Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Failure & Success

Today was my running day.  I am on C25K W11D2.  Still working off of the W2 format that consists of 90 sec runs and 2 min walks.  I start it with 5 mins of walking then a 60 sec run, 30 sec walk then jump into the 90 sec runs.  I do this quick run/walk to help get and keep my heart rate up!  However, this morning I was really off.  I made it through the 6 original sets of runs and then had to walk the last 15 mins.  I stayed faster than my old 3.0 mph, but I was disappointed in myself.  Overall I was still proud that I did what I could and listened to my body and stopping when it could do no more.  As I was going I could tell my form was WAY off and my legs hurt really badly.  I plan on swimming tomorrow to see if this will help my leg and hip pains.  At this point I am not sure if I will be able to complete my Friday long run.  Of course you know I will try :)

My true success came today at my WW meeting.  When I weighed in I hit 259.8!!!  I was so thrilled to be in the 250's! :)  It was another 2.4 lbs lost and brought my total to 23.8 now :)  I am so close to 25 lbs and my 10% lost goals.  I was thinking though what am I going to do as my reward when I get to this point.  I do keep going through my closet and finding new items to wear, so it's like I am getting new clothes all the time.  I did already buy jeans a size too small and I have work to do to get to them, but they are motivating because they are SO stinkin' cute!  I am really starting to see the positive in all that I am doing.  However, I am nervous because I know my schedule will be changing soon and that always makes staying on track more difficult.  I am trying to plan ahead for this, but it is hard.

I did buy myself some new snacks today at my meeting!  They are so yummy.  I made a delicious dinner tonight.  It was chicken with stuffing and you mix OJ and teriyaki and whatever seasonings you like (there is a recipe, but I didn't want to look it up!) and pour the mix over everything.  I also added Parmesan cheese to the top and baked it.  About 35-40 mins later and it is juicy and flavorful!  I think John is going to smoke a corned beef brisket tomorrow or Friday.  

I had John help me with a 3 month picture of my progress.

January 2011
March 2011
January 2011
March 2011

I will check my measurements in the morning again and share my progress so far.  I must go now and prepare for tomorrow :) Good Night!

~Chat Soon~

1 comment:

  1. YOU LOOK GREAT!!! Love reading your blogs!


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