Wednesday, September 05, 2012
... Make lemonade right? That's how the saying goes? Well, if that's the case, I've made so many gallons of lemonade I could put Country Time out of business.
But I don't want to make lemonade anymore. I want things to go the way I have planned, or the way they SHOULD go. I have been consistent with my half marathon training, tracking my food, and just having all around good SP days. So why am I not losing weight? Is it possible to put in the miles I put in, and fuel my body for those miles, and still lose weight? I'm beginning to think not so much.
What I do know is that I'm so very sick of this. If I felt good while being at this weight, I'd ignore it, as I have before. But I'm not feeling good. I feel like I did before I took the step to really lose weight. My clothes don't fit. I don't want to get dressed. When I have to wear something other than yoga pants and t-shirts, I find the loosest thing I can that still looks good. I refuse to buy bigger clothes when I know I used to fit in what I have!!!
But I don't know what to do. I started thinking about when I first joined SP. What did I do all those years ago to lose weight. It seems like a lifetime ago, and yet, has it really been 5 years since I started my journey??? Back then, I ate between 1200-1500 calories. My workouts weren't as high impact as they are now- Walk Away the Pounds videos compared to marathon training. I've considered eating very low again, but when I do that my runs suffer. So, back to the question at hand, is it possible to lose weight while in training mode?
I know this has been a jumble of rambles, but I think I need to put it all out there. I'm already feeling a little better. I was tempted to start a whole knew SP page. Start as if this is my first time. I think that might be extreme. But I will adjust my ticker to the number I saw last, and I'll put in my most recent measurements, and maybe I'll see what other "new beginning" changes I can make.
Weight as of Tuesday Sept 4th
164.6 ( )
Measurements as of August 6th (I've been afraid to measure since)
Bicep 12 3/4
Chest 33 1/2
Waist 30 1/2
Abs 32 1/2
Thigh 24 3/4
I have a four mile run tomorrow. Friday is a rest day, but I might MAYBE do some yoga. And Saturday I have 5 miles.
My typical week will return next week and looks like this-
Monday- 3 miles
Tuesday- Cross train, either yoga or kickboxing
Wednesday- 4 miles
Thursday- 3 miles
Saturday- 6 miles
Monday, July 23, 2012
It's been months and months since my last blog. And what do I have to show for it? Not a whole lot! Well... that's not exactly true. I have thousands of pictures :) It's been a busy 3-4 months for me. A quick run down would tell you that I pushed and rocked the workouts until we went on our cruise in May. I felt great and had a fabulous time. Scott and I were active every single day and I truly believe that even with the many food options that we took advantage of, I did very well. We came home and kept busy with other smaller trips and a month after the cruise, I went to Las Vegas with Scott for a conference and met my SP Bestie Roxanne. Again, we walked all over town, no less than 6-8 miles every day, we shared meals and had some bikini time at the pool. The last couple weeks have been somewhat stressful with mini-jobs coming up for me and almost nonstop company. I blame that on the way I have felt in addition to seeing 165 on the scale :( I never stopped working out, and with the exception of some seriously poor choices last week, I was eating right.
Last week I got back to logging my food and saw a 3 pound difference. I know at least a pound or two was water weight, but it's still something. I was a little more relaxed over the weekend, but still logged everything, and even went on a 14 mile bike ride with Scott!! I feel myself gaining control of my life again and it is good! I have 95 days until Soaring Wings Half Marathon and I feel more unprepared now than I did my very first year I ran it. Like I said, I have been working out, but not doing much running. It's been 110 every day here with heat indexes higher than that. I've been so busy, which causes crazy exhaustion so the thought of getting up early before the sun comes up hasn't been appealing. Not that it matters because it's still at least 80 at 5:00am. So I've done other stuff.
I can't do other stuff anymore. I HAVE to run. My official training starts in about two or three weeks. Usually by then I have run at least a few long runs ranging from 6-9 miles. At this point, I'll be thrilled to get up to 6. No Excuses right?
I want to feel the way I did on my cruise but won't have time for a lot of strength training. So my plan is to do planks and dips after each run. And if, in my day, I can fit in some other stuff I'll do that. But I'll be running 5 days a week for training, and I treasure my off days too much to add another 30-60 minutes workout.
In addition to all that, my regular running buddy has been having knee trouble and won't be doing that half marathon with me. I didn't want to run it by myself, and the thought of NOT running it made me sad. So Scott and I compromised. I'm going to do my best to run faster, and he said he would slow his pace. (Last year he got a sub-two! ... and that was with a bum ankle...) So when I train, I'll be training for speed too. I'm not a speed runner. Wish me luck!
I believe I am now all caught up. I'd like to post my weekly runs if I can remember. I'm not sure if I'll do it for the week coming up, or the week I have done. I guess I can start now with this week. It's basic training for now.
Monday-Friday: 3 miles each day, with planks and dips at the end. However, I would love to push for 4 on Friday.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
I bought these shorts almost 4 years ago shortly after I had originally reached my goal. In all my ups and downs they never fit quite perfectly. They were always a bit tight around my waist, and would ride up between my legs. I am so thrilled to say that last week when I put them on THEY FELT SO GOOD! I'm happy to wear them now instead of making myself wear them because it's too hot to wear anything else. There are no rolls or pudge hanging over the top of the waist band. When I run they don't ride up quite so much. I have a feeling that might just be a fact of a runner's life. Big thighs. But maybe not.
The is the best kind of progress. The scale hasn't gone down. In fact, it has hit 160 again. But I can ignore that because the shorts I bought when I weighed 150 fit better NOW than they did THEN!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Sometimes I wonder why I even bother.
I realize my posts haven't been very encouraging lately. I am working on that. I really am. I suppose my blogging here is more for me and I shouldn't worry about it. But even if it's just for me I don't like to be a downer.
I was really looking forward to today. It's been two weeks since I started a regular routine. I've worked so hard. So very hard. I thought for sure I'd see results.
The only results I saw were my measurements being up. At first I was frustrated and then I got angry and even more determined. Now I'm just sad. No one should work this hard and not see positive results.
I won't let it stop me. But geez, it's just not fair.
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