With my nephew. 10.24.09
Such a proud moment for me!
"In the Alphabet, 'O' stands for Opportunity; it is absent in yesterday but available in today and tomorrow so don't think about yesterday!"
"Running is a mental sport...and we're all insane!"
Back of a tshirt at a 10K.
I have never been the skinny girl, but I was the athletic girl. I loved sports and played softball, basketball, volleyball, rode my bike everywhere, and would work out just because I loved it. I was about 125 in high school. Then college happened. I did gain some weight in college but then I found a workout partner and we started going to the gym regularly. That on top of working full time as a chef in a restaurant and going to school full time (walking to all of my classes even though I lived slightly off campus) kept me in ok shape during college and kept my weight about 140. Then came the big move to Maine. I began a relationship with a guy from high school and moved to Maine to be with him. I gained 25 more pounds and weighed 165. After a hard breakup I moved to Orlando in January 2008 and began a bootcamp which I did for about 8 months and got down to 155 pounds and then hit a plateau and couldn't afford to keep paying for it. I have never 'really' paid attention to the foods I ate, even during bootcamp, sure I would have a lean cuisine and salad at lunch but at dinner I allowed myself whatever I wanted because "I worked out that morning". While I did lose weight in bootcamp with this attitude, I hit a plateau and didn't lose as much weight as I would have liked. During the 2008 holidays I gained back all of my weight and then some and weighed 175. Now it's a new year and I have the motivation and determination to find the athlete in me once again. I miss playing volleyball and being the active and strong person I once was.
Day 1 - January 6th, 2009.
Starting Weight- 175 lbs.
4/25- Run for the Trees 5K--Completed. 31:21
5/9- I-Drive 5K--Completed. 32:13.
5/16- Jim Payne Blue Ribbon 5K --Completed. 31:46.
5/23- Greater Oviedo 5K --Completed. 30:50.
5/30- Autism 5K Walk --Completed. No Time.
7/4- Watermelon 5K --Completed. 44:56. Walked with sister.
7/11- Run For Africa 5K--Completed. 31:16.
8/1- Moss Park Forest 5K Run --Completed. 31:16.
8/6- Beat the Heat 5K --Completed. 30:14.
8/16- Celebration of Running 5K --Completed. 30:42.
9/12- Autumn Rock N Run 5K --Completed. 33:25.
9/19- 5K Puzzle Run --Completed. 30:49.
10/11- Disney's Race for the Taste 10K (First 10K)--Completed. 1:07:50 PR.
11/15- Runner's Classic 5K --Completed. 27:46 PR.
11/21- St. Petersburg Women's Half Marathon (First Half!) --Completed. 2:19:40 PR.
11/26- Turkey Trot 5K
12/12- Reindeer Run 5K
12/13- Elf Classic 10K & 5K
* Get down to single digit dress size.
* Be healthier. Eat healthier.
* Lower BMI to 16%.
* Be able to easily run a mile in less than 9:30.
* Run a 5K. --Completed on 4/25/09
*PR 27:46 on 11/15/09
* Run a 10K. --Completed on 10/11/09
*PR 1:07:50 on 10/11/09
*Run a Half Marathon. --Completed on 11/22/09
2:19:40 on 11/22/09
* Be happy with who I am.
M/W/F mornings- Bootcamp
Speed Training at a track
M-R evenings- ST and Cardio based on workouts from my trainer
Friday evenings- Off day from the gym.
Saturdays- 5K and ST or gym for ST and Cardio
Sundays- Athletic Conditioning Class at the gym and cardio or something active outside the gym like rock climbing, zumba, bikram yoga, etc.
Nutrition Tracker to count calories.
Eat a balanced diet filled with green veggies, fruits, protein, whole grains, and healthy fats.
My name is Tiffany. I'm 25 years old. I graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I lived in Maine for a year and I moved to Orlando a year and a half ago. I just packed up my stuff and moved not knowing anyone here or even having a job first. It has taught me a lot about myself and allowed me to regain my independence, although it's been a long, hard, and unpaved road.
My interests include:
Sports- Pacers, Colts, White Sox
My REAL friends
Doing things for the first time
Warm summer days
Freshly shaven and lotioned legs
The smell of men's cologne
PEANUT M&MS (definitely the key to my heart)
| current weight: 153.0