Friday, July 25, 2008

It Just Keeps Getting Better

Weight: 301.2
Total Weight loss: 48.8 pounds

I just have two words for you: Holy crap!

The weight is just falling off me this week. Making up for lost time, I suppose. Not to mention that I have been making a real, honest effort, too -- and it hasn't been one whit of hard, either. Seriously. Something really clicked in me this week, and food has been a non-issue, basically. The exercise has been phenomenal. Today I quite reluctantly got into my gear not really knowing what I was going to end up doing... it's a "rest or run/walk" day on the HH 5K (which is my shorthand for the Hal Higdon 5K Training for Novices, see sidebar), so I could have done nothing and technically not felt bad about it. But, I wanted to continue the good vibes for the week and, I admit it, I wanted to see more weight loss if I could help it. So I went out with the intention of walking "however long", and ended up covering more than 2 miles in about 40 minutes. I probably ran anywhere from a third to a half of it, I didn't really keep track. I just did what I felt like doing, and it was totally awesome. The best part was, once I was out there, I was doing it because... wait for it... I ENJOY it. I like being active. Wow.

That said, there are a couple more things I want to do eventually, but I don't think I want to add to my routine just yet... I think it would be more self-inflicted pressure than I would enjoy at this point, and I really do not want to upset the apple cart. Baby steps... gradual changes. I've already achieved so much in just six months! Anyway, I want to do the 100 push-ups and 100 crunches challenges that I've been seeing everywhere. They're kind of like Couch to 5K in that you start off very slow, and you gradually build up to more and more repetitions, until one day... voila! You're totally hard core.

I know I need to be doing more strengthening exercises to supplement the running, but it's going to have to wait for now. Perhaps in some more pounds lost I will feel more comfortable adding on, but for now, those tools will remain on the shelf. And I am OK with that!

I feel like such a powerhouse today. It's a great way to end the week.


Ruby Khan said...

Congrats, lady! Have a wonderful weekend.

Elaine said...

yay! high fives! :)

I just restarted the 100 pushups challenge; right now my maximum is something like 10, so I think it's going to be a while before I get to 100. But it's good discipline.

BikiniMe said...

Love your blog, love your attitude!

What is the skinny o the 100 Crunches challenge? I'm already attempting the 100 Push-ups and would love to sport a six pack as well as a pair o' guns. haha!

Cammy said...

A great way to end the week and an inpsiring way to begin the weekend!

Hilary said...

What an uplifting post! Thanks for sharing your achievements :).

Michelle said...

Yay!! Oh, man, you are in a fabulous place!! I want to join you :/

I agree, don't add too much right now. You're flying high and doing great. As an aside though, I tried pushups the other day, I could do 2 sets of 2. Barely. I'm gonna do that challenge one day myself.