GESWEIN994's SparkPeople Blog GESWEIN994's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Starting to Plateau Since the first of the year, I have lost 25 pounds. That means I'm finally hitting the first big plateau. I'm not really pumped about it, but I'm pushing through it anyway. <BR> <BR> I just started week 3 of a new workout program and I'm feeling good. I may not be losing the weight that I had been, but I can definitely tell there is a difference in my body. I definitely have more energy, even though pretty much every exercise is done until failure. I'm losing inches in my waist, but gaining... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:14:27 EST Getting harder to keep my motivation I have been having a lot of trouble getting up some motivation to continue to hit the gym. Granted I'm still doing it. I don't always want to, but I'm doing it anyway. <BR> <BR> This past month my world has just been completely rocked. First my father dies at the beginning of the month. As I went down to his home, I made sure to pack clothes to try and workout. Just so I can get my mind right. Give it a little bit of release. Of course we get hit with our worst winter weather of the year at... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:22:58 EST Getting back in the Grove I took the past week off from working out. Not that I totally wanted to, but it was just about out of necessity. <BR> <BR> My father passed away. <BR> <BR> Once I heard the news I rushed the 2 hours to where he's from the start getting everything in order. At least when I was packing and preparing to head that way, I at least thought that I wanted to run while there. Unfortunately we were hit with a terrible ice storm here in Arkansas, so my plans of running were thwarted. Because I was not... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:21:37 EST It's been a while It's been a while since the last time that I posted anything on here. I'm really wanting to do this a bit more often. Since the last time that I posted on here, I have ran a half marathon. I finished in 2:37:40. I felt really good about that time. I really wish I would have finished in under 2:30, but I really started running out of gas with a 3-5 miles left in the race. <BR> The next set of fitness goals are coming up pretty soon. I'm getting ready to run in the Warrior Dash for the second ... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:29:44 EST Hitting a slight plateau The plateau isn't so much of really hitting a weight loss plateau, but more of a motivation plateau. I've been bad with my diet here lately and have not kept up with everything quite as well. I'm still on track with my goal weight, it just feels like its all slowing down a bit. <BR> <BR> It's really not helping that I have become our Interim boss where I work. It's definitely taking away some of my time and stressing me out a bit, but I do know that I can do this. I just have to stick with i... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 10:01:37 EST Met my Goal So the Back to Basics challenge just ended today and I feel as if I have done great. I have now lost 21.2 pounds in the last 8 weeks. Whenever I started, I didn't expect to get anywhere near that. I'm glad that I did. I have felt like I have much more energy and more self esteem. I'm just wanting to keep up the momentum that I have currently and keep it going. <BR> <BR> Now my new goal is to be down to 244 by the end of the year. I really feel as if I can do it, so long as I stick with what ... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:24:44 EST Going well So I'm continuing my training for the half marathon. So far so good with it. I have increased my run days per week from what I was doing on Couch to 5k, but I'm feeling much better with it. The first week I was doing it my knees were doing nothing but hurting like crazy. No they are doing pretty good. It's nice to get a bit of that strain off them. <BR> <BR> I'm only 2 more pounds from losing 20. Things are starting to fit better, which is nice. I can't wait until I'm able to get back down t... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:17:33 EST Still pushing on <img src=""> <img src="">So about 2 weeks ago I competed in the Little Rock Mud Run. It was fun, but holy crap was the mud sticky. I just couldn't get it off my hands after getting out of the pit. It was a lot of fun though. I still don't really know how I feel about non-timed races. It's not like I run fast enough to win anything, but I am a bit of a stats junky and I like to know my... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:22:58 EST Really enjoying this I'm now starting the 5th week of the Back to Basics challenge and I'm very glad that I finally started doing it. I have been on Sparkpeople for over a year now, and I've only haphazardly used it. My weight was just getting out of control and I figured that is was about time that I got invested into this. <BR> <BR> Since I've started on this challenge I have lost 16 pounds. Not only that, but I have started to eat better. The non-fitness goals have really helped out, because I knew that's whe... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:19:56 EST