Broke through the plateau

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Week 9 (6/24/13): 126.2

I've been losing weight again! It seems that once I broke through that plateau I have started losing a lot again. I'm back on track it seems, losing 1.9lb a week, which is healthy. I believe that once my body got used to running, it stopped retaining water post-workout - I can feel it in that my joints don't feel so swollen post-running, even after long runs, and my recovery time is quicker now.

I'm also really excited to start training for my marathon! The training program starts in 2 weeks (it's a 4-month-long training program, designed for women). It'll be my first trail marathon - the other two were road races, so this one will be challenging. I plan to do some hill work and speed work, as well as cross training and strength training.

So, at this point I feel very close to goal weight! However, I'm going to pay more attention to how my body feels and looks than to weight. Right now I do notice that I'm slimmer overall, but that there's areas that still have a lot of excess that I want to get rid of. I'm working on doing regular ab and arm work in addition to my cardio, and that is seeming to help.

So, starting this weekend there is a string of three weekends in which I have a lot going on - two trips away and one with people coming to stay. During all these times I won't be able to control what I eat the way that I usually do. It will be stressful but I'm hoping to be able to eat smartly and not go over points. I'll update on how those trips went, and also I'll keep updating my weight every week!
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