There are officially 153 days left in the year. At the beginning of the year I vowed to knock out the remaining weight (50 pounds) I needed to get off. I ran one half marathon and one 10k, started lifting weights, finished the first 30 days of Insanity and even ran a little bit.
Still the weight has not changed significantly until this past week. This week I got tired of being sick and tired and decided that IF I was going to change my waistline I needed to be serious–for real. So, instead of doing some stupid detox I decided to eat but fruit and veggies this week. No, I didn’t die of veggie overload but I felt good–I felt energized.
So what does this mean? It means I finally understand that losing weight is 80% what you eat and 20% you working out. So for the remaining 153 days I am dedicating to getting healthy–all the way. Nothing drastic just plain old doing healthy things.
To help me with this I’ve signed up for a couple of major races this Fall. The first one is the Black Girls Run 10k in September, followed by the 13.1 Allstate Half Marathon, followed up by the Thanksgiving Half Marathon in November. I need something to keep me accountable and so when I pay these $65 dollar registration fees these help keep me honest. I also have decided to hold myself to half marathon running schedule. Coupled with the weight training and I should be “good to go” for 12/31.
More importantly, I am dedicated to what I put in my mouth–for real. Whole foods that add value instead of processed demons. My kryptonite happens to be sweets–but today I think I got cured of that. I took a bite of my kid’s Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and darn near had a sugar stroke!
I don’t have a specific weight but I like my body between 145-150 so that is what I’m aiming for. Hopefully I won’t get super skinny and look like I’m sick but look toned, strong–ready for anything. Right now I weigh 205 pounds (yes I gained back some weight–10 pounds to be exact) but I won’t be ashamed, instead I’m letting this number motivate me.
I promised that when I started this blog I’d be honest and so with that honesty comes accountablity. Hold me accountable, call me out– I need you guys support! So whose in?