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Stomach, Muscle, Life update (pics)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

So I have been eating clean since Feb 11th and starting March 7th I increased my calorie intake. I realized that I am not really worried about a scale number anymore. I am good at cutting weight... I have perfected that over the past year, but I want to look better. I want to be tighter and more toned. I want to build muscles. In order to accomplish this your body needs food. Right now I am 133.2. My goal was originally maybe 128-130, but why? I don't know. It seemed like a good number. No one in the world knows my scale number unless I tell them, so I have abandoned worrying about the scale. I want my muscles to increase and my body fat percentage to decrease. When I had it tested on jan 22nd it was 27.4%. I am having it retested next month and am hoping to have it drop.

This picture really summarizes things for me right now. (*Note, this is NOT me. I found this picture online, but it really speaks to me that scales really don't mean a thing).

Right now, things are still going well. I am packing my boyfriend 5 meals a day in a cooler lunchbox. I started doing this on march 4th. So far it has been going well. He has been sticking with it and only eating what I pack (I log his calories and make sure everything is in his ranges). In the first two weeks he lost 4.4 lbs, so definitely moving in the right direction.

I have been doing pretty well with exercising. I had vertigo pretty badly two weeks ago and couldn't work out for that week. This weekend we had nice weather so I ran outside. I haven't ran outside in FOREVER! It was great. I did the 6 miles of hills going from my house to a nearby trail. It took me 77 minutes (exactly my 10k time from last Sept- but that race did not have any hills). I compared my times and paces from when I had done this hilly route before. The first 3 miles is mostly downhill and the last 3 is mostly uphill.

7/30- 95 minutes
Mile 1- 13:25
Mile 2- 14:12
Mile 3- 13:23
Mile 4- 19:43
Mile 5- 16:53
Mile 6- 15:24

7/31- 119 minutes

8/7- 85 minutes
Mile 1- 13:16
Mile 2- 12:55
Mile 3- 11:07
Mile 4- 17:44
Mile 5- 14:44
Mile 6- 13:11

12/2- 100 minutes (with a friend. Did 6.7 miles)

Mile 1- 16:41
Mile 2- 11:50
Mile 3- 14:51
Mile 4- 17:27
Mile 5- 18:02
Mile 6- 17:06
Last .7 of a mile- 12:23

3/23- 77 minutes
Mile 1- 12:33
Mile 2- 12:21
Mile 3- 11:52
Mile 4- 15:00
Mile 5- 12:35
Mile 6- 12:30
Last .03 of a mile- 11:56

I am quite happy that even though I haven't run for a while I was able to shave off over 2 minutes from the difficult mile (mile 4). I am looking forward to improving this even more. The first half marathon of this season is going to be the beginning of May, so it is quickly approaching. I am going to have to work up my mileage so I am better prepared than I was in Oct.

Here are updated pictures.

Stomach 9/22/12 (old picture of stomach skin)

Stomach 3/15/13 (newest picture of stomach skin. It is slowly decreasing!)

Muscles- I am noticing an improvement, even though it is slow moving.)

New running shorts and shoes (It has been a year since I bought my last asics. They are starting to wear out and my shoe size has changed... so I got myself some new shoes. The confetti Noosa's are for running and the GT2000's are for everyday wear. I also got myself some running shorts. Bring on hot weather! I am excited to try to wear running shorts for the first time ever)

Nice date with friends on a nearby trail- I can't remember if I posted this or not. We went walking on the trail near our house with friends and our dogs. It was a slower pace than I am used to, but it was SO much fun to do something active. Here is a pic of my bf and our boxer)

Trying on Bridesmaid dresses for a friend's wedding

Oh, I also forgot to add that I've had around 5 people from middle school, high school, and college contact me asking about some of the recipes I've been posting and a healthier lifestyle. Some of them are going to try a 12 week challenge and others are going to try some new things with foods. Spread that spark:)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BROWNSUGAR3030 10/20/2014 2:28PM

    Congratulations on all your success so far!

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ARMYHOSS 1/3/2014 12:58PM

    you look great. keep it up

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FITMAMA_ 4/8/2013 5:50PM

    Great job! You look fantastic!

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READY4CHANGE81 3/27/2013 8:19PM

    Congrats on all your progress! You look great!

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MISTYBLUE716 3/27/2013 6:23PM

    You look great!!!! Sounds like you've really got a handle on things! woo hoo!

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LASKIE2 3/27/2013 1:10PM

    WoW, what success! emoticon

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SPICEMWE 3/27/2013 10:00AM

    You look great! The best part is that you can tell from the pictures that you are feeling great too.

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CLPURNELL 3/27/2013 5:11AM

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/26/2013 10:16PM

    Fabulous job on all you're doing!!
Great on spreading your healthy lifestyle to those around you and making others aware of what you're doing.

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MIDNIGHTER1 3/26/2013 7:00PM

    emoticon Job, you are flat out getting it done. You definetly have the spark,pay it forward by being an example of how to do this.Be proud and celebrate your success.( not with cake,with harder more ambitious goals,duh!) emoticon

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LYNSEY723 3/26/2013 12:36PM

    Awesome job!! Your pictures say it all - you are kicking @$$!!!!! I am shocked with the first photo comparison. You look amazing!!!

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NKING1982 3/26/2013 10:26AM

    You look great!! emoticon

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TWINZMOM7 3/26/2013 10:20AM

  YOU LOOK AMAZING! Congratulations!

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SHIRAROCK 3/26/2013 10:14AM

    You go girl does not suffice. Problem is, I have the flu and that's all I got :) so, here goes. YOU GO GIRL!!!!! Hm. Let me at least find an emoticon that expresses how I feel about your success and how happy I am to hear about it. emoticon

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