Monday, April 26, 2010

Challenge Completed.

Now, on to the next 12 week challenge with Mariah.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Week 12!!!!!

This is my final week of the twelve week challenge and I am soooo excited!!

Twelve weeks ago I met my trainer. She told me that at the end of my challenge I would accomplish the following things: 1) Lose about 30lbs, 2) become a size 4/6, 3) run a 5k.

Needless to say I laughed out loud. I thought that this woman was crazy. But here I am in the final week and I have : 1) Run a 5k, 2) lost 28 pound (I will lose those last two pounds by end of the week) 3) and fit into a size 4/6. This past weekend I even bought a size extra small dress.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Week 11

Week 11 is almost halfway over, and that means 1 MORE WEEK OF TRAINING!!!!!!!!

I have lost 25 pounds to date. Almost 8 inches off my hips, and several inches every where else.

I ran a 5k. - which for me is HUGE.

And I've worked out practically every single day.

I cannot wait for the challenge to be over!

Monday, April 5, 2010

5k complete

So Saturday was my first 5k. And I did it! I ran the whole time, at my own pace, and was very thrilled to have accomplished it. My husband was there to support me at each point, taking pictures, which helped to ensure I was never caught walking. :-)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Week 10

Down 23lbs. There is a light at the end but it still seems so far away. I have two more weeks of working out with Mariah. And oh my god, I am so tired! I have politely asked her if we could do some workouts that were not all "balls to the wall." She said "No." .....Great....

I'll say it again. The food part is really easy for me. I have discipline. I can handle another 5 weeks of eating this way. It is just about willpower. But the exercises, man oh man, it is getting harder and harder.

Saturday I have my first 5k. As a non runner, I am pretty nervous and excited about it.

2 more freaking weeks of this - I can do it! Right?

Also, I know how to jump rope now. :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ok I lied. Pic Time.

I am at the start of week 10, and I am down 21 pounds.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On Week 9

So, I am on week 9. I have lost 19lbs and counting. Personally, I feel good and think I look good. My trainer may disagree and say I have further to go reach my destination. But no matter, I am still happy with where I am right now. Over six inches lost off my hips alone. 19lbs lost in 8 weeks. I worked out everyday while on vacation, and ate healthy things. I even told the chefs that I had a medical condition whereby butter and oil caused me severe damage, so I needed everything dry. So I am giving myself a virtual pat on my back. Good job me.

I really cannot wait until I am done with the whole process. It has taught me how to eat better, how to exercise better, and be generally more fit. But I want to be a normal person again.

I am doing everything I can to not obsess about my weight, or get all worked up if I don't manage to lose a pound here or there, but sometimes, someONE makes it hard for me to be normal...

I have 4 weeks to reach my goal weight. I know I will reach it. But you know what? It doesn't really matter if I reach it in 4 or 5 weeks. That said, I will lose it in 4 weeks, but I am just saying that no ones life depends on me being the exact goal weight at the exact day and time we arbitrarily set. Mainly, I am just writing this for my own sanity. I am in charge, which I sometimes forget.

See you in Week 10.