I completed my 5th 5k on Sunday! This was my 4th Komen Race for the Cure. I ran the race in 30 minutes and 22 seconds. I'm proud of that since I only had 2 months to prepare and didn't really train outside...just on the treadmill mostly. There were a lot of hills too! But I only walked less than a minute after one hill to catch my breath and ran the rest of it! I'm planning on keeping up my running and at the beginning of the year, I will try to build up to be able to run the Capital 10k again by April! We'll see! I know I can do it. I just have to stay focused! :) I have now lost 21 lbs from my 2 week check-up after Marjorie and still hope to lose 10-15 more at least. I think in 5 more pounds I should be back in my size 12 jeans and then hope to go on down to my 10's by mid February. That is my update!
I'm still slowly on my way...I'm only averaging losing a pound a week, but that is better than gaining! At least I know I'm doing it! I think it will be easier to keep off as well going slowly and is better for me. I had all those issues last time I lost all that weight so quick with my menstral cycle, so I don't want that this time.
I've been running, doing the elliptical, and also doing 2 classes a week: body pump on Mondays and Body Attack on Thursdays. This gives me a good mix up so my body doesn't get used to the same old thing and also keeps me from getting bored. I've worked up to running 3.1 miles on the treadmill at about 5.9 mph. I'm slowly working my way up to quicker and want to be running 4 to 4.5 miles on the treadmill by the race in a month so I can run the 3.1 outdoors with hills!
Nothing else to report. Just wanted to make note that I'm still at it even though I haven't written here in a while.
The scale only showed 1 pound down this week which stinks! I know I should be happy it was down, but I just wish I could lose at least 2 a week! This is so slow!
I was happy later though when I went to the gym and was able to run 3 miles straight on the treadmill without stopping to walk and I still wasn't out of breath at the end...just melting with sweat. But that made me feel great! That means I'm getting in better shape and building my endurance! I'm feeling better about running that 5k in a little over a month.
Just hoping I see some movement on the scale tomorrow! I've been working hard! Body Attack at the gym this morning was tough! I could feel the sweat running everywhere...I know, gross! But that was good! I'm so ready to see a big change! I'm definitely able to run farther now even though I'm still not going the speed I would like, but I can work on that once I build up my distance. Just trying to stay on track!
I haven't been on here in a few days, but I'm still on track! It is just so hard to find the time to get on and write each day although I'm going to keep trying when I can. I did work out every week day this past week. I just missed this weekend since we had family in visiting and things going on. I didn't gain weight at least. We didn't eat the best, but I didn't go overboard either, so I'm right where I have been.
I took my first body pump class today since having my baby and it was tough! I've been trying to do mostly cardio, but just missed it so much, so I had to go back! Plus I have to remind myself that I need to build that muscle too to burn more fat and just seeing my instructors awesome arms inspires me! I would love so have such muscular and toned arms! I'm not talking body builder arms, but just beautiful toned ones...no flab at all!
I snuck out during the last 2 tracks to run a mile before getting my kids since I can do abs at home, but can't get a run in always! Then I went to pick them up to hear that my older two had been fighting with each other and had to be separated 3 times! Oh, boy...glad they weren't hurting other kids, but then don't want this either. Looks like I've got another job on my hands of getting them to be kind to each other after lecturing them about being kind to others!
So anyway, here's to Monday and starting out fresh again. Hoping and praying for another pound and hopefully 2 gone on Friday!
For some reason my son decided it was time to get up at 6:20 this morning. I had fed the baby at 5:30 and just gotten back to sleep when he was in there telling me to get up. I told him it wasn't time to get up and to go lay down. But he kept playing outside our bedroom and making noise and after telling him a few times, he finally went to his room, but then it was 6:45, so then at 7 my daughter gets up, so I was pretty groggy this morning.
I had a hard time getting going, but we did make it to the gym. I only ran a mile and a half total and then did the elliptical the rest of my usual cardio time plus abs. I could sure go for a nap today!
With my baby girl having her 2 month check-up in the morning and having my Willow House party in the evening, I had to quickly squeeze in a work-out. I went to the gym straight from my daughter's appointment and shots and worked out for about 45 minutes since I needed to get home and do some cleaning and bake some cookies for the party before I had to pick up the kids from preschool. I just did the elliptical and abs. But a quick workout was better than none at all!
I am a 30 year old SAHM with 3 sweet kids, 2 preschoolers and 1 new baby. I worked as a Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher before staying home. My husband is a pharmacist who works in a local hospital. We are a busy family with lots to do!