Nothing stellar but still a loss. Hello 160’s. I don’t plan on staying with you long but it’s nice to see you.
Down 2lbs. this week. I feel like I should be down 20 because I have really been working hard. I went to they gym and did functional training 6 days this week. And I’ve been eating pretty clean and drinking water like its my job. I did have the run in with the grilled cheese sandwich last weekend and there have been a few minor Halloween candy mishaps but overall I am pleased. Now to just keep it up.
Since the 1/2 marathon a month and a half ago I’ve ran like 5 times. So sad. I have lost 0.00 lbs. I haven’t really had anything to post but I have been perusing tumblr for motivation and inspiration (and finding it) almost daily. So I decided to post yet again. I joined a fitness/functional training “gym”. They are having a 30 day weight loss challenge. I have no dreams of winning it but it was cheap and convenient and not scary. I also paid for the nutrition plan. And UGH! Has anyone heard of “The Warrior DIet”? Google that shit. Dont eat all day long, for dinner eat healthy organic food. That wont make you want to eat someone’s face off or anything. I am on day 6. I’ll admit day 2 I housed a grilled cheese sandwich in the afternoon and that evening had 2 glasses of red wine and 2 gin & tonics, but other than that I’ve been really good. I’ve lost like 4lbs. but I feel like I should’ve lost 20lbs. Because not only have I been eating one large healthy meal a day Ive also been drinking at least a gallon of water. A GALLON… AT LEAST! That’s a lot of damn water. And Ive been doing 30 minutes of functional training every day. I feel like I should see more results but it hasn’t even been a week so I wont get discouraged yet!
Well well well. Where do I begin? Let me start by saying I am not a “runner”. I’m not fast, I’m not super motivated, I’m not thin, I’m not a lot of things. But I did run a half marathon, and for that I feel pretty bad ass! My official time was 2:39:17 but mymapmyrun had my 13.1 at 2:33. I started my app before I crossed the start line (rookie move) …. I was running with one of the girls in my running club that I ❤.!we started out super super fast. Like our 1st 2 miles we were running 9:30 (told u I’m not fast) we normally were running our long runs at 12:00-12:30…. I said at least 5 times “we are really going fast”, “we are going waaay too fast” finally by mile 4 we slowed and found our pace. I felt pretty good most of the time. There were moments of doubt and holy crap I can’t do this, but overall I was pumped. Around mile 12 my running buddy was like NOPE! Not running anymore. I coached her like I had done a couple times during the course “1 mile left we got this” “we’ve done this so many times” a couple times she would jog then stop and say I’m can’t. My foot hurts. I said at least 6 times “I’m not leaving u” finally she looked at me & her cousin that ran w/ us the whole time and said I’m not kidding
GO. So her cousin and I ran and we crossed together and I felt shitty for leaving her but i didnt want to WALK across the finish line selfish I know! until I looked up her results…she finished 20 seconds behind us. So she stayed with us. I should’ve known by my post race text that read “Thanks for keeping me going today. My foot is killing me. I tried looking for you after the race. It was crazy. Great job today! ” I still felt kinda crappy. I don’t know etiquette .. Part of me wanted to stay and part if me knew I could finish strong. Oh well, I did my best. I finished strong but I know personally I could’ve done better. Not because of my running buddy but because of inexperience I guess. Next time, oh there will an a next time, I won’t try to get water from water stations , ill bring my own, which i wanted to do but didnt want to look weird, I won’t stop cuz the ground is sticky or wet. Ill stop cuz my legs tell me to. I know I could’ve done better but I kicked ass and I am nothing but proud!
I have been MIA because I was super busy last week. Back to school shenanigans along + end of summer camping trip = exhaustion. But I did run my scheduled 12 miles… while on vacation. It is the longest I have ever run in my whole entire life. So that was awesome. My knees are still sore but I did it! Eating has been blah, drinking eh. I am considering postponing my WW account. My heart just isnt in it :( 11 days until my first half marathon. Yikes! One day I will get all of my shit together at once then look out! I feel like I either eat well and dont exercise or I kick ass at exercising and eat like crap. Ugh. Im in a constant battle with myself. One of these days!
-1.6 lbs. YAY! Annnnnd I ran 5 miles last night! I’m back baby! I am so glad I went to my weight watchers meeting. I was nervous because I hadnt been to a meeting in 3 or 4 weeks. I knew I wasnt eating terribly but I also knew I wasnt tracking nor exercising.
Now lets remember… thats -1.6 in like 3 weeks. Its not that impressive but its a loss so I’ll take it. I am moving in the right direction again.
I got a little mojo back. Thank goodness. I thought I had been robbed of my mojo!