I couldn't find our weekly check-in thread so I made one myself. I hope it's okay. So let the accountability begin...
My week: I had a really great one. Tomorrow I am participating in a 5K race (my very first!) and I think I am pretty ready. Yesterday I ran 5K in 35:01! I could hardly believe it. I actually ran a 5K in 35 minutes! I think that is a pretty respectable time and I shouldn't be embarrassed at the race -- where I will probably be the chubbiest participant.
I am just very proud that I could go from my rock bottom in terms of physical fitness, and through sheer determination, make it to being able to run a 5K in just 3 months. I'm still nervous about tomorrow, but very proud of myself.
I also had a good week in terms of weight loss. I lost 2.2 pounds, which puts my grand total at 17.8 pounds lost in 13 weeks. I am quite happy with that!
I hope you all had a wonderful week and I look forward to hearing from all of you!
Awesome job, Rose!! Enjoy that success...you should be really proud .
...way to go at the Kaitlin!!! Look at you with the dropping pounds and the gaining running minutes; nice job!
I've had a sluggish week...caught one of those summer colds, so I skipped a couple workouts and laid around on Saturday eating comfort foods. Nothing terrible, just too much of it. The way I feel and the scale both show it. It's amazing how a brief slip up can have consequences that last for days! Oh well, another lesson learned.
I did push through cardio yesterday; I felt okay during, horrible after, but glad I did it. I have another session tonight and it feels good to be back on the horse.
Hope everyone has an awesome week!
"If you drop an egg, you don't say, 'Oh, shoot' and drop the other 11, do you?"
-Source unknown, but obviously brilliant
Reached goal 4/16/2010...but kind of afraid to look these days
Despite my struggles with the weekends I am down another pound! WooHoo.
C25K - I completed W1D2 this morning and I'm loving it!
Rose: 5K in 35 minutes? That's awesome! I'm not even worrying about speed at this point - just about getting it done, but I love hearing about you, gets me very excited to know I'm working toward that same goal and am only a few months away.
Kaitlin: Continous running for 15 is also great! Again, gets me excited to know I'll be doing that in only a few weeks.
I thought I was going to want someone on the same level as me as far as the C25K, but I actually like having you guys so far ahead cause it makes it seem more attainable with NO DOUBTS about it!!!
Cassie: Hang in there, if there is one thing I've learned in the many years of battling weight is to never give up no matter what. Sickness will happen, get over it and get back on. Good for you!
Start Wt: 205 8/9/10
Week #12: 200 11/3/10 TOTAL: 5 down ~ 45 to go
Rose that is a great 5k time! Good for you! The good thing about being at rock bottom is it can only get better!
congratulations on your 3 pound weight loss! I love to hear that happening to someone, 3 pounds is amazing to me, I usually can count on 1 to 1 1/2 loss, 3's are rare!
sometimes rest is what your body needs. I hope you are feeling better now!
WTG on losing another pound! woohoo!
Welcome back, I love swimming, I just got back from the pool after taking time off. Felt great.
Well, in spite of vacation, I am at 207.8, which I think is damn near where I was two weeks ago! I'll take it with a smile on my face, because I sure don't deserve it. I'll need to be extra careful this week to make sure I lose next week.
My children went back to school today so I went back to the gym. I swam 850 yards, my goal is to get back to swimming 1700, but since I took time off I'll need to work my way back up to it. Went to cardio kickboxing last night, another activity that I can go to now that we are on a schedule. I find that class to be so difficult, I have been going for about 18 months and it never gets easier. (I guess it isn't supposed to be easy, is it?) Why do I always think this will get easier? I never lose that hope, but maybe that is what keeps me going!
Take care, see you next week, when we all are taking up less space in our spaces.
It is so great to hear about all of us Wed Clubbers doing really well!
Kaitlin, THANK YOU so much for being proud of me! It means a lot. I am really excited for you too because you are going to reach that 5K goal before you know it. The trick is to really enjoy the process. Every improvement is a big accomplishment and look how far you have come!!!! And major CONGRATS on your 3-pound loss this week! Woohoo!!
Cassie, so sorry to hear you caught a summer cold. That just sucks but you did the right thing staying cozy on Sunday and you earned those comfort foods. You have made such an amazing lifestyle change and you handle every challenge so well! I get lots of inspiration from you! So THANKS!
Debbie, CONGRATS on your 1-pound loss this week. That is fantastic! Keep up the C25K! If I can do it so can you! I was at precisely 205 back in February so let me be the living proof that you too can run a 5K in a matter of months!
Molly, no apologies necessary. Glad to hear you are still enjoying your activities! Way to go!
Missfitt, congrats on making it through vacation without any damage! I am really nervous about my upcoming 3-week vacation to New York and Italy! I know I can keep up the running in NYC, but I am weary about running in cities I am completely unfamiliar with. I'm planning to be as active as possible though and praying that the cravings are kept under control. Your cardio kickboxing sounds like a killer class but I bet it is a major fat blaster so keep up the awesome work! I love what you said about taking up less space in our spaces.
I finished week #1 of the C25K and on my last run segment I even went the 90 secs to prove to myself that I'm ready for week #2.
And as an added bonus - my neices were playing with my treadmill and left the incline on 2 so I did W1D3 on a slight incline with a slightly faster speed without even knowing!
LOL - I know a 2 incline is not much at all, however, my plan is to do the entire program at a 0 incline and a slow speed to just get the continous running part down and then when I graduate I will work on speed and incline for a more challenging workout.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Start Wt: 205 8/9/10
Week #12: 200 11/3/10 TOTAL: 5 down ~ 45 to go
The race was pretty intense! I started off a little too strong but I sort of fell into my stride about 2k into it although it was more of a struggle than my usual morning training run.
The bummer was that we ran through the city streets so we actually had to stop at a few traffic lights which broke my momentum in a few spots. Then at the end, there was a pretty steep incline to climb and that was very very tough! Everyone arrived at the finish line pretty winded. I was definitely not last though! I was somewhere in the middle which made me sooooo proud!
It still amazes me that I was actually able to run a race! I mean, it is just awesome that I could go from not running at all to running a 5k, in a few short months. I feel really blessed that my body is healthy and that my knees are strong and that I was actually physically capable of accomplishing this goal.
Thanks to all my Wed Clubbers for the support and for keeping me accountable. I appreciate you guys!