Monthly Archives: January 2017

Two victories, one week. 

I ran twice the week of this weigh in. I had the opportunity to do more but didn’t. I’d be mad except I had such a good weigh in! 

It wasn’t a huge loss (2.4lbs, decent size), but it was a big deal — I officially weigh the lowest I have in nearly six years. When I came home from Puerto Rico in June of 2011, I weighed 235. Last year I beat that briefly before my pregnancy took over at 233.something. I am so excited and so proud. 

AND today I celebrated by doing my longest run of all time: 4.6 miles! 

Runkeeper was pretty excited for me lol. My legs are super sore tonight but the thought of being in the 220s possibly next week has me so psyched 😜


After vaca weigh in

I would like to get better about updating my weigh ins in a timely manner buuuut as long as I’m doing them, I guess it doesn’t matter much. 

I weighed myself the day after returning from Florida. It was ugly, but just as I’d suspected, it was mostly water weight. I weighed in at the end of the week less than I had the week before. 

I also am .4 lbs off of my lowest weight since getting home from Puerto Rico, which I achieved at this time last year! I’m excited! And I’m definitely enjoying the benefits of weight loss recently. Someone at work recognized that I’ve lost weight and my clothes are definitely looser. 

And, a non scale victory is that I bought a size XL crew neck sweatshirt that is baggy! Yay! 

2017 thoughts. 

Another year down, another effort to move toward a better me. Like I said in my last post, I’m checking in on last year’s goals, and I’m happy to say that I really did meet one of them. Most years, resolutions are just stupid things I think about in the beginning of the year and forget after January until just after Christmas. This year, that wasn’t the case. I had three goals: run 25 miles per month, end the year weighing less than I did at the beginning, and reach a weight below 200 lbs. The last one was impossible because I got pregnant even before the new year and had an unhealthy pregnancy. I didn’t meet the running goal for months 3-9 but I did for the rest. So, I completed about 1.5 of my goals (or half lol). 

This year I am going to reach a little higher. I definitely want to end the year weighing less than I do now, but because I have no plans of getting pregnant, Im changing the game a little. 

1. End the year weighing under 200lbs. The day I am under 200 will be a huge celebration!! I technically have the possibility of hitting my goal weight but I want to leave a window for setbacks and mistakes so I don’t completely give up. 

2. Run at least 30 miles per month. I’m doing 2.5-3.5 a couple days per week so that should average well with work stress and vacation.

3. Run 10k at least once. It doesn’t have to be a race, but to run over 6 miles would be monumental for me. 

4. Run a 5k in under 33 minutes. This goal requires ongoing running and speed work… AND actually registering for a race. My average pace now is like 13:30 so I’d need to get under 11:00. It sounds hard but if I keep losing weight and working out, I’ll succeed! 

5. Reduce debt. This isn’t running related but I definitely need to put more effort into this. Especially if I get a raise this year. 

6. Love on my dogs more. Having two under two and a full time job doesn’t allow much extra time but that doesn’t mean I can’t incorporate my dogs into more activities. Plus they make me happy and self care is good!

7. Obtain my LPC. I need to pass the NCE and finish my hours but… this is definitely doable if I keep working full time. 

I don’t want these to be resolutions that are forgotten in a month. I want to nail all of them! I’m gonna need a plan… breaking them into monthly things will make it more manageable and I will be able to see success at this time next year. Boom!

Vacation plus New Years!

It’s been a while since I checked in, mainly due to vacation and pre vaca prep. So, happy new year! 

One exciting thing happened this year: I reached my goal of ending it weighing less than I began it! The goal was under 238 and I managed 235; a surprise considering how much I ate Christmas Day!

We then went on vaca for the week in Florida where I also ate a bunch of junk. I ran 3 miles one day and did a decent amount of walking other days, but I totally ate a bunch of junk. 

No regrets! But back on the wagon. I feel good about the progress I made before vaca and look forward to even more changes in the next three months. I’m proud of the way I looked there and even like some of the pictures 😱 I can’t remember the last time I said that after a vacation haha. 

I’d love to meet the same New Year’s goal next year and have even more pictures that I also like. 

I’m going to weigh in tomorrow and check out the damage. I’ll also work on a couple of goals for this year. Last year I had a mileage goal too but I didn’t meet it because I quit running when I was pregnant. Hopefully that changes this year! Until tomorrow.