Saturday, June 19, 2010
So, I keep falling off and coming back and each time I tell myself that it will be different this time. I have all (at least A LOT) of knowledge about what I can do right. I have made many mistakes and learned from them, at least for a little while until I give up and make them without much remorse. So what is making THIS time different?
Well, I'll tell you. A "Hotter in Your Hot Pants" challenge came my (and other derby girls') way at the right time. I had already started exercising more and tracking what I was eating because tryouts for the teams was coming up and I knew I needed to get into shape to make the dreaded 50 laps in 10 minutes. I'm doing my half-assed effort at exercising four days a week: that's two days of practice and two days at the gym. Well, along comes the challenge and I am determined to win it. Not only am I going to win it, but I am using this as my spring board to continue the journey to it's end or a healthy life style transformation. I have not tracked my eating for so many days in a row. I am also on the 14th day in a row of exercise!
That's just the beginning. A week ago I decided to try the couch to 5k program. I am not a runner. I never played sports that required much running and now I'm a skater, but I knew I needed something else to help my cardio along. First two times on the treadmill I was SHOCKED that I could run a minute without stopping. I kept up the intervals for 20 minutes and felt good. Yesterday, something happened. I am not sure where it came from, but, it was there. The determination. I was determined to run for as long as I could. I thought I would last 2 minutes, and collapsing from lack of oxygen. So I ran. Two minutes went by and I still ran. I watched the time and distance creep up. Before I knew it I was at a half a mile. I've never done that before, let's see if I can keep this up for one more minute. I kept telling myself "one more minute" until I reached a mile and then continued to run for 15 minutes straight. I had never been more unsure of what to do in my life. I wanted to laugh, cry, dance, sing and scream all at the same time. I though if I were to ever run a mile in my life, it wouldn't have happened so soon to me. I have trouble believing I did it, but if anything I'm more determined to go back and do it again!
My name is Kellie and on June 18, 2010 I ran my first mile at 31 years old!
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
I have become super excited about derby again. We have a coach who is amazing on skates and teaches very well. On the outside it seems he is teaching the basics, but it's basics that some of the more experienced girls are having trouble with and are breaking a sweat. I sweat so much last practice and it was cold! The last time I was that drenched was in the middle of summer when it was boiling hot on the track. I really feel like now I can become a great skater. Plus I have the confidence to skate outside now. I went out twice last week and was trying to jump parking blocks (trying it the key word, though).
That being said, I have really been struggling and lately my appetite has been insatiable. I can't figure out why, exactly, I have been doing the same things as before, same routine and eating times. The only thing I can figure out it is I think that when I feel hungry my body is actually trying to say that I'm thirsty. I don't think I have been drinking less water, but when I have glass of milk with dinner, I have been downing it in one gulp and wanting more right away, and usually I only have one cup at dinner and it I don't drink it all at once. So, I am going to drink more water and start tracking and coming to this site every day.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I am not drinking again. I feel so bloated, lazy and depressed. I think about exercising, but I can't get myself to do it today, even the boot camp challenge feels like too much for me. I just want to cry.
Practice yesterday was a mess. I had no energy and my back hurt almost instantly. I need to double my cardio efforts during the week, we have bouts scheduled and I am in no condition to skate.
I feel like crawling back into bed and sleeping, hoping everything will go away...but I know that's not going to happen so I have to make it through the day as best as I can, get to bed on time and start fresh tomorrow. I'm thinking of hitting the gym either in the morning or after work and start running intervals on the treadmill and doing that monday and tuesday, wednesday is skating thursdays I'm lazy, so I don't know if I would make it to the gym so maybe that's a day off then go on friday since I don't work, but making it a set time and then there's practice on saturday and taking it easy again on sunday...that sounds like a good start.
So here I go...gonna put together an exercise routine for this week. Add some strength training and I am going to push myself as hard as I can, and harder.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I had not set up any visual motivators yet and after the article today, I got to it. It was discouraging to see how far I have to go. It felt a bit like deja vu. I have tried this many times before and was wondering if I am going to stick with it to the end this time or will I give up before I lose 30 pounds like always. I know I am doing well and I have to do well or my health is going to be in serious jeopardy. My uncle is in the ICU dying right now because he was unhealthy and obese for many many years (for as long as I have been alive) and I won't let that happen to me, and I won't let it happen to anyone else.
I can do this, I will do this, for myself, for the loves of my life; my son and boyfriend, and the rest of my family. I am going to be here for a long time to come. I will show the world, it can be done!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Well, I did it, just barely, though. I made my New Year's goal of 261 by weighing in at 260.6. I do have a few more days before I would have to weigh in, though, but I kept it at my regular day and since I am under goal, I'll keep it at that.
I am noticing big changes in how my clothing feels, but I just cannot seem to lose it in my waist. I am losing all the fat from my legs and butt. I have no butt! My clothes are looser around the middle, but my legs are ready for a size smaller and my pants all look like MC Hammer pants. I need to do more ab work which would help. But, all in all, I cannot complain, I am losing weight, have more energy and I do feel terrif!
My next goal is 250 by Valentine's and hopefully in a size smaller pant, I have so many of them waiting!! I've been doing more exercise daily so I need to keep it up and add some strength training and more cardio minutes the further along I get.
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