Friday, September 06, 2013
Well, I've been forgetting about this logging and tracking and blogging a bit lately. Admittedly it's been a little bit of slacking in all areas, but not a total bust.
I've gone back up to somewhere between 150 and 155. Can't say for sure where because the scale keeps fluctuating and I never get on it at the same time. Either way, not too terrible of a gain back, but still not a habit I want to continue.
The one thing I have still done is continue the running. I've made it to running a full mile and a half. Now I just have to keep going. I'm going to do another week of mile and a half, then up it goes by a little more, just to push the buttons and see if I can. I think I can, just by how quick I recover after the mile and a half, but I'm going to make sure before I push myself that far.
And I do have to watch what I eat a little better. It's been slowly getting better, but there's still some crap food in there more than it should be. Going to try and get it down to once a week instead of as often as it is.
In other news, having Mr. I Run Four Miles for Practice as a boyfriend really has been great motivation to keep running. And he's encouraging when I so much as get my mile and half in, which is nice. Someday I may be able to catch up to him. Then it's time for half marathon and marathon training.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
It's been a while.
The Up is that I've been doing good with the running, and at least mostly stable on the weight for the most part still. Oh, and guy I was dating is now my boyfriend, that was definitely a perk. We've been enjoying each other, and it's nice that someone finds me attractive enough to be as affectionate as he is.
The down is my hips were being weird the last two weeks, as in my hip joints were hurting and my lower back therefore hurting. I now have yoga for that. Then today at work I did something to absolutely infuriate my shin muscle. I'm not even kidding. How THAT muscle, on one side mind you, is now suddenly swollen, I have no idea. In the last ten minutes of work it freaked, I got home and iced it. Tried a walk(certainly wasn't running), it didn't last two miles. Got it home and iced it again, and it's still a bit touchy. We're going have fun with this one.
In the meantime, the eating habits were getting refocused, and certainly are now. Oh the fun we're having getting the last fifteen pounds off.
Friday, July 05, 2013
Well, there wasn't much tracking or exercise this week, at least not in the gym. I'll probably end up in the elliptical the next two days just to actually do that, since I didn't really do much else with work picking up extra hours this week.
I was a bit more mindful of what I ate, and actually managed to track most of a couple of days. I find it more important that I was actually thinking about it though, rather than the putting it in. Especially since otherwise the only favor I'm doing myself is obsessing over where to find it in my phone app, and the good Lord knows I'm texting and talking on that thing too much as it is.
I did receive the nicest compliment from the guy I'm dating, because we were having a fun conversation about weight and body image. He was apparently a pudgy kid most of his life, so he's also paranoid about being healthy, and I was talking to him about the next fifteen pounds I have to lose, and he was rather insistent that it looks perfectly fine right now and apparently distributes itself well on my body, but he's fully supportive of the trying to stay healthy focus. I find that incredibly reassuring, especially coming from someone as adorable as him.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
I mean, I didn't track anything I ate, and I even forgot to track my workouts today. I may go back and put those in for this week, mostly because I feel bad about it. I enjoyed my workouts this week. Boot camp has been going good so far with my gym, we'll see what the results say on Monday or Tuesday though.
So the goal this week is to try and actually track something past breakfast, that way I'm less likely to forget about it. Then we'll see how horrible I'm eating. I do need to get more water in for sure. In the meantime, keep sparking everyone!
Friday, June 21, 2013
Haven't been tracking my food this week, because it's that week again(I was going to skip this month and decided not to) and I don't see the point in reminding myself I'm eating horribly. I know it happens, I eat crap for a few days, and I work out like crazy to help balance the junk. I did drink a great deal more water this time, and that was helpful. Other than that, I did a good deal more workouts, including a new workout at our gym called R.I.P.P.E.D. for the Biggest Loser challenge going on there. That's been good so far. I was going to make today day three, but I think I'll make this one of my two weeks I don't go three days, just because I am holy freaking tired today. I did go running earlier. I'm starting to notice changes thanks to running, and that's mostly what today's blog will be, a list of those things, just to keep myself motivated.
Date tomorrow after work! Excited to be seeing him again. We talk every day and he came by the store last weekend, so we've essentially been talking every day of the week and seeing each other at least once a week. Kind of strange, after not being in the dating scene for a long time. I do enjoy his extremely sarcastic self though, and he's as horrible at being a good runner at me, though his overachiever self already has quite a few marathons under his belt. That's another story for later though. For now, the list of things I've learned since I started running.
In no particular order:
1. I can run a 10 minute mile.
2. I catch my breath a lot faster between run/walk intervals.
3. I now know when it's time to replace shoes, so I stop giving myself shin splints.
4. I'm a nicer person when I run regularly.
5. My thighs are still pretty big, but my quads are getting tougher. Like, burpees aren't so horrible, tougher.
6. My butt is looking pretty good since I started running.
7. I can sprint!! UP a hill!
8. Hills still suck. Getting better though.
9. I run a pretty steady pace when I just leave myself to it, and it's pretty fast. I just need to work on endurance.
10. God forbid, I actually like running now. Not in the heat though, that still sucks.
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