Daily Archives: February 9, 2010

Dear bloggy readers, (148)

Dear bloggy readers,

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy days to come hangout read my little bloggy. I love being able to share my thoughts and feelings with everyone. More importantly I am inspired by everyone. Your excitement over my good news- makes me love everyone even more. I share mostly about my health and fitness, but some days I just want to blab about my personal life. Blogging sometimes feels soooo good! Just getting your thoughts and feelings out there and having other people being able to relate is a positive experience.

There are so many things that happen to be that directly impact what I eat or if I even workout that day. Even with some changes in my personal life that took me  off guard I stuck with my plan to run. I could have easily decided to take some personal time for myself but I knew I had a goal and I stuck with it.

( For those of you who have not read my previous posts I have been injured for the most of 2009)

I am following the couch to 5k plan but modifying it on how I feel physically.

Plan for Week 1:

Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

What I did:

20 mins on the acr trainer at ( cardio program level 5) I wanted to avoid running for as long as possible- I was super nervous about getting started)

Treadmill warmup 5 mins: incline 5 speed: 3.0

I was gearing up to breakout into a run at 4:41 when I looked down and saw that my shoelaces were untied. The last thing I needed was to slip and fall flat on my face.

I finished out the plan ( with tied shoelaces). Boy do I need those 90 secs of rest.

Running is hard. But it feels good. I have done this workout twice this week. I gave myself 3 days to recover because of how sore I was.

As you may or may not know I have been watching what I eat for the past month. No calorie counting, just eyeballing and stopping when I am full.

Results?? Lets see them

Compare with 156.5

Dec 31st                            Feb.9th

Arms: 12.5 inches    Now: 11

Bust ( w/ double bra): 37 inches Now: 36 inches

Abs ( around belly button): 37 inches Now 33 inches

Butt: 40.5 inches  Now: 40 inches

Biggest part of Thigh: 23 inches Now: 24 inches

Height: 5 feet 2 3/4 inches

Weight as of Dec 31st 2009: 156.5 Now: 148

BMI: 27.2 ( I put myself in as 5′ 3”)  Now: 26.2

Overweight = 25-29.9

Pictures?

Front:

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Back

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Side:

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I am so happy with the results, but more importantly with the progress that I have made. I am HEALTHY and I am RUNNING again. Sure it is slow, but it is progress.

What now?

If you have not been watching the news the baltimore/DC/ east side has been getting hit with blizzards

We just got done with 28 inches from part one and tonight starts part 2. I want to resume my training ASAP but mother nature has other plans.

I have signed up for the First step Striders 5k training program! Starting March 3rd at 6:15am at my old high school!

– I am excited to be able to run outdoors and get my training on 🙂

So in conclusion to this long and winded letter, please keep reading my bloggy. I am trying to get back into school with 19.5 credits- so things are a bit rough!

Love,

ME