Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I had an awesome 8 mile run on the 9/17, the flew to TX for a conference the next day and got sick from the air in plane cabin! It was a horrible weekend and it led me to being sick all last week! I'm such a hyper person so it was SO hard for me to not work out, but I didn't want to risk getting worse, so I worked out 30 minutes last Tuesday and that was it for the week!
So yesterday was feeling much better, and determined to get back on track as I'm 8 weeks out from my Half-Marathon, so I ran my scheduled 4 miles. Was my first run in 12 days! I was slow, took more walking breaks than normal, but I did it and felt good!
Today, did my 2 miles and my weight training with my trainer and again felt great! My trainer told me she was shocked how strong I was even after being sick and taking the week off. That was great to hear!
Tomorrow, another 4 miles, then Saturday, 9 miles - ouch! But I'm ready for it! Back in the saddle again as they say! And so glad to be back!
This past Saturday, went to a Clothing Swap Party (we call it Naked Lady Party), and I picked up a couple of SIZE 4 pants! Did you hear me? I said SIZE 4!!! OMG! My trainer had been telling me to try a pair on, and I finally did! I can't tell you that last time I wore a size 4, it must have been some time in the '90's when I was in my early 20's. So I'm really at the size I want to be at, I just want to focus on getting more upper body definition and getting rid of rest of the stomach pooch! And my year end goal is to get my body fat to 20%. So I'll just keep doing what I'm doing, will increase my calories a bit and rev up the workouts!
So I'm still enjoying the process! Hope you are as well!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Went to TX this weekend for a business conference. Most of the people there I hadn't seen in about 18 months. A few came up to me and asked if I had lost weight and some didn't even recognize who I was! I even had two people ask me if I had been working out because they noticed the cuts in my arms. Gotta tell ya, this is the compliment I've always wanted to get! I've wanted to lose weight, get into my size 4-6, etc., but for someone to notice my arms is for me the ultimate compliment! The pic I'm attaching is from a couple weeks ago. I wasn't flexing or anything, but when I saw the picture, I thought "Hey! You can see the tricep muscles - cool!" So I'm still making progress! Ate way more than I should have while in TX, but had worked out so much that week (including running 8 miles on Thursday), that I didn't even gain a pound! Woo Hoo!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Last night was the finale of my Summer Shape-up Challenge that I organized as a 90 day weight-loss challenge. We started with 38 people, and had 17 at the final weigh-in, plus 3 who wanted to but couldn't be there. So out of 38, 20 made it all the way. The results were so surprising to many, especially to the winners! It was a very emotional evening from the winners to Angelo, who didn't place but lost 72 lbs during the challenge. He started at 478 and finished at 406. He's totally made a lifestyle change. Shegetta, who won the Top $600 prize, was completely speechless and very emotional. It was awesome! She so deserved it! Anna, who came in 2nd, was also shocked. She didn't even get serious until about 5 weeks ago! And Eric, who had been so consistent, placed 3rd. He has completely made lifestyle changes as well, and has such an incredible support team. I enjoyed the experience so much. It was a LOT of work, but so worth it to see people know they can do it and be the healthy person they deserve to be. It was such a rewarding experience.
So now for a personal milestone:
I weighed myself today and for the first time in 8 years, I'm under 130 lbs! I weighed in at 129 lbs!!! I started this year at 155! I was so excited! I was in the 120's in 2001 only because my husband and I separated for 5 months that year and I was depressed and just didn't eat. I didn't weigh 155 before then, but probably around 145. And once we got back together, I gained it all back PLUS SOME! So this time it was a deliberate effort and I'm doing it the right way! And I'm not going back! I'm 9 lbs away from my goal! Let's see if I can get there this month!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Today was my first day to run with my Leukemia Team in Training Team (TNT). I've missed the first 2 Saturday runs, first because of my alarm being set wrong, and last week we did the 5k. So I was starting today with a 6 mile run at 6:30am . I hadn't run that since doing the 15k in February! I was a little anxious about it. The group was awesome and there were people of all levels of running and walking so it was easy to fit and blend in. Did the 6 miles in just over an hour and it felt good. So I know I'm definitely up to the 13.1 mile Half Marathon!
After running for an hour, went home and had a great breakfast, got on my business conference call, then to the gym at 11am for a Personal Trainer session. Am I crazy or what? Well that kicked my butt AGAIN! I'm in a small group of 5 of us. We had to do the spinning bike for almost 30 minutes, then weights, then finished with 10 min more of the bike! But I didn't punk out and I did it all! Burned over 1,000 calories today, so I'm not feeling once ounce of guilt as I drink my second glass of wine!!!
I'll be all rested up for my 2 mile run at 7am with my girl Toni!
Hope you've had a great day enjoying the process!
Picture of me and a couple of TNT runners.
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