Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Ok, so I'm pretty far off target for SALLIE51's challenge. I decided instead of getting discouraged, especially since I've been behind since the beginning, I'd revamp my goals. I've got 13 weeks, and I'd like to lose 15 pounds. That's just over 1 pound a week, I really think (hope) that's doable. I'll keep updating here. So, here we go!
8/15 - 210.5 I've got 20 weeks to meet my goal!!!
8/22 - 209 ( - 1.5)
8/29 - 208 (-1 fell short this week, have to make that up!)
9/5 - 207 (-1, still behind)
9/12 - 205.5 (-1.5, still behind. I need a REALLY good week)
9/19 - 203 (-2.5)
9/26 - 207 (+4, CRAP! I may have to revamp these goals)
10/3 - 205 (-2)
10/10 - 203 (-2)
10/ 17 - 198.5 (-4.5) ONEderland, baby!!
10/24 - 198.6
January 1, 2012 goal weight 190!!! -
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Melissa (MADTHENURSE) and I met in College in 1994 and, except for a brief time after college, have been inseparable since. Despite the 160 miles between us, we've managed to be together quite often, not only for the milestones in our lives... weddings, births, and Holidays, but we've also seen a few beaches, and amusement parks as well. So, how could we NOT get healthy together?
I convinced her to do the "Her Times" 5K, sponsored by our local newspaper. It's a race for woman only, so I thought that would be the perfect one to start with. It was a typical fall day in Erie, Pa, and if anyone has been here when fall hits, you know that means we've gone from 80 degrees and sunny to 50 and rainy the very next day. I love living in a lake town, but it has its drawbacks. So... we were "lucky" enough to have 50 degrees and rainy, YAY!!! Can you feel the sarcasm?
Initially, she told me her goal was just to cross the finish line, but then I found out that she was hoping to complete it in 1:15. Well, I fogot my HRM, so there was no way for me to tell how we were doing. There were 652 woman at the race and our official time was 58:56, which is great for her first race. Not only did she finish, despite the wind, rain, and the occasional sea lion or shark, (you'll have to wait and see if she blogs about that) but she finished well under her goal.
I can't express how proud I am of her, and I'm so excited to be on this journey with her. She did so well yesterday, and I know this won't be the last 5k we do together!
Her Times 5K October 1, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I updated my status last night with "I'm going to channel my inner Ben Davis so I can run." If you don't know who he is, check this out...
This video was sent to me by ON2VICTORY a couple of months ago, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since. Never in my life have I EVER ran anywhere. I hated gym class all through school, didn't take any PE classes in college, and I hardly even played with my own kids outside because I would have to run after them.
I've tried doing the C25K program a few times when I first started this journey and never got past week 5. I wasn't enjoying it and couldn't figure out WHY anyone would want to run anywhere. I used the excuse, I'm too fat to run... well, we all know THAT isn't true! And the fact is, I really do WANT to run. To me, running = healthy. I don't plan on making a career out of it or running marathons or anything, but I want to run a 5k.
So... I decided on Monday that I would sign up to RUN the Turkey Trot... this year... not next year like I planned... I'm terrified and excited at the same time. I have 8 weeks to train, and I'm using the 5K your way program here on Spark. I started with week 3, because I know I can run for at least 2 minutes at a time. Last night was my first night and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with myself. I know, to some, 2 minutes of continuous running isn't much, but I'VE never done it before. I completed the 30 minute training and I felt really good after.
I'm still nervous about it, but I REALLY think I can do this. It also helps that I have people like LCHADBOURNE, ON2VICTORY, MOONBIRD, LOTUSFLOWER, and others to look up to. These rock stars have run 5K's to marathons, and I'm sure they all had the same mixed feelings I have. Self doubt, excitement, and a little nausea. And, like the others, I WILL do this! One step at a time. I'll keep ya'll updated!
Oh, and if anyone has an android phone, they have a FREE app called "exer time" and it's great. It lets you set intervals for your training. It's really easy to use and it also has a C25K programmed into it already.
Monday, September 19, 2011
So I had the week off from exercise and I'm conflicted. I lost 2.5lbs this week, which is the biggest movement I've seen on the scale in a LONG time. I know I need to get back to the workouts, but a week off and a huge loss has me NOT wanting to. It's kind of a head says "no", but my heart says "yes" kind of thing. I guess I'm just looking for advice from anyone. Especially anyone who's had this happen. I'm sure this has all been a case of "I changed up my routine, and good things happened" but I just would like some feed back. Thanks sparkies!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Labor Day weekend, I hit the 100 pounds lost mark. I was happy, but not as happy as I thought I would/should be. For the last couple weeks, I've been dealing with some really weird emotions because of it. Last week, I decided I needed a break. At first, I was going to take a break from the ENTIRE weight loss journey, but decided that would be a HUGE mistake. Seeing as how I've been dealing with these crazy emotions, the last thing I needed to do, was to throw all food sense out the window. Instead, I opted for a workout free week. I was drained physically and emotionally, and I felt like I needed to do this. From Saturday until Sunday I didn't do anything. No walking, no gym, no Zumba, nothing and by Wednesday, I was going crazy. However, I was getting a lot of needed sleep. I go to the gym at 4am 3 days a week, so I really enjoyed sleeping in until 6am. Also, I wasn't asleep on the couch by 9pm either, which hubby really enjoyed! So how did it go... well, because I wasn't going to workout, I ate at the VERY bottom of my calorie range, and I've lost weight. We'll see how exactly much at tomorrow's weigh in. Although, I DID need sleep, I really missed the workouts. And the longer the week got, the more worried I got about not wanting to get back to it. This afternoon, I was SO excited to go for a walk, I was like a puppy jumping around by the door. It felt great, but I'm a little stiff, so it'll be an interesting week.
So if I did so well this week, why am I crying? Well, yesterday when I got home from the zoo, it was pretty chilly in the house. I looked for a sweatshirt, which I don't have yet, and found one of hubby's pull over fleeces. I yanked it out of the closet, saw that it was only a large, and thought "I'll never get into this, but I'll try it on, it might be good enough." IT FIT!!!!!! The large fit!!! Mike is 5'10" and weighs about 170, I've never weighed less than him, let alone fit into anything he owns. Instantly, I broke into tears. I called my mom and she couldn't figure out what was "wrong" I was sobbing AND laughing so hard. I finally got it out and she kind of laughed at me and said "You weren't this happy when you lost 100 pounds!" I didn't want to take the fleece off. Even when I put fish in the oven for dinner and it made the house hot... I just opened the windows! This has meant so much more to me that ANY milestone I've hit so far on this journey.
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