to be motivated while running on a treadmill). I have officially lost 16 lbs and am 4 lbs away from my goal. I'm amazed and impressed with how far I've come. So, my conclusion (which I've known all along, but need to be reminded of sometimes) is that God knows what we need and is our Great Provider.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
As of the first of the year, my husband and I (along with my dad and a couple of our friends) are signed up to run the Camp Pendleton 10K Mud Run this June. In light of that, I have really stepped up my running routine. Saturday, I even managed to run my husband's four mile route! I didn't run the entire time, because I'm not used to running up hills, or for that distance, but I made it in 48 minutes, which I don't think is too bad. I'm excited for all the progress I've been making. A couple weeks ago, I had to go buy smaller jeans because my post-preggo jeans are now too big. I'm still waiting to fit into the pre-preggo jeans, but I feel like I'm on my way! Just a quick update since I haven't spent much time on here lately!
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