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The very first day I started working out I ran a 2.6 mile route that is curvy and hilly. I pretty much died the entire way and walked more than anything.
Ever since then I have been intimidated by that route and have chosen other paths.
On Saturday I was feeling great and decided I wanted to conquer that path again.
It was hard but I ran the whole entire route without stopping in 35 minutes!
I feel so proud of myself! I am becoming the healthy girl that I have wanted to be for so long but never did anything about it. I feel great! I think I want to do a 5k soon :)
I stopped counting my calories for the week. I wanted to see what type of effect it would have on me and my goals.
I didn’t like what the counting was doing to me and making me feel so obsessed and constrained.
I’ve decided to just eat healthy and listen to my body. Lately if I start getting hungry at night before bed I’ll drink water or eat frozen grapes and that seems to help.
I haven’t weighed or measured myself in a few days and will tomorrow to see my progress and the effect that it’s had.
Breakfast- Whole wheat toast, almond butter, banana, strawberry, and kiwi
Lunch- Black bean and spinach pita pocket, apple, greek yogurt, granola, and cinnamon
Snack- Almonds, banana chips, and raisins
Dinner- Chicken fried brown rice
Water- 84.5 Fluid ounces (5 water bottles)
I’ve had the insanity DVD’s for quite some time but I haven’t done them in forever just because I’ve been enjoying other work-outs, especially running/biking. However, today is cold, wet, and rainy so I decided to dust off the old disks and give it a shot.
I burned so many calories during the Plyometric Cardio Circuit it was..err..umm..insane!
What a great way to start the weekend!
Although I haven’t been shedding weight per se I have lost a total of 2.5 inches off my body.
1 inch off my hips
0.5 inch off each of my arms
0.5 inch off of my waist
These things take time but I will consider it a success. I want to be fit and healthy more than I want to look like a twig so I suppose that’s what you can expect when you weigh 119 pounds.
THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND MOTIVATION
Everyone’s body type is different and sometimes we don’t always love ours. I see pictures of girls who weigh more than I do and their bodies look banging!
First thought: I hate you.
Followed by: Why don’t I look that good?
Ending with: Man, I need to get off this computer and move!
It’s easy to get discourage when we see women whose bodies look amazing and we’re sitting in front of the computer munching on some celery sticks only dreaming of the day.
It’s about time you take control of your body and move. It won’t happen by looking and dreaming about what could be. I want to some day be the picture of a banging body that motives someone else to get up and move.
I can do this. My body will change if I make the changes!
I ran yesterady the best I’ve run in a probably…forever. I can’t remember the last time I ran a mile without stopping.
Maybe it was the music I was listening to or just pure determination but I ran a mile in 11:50!
It may seem like a lot to avid runners but it is a big accomplishment for me. I can’t believe I didn’t take a break the entire time. Of course, afterward I walked a little bit and my body wasn’t quite sure what I was doing to it and I felt like throwing up. I probably walked a little over a half mile and then ran the rest of the way home.
It was a beautiful day on a country road.
I’m so proud of myself!