"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Time will Tell

I'm hemming & hawing as to whether I should run the mothers day 5k this year. I stopped running in Oct of last year, mostly due to the weather. I think I ran 20 min (the max time allowed) on the treadmill at the gym ONCE.
So last week, when the weather wa gorgeous. I went for my first outdoor run this year. I was able to run 5K in 33 min, which proved to me that all my 'cross-training' of aerobics, elliptical & walking the dog have paid off.
I also looked back and last May I weighed 186 lb!! So, in theory since I weigh ~25 lb less, it should be easier to run, right?
Do you see the pattern here? I'm trying to convince myself- that running is good, it'll be easier & I should do it. Time will tell.
On a side note- congrats to mizfit on her completion of the Disney Half Marathon-WTG!!

Friday, March 5, 2010


For the longest time I didn't know what NSV stood for (for those not in the weight loss world it's non scale victory).
Today I've had both a scale victory & a non-scale victory.
First my scale victory since the scale has been on the move this week. I weighed in 160.2 lb this morning...0.2 lb away from my 50 lb lost mark! I'm guessing it's springtime and my body likes to start moving and that helps the metabolism kick into high gear.
Second, the non-scale victory. This morning the weather was gorgeous, sunny, just above freezing so I decided after I dropped the kids off to school I'd do a run. I haven't 'officially' run since October- or that was the last time I logged a run in Running Ahead. So I went and started jogging- with a goal of running 5k. And I did it- and in a decent time too- 33:42. I was shocked to say the least. I still have my cold hanging in there and so I was having trouble with excess snot. Mid-way through I wanted to stop running but I kept thinking about Mizfit who is running the half-marathon at Disneyworld this weekend and said- okay I can run 5k. What inspiration.
Can't wait to see what the scale holds for me tomorrow!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Downward trend

Yesterday I weighed in at 163.5 which was a 0.5lb drop and I was satisfied with that. Especially after having ovulated this week & experienced some bloating.
Then, I step on the scale this morning at it said 162.2.
After I picked my jaw up off the floor I think the realization that the 3 aerobics classes might have actually paid off!

Unfortunately this week my schedule won't allow as much time at the gym.. So that just means I have to try the JM dvd 2x this week. Hopefully this downward trend will continue.
Oh & I neglected to mention that with this weight loss my bmi is now 29.9. I am officially 'overweight' and no longer 'obese'- can you see me doing the happy dance?! :)