I’ve been less than awesome at training since last week. I worked out on Monday and Tuesday, then did the mountain on Friday but that’s it.
No outdoors stuff though this week with the fire going. Most of the trails are closed.
But I’ve also decided to be more weight loss focused for the time being. WIll still run, but I want to lose some more pounds before I get any more serious. My running times since I’ve started again have been much slower than usual, and I think it’s at least partially from the weight I’ve gained.
If I can at least get back to where I was at the end of summer last year I’d be happy.
I was on this website that helps you calculate what weight you want to lose and what day it could happen by if you lose it safely, and if I start now, by August I could be back where I was.
Weighed in at 157.6 today. At least it’s still down from where I was starting June 11th.
It SAYS that if I were to lose 2 pounds per week all the way through August that I could get to 139. Which has been one of my goals since forever. I doubt that will happen, but to get to the lower half of the 140s would be nice. So if anyone wants to join me that would be cool. Not gonna make it a “challenge” or anything because I tend to drop off on those, but still a goal.
And in honor of that and my vacation ending, I’m setting up some goals.
Stay on track with homework
Do at least an hour of school related work a day.
Gonna start New Rules of Lifting for Women again.
Run at least 3x a week, and try to follow the training plan as close as possible because my running needs to catch up to where my training is supposed to be.
At least one run a week has to be on a difficult-ish trail.
I want to try the 100 pushups thing. Not go through the entire program, but I want to get 20 real pushups in a row again.
It might be a lot, but maybe 0 to 1650 again? Now that we have the outdoor pool going it might be more fun.
Finally, weight loss. It’d be nice to lose some pounds/inches. I weighed in today. Post vacation weight: 159 lbs. Not as much as I thought I had gained, but crap that makes like 15 pounds gained over just a few months.
Social life goals:
No more alcohol for the rest of June. At least. I don’t foresee that to be a problem because I won’t be having much of a life for quite awhile.
And..that’s pretty much it.
Since ShortMom and a lot of other people are doing it, perhaps this might be good for me.
4n4 Challenge: 4% Loss Ending on 6/18
Starting weight of today, May 21: 154 lbs
4% goal: ~6.2 lbs
Also I guess this would mark Day 1 of Summer of Scales.
This should be nice to give me something to look forward to.
I woke up early and hit the gym!
Went to spinning class for the first time in well over a year! So hard. I was dying the whole time. It was hill day, and we ended up doing like 6 or 7 climbs.
After that, I hit the weights, did the first day of Jillian Michaels’ Making the Cut exercise program (AGAIN), it was hard. I normally don’t do weights after cardio, but since I showed up late to spinning and I didn’t want to be super tired for my first day of spinning anyway, I did it after.
I was hoping to go to Zumba tonight because my favorite instructor was teaching, but I’ve been having car trouble and I finally got a guy to look at t it and he was fixing it.
Who would have thought having to replace your power steering fluid every ten miles was bad (well, I did but didn’t do anything about it)?
Also, since it’s Monday I will mark this as official day 1 of working out again and trying to do what I can to look good for Miami, I weighed in today at a horrid 154.6. Also hadn’t seen that in over a year.
A few things, actually.
1. Before my marathon this weekend, I was pretty set on just doing the half. It wasn’t til I got to the expo that I decided I wanted to wear that shirt that said marathon with pride, and decided I’d just do the full even though it wasn’t the best idea.
2. I weighed in today for the first time in who knows how long. The verdict: 153 pounds. I hadn’t seen that weight in…almost a year and a half. This is not good.
3. I’m still hanging around Wes even though we’re pretty clear that we’re not in a relationship. We just spend a lot of time together.
4. Last night was the first time sleeping in my bed in well over a month.
5. I have 20 weeks until my 50k ultra. Scary.
6. I really have not liked what I see in the mirror for awhile. Nothing really fits anymore.
7. I’m 10 pounds up from my lowest weight but it makes such a difference being so short.
8. Once my tattoo is healed enough I’m going to start running, and join that overpriced gym. It just has everything I love in it! Hopefully I’ll be looking better by the end of the month, because I’m going to Miami for 2 weeks starting the 31st.
I’ve really fallen off the wagon big time.
Letting a boy take up all my time, my valuable training and studying time. No bueno.
So today I get my shit together.
I have a couple of big days coming up.
Kalamazoo marathon May 6th, Colfax marathon May 20th.
And the one where looks matter the most to me: I’m flying to Miami on May 29th.
Even though I know weight loss is not a big thing to expect while marathon training, I know there are ways to do it, it’s just about being smart. And FOCUSED. Just to get on the lower end of the 140s again.
Today’s weigh in. 148.2. Actually surprisingly good considering all the facts. But my body has really lost a lot of muscle.
Not sure what plan i’ll be doing involving weights and stuff, but I’ll work on it tonight.
Today’s plan. Jack Quinn’s run with my team and then no dilly dallying and I go to capoeira afterward.
62 days. 62 days to look hotter than I already do.
Also, I think I’m going to go brunette again!
Today I weighed in. And I also took measurements because I haven’t taken any since I was at my lowest weight (read: last September). I was comparing numbers between then and now.. I’m definitely bigger. I gained 3 inches in my chest alone (no wonder my boobs have been looking bigger). I gained inches in pretty much everything. Except somehow I have 2 inches less in hips. Odd, but I’ll take it. I won’t even show you the comparison of the measurements because it’s too sad.
Official SW: 168 lbs
No excuses challenge SW/Last weigh in (Jan. 30th): 149.2 lbs
CW: 147.4 lbs
-1.8 lbs since last weigh in
-20.6 lbs since official starting weight
I’ll take what I can get. Every day I get a little better, regardless of what the scale says.
Thighs: 23.5”/24” (R/L)
Biceps: 11.5”/11.75” (R/L)
I’ve been avoiding these measurements for a reason. Hopefully I’ll see some progress though!