Monday, February 22, 2010
I'm not much of a blogger, and a bit of a rambler, but this has been the most amazing 3 day's I want the high to keep on going. I live in Rhode Island and it hasn't been very warm. Now I know that some people out there who are like yeah yeah, I'll tell give you cold, but being a beginner runner, it's been real hard to run in the cold (and I've learned I hate the treadmill). Every time I would get back in, it would feel like my lungs were burning. So it was such a treat from the 15degree weather to wash the salt off my car in 40 degree weather and get a chance to run.
After a good 5k around the neighborhood, washing my car, and some time on the my Wii Fit, I reluctantly did a body test and discovered I broke my plateau! You have no idea what that did to me!
I started off this adventure weighing a whopping 168lbs back in May 2009. Was startled by a scary picture of me (I'm only 5'1") and started training in a boot camp program at my local YMCA. To my dismay I watched the scale go up and up and up with the weight training, and I was loosing steam.... I eventually hit 173 before the scale finally started to go in my direction. I eventually hit 163 where I stayed for months. I tried everything to the point of extreme calorie counting. When I told a friend what I had been eating after getting the 10th degree she made me sign up here to write my food down, and at that point I realized I was border line anorexic ... no wonder the weight wasn't coming off. I was starving myself eating only about 200 calories a day after my major exercise routines.
Well Sparkpeople, got me going in the right direction, recording everything, water, food, exercise. And I started to do my most hated thing ever... Running...To make myself do it, I even entered a 5k coming up March 20th, and I'm surprised to see I'm actually doing real well!!
Well, long story short.. I upped my run Sunday because I was enjoying the weather... and for the first time I ran 4miles and didn't stop for air! My high was increased when Lance Armstrong's voice came through my Nike + system congratulating me on my fastest mile!!
Today I got on my scale after hitting a record calories and mile in SPIN class and it said a wonderful 155!!! I'm on my way to skinny!!
LIFE IS GOOD!!!