Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I had a coworker tell me yesterday that my pants were too baggy (i.e. lots of loose fabric in the zipper/crotch area of my dress pants). She was talking with me and asking me how certain things fit and were things really tight or was I having difficulty accepting/realizing my new figure. I haven't been that stumped in a long time.
The scale, as we all know, can really drive us nuts. I just read an article by Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD on Active dot com this morning about 'What to Eat and When for Top Performance'. Number one on her list - Don't weigh yourself daily. I really wish I could step off the scale. I really should step away from it. My measurements are down (I've lost 4 inches off the hips, 4 inches off the waist, and 2 inches (if not more) from my bust since the beginning of February), I am training for a marathon, and my focus has to be different or I am going to do myself a great injustice. I may go up a handful of pounds and I have to accept (and realize) that I'm fat burning. I lost those inches from fat burning. I'm gaining muscle. I know it. My husband tells me so because he sees the changes and he tells me (and also tells me not to get too muscular. LOL).
So...I went to my fave shop-a-holic/frugal site (QVC) and looked at their sizing chart based on my measurements. I still cannot believe my eyes. A size 10. Really? I was a size 18 at the beginning of this year. Wow. I won't believe it until I try on a size 10. Wow. Isn't it amazing? Just amazing. I never had a clothing size goal...just a BMI goal. Crazy! Just plain crazy!
So I could sulk that my weight for my final BLC weigh in is not what I anticipated, but I'll take the loss of inches and clothing sizes during the challenge, along with my ramping up on marathon training.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
o.....choo!!!! Man it was hard to move this train down the track tonight. Holy smokes. I think there are some things, when thinking back, that I need to do better or I'll have more of the same:
~ walk 15 minutes post LSD
~ carb up and maximize the required calories on LSD and the days to follow
My legs felt like cinder blocks. Funny that I ever questioned why a marathon trainee would ever need an easy LSD/break. I can't wait for mine on Sunday!
Despite feeling like I was slowly chugging along, I did not do too shabby...and was actually rather consistent...but it sure didn't feel that way in the midst of it all!
Temps: High 70s
682 calories burned
I'm fitting in a Twilight 8k on the fly on Saturday...so I'll get a little extra mileage. I don't think it will do me any harm. Besides....it keeps me up in the ranks on the Nike+ Spark Challenge
Monday, July 13, 2009
Wowza was it hot today. I took the 3 youngest kids. Made sure that everyone had water. This last run of the week is always so precarious because of scheduling. I ended up being a drill sargeant to motivate everyone to keep moving. Between that, water stops, and the heat...the performance was poor. But, alas...it was better than sitting like a blob on the couch!
Temp: 84 degrees
680 calories burned
Thursday, July 09, 2009
This sparkler needed more in her regimine. Yes, I could be content with marathon training...but the nagging feeling that I could help my body prepare and endure the training and the event itself was weighing on me.
The glow of reaching my BMI goal was fading. Not a shabby achievement, but I still see that maintenance is required to improve myself that much more.
After putzing around the SP teams, I came upon a group that sets daily challenges. They tell you what to do, and how much to do. I might have days where I cannot squeeze it all in...but they won't ding me for it. But the challenge, should I choose to accept it, will still be there.
My primary goal with QuickFire is to, in short periods, incorporate moving my body...especially while at work. In addition, I'll be especially happy with the ST challenges. It has been painfully absent in my routine, and I have to stop with the excuses.
Where's your fire? I'm gonna find mine!
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