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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

So, yeah, it's been a while since I've written a blog. Over 2 months.

As some of you know, I started a new job on March 5th. LOVE the job, LOVE the commute (1.5 miles) even more, but it is INSANELY busy most days. Which leads me to eat like garbage and skip workouts.

Yesterday was May 1st. I've been kind of on and off exercise since starting this job. I'm really trying to do the morning thing before work, but I've been struggling to find consistency with that. I've been feeling like I'm backsliding, so, being May 1st, I figured I need to see where I stood. I decided to take my measurements to REALLY see if things have changed.

Weight: 223 lbs.
Measurements: Calves stayed the same, biceps went down half an inch, everything else: up. UP. BY AT LEAST HALF AN INCH.

Whoa, nellie.

Back the freaking truck up.

WAKE-UP CALL!!! I mean, duh, not like I didn't know I've been eating craptastically and not working out like I was, but to really realize the results of that was like being smacked in the head with a frying pan.

THAT is not me. THAT is not WORKOUT GIRL. THAT is Angry Fat Girl. THAT has got to stop.

Effective immediately, my head has been removed from Angry Fat Girl's butt. I went to the gym for Body Step this morning at 5:30 and burned 615 calories before breakfast (which wasn't donuts). Tomorrow, I will be at the gym again at 5:30 a.m. for BodyPump (strength is where it's AT!)

My May goals:
1) Get to the gym at least 3x/week
2) Get back to running at least 2x/week (not just in races!)
3) Lose 5 pounds

I've been basically maintaining my weight since October. I did get down to 217 at one point, but for the past couple of months I've been hovering between 220-223. I'd really like to get down to 216 (or less) by the end of the month.

I have 2 races this month...the Runway 5K on May 12th, and my second Warrior Dash on May 19th (EEK!!). Tomorrow is my 1 year runniversary...I started the Couch to 5K program on May 3rd of last year.

It's time. No more excuses. I'm happy I maintained my weight loss, but I'd be a whole lot happier if I'd lost more. I'm doing this. This time next year, I will not be writing another "well I half-assed it and only lost 20 lbs" blog.

Workout Girl is on it!!!
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    Girl .. i know this was a wake up call for you .. but me too .. that was my blog today when I stepped on the scale and have gained weight .. job busy, softball all weekend, my oldest graduation .. just catches up with you! LOVE your attitude! Go get them girl!
    2171 days ago
    Good for you for getting back at it. Since your new job is only 1.5miles away, have you ever thought of walking there to supplement your exercise. It could also relax you and clear your head before/after a hectic day.
    2176 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome Blog!!! yOU CAN DO IT. yOU CAN MEET THE GOALS YOU SET FOR YOURSELF. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.
    2177 days ago
  • AMBER281
    Those are great goals and I know you will meet them.
    2177 days ago
    Boy, was I right there with you. I started back eating better again last week and this week I have concentrated on a minimum of 30 minutes of some sort of exercise a day. So far, so good. emoticon

    I know Wanda and Celia are doing the Runway 5K also. I'm going to see if registration is open and if it is, I'll be going also :-)
    2177 days ago
    I am right there with you! I started my new job on January 9th and have been using it as an excuse ever since. I can do good with my morning 1/2 hour on the treadmill but pretty much stopped running and at my old job I had an exercise bike to ride at lunch every day but now I don't so there went another 30 minutes of exercise. But now that I am a full 15 pounds above whee I was last June, I am kicking myself in the butt to get back on board and do it! I'm gonna be keeping my eye out for your posts so you can keep me motivated too! I'm signed up for a 1/2 marathon in September so I need to get back with it! Good Luck!
    2177 days ago
  • LUCYLU22
    emoticon on setting a great plan into place for May! You got this, Workout Girl!! LOL


    Best of luck in reaching your goals!!
    2177 days ago
  • LISSAD45
    :) I know I've never met you.. but I wanted to thank you again for being such a great inspiration to me and so many others!
    2177 days ago
    You're going to do fantastic. And good luck at the Warrior Dash! My husband and best friend wanted me to do that with them; there is just no way I can do it yet! Maybe next year. I'd love to hear how it goes!
    2177 days ago
    Rock it girl!!!
    2177 days ago
    :) it's so good you saw that you needed to improve and are taking action. That is the best thing to do for yourself. Given that you have been going through so many changes it's understandable that you weren't working out. I have no doubt that you will get to your goal in no time!
    2178 days ago
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