Desperately needing encouragement
Well, I joined WW Meetings and Tuesday would have been my week 3 weigh in. I lost three pounds the first week. I felt fine. Not hungry or anything.
I was weighing myself at home and I noticed that the scale didn't seem to be budging anym... Read more
BACK with new goals
When I stopped writing last, I was in the best shape of my life. I PR'd in several races. My weight was where I wanted it to be. My body fat percentage was awesome from eating late. I didn't need to track food as I could just use my body's p... Read more
5k PR, missed goal by 43 seconds
I had a great day at the St. Patrick's Day 5k this past Sunday. I was hoping to run in under 30 minutes.
I don't like making excuses, but I will say that in 14*F weather I only missed my goal by 43 seconds...finishing in 30:43, which is an... Read more
Good luck vibes and encouragement appreciated!
Well, in January I decided to cut back on racing and put more into training. I've been working extremely hard with both weight lifting and running, and seeing progress in both. My last two trial 5k's in ran in 31:46 and 31:42, respectively. T... Read more
Happy Weight and My Fear of Gaining Weight
Recently I read an article from Coach Nicole talking about her “happy weight.” And that article has really stuck with me.
First, just a little background about myself. I’m currently 24 years old. I’ve always been athletic or an ath... Read more
Update--still hanging in there
Well, it’s been quite a while since I last wrote but things have more or less been the same. I’m making accomplishments in lifting and running both here and there. I finished my PT for my hip, although I’m still having discomfort in it. I sti... Read more
Getting over humps
Wow, can’t believe it’s been a week since I last wrote. Thanks so much for all of your support. Thankfully I’m doing better for the most part.
In regards to not getting my squat form, I can at least do lunges for now and I am keeping work... Read more
Crying on and off today...just feeling inadequate
Sunday night my friend in vet school convinced me to get seen for an injury that’s been bugging me since late May 2013. So Monday morning first thing I called in and got an appointment. I went to the gym and got in most of my cycling workou... Read more
Last weekend I was excited to go for my birthday run...unfortunately, I ended up swimming, skating, jumping over snow piles, and dealing with traffic. I got my six planned miles in and then got on the treadmill for an additional mile. I was fr... Read more
Haters gonna hate
After only having completed two weeks of my new exercise plan incorporating both running and lifting, I'm already experiencing people trying to bring me down.
Basically, I've just decided that instead of having the mentality that well, at l... Read more
Leaving Weight Watchers, body fat vs. BMI
Well, in October I joined Weight Watchers. Since then, I have lost about 22 lbs. I've enjoyed the program and learned a lot from it, but unfortunately it no longer aligns with my goals.
I haven't made my decision yet or decided when I wil... Read more
Why *can't* I?
Hi all! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve really written much. Honestly, Christmas break was kind of stressful due to some medical situations in my family. I’m glad I got to see my family, though, and I am now back at work.
In regards t... Read more
Before and after photo
I know I am much overdue for a long blog, but here's something brief in the meanwhile.
One of my new fitness goals is to decrease my body fat by increasing muscle. So yesterday I joined a gym so I can start pumping iron.
I was startin... Read more
Down another pound, trick mirrors
Well, I went to my weigh-in on Wednesday last week and thankfully was down another pound despite celebrating after my coursework part of my degree was completed.
The rough part has been traveling down to visit family and my tendency to e... Read more
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Ended things with the guy I was dating, fun time skiing yesterday
Not really much to write about today. I got myself out yesterday to ski, and that was a blast. I have definitely improved since my first couple of attempts last year. My balance was much better. I didn’t fall at all. And, I managed to... Read more