Monday, July 25, 2011

Bedlam Run

What a post? I know it's been quite a long time...but better late than never.

Well I'm officially 4 days away from run 1 of twenty-eleven...we'll see how this goes. I've been running again, just not as much as I should. I was way pumped about my run the past two weeks, but the closer it gets each day the more discouraged I'm getting. I don't know what my problem is. Just keep trying to tell myself I can do this and I'm going to beat previous run time...43 minutes and 13 seconds. So keep me in your thoughts and prayers too, for me this Saturday morning. I know Amber and I'll finish, but we both have our goals and I hope we beat them!!

Until Saturday......after the Bedlam run...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Getting Older and Still Not Liking ME

Wow, it's been a minute or two since my last post!

I never realized exactly how hard it was going to be to try and live a heathy life. I know I've said many times before it's the lifestyle. You can't just expect to diet and lose a few pounds and go back to your old ways. Well, I feel like that's exactly what I've done. Don't me wrong - I'm not near where I was when I first started....but I'm also NOT near as close to where I was at my best. Now that I've hit the BIG 30 I know I have to get in gear again. No one can do this but me! So I'm trying to get back at it. I did so good this past weekend...and now this week...not so good. Hopefully I can hit they gym tomorrow and then this weekend. I've set a goal of 5 runs this year, which I know I can do plus more...I just have to put my mind to it! So here's to another start.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

30 x 30

Yes that's right, today's entry is called 30x30! Why?Well, I've decided since as of today, I have exactly 6 months before I'm 30, I'm setting a new goal for myself. That goal is to lose 30lbs by my 30th birthday!

So here's to getting back to running every day and hard core counting the calories again. I haven't been doing horrible, but I haven't done that good either. I'm still slowly losing, but not like I was at first. I will say I had an exciting moment this morning when I stepped on the scales. I've now officially lost 20lbs since I started my quest to get fit!

Hope everyone out there is doing good on their quest to a fit and healthy life!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Getting Back on Track

I've decided to stop being lazy again and get back on track again! I finally made it back to the gym today and to my surprise I was able to actually run 3/4 of my run. So back again tomorrow to hopefully complete the whole run.

We recently completed our 12 week Biggest Loser program at work. And I will tell you, I was so impressed with everyone. As those of you who have read my other posts, my goal with my blog was to help others and myself to make a total life change to be more heathy. I will say I felt somewhat accomplished of this after our 12 weeks. We had 4 different girls that lost at least 20 pounds. All together the entire group lost 170 pounds - that's right a whole person. I cannot express how excited I am about this. Hopefully we all stick to it and reach our personal goals.

So how is everyone else doing? I know the summer time makes things harder sometime to want to be healthy and exercise because we're so me that's where I've been. But as I've said above I'm going to get back on my track of running and starting this week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays my brother-in-law is going to be my trainer at the new gym that's opening up. I've told some of you about it, but not's isokinetic training. Usually used for those who have had major surgery to help recoup and gain their strength back, it's a newer concept to this area. But let me tell you, I've done it twice now...and it kicks my butt. It only takes 30 minutes, but I feel like I've been working out for 3 hours!!! So I'll keep you all posted on the progress there. If you're interested in more information, let me know!!

Ok that's it for now. I hope everyone has a safe, fun and Happy 4th of July. Don't forget to thank those who are fighting for us to have our Freedom and make it possible to celebrate this weekend!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


What's in a routine? EVERYTHING!

For the past two weeks I have been doing everything BUT my routine and I'm paying for it now! I was doing so good there - getting up and running each morning, watching my calorie intake and actually sleeping good. However, spring break came and the more vacation and you guessed it...I'm completely out of my routine.

I haven't actually ran since last Wednesday, which I did run for 17 straight minutes for the first time! But still it's been almost a week. Which means I have to hit it hard the next few weeks if I plan on running my first 5K in 26 days!!!

I actually have decided to start running outside - it has been so amazing the past few days, I can't help but wanting to be outside. However, it's so not as easy. I went to Beggs last night to run at the track with my sister. Ya, not so much! I'm going to blame it on the fact that I hadn't ran in almost a week, but still I was a bit disappointed in myself. Then I didn't get up this morning. I have to make myself get up tomorrow morning and then even go to the running trail after work.


Has the weather made anyone else ready for summer? I so can't wait for it to be warm enough to lay by the pool all day Saturdays and Sundays. Come on Summer!!

I hope everyone else is doing better than I am on your quest to become fit!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

* * * * * * * * SNOW * * * * * * * *

Why did it have to snow? It was such a beautiful day on Friday and I was so pumped and ready to run outside and then it snowed. Hopefully it melts quickly and I can start running outside this week. The other day when I was being lazy watching TV I heard that 2 in every 3 Americans is overweight and 1 in every 4 children are as well. This just makes me so sad and encourages me even more. I don't know about you, but I want to be that 1 that isn't overweight.


Couch to 5K Update

Thought I would give everyone an update on my C25K progress. Yesterday was day 2 of week 5. Definitely a bit tougher, but I was successful. Of course the 5 minute warm up followed by an 8 minute run with a 5 minute walking break and one last 8 minute run with the 5 minute cool down. I wasn't sure I was going to make it, but I did. So now that I'm about to complete week 5, hopefully tomorrow I'm still on track to be ready for the OKC run in April!!

Hope everyone is doing good. Here's to more warm days like we had Friday!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Catch Up

Doesn't it suck having to play catch up? I feel like that's what I've been doing the last two days. I was out of town on vacation for the first half of the week and we ended up staying at a hotel that didn't have a gym. I thought I would be ok with this, but didn't realize until I got home yesterday exactly how much I missed running.

The good news about my mini-vaca is that I went shopping at the Nike Outlet store and got some great new running clothes! I didn't realize what a difference they would make. I can't wait to run outside now!! Hopefully I get to go tomorrow before the crazy snow comes in on Saturday.

C25K Update

I've started my week 5. I should be on at least week 6 but I didn't have my accountability partner making sure that I was getting up last week and then I HATE not being able to comfortably complete a run, so I have 'redone' quite a few. But I completed week 4 day 3 yesterday and started week 5 day 1 today. It consisted of 3 x 5 minute runs with a 3 minute break between each run. It was a bit of a struggle, but I felt GREAT after I finished it. Hopefully I can do the same tomorrow. I'm still on track to be able to run 5K before my run next month in OKC.


How is everyone else doing? Anyone have any updates they want to share. Remember, this isn't just for's for you too. I hope we all are able to meet our goal of becoming fit!!!

Until next time