Tuesday, October 06, 2009
I discovered something horrible this week.. my workout playlists bore me and do not motivate me to give that extra ten or fifteen minutes.. so I am asking you! What do you work out to?
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Today was my first 5K ever. I have waiting and (kinda) training for weeks... and finally it came. I went with my good friend, Jared. As we were waiting until the walkers could begin the 5K, Jared and I watch the first runners come back. It was so awesome and we were both thinking how we should have run enviously. As the walk began, I was thinking it was no big deal - I go on 3 mile walks all the time. We kept up a 15 minute/mile pace for the race. In fact, my/our goal was doing it in 45 minutes and we did it in 48 minutes! It was pretty amazing!
I realized I learned some stuff between the waiting and completing the 5K. 1) I am out of shape again - the 3 miles was intense. I need to get back into shape and need to work out like I did before. Yep, that means two hours a day - no more of this slacking business. 2) I want to do MANY 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and maybe even a marathon someday soon. I am going to start training for Grandma's Half Marathon in June. I want to do it. 3) Also, I realized I want to be runner. Than, I was like wait, why can't I be a runner? Just be a runner.. what am I waiting for? For me to be size 10 - I am not neccessary going to be anymore ready at that point than right now..
So... if you want someone to run with - call me up! I like running with someone.. I will do this!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
At the beginning of summer, I never thought I could lose weight. I followed my friends advice: exercise and eating right. Mind you, not at the same time. One small change at a time. Eventually, these small changes started to be stick. In fact, last week, I tried to quit. Seriously, I ate like crap and did not exercise as much. And.. I felt like crap! Now I notice when I do work out and eat right, my body hums like an engine.
With these changes, I am not that person I was in May - haha.. I ate a salad and salmon for lunch today and it was great! I used to avoid salad like it was a plaque. I eat more fruit. Don't get me wrong I still eat my sweets but I am hoping to switch those out along with my bad carbs.. haha!
Oh I am so excited for this. I can do this! My counselor said that I need to make it a priority and she is right. This is about me and it is my me time. I just need to make time. In the end, it makes me more efficient and energized! Good luck to all of you guys!!!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Things are changing.. for the better.
For the last few years I have felt bad about my body. Where I look in the mirror and I thought I looked gross. The last time I felt gross was when I was laying in bed and felt like a body of fat jello. This was not fun. Since that moment I have taken small steps forward to a new me. Just as in walking a mile, you cannot be fit over night. At the beginning of the summer, I weight 260. As I look back on me, I look like someone blew me up with air. Not even kidding! Fast forward to today, I think I weigh 235ish. Yup, I have lost near 25 lbs. About half the weight I really want to lose. I would have thought it would be so empowering to lose weigh but it is. It is like if I can do this - I can do anyhting! I seem to have more confidence. Today, I decided to wear something cute rather than the bagging t-shirts I have. Well, what kinda made my day was how a guy looked me up and down. And a cute guy. It was one of the nicest compliments.. haha! He wasn't sleazy and did not do it in a sleazy way. Maybe he looked down and up because I walking and my shoes are noisy. Who know - who cares. The important thing is that it made me feel really good.
Besides that, I have noticed that I like walking and running. When I am walking, I will break out in a run. I think that is the most fun to do. Just randomly run. When I do stop running I am like why didn't I keep going. Currently, I can run a whole 1/4 of a mile WITHOUT stopping. For me, that is pretty amazing. Also, I seem to eat healthier.. and so many other things.
I am not sure if it is part of my weight loss or what but I am excited for classes this semester. I have great classes, a nice bf, and things seem to be going in the right direction! I lvoe it and wanted to share some of my excitement! Hope you have a kick-ass day!
Saturday, September 05, 2009
As most of you know as you were there every step of the way is that I lost 22 lbs over the summer. I did this by changing my eating and activity habits. I was very focused during the entire summer - counting every calorie I ate and burned. Some even said I was too concerned about it. I was that focused.
Well, at the end of the summer, I kinda just quit. This was totally unintentional. Mind you I did not quit doing the things I learned over the summer such as eating correctly or working out during the day. I quit logging it on SP. I am not sure why. I just did. Maybe I did because I felt that I became a calorie calculator and know about how many calories I should have a meal. I mean isn't that is why we are all on here. To change our habits and our lifestyle. In another words, you can say I took off my training wheels off. I am still on here and check this daily. I just do not need it to count calories anymore. If I am over a hundred calories, is it really that big of a deal?
I think the bigger deal is when I do not work out. That affects me a whole alot more. This week I started classes and my schedule was crazy!! I did not work out as much as I would like. As my schedule settles, I hope to walk to school daily (5 blocks), and lift twice a week. In addition to this, I am in an aerobics class which I think will help me continue to lose weight. Besides that, if I felt that I want to "work out", my college has numerous like five or six group classes that I could take advantage of or even the great swimming pool.
I guess my point is that I know many of you are worried about me. I just wanted to convey that I think I am doing okay. Yes, I am not as focused as I was in the summer. Seriously, I was working out 2 hrs a day. Now that is crazy! I just wanted to let you all know that I think it is time for the training wheels to come off and for me to try to start riding forward without them. I know I will stumble as many do. When I do that, I think the most important thing for me to do is get back on the bike or rather the weight loss wagon. If I feel I need the training wheels, I know where they are. Now keep in mind I am not quitting and I am still on here. I just am choosing not to "track" my calories and my workouts here.
I hope this all makes sense.. if you have any questions about my reasoning.. I would love to hear them!
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