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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Week Eight: Weekly Weigh In

Another week, no weight loss. I am not sure. I have been slacking with my meal planning and prep. When I do not plan and prep my meals, I tend to eat crappy. Yesterday for dinner I had two Odwalla bars. While I am not overeating, my body is not getting optimal nutrition.

More than anything, I think the real reason I am not losing weight right now is lack of sleep. This is a HUGE challenge. I have been working seven days a week, sometimes until midnight. I really need to focus on getting adequate nutrition and sleep.

On another note, my Couch to 5K training is going well. Yesterday I finished Week Two. I repeated it. Monday I plan to move onto Week Three.

I am also participating in a 300 Pounds and Running's 100 Days of Burpress challenge. I can't believe I've made it so far. Just like anything, I am learning it is more mental than physical. I go slow, take my time, breathe, and get the job done.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Week Six Weigh In

Down three pounds this week! This makes my total weight loss so far this year at five pounds. I pray these pounds are gone for good! More than my exercise plan, I really need to stick to my food plan. I've been tweaking it and I truly believe this is the reason the scale is beginning to move. Woohoo!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Week One - Couch to 5K

I did it! Week One of my Couch to 5K training is done. I really did not feel like running today. My stomach had been upset all day. I felt a bit better around 5:30 so I headed to the gym. I hate running on the treadmill but I needed to be close to a bathroom. It was the longest 30 minutes I’ve spent in a while! I am so grateful to God I was able to stick with my plan. I think I’m going to repeat Week One just to get my body used to running again. I’m working on building my endurance and strengthening my core. My goal is to run my next race nonstop – no walking. If I stick to my plan and work diligently, I’m sure I can meet my goal.

Winning Wednesday

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Week Five - Weigh In

I’m down another pound! I have so many emotions about losing that one pound. Why is it so darn hard? I want big numbers! So easy to put on and so hard to take off! My biggest danger right now is comparing myself to others. More than anything I feel a sense of gratitude and humility. I started this journey in 2009 and these last 50 pounds have been so difficult to release. I am now wondering if it’s symbolic of something in my consciousness that I am also holding onto. Well, I’m bound and determine to work on whatever it is. I want to be free of this excess weight!

Thursday’s Spin class was so hard. My body couldn’t do what my mind wanted it to do. I felt so defeated and discouraged. After class, I sat in my car and had one of those The Biggest Loser’s cries. When I first started watching that show, I didn’t understand why anyone would start crying over a workout. Now, I do it all the time. It’s a great emotional cleanse.

I’m tweaking my food plan a bit. The plan is to continue adding fruits and veggies. I also need to start eating less popcorn. I eat popcorn almost every day. I’m starting to think it feeds into my compulsive eating habits. I’m going to have a conversation with my OA sponsor later on today about it.

I started Couch to 5K yesterday. It wasn’t as bad as I thought. I’ve been using the cold weather as an excuse not to run because I hate running on the treadmill. I need to stop with the excuses!