AHHH! Okay guys I am officially at my lowest weight ever. Obviously not ever, but since probably Freshman year of highschool.
This Sunday I weighed in at 202.4!! I definitely felt bloated too, just too much salt I think. I also have been battling with either a stomach bug or my intestines having to adjust to how much fiber (i.e. fruits and veggies) I have been taking in.
I was so pumped! I decided to go for a run before heading out for an indulgent breakfast with the BF. I was feeling pretty sluggish and just not physically up for a run, but I started going and got about 1.6 miles down the road and OH DEAR GOD! I was slapped in the gut with massive intestinal cramps. I had to stop running and slowly walk. I turned around right away and started back. I saw a bathroom by the playground I had passed and rushed to the door only to find it locked. I took some deep breaths and started walking back. I felt better for only a few minutes before it came again. So I caved and called Josh. Oddly he was just like okay, ill be there in a few- didn't seem concerned one bit (butthead)
I got home and... well it was a bad 20 minutes after that. I weighed myself before taking a shower and it said 201.3! GAHHH!!
So it all comes down to this week. Depending on how badly a diner breakfast, half a frozen pizza, 1/8 tub of Ben and Jerry's and a protein bar effected me yesterday- I could be seeing a 1 as the first number on the scale.
I'm not feeling so sentimental as I would like right now, maybe because I don't want to get ahead of myself or sabotage my chances. It's been 18 months and 2 weeks since I began. With about a 6 month "break" where I bounced around from 205-212 because I ate out and drank nearly every weekend.
BUT- I am proud that I kept myself in check and didn't gain more than 8lbs. 195 is my goal possibly by May 26th- my 27th birthday. May is going to be a tough one for me party wise. There is a lot going on and there are 2 weekends I plan to drink/eat heavily. And in order to keep myself in check I need to PLAN for it and workout to burn an extra 1000+ calories throughout the week to make up for it.
I have my first 10K on June 9th. I DEFINITELY will be 195 or below by then. I need to run at least 12 miles a week for May- that's the plan anyway. Maybe more like 15 come end of May.
I mapped out my week (exercise wise), and why don't I share it with you!
leg strength training (my legs can hold 3-4lbs of water when they're sore so i want to get them done early so come Sunday they're not sore anymore- hopefully- they usually kill for 5-6 days!)
25-35 minutes heavy incline walking (burn 350-400 cals)
Loooong walk or jog (legs will be sore so running will be hard) 5 miles if possible.
25-35 minutes on the ARC trainer (to burn 550-700 cals) OR 20 min Intervals+10 min incline (again if legs are not too sore- 2nd day is always worse!!)
(if legs are not too sore) 4-4.75 mile jog at medium pace
otherwise another long speed walk on the trails
5-5.5 mile easy run. Jog at slow pace
****Get tons of protein!!!
Sound like a good plan? I may be a little too ambitious without taking a day off after working my legs, but I may skip Tues/Wed if needed.
I'm also going to do my best to NOT weigh myself all week. I probably will tonight after my workout to see what I'm at after yesterday and the beginning of the week. But my muscles will be holding LOTS of water weight after ST so that's IT.
I cannot wait to write that 100lbs lost blog. I'll do my best to put up old pictures I haven't before and I'll get some more updated pictures also.
Finger crossed, heart pumping!!