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12 miles!


Wow! I can’t believe it. I ran 12 miles last week! I know I’m a couple days late on my update but here is my copy of Hal Higdon’s half marathon training plan! All checked off for the first week! I said to my husband at least 3 or 4 times this weekend “I can’t believe I ran 12 miles this week!”

Week 2 is exactly the same for mileage but I’m going to have to shake up the order to fit my schedule this week:
Sunday: Rest
Monday: 1 Class water aerobics + 2 miles
Tuesday: 3 Miles
Wednesday: Stretch/Rest
Thursday: 3 miles
Friday: 2 Classes water aerobics (cross train)
Saturday: 4 Miles

We also went down and saw my Grandpa, he has been at home hospice for about 2 months now and he is starting to decline like we were expecting. We took the boys down for possibly the last time and my oldest squeezed in a few games of Connect 4 with Great-Grandpa.


Weigh-in Wednesday #5

So we all have those days/weeks when life gets in the way and we allow our excuses to replace our reasons. After my weigh-in last Wednesday that was me… It was stress and boredom eating all through the weekend. Today will be day 2 on trying to get through my 10 day of being at or below calorie goal.

I try to be positive on here but is important I suppose to also document my struggles, most of is have them. So I ate, way too much, for about 4 days, Sunday and Monday I was closer to goal and Tuesday I was back under.

Tuesday I also committed to Hal Higdon’s half marathon training plan for a race on May 18th! only 14 weeks away!! I will update a photo of my copy each Friday as I check off those runs :)

The race begins and ends at a local baseball diamond and ends on home plate! I thought that would be so cool!! I also liked that the route turned a lot instead of a strictly out and back route, a little but more distracting, I hope….

20140205-170042.jpgWeigh-in: 241.4 Up one pound, and headed back down!

Weigh-in Wednesday #4

Yay! It’s Wednesday again. I have decided that my internal clock no longer works. Since Christmas vacation started a day early in December my schedule has been off. My kids have only had 1 regular week of school so far this year. I never remember getting this many days off as a kid!

On to my 10 day challenge, I did really well until Saturday when I went over, due to scheduling conflicts I didn’t get the 5K completed, which makes my MFP calorie goal somewhere around 1,350. Most days I eat about 1,800 calories. Sunday I was right back on the wagon and started counting again at day 1. Today will complete day 4 again, I know my challenge will really come this weekend with fewer workouts and the Super Bowl! I am glad I got right back up after Saturday!! My weight loss again this week showed it!

Weigh-in: 240.4 down another 3.2 pounds from last week!!

On a side note: I sent a text to my hubby checking with him before I register for this half!!

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If it doesn’t challenge you…

If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. This saying has been stuck in my head for about 3 weeks now.


I have used it to push my exercise up a notch, and this week I used it to help me stay on track with nutrition (DAY 5 WOOT WOOT!!) my exercise this week also changed, I was amazed at how much my body feels different exercises.
Monday: 1 hour of water aerobics
Tuesday: Zumba Toning (75 minutes) This was a tough class my legs and shoulders felt like jelly shortly after that class. It was awesome to push myself so far out of my box!
Wednesday: 2 hours of water fitness After the Zumba class the night before my legs got tired quick and all day I had not soreness but a good level of muscle fatigue!
Thursday: I went back for Zumba Toning round 2! It was a different instructor and she didn’t do many arm but my legs were very tired again!
Friday: 2 hours of water fitness, it was a little easier today then on Wednesday, I think because there were fewer squats on Thursday!

Also two NSV’s today!! The first was one of my water aerobics asking me if I’ve been losing weight because it’s noticeable!! :) The second was when another instructor congratulated me on having such big classes at 9 Monday/Wednesday/Friday. She said “It’s all your doing”. YAY!!

I also went a little crazy and signed up for the Runs for Cookies Virtual 5K Saturday!! Wish me luck!!

Day 1, Day 1, Day 1

I kept repeating Day 1 but I got closer to my calorie goal consistently so progress. Monday I completed Day 1, working at night certainly curbs the munching for me :)

I tried a new Zumba toning class on Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:45. I was so tired after class (in a good way). It kept me on track for Tuesday night as well!

Today started with some major stretching after that Zumba toning class. It made me realize that I really should add that resistance/strength training ASAP! I really just want to make sure I’m doing it right and haven’t saved up enough yet to pay the set up fee with a personal trainer at my gym. I probably could at least add the circuit machines without risking injury, right??
It is Day 3 and I am committed to getting this 10 day streak under my belt. I taught 2 hours of water aerobics this morning which certainly helps the calorie allowance. ;)

Weigh-in this morning went really well: 243.6 That is 3.6 pounds down from last week!

2014 Goals

So every New Year I set new goals, I refer to them as goals and resolutions I don’t care weather you call them goals or resolutions to me they are the same thing. To some people who have never followed through on resolutions I think there could be a mental difference but really the only thing that matters is having a plan to back them up. Goals or resolutions will not achieve themselves!

2014 Goals:
1) Get into the 220′s
I am getting back on the weight-loss wagon and want to see some big numbers this year! Log, log, log, is my plan!

2) Run a 1/2 Marathon
I plan to run a fall half marathon, my coworkers are trying to get me to do one in April but I just don’t think I’ll be ready.

3) Complete another Sprint Triathlon
Hopefully the same one again but it will depend on vacation days.

4) Stay in “5K shape”
I want to be able to run a 5K at any time, all year :)



I’ve been MIA for 2 months, in those two months I’ve often thought about this post. That I should bite the bullet and apologize to anyone out here who has been listening to radio silence..

I’ve struggled a bit with being a weight-loss blogger that isn’t losing weight. It’s not because I don’t know what I should be doing, there is one reason and one only: food. I’ve been eating again like I did at 299 pounds. I’ve been eating for any reason and no reason.

Every day I go to bed determined that tomorrow will be my fresh start and every day I start motivated to get my nutrition under control. Today I decided to shoot for 10 days at or below my calorie goal on MyFitnessPal, I need to log everything and try to get a streak going in a positive direction.

Here’s to a new start, that is why we don’t give up! No one is judging you for falling and getting back up.

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