Sunday, June 17, 2012

bye bye 50!! hello 60!

My weight loss goals for 2012: TOTAL weights loss: 237 (50 of this is now GONE!) 

As of this morning, I am now down 50.9 pounds!! this is very exciting! I am so beyond proud of myself. I am in a competition with my friend Jerry to see who can lost the most weight this summer. My original goal is to lose 15 by aug. I also want to lose a total of 30 by my birthday which is in Sept. I know that the 15 is doable, and 30 might be pushing it, however I don't settle for not winning and will be continuing to kick his buns!!! :)
I am thinking about going back over my goals and revising them. I want to reevaluate them and see if there is something I could change or improve. One goal i am adding is running a 5k in November. I have started training and will be able to run 3 miles in no time. Then on to the disneyland marathon! WOOT!! 
I have been in such a great workout zone that i feel so good leaving the gym. my running has improved! i went from running only 30 seconds to a little over 2 mins at a time in just the last week. I started something with myself that i call the Glee challenge. I was watching an episode of glee today while at the gym and each time a song came on i started running. I didn't know how long each song was going to be as it was a new episode and it kept me guessing and pushing to make it to the end. Each time I ran it was a different length and the longest i timed myself was 2 mins 25 seconds. It was great. I also started running at the commercials when they weren't followed by music. It was a great change in intervals and I was able to push myself without watching a clock change. i got so used to knowing I only had to push for so long then it would be over, but with music, especially on glee they change songs so much that you never know if it will be the full length song or just a snippet! I was able to push through and run without the limitation of the watching the clock. I might do this again! 
  1. Lose 30 pounds: (by April 1st 2012) -30 [GOAL ACCOMPLISHED!]
  2. Lose 50 pounds: (by June 1st 2012) -20 [GOAL ACCOMPLISHED 6/17/12]
  3. Lose 65 pounds: (by August 1st 2012) -15 
  4. Lose 90 pounds: (by October 1st 2012) -25
  5. Lose 100 pounds: (by December 1st 2012) -10
  6. Lose 125 pounds: (by February 1st 2013) -25
  7. Lose 145 pounds: (by April 1st 2013) -20
  8. Lose 165 pounds: (by June 1st 2013) -20
  9. Lose 190 pounds: (by September 1st 2013) -25
  10. Lose 215 pounds: (by November 1st 2013) -15
  11. Lose 240 pounds: (by January 1st 2014) – 25
  1. Lose 10% of body weight (37.7) [COMPLETED!!] 
  2. Lose 25% of body weight (94.25)
  3. Lose 50% of body weight (188.5)
  4. Lose 65% of body weight (245.5)
  5. New 10's place [COMPLETED III] [Hit this for the 5th time now] 
  1. Exercise 4 times a week. [COMPLETED]
  2. Getting more sleep. [I have been doing much better about this. ]
  3. Switch up calories between 1200-2100[COMPLETED]
  4. Be able to wear letterman’s jacket again 
  5. Shop in the normal side of target. (size 12 pants size medium/large shirt) [FINALLY OUT OF FAT LADY CLOTHES]
  6. Run a 5K and 10K by December 2012
  7. Train for a marathon in 2013 [started this!]
  8. Drink more water
  9. RUN!!! [im up to 2.5 mins at a time!!!!]
  10. To be the “skinny” friend. (with a sweet rack) 

Friday, June 8, 2012

No june gloom here!

Today was fantastic!!
Went for a walk (2.93 miles) with Patrice this morning. Then took my sweet ass to the gym. Did 45 mins of strength training. Got to stretch out my hips! they are not too happy with all this running I am starting to do... I AM!! I feel so great today. Did my interval training. I started a new one that pushes me a bit more. 10 rounds of running for 45 seconds intermixed with 9 rounds of recovering time of 2 mins. with a 5 min warm up and cool down. I did so much better the second half of my run then I did the first half. I feel my lungs getting stronger. i will do this for 3 more sessions then move on to a min of running and 2.5 mins recovery. it should be interesting to see/feel the change taking place inside my body. I was dripping sweat when I left the gym today and didn't "dry" off until I was almost home. so gross yet awesome!

I have been in such a good mood today that I want to just sing and dance all day long. My brain is clear and I got a lot of school work done today.
Going shopping for a new bathing suit today. hoping to find one at old navy in the not fat side of the store.

Off to dinner.
See you all later!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

am I crazy?

Don't answer that. ahaha
I have begun to start training for a marathon. I ran yesterday and sorta on tuesday. I will run tomorrow after my walking group, which I hope is more successful then the last few times. I ran for a total of 8 mins over 4 intervals. I felt great, and kinda like I was going to die. It was insane. not to mention i was running on the treadmill at the gym. I must really be going out of my mind.. haha
I felt great the rest of the day too and slept like a baby. my hips are super sore today. It was a resting day. i feel good. I did clean my room and bath and closet out today and moved furniture so that wasn't so bad, got some activity in. Thinking about walking with Max later once it gets a bit cooler. He likes it and the dog will need it. My hips are doing better this afternoon as well. Hoping I get paid this weekend I might need to invest in some running shoes and new socks. I seem to have lost a lot of my good ones.
I am hoping that my stamina increases while I am preparing for this marathon. I want to be able to run like everyone else.
I will be cutting out activities that make it difficult to breathe. Which will be difficult, however sacrifices are made for a goal you want to achieve. I need to get a new bathing suit so I can go and swim at the gym as well. i know that will help build my stamina.
Over all this week has been pretty great and i am so glad it summer.

have a great day all!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

my walk to run challenge.

I was using the couch to 5K app and it was too hard for me. So, thanks to my good pal google, I found a website where it gives you tips on how to go from walking to running. it looks and sounds good and has better intervals then c25K. I am going to post it here for everyone so that if you want to start running you can.

  1. Week one: Walk for six minutes, then jog at an easy pace for one minute. Repeat three times. Aim for three sessions with that same sequence for week one.
  2. Week two: Walk for five minutes, then jog for two minutes. Repeat three times. Aim to do three sessions in week two.
  3. Week three: Walk for three minutes, then jog for four minutes. Repeat four times. Aim for three sessions in week three.
  4. Week four: Walk for two minutes, then jog for five minutes. Repeat four times. Shoot for three of those sessions in week four.
  5. Week five: Walk for two minutes, then jog for eight minutes. Repeat three times. Do three of those sessions in week five.
  6. Week six: Walk for two minutes, then jog for nine minutes. Repeat three times. Try to do three sessions for week six.
  7. Week seven: Walk for one minute, then jog for 11 minutes. Repeat three times. Do three sessions this week.
  8. Week eight: Congratulations on making it to week eight! For your first run this week, try walking for five minutes to begin and end the workout, and run for 20 minutes in between. By the end of the week, try to run for 30 minutes without stopping.


Ok. So, this morning as I got on the scale and I haven't seen much of a change in the last 2 weeks. I have a goal on my list and the next one is a total of 50 pounds by June 1st.... that has now come and gone and I am 5 pounds away from my goal. They are flexible, but man I would have loved to have been down the whole 50 by last friday. Started off my summer break and week off right by going to the gym and walking up hill as fast as I could for 20 mins and then doing some weights. my arms got a great workout and I'm hoping that by the end of this week I will have lost a pound or 2. My July goal is to be into a size 22 pain by then. I am not sure how that is going to go. I tried them on today and I got them up just not buttoned. So, maybe by the end of the month i will down to that pant size. i am super anxious to wear all the "new" clothes I got from sharon and those pants are 20/18's.... I want to be there ALREADY. thinking about doing a few night workouts as well. Hope my church peeps don't mind me showing up stinky :)
I am looking into finding different ways to lose this belly fat. It is my one area I can't seem to lose fast enough. any ideas?

Why is it so difficult to be happy for people who are losing weight faster then I am? I am so many answers in my head, however I would love to hear what any of you have to say about it.