Wow, so okay, I haven't blogged in a loooong time!
September was a VERy busy month, an out of town trip to the Smoky Mountains and a wedding for dear, close friends and my 8th wedding anniversary...we were all over the place, and natch, so were my diet and exercise habits!
The good news is that the scale is still moving down, and I've officially lost 15 pounds from when I re-committed in May. That's not a lot, I KNOW, but it IS, considering that I hadn't lost 15 pounds in oh, say, 3 or 4 YEARS of "trying".
I took a break from the gym in September, but have been working on gearing myself back up. I went twice last week, KILLED my legs in an awesome workout last Friday and spent the weekend trying to stretch them out! You'll be glad to know that I got it done, and reported for cardio at 5:30 AM!!
I also signed up for the SP Virtual 5k, which I am "training" for...I've already run a 5k on the tready, and it was hard(and I took (foh-ev-uh), but I am upping my mileage and the duration of my run/walk ratio. I would like to run the whole thing without stopping and should be in good shape to do so by the time the enf of the month rolls around.
That's really it, working out more, and actually eating less junk and more healthfully. I've changed my weight loss goal to reflect where I want to be at the end of the year: 180 pounds. That's 16 pounds in 11 weeks, which amounts to just under a pound and a half a week. It's a little more than what I have been experiencing, but with the holidays creeping up, I've got to aim high or I'll just give up/in and do the whole thing over starting Jan 1....which has gotten me NOWHERE!!!
So breaking it down:
-stick to calorie range 1200-1500
-10 glasses of water, 8 is a given already
-more whole foods, less processed
-3 running workouts, 2 strength EVERY WEEK
-positivity in all things!
I declared to my (tiny, thin, never works out) office mate this morning that "I will be skinny"!!!
(Healthy, happy, in-shape are all implied)