Friday, December 30, 2011
The big focus this year is going to be on the Pigman Long Course 70.3.
Big picture is I am shooting to lose about 30bs by March. March 4th becomes training time, I hope to continue to lose another 30lbs from March until around August. August 19th is race day. I may do a few smaller races here and there Marion Arts Festival half marathon is looking like a good one to start racing season and there may be some 5 and 10k races in there. I am looking at possibly doing the Chicago Marathon again this year, I will be making that decision in February when registration opens and I see where I am at with my Pigman goal. Pigman is the main course so I am not going to get too side tracked with side dishes and desserts both literally and figuratively !
I have all workouts mapped out for the entire year, I work night security so I have been working on this since October. 95% of the time my calories are in check, I am going to be focusing on not only calories, but also proper fuel. It is so totally go time right now. While I'm officially on "GO" status Jan 1st, I have been on go status since early November, I have lost 9lbs officially (I need a couple more weigh ins to count it officially as 11 lost but I do have those other 2 lbs knocked off the scale).
The tale of the tape is
Lose 60-70lbs this year
Do a half iron distance triathlon
Possible Marathon (let you know in February)
Mini races here and there
I like how my goals while weight loss is one of them, my goals are more related to being an athlete. I think I have finally stopped thinking of myself as a fat girl and I am moving into thinking I am an athlete.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
I am armed with all kinds of tools, no excuses. I have a treadmill, a cycle trainer, P90X, TurboFire, Insanity, free weights, kettlebells, and of course body weight exercises and the great outdoors. I have no excuses not to get a workout in, even on my work days when there is very little time for much beyond sleeping and making a healthy meal. While the meal simmers, I can hit the cycle trainer, then I can hop off and do some kettlebell training. I can do a brick workout in my own house if I wish. I can just go back to my initial weight loss roots and tackle P90x workouts, I can sweat till I have to mop the floor with Insanity. I can laugh at how terrible I am at TurboFire. I can utilize my bands and weights for a short ST session in between chores or cooking. No more excuses, they just won't cut it when I have my goals and dreams and they depend on me eradicating this extra weight.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Here is my new toy compliments of my boyfriend Mike
Mike putting it together while I got ready for work
I got to test drive it first and Mike took it for a little test drive, can't wait until I am off work to really get some miles in on it.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Some are not so lucky to have a good support system at home, for whatever reason some significant others are not supportive. I'm lucky not to be one of those people. My boyfriend is very supportive of my athletic and weight loss goals and not in that nagging, accusatory way that is not actually supportive. He is good at getting me motivated to hit the gym when I'm less than enthused, in turn I also motivate him when he is tired from work and not feeling working out. But in a great, super supportive, he's giving me 2 thumbs up kind of way he showed his endorsement of my 70.3 triathlon goal. For Christmas he got me the kinetic rock n roll cycle trainer. I'm the one who is at home during the day to get shipments, so I wasnt snooping cause it didn't come disguised in another box. I wrapped it and plan to open it on Christmas. I already knew he was a great guy but his support means so much, I know I won't fail with him by my side! I hope others find the same support at home, while they don't have to get you the cycle trainer of your dreams, it's nice when they show that your dreams aren't silly and that they have your back whether your goal is an ironman or just losing 20 lbs! Happy holidays all!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
So I did a goofy workout today but it got the job done, I ran laps with handweights doing random exercises with them, really got the sweat going. But the most telling thing that happened, I ran carrying 30lbs for about 5 minutes, this is some of the weight I have lost, not all, and jeepers I could hardly run, no wonder running at 270 was monumental let alone how did I do anything when I was at 310, how could I walk let alone chug out a single block running....that was a lesson that really took me back and made me realize how far I have come and how far another 60lbs will take me.
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