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Holy Randomness Batman!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I realized that I needed to sit down and get some of my emotions/success/awesomeness jotted down for my own personal well being. The thing that I have concluded I love the most about Spark is that there are so many people out there that has been where you are, knows what you are going through and there are so many success stories. I have some friends on here that I log on to view their food blogs, their successful 5k runs and their status update from spark about how much weight they have lost- reading those status feeds really make me motivated and stay motivated.
As for my own personal journey I have been struggling so bad to lose weight but realized I have never put effort really into it before-I’d be amazing for a week and then bomb the following week and then just give up. The giving up part is so easy to do-it is so easy to fall into a pattern of “meh I’m not losing as much weight as I want this week so let’s take a night off of the gym. “ Something “SPARKED” in me that I can’t even understand the entire logical reasonings of. I saw a sign up for a BL Challenge that was being posted and something about it sounded really really fun. Now that it is four weeks in I have lost a total of 10 lbs (as of today) and am really feeling so much better about my lifestyle changes. I know they say that is unhealthy to weigh yourself daily but I have found that that is something that keeps me totally motivated and in line with my eating and how hard I push myself with my workouts. I can’t risk thinking I did good enough for one big weigh in at the end of the week and realizing that it wasn’t good enough-that is too painful. Now when I weigh myself daily I see ok well I went up a little from the food or workout last night so I have to be extremely careful today and push even harder and it works I have done nothing but lose so far. I know it’s unhealthy and not a good practice to come by but now days what really is “healthy” for you. There is a lot of things that aren’t good for you but I have found something that is helping me change myself.
On another side note of randomness I have decided to train to do a 5k. I am by no means a runner at all. I had to time my mile “run” (which consisted of me jogging/walking ) the first week of the biggest loser challenge and it was a scary 24 minutes. I see peoples’ status updates of running like 3 miles in 30 minutes and I am like wow holy crap how did they do it lol. I am not there yet but this week another one of our challenges was to time our mile run again to see where we are at four weeks later and my results were 17 minutes and 15 seconds…which is still pretty slow but I was really impressed by that number and my own success rate with a little bit of pushing. It hurts to push to go faster for longer but really at the end of the “run” I feel so much better and it just gets easier. I hope to continue training to make running a more frequent thing in my new lifestyle and can’t wait to hear any suggestions/tips for my first 5k….
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