January Progress Pics,Running a 5k, Giving Up & Starting Over

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!

 

Chillin before the race!

Me and my line sister, Kendra before the race!

How have you been doing with  your fitness/health goals?

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Written by BossyGirl1980

Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed “runnergirl”. Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .

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About BossyGirl1980

Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed "runnergirl". Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .
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4 Responses to January Progress Pics,Running a 5k, Giving Up & Starting Over

  1. I know you will get on track!
    I wanted to tell you that although I am not on a weight loss journey that you have inspired me to start running. ;) My goal is a 10 minute mile and I have done it once already. I hope to run a 5 K in the near future.
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  2. Veronique says:

    Wow. You are sounding like me right now. I just found out my blood type and now that I know this, I have eliminiated many of the foods that keeps me PLUMP! I also did the fruit & salad deal for about 17 days (I did a nutritional study) and I learned that FRUIT makes me gain weight because of the sugar that it has in it. YEP. I can eat a few fruits that will not put the weight gain on me; however the list that they would like for me to stay neutral or away from is super looooong! Let's NOT talk about the water that the lettuce has in it. (Yeah it keeps me FULL). So I can only eat kale leaves or spinach.
    I thought I was doing well until they gave me the book on my blood type along with a new menu.
    I should lose ALL of my weight if I stick with this plan.
    I have begun running and walking two miles per day in my neighborhood. It has surely helped me.
    I am glad that you are continuing your journey. It will pay off!
    Thanks for sharing your story!
    -Veronique

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