Dec 31 236.6
Feb 4 213.3
Feb 11 211.4
Total down 25.6
I feel so much better, I feel healthier. Can not believe how 25 pounds can make a difference, but it does. I hope I can keep the momentum going. I know the weight loss will slow down. I am already feeling the need to eat a bit more, I am hungrier after my workouts.
Need to come up with plans for that!
I missed my run day yesterday, I went for a short walk with my beautiful wife. It was better then nothing and loved the conversation. I just didn’t have it in me to go to the gym yesterday. In fact when I planned on going to the gym, I laid down for a rest and sleep for almost 2 hours.
Today though I made up for it. I ran 6.7 miles on a hamster wheel. Not a great time. but I have to admit when I was done, I realized I still could have done more. That was a good feeling, to not totally feel exhausted after a longer run. It gives me hope for actually running another 1/2 marathon.
Speaking of 1/2 marathons, I have yet to sign up for any. There are a few locally that I can run in May and June. I might try.
We are gonna do the 5k color run in Minneapolis in July.
I really want to go back to Walt Disney for the Marathon weekend in Jan 2014. Just not sure if I can do the goofy again. I might settle for the 1/2 because it is a lot of fun.
Well, okay you probably could. As I waddle on the hamster wheel.
This mornings run was a lot more fun than it has been.
I am done with trying to run at the speed I did last summer. My only goal was to beat my last runs distance.
On Tuesday, I ran 3.66 miles in 45 min. Today I ran 3.82 in 45.
Not a huge difference. But the way my body felt after todays run was totally different. Better. For me huge improvement!
My confidence is building! I am feeling stronger, again!
I am starting to enjoy the benefits of healthy living.
My weight is going down, I can move faster!
I can get down on myself, and think that…..
my weight should be closer to my goal
I should be running faster….
I should ………
I am trying to change my thoughts have been trying to change to
Yesterday I was able to connect with 3 friends yesterday. It was great to catch up with them. Life can sometimes seem to spin so fast, but we need to take time and be grounded by good friends.
I did do my run last night, and we kept a decent pace for 4 miles, I will admit that last mile I thought I was gonna die, my breathing was out of control and I couldn’t get into a good rhythm. But we finished. The goal by the end of the month is to be able to do 5 miles under 9 min mile pace. This is kinda overwhelming because a month ago when I was running along I couldn’t keep a pace close to 10 min, now I am breaking that on my own. I think the 9 min pace is doable, but need to train hard.
Speaking of hard, I am so in <3 with the withings scale, it is motivating to keep track of my food intake to make sure I am staying on track with the weight watchers points, so I can see the graph go down. If you haven’t heard of the scale, google it, but in a nutshell every time I weigh myself it sends my weight to a website that tracks it for me and graphs it. VERY COOL.
Need to actually work today.
but the game plan tonight is to do 1 hour cardio and my core workout.
Have a good day!
Okay Monday is here, The start of all things new right?
Or at least the start of the week.
I am so happy with my run on Saturday, I didn’t realize I could keep it under 10 min. My goal is to now keep the pace for 10+miles here is hoping!
I have noticed that my weight hasn’t really changed in a few months. It is slowly creeping up but not that bad. Until last week I stepped on our old scale and I am positive is said ouch! With that said I am realizing I need to get control of my weight and have it start to creep down. I would love to be well below 200 again, or at least on the other side of it.
So on Saturday i bought this scale, it is way cool. Every time I weigh myself it sends the weight to a website so it can graph my gains and hopefully losses. All in all it is helping me stay accountable and motivated to loose
So this weeks weight goals are:
Using weight watcher points plus track my intakes.
Mon,Wed and Friday Run
Tue and Thur and one weekend day weight training.
The weekend flew by!
Friday went shopping with the family, and out for dinner to Pizza Ranch. Food was great. Pizza is still a red flag food for me, I can not control myself with Pizza, I never feel satisfied with pizza and I always want more. My game plan for Friday was only have a couple pieces. I did okay, they were small pieces, that is what I kept trying to tell myself. Did overeat, but not by a lot.
Didn’t have to move my belt notch!
Saturday, Joy worked so I was solo parenting and cleaning up and stuff, I felt like I was in a funk and was short tempered with the kids. So I went for my run, it felt good to get out and be alone. I even ended with 6 miles in 58 min and some change. So even on a solo run I was able to keep under a 10 min pace.
Sunday was Church, and went to the gym, then we had friends over for dinner. I made chicken parmesan, YUM! I skipped the pasta and had a second piece of chicken. Hope it was a better choice.
Over all the weekend was busy. Felt a little out of control, with both my eating and temper. But I am trying to work on it.