Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day Six - Workout done and weekend challenges

Well, my workout is done. My kids like to workout with me. On and off I had Cameron (doing crunches and push ups with me.) Catie and Caroline did a bit of the cardio. I just smile when they do this! They get so excited to do it with me. LOVE it. Today, I was actually able to do the whole DVD which felt great, because on Tuesday, not so good. I am feeling way stronger, and I think I am starting to feel my abs underneath all of this blubber.

Today is day six of my plan. I of course started on Monday. I have always had success starting at the beginning of the year, because it is a fresh new year. I love having a clean slate.

Whenever the food calls my name, I just say to it. You are just *blank* you don't control me. So far it just works!

I have stayed at my calorie level of around 1300-1500 per day. It is working! I record EVERTHING I eat at and it allows me to chart my water with a click of a button. And, also add in my exercise (which allows me to eat more if I wish!--LOVE that) I totally think this helps!

For weekend challenges, it is that going over to a friends house to eat, and tomorrow a baptism. So, food of course maybe not the best choices. I will give myself a bit, but realizing I am weighing in on Monday morning. That should keep me from cheating. I don't really cheat. I like being on this plan.

Last night I had Subway (a six inch, with a bag of baked lays and 1 square of dark chocolate) and it felt like a cheat. And, I was actually going to have a few cookies but I was too FULL! Crazy how the stomach shrinks down so quickly!

I was watching Dr. Oz last night on TV. Talking about waist management. Not weight management. He just makes so much sense, and light bulbs just click when I read his book, or watch him on TV. His program, that Cliff and I used two years back when I lost the weight, well I still use ideas from then. And they work! They really do. I still eat a small turkey roll up with fresh salsa for lunch. Or, a handful of nuts before a meal. And, I eat the same breakfast everyday. This time, 1/3 cup of oatmeal and half a cup of frozen blueberries. SOOO satisfying, and filling. AND healthy. And then food is just for eating. No fuss, no obsessing.

I realize this has to be for life, and not just a fad. So just like Dr. Oz said last have to wake up EXCITED about your eating/your plan. If not, you are bound to fail. I couldn't agree more.

The eating is a no brainer, leaving time to do the things you REALLY need to do. Like exercise daily. Did I tell you how much I love to exercise?

And, when eating well, EVERYTHING tastes so much better. Life just feels better!

Happy Weekend!

Tomorrow, I submit my #500in2010. Tomorrow, we do about a 6k run...I am so excited to run with my half group. I LOVE them.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday - Day Five

Well, it is Friday! I have survived five days so far. Feeling really good, and confident!

Drank all of my water, ate really well. Stayed within my calorie range.

Did my 47 minute RIU DVD this morning with two of my kids. Tonight, I ran. Finally back at 10/1's! Mentally I am BACK! Feel like a runner again, even though my body doesn't look very much like one LOL.

432 calories burned

Awesome run in the rain! Next week is our goal race already! Woo!

My fingers are so cold, I have to go have a shower to warm up!

Oh, #500in2010 I did 2k today walk, + my 5:05K run. So, 7.05K

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day Four

Today was a good day. I felt less sore, and I feel way less hungry. When I eat, I get full really quickly. Tonight, I am not as crazy for night eating. I like this healthy eating. Everything tastes better, and I have WAY more energy!

Today, I did the 50 minute tape, RAMP it UP. And tonight I started my half marathon clinic. It was awesome!

So nice to be back there with old friends! Tomorrow, second to last clinic night for the LTR. FINALLY 10/1's! Yay!!

4.13 km
378 calories burned
avg 6:12k
max 5:05
And a big hill.

Tonight was a straight training run, no breaks. I DID it! I did it. It felt amazing.

A quote to inspire me. Taken from my clinic email.

Oh, and #500in2010 1k more (walking back and forth to school)

Lastly, a motivational quote....

"You also need to look back, not just at the people who are running behind you but especially at those who don't run and never will... those who run but don't race...those who started training for a race but didn't carry through...those who got to the starting line but didn't in the finish line...those who once raced better than you but no longer run at all. You're still here. Take pride in wherever you finish. Look at all the people you've outlasted."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day Two - Start it Up (again)

So today, I did the basic 25 minute tape SIU. On my running days-3x's per week I will do the SIU. Sunday will be my day off from the DVD's.

Feeling great, and eating is right on. Drank lots of water. All good.

I still miss night eating. I have been drinking red rooibos tea at night. It is OK, but it is not a good as Subway, chocolate, cookies, wine, nachos. You know, the stuff I am not having any part of anymore.

If I want to be an athlete, I need to eat like an athlete right? I am OK with it, but it still takes some getting used to again.

I am also tracking my calories/water/exercise on "My Plate" I like it, it is easy and fast and keeps me in check. My fit and healthy friend Louise also gave me her eating program, so I have been starting to follow that. Eating well feels good. Eating crap does not.

So, my run:

Last time I will run 8 minutes and walk 1 minute. Tomorrow is a straight run of 3-4k and Friday is a LTR clinic night (They overlap a bit) and we move up to 10/1's! I have been waiting and working so hard to get there, and FRIDAY, we are there! Yay!

5K Resolution Run
448 calories burned
AP: 6:49
BP: 5:05

Good run! I already FEEL lighter. But obviously don't look it. But hey, give me a few more months.

Oh, and I walked 1 km (back and forth to school today)

So today #500in2010 = 6:03 k

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day Two - Ramp it Up!

Just press play.

I did that today. I did RIU today, it was almost an hour, and boy am I feeling every muscle in my body! I also walked to school with the kids #500in2010 started! I am running Wed, Thurs, Friday and Sunday. I LOVE this feeling of activity. After being so down, and inactive this feels WONDERFUL. I feel like the old me, and full of energy.

Yesterday was difficult not to eat at night. It has been such a habit and a reward to me. So, I felt a little angry. But, I got over it. Today, I feel great and I feel myself getting healthier. I visualize myself in my size sixes again. How awesome that felt. That night eating is no good, and it has to go. Once in awhile this is OK, but for the most part, NO.

I will lose the weight, and I will keep it off. No more of this losing stuff again. It will be all about maintaining!

Edited to add:

1 km walk #500in2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

500 miles in 2010

My friend Laura, along with her friend Erin have a challenge!

I took information off of Laura's blog! Count me in Laura and Erin! I will do in Kilometre's however...

500 miles = 804.67200 kilometers

Do you want some support reaching your fitness goals this year?

Erin and I have challenged each other to a road race. First one to run 500 miles in 2010 wins some serious bragging rights. Even if I lose, I'll still be so excited to run 500 miles in 2010.

Do you want to join us? We're doing our race through Nike+ but you don't need Nike+ to join. If you want to join us, starting TODAY, track the miles you run, walk, use the elliptical, or bike (4 miles on bike = 1 mile running). Every Sunday, email me, comment somewhere, hit me up on twitter, whatever to get me your total for that week. I'll list everyone's totals every Monday morning and we can cheer each other on.

We're using #500in2010 as a twitter hashtag if you want to join us trash talking there. If you want to join on Nike+, send me your user name. Let's make 2010 a healthy year!

Day One - Start it Up!

Oh really. Day one? Yes. Day one. I am too tired to get out of bed at 5 to do my exercise DVD. Plan B, do it when the kids are in school and only two at home. Check. Done.

I did the Slim in Six 'Start it Up' DVD, and also the stretch DVD portion. It was hard, I was sweating. I am out of shape. I am happy to be working on me again.

I got on the scale this morning, and I was 192 pounds. Whatever. I knew it was bad, but hey I am working towards correcting that. Plus, I has my last splurge for quite some time. Thus, a bit more in weight I guess. So, I will go from 192 today, to 150/145 ish by May 2nd, 2010. That gives me a good solid plan. I am going hardcore again. Not giving up. Doing this.

So, Slim in Six (just press play 6 times a week, for six week) I am ready. I am doing this! I am really excited actually. I took my depressing 'before' photos on two camera phones, but not sure how to get them on here. So...those will have to wait. I also took most of my measurements as well.

And, this week I will be running on Wed 8/1's, Thursday a straight run of 2-5 k's for my half marathon clinic, and of course Friday which will be FINALLY 10/1's. I am so excited to be able to run for ten minutes again. Oh how I have missed running! And of course Sunday I will run with my new HM group. Love them already!!

So, I have 47 pounds to lose from my original weightloss of 90 pounds. Not so bad I guess, as I didn't do ANY exercise for 7+ months. So, today it changes. I change. I will knock those pounds away. Pound by pound. Step by step.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

And it is a new year! Happy 2010. Time to do it again.

Yes, lose some of the weight again. I haven't officially been on my scale, but I would venture to say I have 40 pounds to lose AGAIN of the 90 I lost before. Plus a few more. I am going the whole WAY! I blame the weight on me, what I shoved in there. My injury. My downer eat everything I can to make it feel better. Nobody forced me. I did it. I will lose it again.

A bruise to the old ego, but hey. I have done it before, and before that. Thankfully running will get me back on track. I am almost finished my 10 week learn to run program. I have officially registered (this morning) for the half marathon clinic. A bit nervous, but I know I can do it. I will put trust in my body to get me through.

Today also marks 5 years of running with the RR. And so today my friend Louise (from the very first FWO clinic ran with me today too!) We have been friends for 5 years. I just love how wonderfully supportive she is, and has such a profound and happy effect in my life. She's a keeper! Love you Louise!! Thank you! xo

Tomorrow, like many of the other people in the world embark on their weightloss/fitness goals. I too will get started tomorrow. I plan on it! I did it before, I will do it this year too! I plan on an injury free year! Not running for over 7 months was challenging, and depressing for me.

Not this year, it is starting off with a bang! I am so excited about this year! As I get closer to 40, I know I want to be in the best shape of my life. I want to get so healthy and fit! I want muscles. So, I have a lot of work ahead of me.

I have been visualizing myself as the 'smaller' me. The healthier version of me. This current version has too much padding, and I don't like it one bit. It is true when 'they' say nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. I truly feel this is the truth.

From Today:

547 calories burned
And a hill too! I can feel that in my abs right now, and my legs. Running hills. Awesome (so I tell myself this right now) It will get better. It will get easier. With each pound I drop, the better I will feel. And the hills will get easier. Running with an extra 40 pounds up a hill=NOT fun.

I am hoping that on May 2nd, 2010. (My half marathon race date) that I will be back to 150 pounds (or less) and able to run my time of my first half marathon in Victoria, or *better* my fingers are crossed, and I am going to do everything in my power to get there! I still want to prove everybody wrong and run a marathon. Hopefully within the next two years. When I turn the big *40*

S0, today all the crappy crap food goes into the garbage. All of my good habits will start tomorrow, and I will not waver. I am doing this.

Time to go get showered, and buy some groceries.

I will be posting regularly again. I will take my before photos, and I will post my current weight, and body measurements. I have to be accountable, and this blog is the place to do it.

I totally HATE the way I look and feel. I do not like this padded version of my formerly fit self. I have let myself down, and I want to be a positive role model to my family. I cannot wait to do it!


Cathy xo