Well it’s been a month since I have wrote, time sure does fly that’s for sure. I Hope everyone is staying warm this winter. We had a snowstorm that kept us in the last few days. So Thankful for my treadmill on days like that. I usually look at those days as a great day to work out. I have been busy, hard at it trying to eat healthy, cross training and training for a marathon and some half marathons. Every year I start off saying this is going to be the year and every year for the last couple years it ha not been my year. For this last year I have been trying to wrap my brain around trying to eat better and I would for a few days and then I fall off the wagon, then I try again. I worked out all the time so I felt like I was in shape I was somewhat Fit, but I know you can’t out run a bad diet. Or out workout a bad diet. So somewhere somehow I dug deep and found the strength with in me. I started on Thanksgiving day with working out and adding a lot more weights and crosstraining to my training. I Have been going to get fit class which I have absolutely loved. Jessica is an inspiration and is very motivating. I’m so glad she does this class local cuz we don’t have alot of options in a small town. It has help me tone up in many ways. I have found my arms again. That makes me smile. I have always loved arms with definition. I have been working on planks since Thanksgiving I have not missed today. Can’t believe how much stronger I’ve gotten from doing them.
I have a Marathon training program that I follow along with adding my walks every morning. That has been a huge help this time around to every free second I have I jump on my treadmill and walk, it helps me get more steps in and it also helps a burn more calories. My mindset is so different than it has been in a long time. So through the month of December I trained hard my eating was pretty good but with the holidays in there it wasn’t trying my hardest. So right after Christmas I decided it was time to join weight watchers to help me in the eating department because I have a fitness and exercise and running all down pretty good. I have been a member there in the past but not been a member there for over three years. This was the best choice I could’ve made. It has motivated me so much. I’m accountable which I need for this part of it. I Have beenTracking my food, meal prepping and searching out healthy recipes scanning food items and not buying items that are way high in points. I still laugh about the day I said To my daughter do you want to stop and get some ice cream because I know she likes her ice cream treats. She said sure and she is helping me with this weight loss as well because she then says to me well how many points is in a blizzard. I was driving so I said look it up. So she proceeded to do that and just started laughing a blizzard that I like is 31 points for a small. I laughed as well and said well I guess I’m NOT having one of those. The old me would’ve said Yep I’m having one anyway. I’m so glad I didn’t have one. I finally feel in control not all the time but most of the time. I still have some cheat meals and items but I don’t do a whole day it’s one meal or one food item. I still like my beers too once in awhile, so I just count the points. I want to get down to where I was for my very first marathon. Running was so much easier then with out the extra weight. I know it’s not all about the scale and I can’t wait till I can get to that point but as far as running it’s putting pressure on my back and legs and I need to get it off. I am 18 pounds down since Thanksgiving and I could not be more happy. I joined a Dietbet with Run With Jess and I have made my goal for that weigh in is next week. I am in a Phat club with my cousin, my mom and other friends and we are doing really good in that as well and that has helped me stay accountable as well. Anything to keep you accountable and motivated. Surround Yourself with like-minded people and people that lift you up and encourage you along your way.
Losing weight is a very tough thing to do you really have to get your mindset in the right place. You have to track you have to meal prep and you have to plan ahead or else you set yourself up to fail. You Have to keep exploring for new recipes so you don’t get sick of the same stuff and fall into your old habits. You also have to live too, so if it’s going out for supper with friends and having a piece a cake or some beers or some wings or whatever you just count them and you get back on track after that meal or the next day. My family and friends are so important to me and I love spending time with them all. With 18 pounds gone I already feel a difference in my running I feel like my pace is starting to get back to normal my leg and back hurt less. I am on a mission this time and I’m not backing down till I get there. I feel So different this time and I really do feel the Best is yet to come. I know there’s going to be lots of ups and downs on this journey but I am going to try and stay as positive and happy as I can along my journey. If you asked me in October if I was going to be able to lose 18 pounds I would’ve said no, not possible. Well If you believe in yourself and give it all you’ve got, you can do anything you put your mind to. The New Me
so here’s to the next month February I got you. When I signed up for my 9th marathon in the beginning of December ~ The flying pig marathon on May 1st.my goal was to lose 20 pounds by then. Yay I’m almost there and now I hope I can lost another 20. Small goal and little steps turn into big goals and big steps.
Glitter Girl on the Run ~ Lindsay