Stepped on scale since marathon training .... Sigh

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Hi spark

Lol 178
I started my journey at 180


My body fat is 27% ;)
I was zero muscle then

Can we get a woohoo.

Yes I gain 8 lbs since the training...even inches
Bc my WMS jeans is tight!!!

But it's ok.

You know what is strange?

Training 30 wks on distance....pushing more and more miles

Training distance, for me, means eating to keep up
Training distance, for me, means rest rest rest and rest

After my triple sprains.....

I decided on working on the mental issue

Only ran 2-3 miles of my hills, every 2-3 days

Guess what.....my butt, thigh shrank!

Even lost inches in waist....

So u know what... My goal is sustainable weight loss and lifestyle

I will be enjoying my runs now
And working on my pace and speed.
(my happy measuring stick)

I rather run 3 miles and work back to a 9 min mile.
Not worry about fuel breaks etc...

Once fully recovered I want to start p90x
I haven't forgotten my other goals, pull ups etc.

But I just want to say thank you for your awesome support

I have to work on my mental issues now
Bc I will be going back to Asia all summer....
Where they think I'm huge.
They are all tiny

And bracing on the fact that after a marathon I'm still "big"

I want to vow not to come back in aug sept...with the same downward spiral blogs

I will be here, just not reading ur blogs. Got a month to get ready for the trip.
MIA for 2 month bc I don't know my access there.

But thank you so much!

Spark on
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    YOU RAN A MARATHON! Nobody can take that away from you! emoticon

    Enjoy your time with your family and hopefullyyou will get some internet time somewhere.

    If not we will be here waiting! emoticon
    2718 days ago
    I wish I would have made it to cheer everyone on in Pittsburgh. I live here and didn't know so many SparkFriends were headed my way!

    I saw a week or two ago about another person who ran a half marathon and couldn't figure out why their weight was up after. Another SF messaged that your body will retain water for about a week to repair your muscles from the long run. And supposedly a week later, her weight leveled back out. (I'm not a runner, so I don't know this from experience)

    WAY TO GO on finishing a marathon! That's a super achievement.

    I'm on my second week of P90x (lean) and loving it! emoticon
    2721 days ago
    Hey, you have a month to get back into things before you leave. That's a start. And, while you're away, just stay strong. Enjoy the time with your family!!
    2721 days ago
  • PRACHI17
    marathon is huge accomplishment dont let anyone tell u otherwise . take care
    2722 days ago
  • FUNGIRL81005
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    2722 days ago
    Never give up, & don't give in! You are special, beautiful YOU!
    2722 days ago
    2722 days ago
    So your clothes are tighter - that's 'cause you've got more muscle and you're far more fit than you were before your marathon! Sustainable weight loss and a healthy lifestyle is a far healthier outlook than numbers on a scale. Spark on!
    2722 days ago
  • CATHRINE2010
    Wow! I just finished a half marathon and my weight did the same thing. Clothes fit just a little tighter but may weight is up! I have decided not to let it bother me. I am so fit! Just like you. There is nothing you cannot accomplish it you set your mind to it. Be Strong! And come home where people are a normal size! I feel that way when we go to Europe so I know what you are talking about. Just have fun!
    2722 days ago
    We will miss you while you're gone, but don't let any one else' negativity make you forget how much you have accomplished. YOU RAN A MARATHON! You trained hard. You committed months to accomplishing that goal. You weathered injuries and setbacks. But you didn't let anything stop you! So don't let anything stop you now. Set some new goals for yourself that you can work on while you're in Asia and focus on all of the good you are doing for your body and your health. Don't worry about the number on the scale or how other people might judge you.
    2722 days ago
    What an AMAZING accomplishment! After that, you can do ANYTHING! Enjoy your trip! :)
    2722 days ago
    congratulations again on completing your marathon! :D thats just amazing, i would love to do that someday too! you got over that first huge hurdle and now you can go back to focusing on other things :) you can do it!!!!!
    2722 days ago
  • JEREMY723
    You can do great! Remember each day that it's your choice to make and remember all the success that you're having here state side!
    2722 days ago
    You can do this!!! Dont let them get you down. You know all the great work that you have been doing!!!! Even if the scale doesnt show it you have other proof that you have been doing great things!!! We will miss you!!!
    2722 days ago
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