So I've decided to set aside one day a week to discuss my progress with my running/workouts/weight loss. That way if you don't want to hear about it, you will now know not to check in on Wednesdays.
First, I'm gonna give ya a little history on me. I never had a weight issue until after the husband and I got married. It steadily increased until I was almost 200 lbs. (Wow, that's hard for me to imagine!) I was barely fittin' into my size 16s and was miserable with myself.
My turning point occurred when the husband and the rent a husband joined a gym. The husband came home and told me he got a family membership because it was cheaper. He said he knew I wouldn't go for long cause I quit everything. Talk about piss me off! That set the fire under my butt. I started working out and joined Weight Watchers online to learn portion control. Turns out, I lasted longer at the gym than either of the guys!
By 2005, I weighed 124 lbs. I was a food and exercise nazi. Nothing got in the way of me eating right and running. Lookin' back, I was really too skinny.
In 2006, I got a new job, moved to a new town and my priorities changed. My focus was no longer on my eating and running. Over the last three years, my weight has gradually increased. Today I weigh about 162 lbs. My goal is to be down to 135 by July. I'm hoping to get back to my sexy Betty Crocker body!
So my progress this week:
I started the week on Sunday with a long run to build endurance. I set my pace at a comfortable rate, which is 5 mph for me. Then I just jogged. I told the husband that my goal was 5 miles and he looked quite surprised. But I felt good and thought I could hold the pace. At 60 mins, I hit 5 miles! The husband was very proud of me.
I decided to start my strength training. I bought a kettle bell. Thought I would try it. I'm thinkin' it might be dangerous swingin' this 10 lb. handled ball around especially since I'm known to be a klutz! It does get the sweat goin'. I only did one workout off the DVD that came with it. My inner thighs and lower back are sore today. Muscles I haven't used in awhile!
Yesterday I was pushing myself at a faster pace on the treadmill. I had ran 25 minutes when my I-Pod fell and knocked the emergency clip off. The treadmill came to a screeching halt and I lost all my data. I was SO mad! I'm gonna tape the clip down so that doesn't happen again.
I let my knees rest today and tomorrow I'll be back at it.
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