Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Training has been going pretty well so far. The weekend runs have been the hardest part to get done. I have a hard time getting out of bed early when all I want to do on the weekends is sleep in with my BF. We were supposed to do a 5 mile run this past weekend but had a car wash fundraiser to do for his daughter's choir and with Sunday being Easter, either day would have me waking up at 5am to run and I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT. Lol
So instead of doing my scheduled 3 mile run today and 5 miles tomorrow, I'm going to do 5 miles both days to try to make up for the missed run this weekend. Other than the weekend runs, my other runs during the week have been going well. I am on spring break from school this week so I can run after work instead of having to run in the morning before work this week which is nice.
So far I haven't really seen any results on the scale from all of the running but my clothes are finally starting to fit me better and I feel like my stomach doesn't feel as bloated as before. If I can be diligent with my calorie intake this week, I really feel that I'll finally see some lbs lost on Friday's weigh in.
If I stick with my plan, the only day off from activity this week will have been this past Sunday. I had softball last night, I plan to run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, another softball game on Friday and another run on Saturday and Sunday (if I can really push myselft to get out there both days). The activity level has really increased the past couple of weeks so I'm feeling really good even though I haven't seen any lbs lost yet.
8 weeks left before the half marathon- yikes!!!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I feel I am off to a pretty decent start. I am supposed to run 5 days a week, the first week, I only ran 2 days because I got sick with a viral infection so that kept me from hitting the pavement. So far this week I have ran 2 days and plan on running at least 2 more days to finish off the week with a total of 4 days. I originally wanted to run this morning but last night was our first 4 mile run in training and my legs were DYING from it all. It didn't help that I had several days off last week from being sick so my legs got used to not getting that much work.
My wonderful BF is training and running the half marathon with me this year (it will be his 1st and my 2nd) which is very exciting for me. He is already very fit (he cycles like 50 miles every weekend and loves cardio and going to the gym). I wish I could sit here and say that I love physical activity as much as he does but signing up for these half marathons seem to be the only thing that forces me off my butt right now. lol At first, I was a little upset to see him doing so well when he started running (faster pace, stronger endurance, etc) but I have to admit, it is helping me in the long run if I train with him. Because he runs at a faster pace, it is pushing me to run faster. And because I'm not as fast as he is, he is learning to pace himself better so he doesn't burn out. We finished our 4 mile run in 48 minutes which is a perfect 12 minute pace and I usually run those at a 13 minute pace (at least). And I even had to stop twice and walk to give my burning legs a break. lol So I'm excited to see what time I get this year, last year I finished the half in 2 hours 45 minutes and I have a feeling that I'm going to beat it this year.
I'm still struggling with my eating though. I just can't seem to stay away from the greasy, fatty foods that I love so much. And that has really hampered my weight loss this year. But as long as I keep trying to do better and never give up, I will eventually win my battle with food. Baby steps!
Monday, March 04, 2013
Slowing getting back on track and to help continue that progress, I figured jotting down some month long goals might do the trick. They are pretty simple but obviously I haven't been consistent with them lately or else they wouldn't be goals. lol
- minimum of 10 min of exercise everyday
- drink 8 glasses of water everyday
- track food everyday
- cook dinner at home at least 2 x a week
- run in the morning 4 x a week
- lose 6 lbs
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Been out of the SP loop for almost a year but after my recent 10 lb weight gain from my out of control eating and lack of motivation to get off my butt, it is now time to get back on track again. For the most part, I have pretty much maintained my weight loss over the past year, but I got sick several times since the New Year which has put a damper on my motivation to exercise. Not sure why I have been so out of control with the food, but then again, I have always been sort of "out of control". So now that I have gained 10 lbs in 2 months, I'm fearful to let it spiral and want to nip this in the butt before it gets any worse. I am not going to let myself go back to the way I was! I'm gonna start track my food and hold myself accountable for all the calories I'm consuming. Next, I NEED to get moving again if I plan on doing my 2nd Half Marathon in June. Third, keep myself motivated by staying in the loop at SP, watching everyone's efforts and seeing their progress helps me stay focused on my goals.
Keeping my fingers crossed, hope this works!!!
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