Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gearing Up!

YAY!! I so excited about my Double Double challenge. I will be completing 2 Half Marathons in two days. I have the first one tomorrow. This one I'm going to take nice and slow, but it's gonna be really cold and rainy. Hmm that reminds me of the 2011 White Rock Marathon! It looks like there will be a break in the rain for about an hour so I'll take it! I will need to bundle up, for sure. I'm looking forward to another medal and taking on another challenge. I love proving to myself how strong I can be.

Off to bed so I can get some good rest. 5:45 comes early in the morning! Goodnight. :0)


Lots of happies going on right now. First of all, I have passed the hungry part of this process and am now satisifed with small portions. THANK. GOD. The first three days of getting back on plan are always so hard.

Also, I just signed up for some awesome races. I'm doing the Hot Chocolate 15K in February and the Firefly 5K in March. The Hot Chocolate run is awesome because you get a gnarly sweatshirt that's uber cute. And it's two weeks before our Disney race and fits perfectly into our training schedule. And the Firefly is awesome because it's a night race and you get to wear all this glow in the dark garb that makes for awesome pictures!

Also, my scale is my friend right now. As of today, I'm down 6 lbs since Wednesday...that's not even a week! Holy crap!!!

Keep the happies comin'!

:0) :0) :0)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Rumbly In My Tumbly

*GRURURURUR* What was that, you ask? My stomach growling! I'm so ready to not feel hungry! Should be another day or two before that happens. ANYWAY-I'm still doing really well. My friend Carrie and I went to a movie tonight and I planned well by having a baby candy bag and 100 calorie popcorn equaling a grand total of ....*enter drum roll here*.....280 calories! WOO HOO!!! That makes 3 awesome days in a row. I'm kind of excited about my weigh-in on Wednesday for week one! It's funny how when you do well, you don't dread them. :D

I picked up my Double Double race packet today. LOVE the shirts and they fit well, will post pics soon.

Night, readers! :0)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Another Good Day

Today went even better than yesterday! I got in about 6 servings of fruits/veggies, all my water and got my exercise in. I ended up not doing the zumba class because my friend Fran and I went to lunch and shopping instead, but I did feel good about my run tonight. It was still slow but definitely faster than the one last night. It's frustrating because now that I'm so heavy, I can feel the weight in my ankles and my feet. It's harder. BUT-I always try to spin the positive and I know that it serves as a serious motivation for me to get off the weight. So far I've been 100% on plan, not even a bite of the bad stuff, so I just need to stay strong and keep doing what I'm doing.

Tomorrow I have one more run planned and then I have two rest days planned before my Double Double challenge of 2 Half Marathons in 2 days. Yes I'm nuts. Tomorrow I'm going to pick up my packet for this race. I'm excited to see what the shirts and race bibs look like.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Back In The Game!

Well it's been a really hungry day, but I've been successful! YAY!! My run tonight was kind of sad, like HELLA slow, but I got my 30 min in so I'm happy. Tomorrow I am going to aim to do a 30 min run and then a Zumba class. I need to start upping my cardio sessions so the weight will come off faster. The scale this morning was NOT pretty.

Have a great night, readers! :0)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

New Year, New Goals!

So as most of you who know me personally know, I have always struggled with my weight. It's annoying!! ANYWAY, I'm dedicating 2013 to getting this weight OFF! I know there is a beautiful girl underneath this struggle and I really want to get to know her! I love the start of a new year. You get a chance to start over and be who you want to be that year. I want to be a badass this year. So my main goals for 2013 are:

1)Tracking my weight and measurements EVERY Wednesday for the entire year. Yep, the entire 52 weeks! I will be keeping track through an Excel spreadsheet I have created.

2)Continue to run, but focus primarily on Half training. I think I'm done with fulls for awhile.

3)REACH GOAL WEIGHT!!! I have never come close. I really want to get there!!!!!

Starting tomorrow, my genius hardcore weight loss plan will be put in place! And there's nothing more to it than good old fashioned hard work and great nutrition. I will be doubling my time in the gym focusing on lengthy cardio sessions, strength training and exercise classes. I will also be spending more time preparing healthy food and making myself stick to my calories. I'm going to the store tomorrow to buy all the heart healthy stuff. I'm kind of excited, I'm sick of all the crap and I'm certainly not a fan of feeling like a big sausage.

I'm pledging right now...I'm going to stick to my goals. I'm going to be the best I can be. Being weak is a choice. So is being strong. I can do this!!!!

I Did It With A Side Of Sicky!!!

Well a lot has transpired since the last time I blogged! Right after I completed the 26 mile training run, I got a REALLY bad case of bronchitis. It was AWFUL. I was down for 5 weeks and didn't run again during that time. Then it was time for the marathon! I was so nervous and didn't know how it was all going to go down. What was interesting was that on Saturday, the day before the marathon, I felt TERRIBLE and was so upset that I had to deal with it. I finally accepted that I might not be able to run it, but I would try and if I had to stop, I had to stop. Then on Sunday morning, the day of the race, I felt a lot better. THANK GOD! So I was able to run it, and also managed to PR by 13 minutes. My official time was 6:56:18! YAY!! Here's a pic of my girls after our finish! Such a special day!!!