Tag Archives: Weight loss

5k {six weeks to go}

6 Aug

 

The 5k is 6 weeks from this past Saturday. I haven’t run very much in the past week. I ran last Thursday in the morning with Dan. I ran about 2 miles. My leg was really hurting so I decided to take a week off from running to see if my leg will feel better. We have a stationary bike at the apartment so I have been doing that to keep exercising while I’m not running.
I will try and run again on Thursday or Friday so we will see how that goes.
I haven’t been eating really great this past week so I haven’t really lost any more weight but I have stayed about the same. This week I’m going to attempt to eat better and we will see what happens.
Anyone else having any weight loss/exercise/training progress?

 

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5k {seven weeks to go}

31 Jul
I finished my couch to 5k program about 2 weeks ago. I was so proud to have finished that program. I went from barely being able to run 3 minutes to running more than 30 minutes. I still have seven weeks to go until the 5k though. So I need to keep working on it.
My goal for the 5k is to run the entire thing. I don’t have a certain time that I want to be under, just not to take forever. So I decided to keep blogging on my progress to keep myself motivated.
I’ve really enjoyed running and becoming a runner. I like the idea of being a runner and I really hope I can keep it up long term.
I have still been running the past couple of weeks. I haven’t been running really long distances because my leg has still been bothering me. However, last Monday, I ran 40 minutes. I felt sooo good running and I just kept going. I felt so proud of myself for doing the 40 minutes finally. My leg felt fine that day but then Dan took me on a run that was more sprints and it killed my leg. I decided to take a couple of days off to see if it would feel better and I went again yesterday and it still hurt a little. I’m icing it on and off and hopefully eventually it will feel better because I don’t want it to hurt my running ability.
I have also been eating much healthier and I have lost 7ish pounds in that past few weeks! I’ve been trying to keep up with the exercising and eating healthier and it is working! Today I started doing some weight stuff because I know that is just as important as cardio so I need to keep up with that. I feel really great. Yesterday I put on a pair of jeans that didn’t fit a couple of months ago and they fit. Not just tight fitting but fit really well! I was so excited!
I will continue to keep you guys posted!
Anyone else working on similar things? How are you doing?

getting healthy {clean eating and motivation}

17 Jul

 

Part of my motivation this week is to really try eating a lot healthier. I’m surrounded by people who have been losing weight, like my brother who has lost over 100 pounds and Dan who has lost about 20 pounds. I’ve been running and exercising but it hasn’t really made a difference. I’ve been going up and down in weight within 5 pounds. I know that for me, a lot of losing weight is about what I eat. And I haven’t been eating awful but not that great either. 
So I decided that I need to pay a lot more attention to what I’m eating. I’ve been seeing a lot about clean eating on Pinterest. I’ve decided to try clean eating. I know I can’t do it 100% of the time, but I can do it most of the time. Dan and I went grocery shopping on Sunday and I bought a lot of fruits, veggies, chicken and beans. Yesterday I ate really well and so far today I have eaten really well. I need to find some recipes for meals because as of right now I feel like I mostly have snacks. I know it will take a little bit to really get into it but I know I can do it.
Dan isn’t as conscious about what he eats right now and I have a hard time when there are junk foods at the apartment. I have a good willpower at the store, but at the apartment….not so much. So I decided to hang some motivational signs up to help me.

on my bulletin board

on our fridge to stop me before I reach for something

I found lots of motivational sayings on pinterest. I could hang them all up but I thought these 4 were good for now.
I also found:

I am definitely going to look for some delicious recipes and I plan on sharing them on here. I also plan on sharing my progress. We will see how this goes.
Does anyone else have similar issues as me? Is anyone clean eating? Any ideas for me?

 

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