Saturday, April 20, 2013

Test run...

Finally did the 13 miles!!! I did it in 3 hours... I am ready for the race in 2 weeks!

(BTW this was the hardest run by far! So hard to keep going and finish.)

Complaint: I hate it when someone asks if I ran the whole time. I just did 13 miles and you take my thunder away w/ that question. Yes I had to walk on and off, but you know what? I ran 10 miles none stop... so there. I also finished when I wanted to and I didn't give up... think of the positives people.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Frustration and nerves

I had thought to be way closer to my ultimate weight loss goal at this time. I had been consistent with the 1 lb. loss every week and now it is sticking around the same number again. Where are the big losses? I hate these plateaus that come so often now, that it is hard to get excited when I start losing. I know I will just hit another wall in a week or so.

Something else that is making me feel self conscious, is the fact that I am getting droopy skin. That has been my biggest fear w/ losing the weight... the excess skin. I am getting healthy and that is ALL that matters... but I can't help but want to look good too. My arms have the droop... my legs and stomach have the droop... ugh!

Game plan: I am going to focus a lot more on weights and trying to tone and tighten. I know I still have 50 lbs. to go... but I need to do something now.

Nerves: 2.5 weeks until the race and I still have yet to run 13 miles...! This weekend is my outing for that... wish me luck!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Running on the Tread...

I hated it. Flat out did not like running on the treadmill. What a boring experience after being able to run outside multiple times. It is worse than the track. The main reason I am very anti-treadmill with distance running is... that I couldn't do my distance. I made it 5 miles before I gave up.

When running my pace changes too much. While running  on the treadmill it got to a point where I feel like I am wanting to walk more and more. I know it is probably a mental thing... okay I KNOW it is a mental thing. I just gave up. SO. I will probably not run distance this week. I ran 5 miles on Monday  (gorgeous out) and 5 miles tonight. I am doing my first 5k of the season on Saturday too. I suppose that is pretty good, but the race is in 3 weeks. I have 3 weeks to get my butt in gear to be able to make it through a half marathon.

On a brighter side: I have lost a total of 130 lbs. That is an adult. WOW. I have dropped into a size 12 a while ago and am gearing up for that size 10. I have gotten my bridesmaid dress in from one of the weddings for this summer... I ordered a size smaller at the shop and probably should have gone 2. It is already too big! Love it!

The weight loss is still slow and steady. I will take it. I didn't become over weight in a day, so it will take time for me to get healthy.

Keeping the head up and moving on.