Saturday, August 11, 2012
I did officially drop to the Olympic distance on Tuesday, Mike and I went for a ride and I knew if I wanted to continue to enjoy the sport of triathlon I should wait and do the Long course another year. If I were stronger in either the bike or the run it would be different but I feel neither is a strong point at this time and that I would not be doing myself any favors by struggling through, toughing out, whatever you want to call it, the Long course. I want to get stronger on the bike and stronger in the run before I attempt the distance, I still struggle too much on hills and in wind on the bike. With the run I am just not in the shape I want to be for a half marathon after 56 miles of biking. For the first time it was not a decision where my heart wanted to cry about it, even my heart knew this was right.
Wedding stuff update, date is set for July 20, 2013, the venue is booked, and I actually have my dress after confirming they could take it in at least 2 sizes (30lbs) which is perfect. And my ring finally got done being sized although I know I will have to get it done one more time before the big day, cause I am going to kick the crap out of those 30lbs I want to lose!!
Saturday, August 04, 2012
I'm so used to my motivation being athletic goals or health goals. I now have a aesthetic goal I am in love with a particular dress for my wedding the thing is I will have to get down to "normal" sized before I could even consider buying it. While I do have goal clothes in my closet etc, this is a huge I don't want to fail, dress of my dreams kind of thing. That being said post Pigman it is all about weight loss, I will probably do a race here and there but nothing where I am training. I don't lose weight well when I am training for an event. My plan for this is to follow my Beachbody programs P90X, X2, Insanity, Turbofire etc. and since I won't be training for an event, I am going to get a lot more strict on food intake (ie won't have the carb bonking issues, and cutting breads and pasta really help I am a bit carb sensitive) I would like to be buying the dress in 6 months so I would like to see the weight down by then 30-50ish lbs is my goal. I am hanging a picture of the dress up on my fridge for those mindless wanderings into the kitchen that so plague me, going to track every morsel and drink, but I am going to allow myself cheats so I can stay sane.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
My first half iron distance tri is on August 19th I am so freaking. I am just going to go out and give it my best though, I am not sure if I will finish but I have to try. I have found out though the distance is intimidating whether you're not in rockstar shape or you're a in shape mutant like my fiance. I was glad to hear him say that it was intimidating to him as well. I am excited and scared all at the same time but I have to do it I have to just go out there and give it my best, now I just have to try and stay sane until the race....
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
My vacation was great 5 days of backpacking/hiking on beautiful Isle Royale NP, I haven't tallied up the official mileage but it was a almost 10 miles each day with the exception of the last day. I finally got to meet my sparkbuddy ON2VICTORY and his family although I wish we had a bit more time to catch up but the 11 hours of drive home/dog retrieval was bad enough as it was. I got to see my first moose while on the island and hear the wolves howl at night. While on the island my wonderful boyfriend surprised me by popping the question, so now I have even more weight loss motivation I want to look smoking in my dress next year. (Haven't set the date yet).
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