I drank some coffee in the hopes of having a better “loss” this morning but no such luck. I’ll take what I can get, I guess!
I’ve worked hard this week, but also carbo-loaded a bit. Who let me make Oma’s pumpkin bread and cupcakes? Oh well. At least I am back on my downward trend. As I always say, a loss is a loss! But I don’t think I’ll be achieving my goal of 10 lbs in 5 weeks though.
B and I hit a huge milestone on Monday when he weighed in. As of that weigh in we finally had, combined, exceeded 100 lbs of weight loss. We lost a combined 101.6!!!! And as of today, that total combined weight loss is 102.4! Seriously, my mind was blown. That’s a small person. Like I’m pretty sure that is exactly how much my mom weighs.
I excitedly posted on facebook about our weight loss. Facebook friends kept on liking it and commenting. And more likes. And more comments. As of last night, there were 160 “likes” on my post. I was seriously blown away. This was what led me to create the facebook page for this blog – because before posting, I had no idea how supportive or helpful my real life friends and family could be when it comes to the stuff on here.
I had been gearing up to get my fitness on, and after all the supportive comments I knew Monday was just a great day to start. “My Fitness Pal” legend Laura helped me pick out a great sports bra from Old Navy. And by helped I mean recommended. She is definitely in Kansas. Anyway, after work on Monday I got my new Old Navy gear on and took a picture before heading out the door. I also put on my old glasses because I realized it was entirely too possible that I found trip and fall on my face at some point. (Not yet! But probably soon!)
Oh KJ, all smiles until you realize what you’re in for. And a pug photobomb, always.
Monday’s “run” was… hard. It didn’t sound hard in theory. It starts with a five minute warm-up brisk walk; alternates 60 seconds run, 90 seconds walk for twenty minutes; then a five minute cool-down. The first 5 seconds of running I thought, this is easy! Ha! Then at 6 seconds I then thought, holy crap I am going to fall over and die. Luckily, I didn’t. But it was hard. My “run” was essentially a shuffle. Like an Olympic speed-walker set to extreme slow-mo.
I felt awesome when I finished C25K week 1, day 1. I felt out of shape, too. But I felt like I had accomplished something. Tuesday, though, I was SORE. Muscles I didn’t know I had. But yesterday I was ready to go again, and “ran” week 1, day 2. It was a bit hotter and I was definitely sweatier.
OMG look! I ran into my snake buddy!! And call me Charlie Sheen because it looks like I’m… WINNING! But wait… is that… he has a freaking iPhone 5? Rat bastard.
I had a good run aka shuffle. It was still hard. Running more than those 8 minutes sounds daunting and impossible. Big thanks to Kristen and Amy for being my C25K buddies. It’s great to know that I have friends who are doing this, and have done it. I keep telling myself that it will get easier- I mean, it has to. That’s why programs like C25K exist. I just cannot see myself as a runner, but I hope that will change. The first few seconds of every “run” part feel fluid and natural- like something my body remembers- but then I feel like my body is made of lead for the rest of that run.
Mostly, I spent both half hour outings questioning why I ever faked cramps to get out of gym class. I really should have paid better attention and tried a bit more back when I was actually (closer to) skinny. And able-bodied. And less jiggly.
Workin’ on it. Thank you all for your support, friends!