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:

Before:

After


Back

Before:

After

Side:

Before:

After:

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

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16 responses to “Dear bloggy readers, (148)

  1. Way to kick some running booty! Your results are awesome! You can especially tell it in the front picture.

  2. GREAT JOB GIRL!
    you are looking GOOD!
    you are so driven , its wonderful!

  3. I am soooooo freaking proud of you!!!!!!!

  4. Hi Sana! Congrats to you! The side by side shots are great. You look fabulous!

  5. Go girl! Awesome job, what a difference. Keep up the good work!

  6. Congratulations my dearrrrrr! Lookin smokin’ hot…as always though if I may add 😉

  7. Look GREAT!
    ANd I can’t wait for all of this snow to melt too! I want to run outside! But I feel like by the time it all melts, it’ll will be winter again!

  8. Good job! That is awesome, and I’m sure seeing results only motivates you further 🙂 Keep doing what you’re doing!

  9. You look awesome!!! 😀

  10. Wow, you look awesome girl! 😀

  11. You look amazing girl!

  12. OMG that’s awesome! Fantastic job!

    This snow is seriously messing with my groove. Gaaah.

    Good luck with this semster! (if school ends up ever being open again)

  13. OMG Sana, you look great! And I can attest to feeling so great at even a small loss. But really.. 8 pounds- that’s a huge loss! Especially when you do it all on your own. Congrats my dear.

  14. Shelley (findinghappinessandhealth)

    congratulations on your achievements!! you look gorgeous.

    xoxo
    shelley
    http://findinghappinessandhealth.wordpress.com

  15. You are a rockstar sister! Awesome job. I love inspiring stories!!!

    -Blogger Boy

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