It took me a good two years to reach my highest weight, 225 lbs. It took me eating fast food three times a day, it took me not working out at all, it took me developing an attitude of complecancy and it took all of my friends NOT telling me how fat I had gotten to make a change. After losing 30 pounds in 2011 I vowed 2012 would be my year to lose the rest. So in January I announced that I was going to lose and additonal 40 pounds by March…as of February 11th my weight has stagnated. Yes, I am still working out with my trainer twice a week and I have been eating (moderately) well but I have been lacking in one area. I have not been running like I should. Running is crucial to my weight loss journey, something about the aerobic exercise I get by running a couple (or a lot) miles slims my body and gets me results fast.
For example, last week I ran one time and that was in a 5k I had signed up for a couple of weeks back. Instead of finishing within 35 minutes I finished in 40 minutes. You see when you run consistently you get better on your times! So even though I finished I didn’t (and couldn’t) push myself enough. As I looked at post (and pre-race) pics all I could notice was my stomach. So instead of continually to whine I need to update you on some of my goals. It’s going to take me a little bit longer to reach my goals.. I am saying by the end of May I should be at my goal weight of 150-160 pounds.
While I have SUCKED at running, I have done really well at eating right! I have been eating salads and fruit for lunch and breakfast but dinner is when everything usually goes LEFT. So I am recommitting to my “plant based” diet and from now on there are NO EXCUSES! So while I never FULLY gave up physically, I did give up a little MENTALLY. But after the reality check of my horrible time with this 5k and my upcoming half marathon on March 18th, I am READY to kick some asphalt!
How have you been doing with your fitness/health goals?