I've tried whole30 and it works!!! I even ran an 8hr endurance race while following it! Watermelon and larabars saved me!!
The first pictures are weeks1-3! What a change!! And how I look now! I'm training for a 40 mile trail race which will be my 3rd ultra marathon this year!! I'm not skinny but running farther and eating better!
I know, I know its so annoying. But I cant help the fat brain. Its out again telling me mean things.
So I kick its ass everyday. And sometimes in my shortest inseams;)
I'm not perfect. Nor am I a success story. I am not striving to be. I still eat deli frosting but only at Birthdays now. I never stopped working out. And never plan on it. I am a random chick who fights the fat brain every now and then.
Yep doing an 8hr endurance race in August. Average temps 93! yikes!!! I gained 5 pds on vacay but drinking tons of water to lose it. I do see it all over my gut and face though:(. I have been in a running funk the past month but took a ton of time off and now ready to hit it again!! Sometimes we just need to reset!!
I am 38 and have 3 kids. My oldest just graduated highschool!!!!!!! How can that be??!!! So I am not to worried about losing 50 pds but more like 10-15. Stay fit and run long:)
I look like this in June2014. Not grotesque but definitely in need of some fat loss. I am on it!!
Yep I did! 50k! Which is 31.1 miles!!!!!!!!!!! I know right?! I met a gal at my daughters running club and we instantly clicked!! Its hard to find people who LOVE running distance! I was initially training for a spring marathon and then she suggested this 6hr endurance race. Her goal was a 50k. i thought why not?? I ran a marathon and 50k is "ONLY" 5 more miles. So I said what the heck and threw my hat in.
My last training run I did pretty well on pace and felt great
I did my first trail 1/2 marathon while training with my new peep
I did random things through my taper
I can still manage to keep my spare tire with 45 mile run weeks
I still crossfitted through taper
I was 2 pds lighter then last years marathon(I was shooting for 10 but oh well)
I was so nervous 2 days before the race I hardly slept. The day of the race my stomach was so sour. I carb loaded differently before the race and I dont think it was enough.
Before the race when I was freaking out. We started in the rain
With my running bestie
Another friend of mine drove by and took these shots. i felt so loved that day!
And at the end we were in a wind advisory ha
I walked 3 miles yesterday and I may look like this now but totally looking forward to lifting and leaning out again
I actually ran super slow and was trying to be disappointed with my 6hr40 min finish. Then my friend said this was your first 50k! You cant be upset by a race you have never done before! And she was right!! I will use this experience for the many more ultras I plan to run. Like the 40 mile trail race in December! I have found my new addiction!!!
Oh to be skinny..sigh. Its a quest i have been on since having my last baby 4 years ago. WOW 4 years!! Awe. The dream keeps me tracking cals and obsessing over pants sizes. Until...I decided to train for an Ultra marathon! I quickly realized I cannot eat eat 1600 cals and run 35+ miles a week!! So I am gonna stay chunky, not weigh in and run a 50K!
I do seem to have deflated a bit. 1 month "progress"
I still lift just not as heavy
Ill keep running and save skinny for the others who want it