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:
Monday: 1 Class water aerobics + 2 miles
Tuesday: 3 Miles
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.
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….
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!!
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!!
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!
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!
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.
Weigh-in Wednesday #4 247.2