Friday, January 25, 2008

Before I get too proud of myself

This morning I was supposed to get up and run before circuit training class. Here I've been all impressed with my new found determination and success with the whole being healthier thing. In the big picture, it's been 24 days, not exactly earth shattering changes. Then this morning came and after being up much of the night with the kids, I skipped the run before class. I still attended the 6am class so I'm giving myself credit for something. After about 70 chest passes with the medicine ball, my arms are sure feeling it.

Overall it was a good week, though. Tuesday morning I ran 2.0 consecutive miles at 6 mph. I'm almost a third of a way to a 5K and my race is not until April, so I think my goal of coming in under 30 minutes is going to be realistic, barring injury or illness. Wednesday was strength training and elliptical trainer, yesterday was 45 minutes on the other elliptical doing the hill interval program. That was a tough workout. Circuit class this morning and as if today I have been to the gym all 17 work days of the year so far. I've also logged every bite of food at sparkpeople since Jan. 1st and I've only been over my calories once. According to the scale at the gym, where I weigh in fully clothed, I've lost 6.2 pounds in the past 24 days, a 3.8% body weight reduction. I'm pretty psyched about that. Especially since the size 10 jeans I bought at the beginning of December are clearly getting too big now. When I lose 12.6 more pounds I'm going to buy myself something. Then I'll reassess my weight goals and take it from there.

There's a new race on the schedule! I'll be doing a backwards mile race on March 29th. There's also a 5K but I decided on the backwards mile because it sounds like fun. I've heard that if you're not trained for one, they're quite difficult. I'm not sure I'll train, or if so how much, but I've got some other friends from work interested as well. The boys will do the lollipop run for kids six and under. Should be fun!

4 comments:

Triteacher said...

Oh, backwards? It sounds difficult, but yes, interesting. Clothes are a good incentive to lose weight, aren't they? I hate to own that superficial part of myself, but yep, I like the clothes too!

SUB6 said...

Well done on the weight loss! :)

IronMatron said...

You rock! That is a ton of weight to have shaved off since the New Year! Good for you. I'm sure if I could just stop drinking beer and eating burgers,I'd be right there with you...

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

backwards sounds interesting...