Oh Geez…where do I begin?! Do I mention that I gained 15 lbs before I got pregnant in 2008? Do I mention that I lost all my babyweight within 4 weeks but I still had that dumb 15 lbs? Do I mention that I had a LOT of fun eating after the baby was born so I gained another 10 lbs? Which put me at 25 lbs over my “perfect” size?
In October of 2009, I decided that I could not keep eating like
a big fat pig junk food–I actually spiraled into despair when I was at the doctor and the nurse asked me how much I weighed. My first mistake was that I didn’t lie. My second mistake was telling her, “If I weigh 162 pounds I’ll kill myself.” She has me step on the scale, and BOOM, I weighed 5 lbs over what my “I’ll kill myself weight” was. Can we say awkward moment?!!! The nurse looks at me, I know she’s trying to be nice, I’m about to cry, and she says, “Don’t worry honey, I’ll just lie & say you weigh 10 lbs less than you do.” Oh geez, thanks.
That’s when I quit eating
at the local bakery 3 times a week a ton of calories. Fast forward to today & I’ve dropped 3 clothing sizes to a size 6, I weigh 143 lbs & I’m back at my preferred weight; the weight that makes me so happy I could sing, wear a bikini all day, etc. BUT….I’m not in shape like I want to be because I mostly relied on breastfeeding to burn all those extra calories. And guess what?……
Wolverine is about to be weaned! And I’m going to have to start working out! *Sob* *Tear* I’m not foreign to exercise. I’m pretty active even without doing the traditional going to the gym, hitting the weight floor routine. But I haven’t been regular with it, since this whole motherhood ran over me like a freight train thing. So….. here’s the challenge I’m giving myself:
On April 30, a church’s high school youth ministry is hosting a 5k Fun Run/Walk titled “The FX Run” (proceeds go towards their mission trip.) Starting today, I am going to start training for the next 28 days for this race–think it’s impossible? 🙂
My goals are simple:
1. Finish in under 30 minutes–I’m not trying to run like a professional here peeps.
2. Write a post every Friday about my progress:
*Like will I still be puking in week 2?
*Have I regained feeling in my legs?
*Do I hate my self for telling the e-world I’m going to do this & now I want to quit?!!!
3. Post pictures, describe routes I’ve discovered
4. Have fun & try to enjoy the process of getting back into cardio shape.
Are there goals you have set for yourself & accomplished? Are there goals you would like to set for yourself & accomplish them?Are there goals you set, but didn’t get to reach them, for whatever reason, and you want to start all over?
*Note: These can be related to weight, food, a craft or house project….basically anything you’ve wanted to do/have done/etc…I love to hear what other people are /were doing! It’s Inspirational!