Current Weight: 212.3 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 22.1 lbs
Yeah, I was totally not prepared for that number when I stepped on the scale. I mean, I spent the whole week not counting points. What is that all about?
Non-Weight Loss Related Victory: I showed up for my first group run AND did my training work in between. Hopefully, this is a pattern that repeats itself. (Guys, it’s HOT out there, so dragging my butt outside to even walk 30 minutes after work or to attend a hot yoga class is a challenge, so I must say I’m proud of myself.)
How I’m Staying Active: Well, Saturday was my first official group run, and I think it went well. I’m currently in a walk/run group that is aiming to finish the half in 2:40. During our long runs, we run for 2 minutes and walk for 1 minute which I’m a big fan of.
Honestly, I’m not sure I would have survived having to run 4 miles in its entirety this past Saturday. 3 miles is pretty much my max. Part of me is thinking I’d like to try and move up to the 2:30 group that is training to run the whole thing before it’s all over, but we’ll see. I kinda like the idea of the 1 minute walk break.
The group I’m working with meets every Tuesday night and Saturday mornings to run. In between, I’ve been doing hot yoga (which has helped my tight hips and glutes) and done some walk/runs on my own. I’m taking every Friday off to let my body recover and prepare for the Saturday long runs. So far, so good!
What I’m Eating: I’ve been in a weird food mood lately. I’ve sort of been having really random dinners…like what I had last night for instance – a bowl of cereal and sauteed zucchini. Don’t worry, they were eaten separately…the bowl of cereal around 7pm and the zucchini around 8pm. I have a habit of eating my dinner in stages to force me to eat slower and to drag out the eating process since one of my big downfalls is nighttime eating. It seems to work for me.