Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Plan for Success

No beating around the bush today, because I'm kinda in a hurry here before work starts. Plus y'all know what Wednesday's are all about around this part of the internets...

Highest starting weight = 227
January starting weight = 217
Last week, July 17 = 182.2
Today, July 24 = 181.4

And that puts me at a loss of .8 for the past week. Small, but still gladly welcomed. Total, that means I'm still sitting around a 45-pound loss total, and hello? That's obviously nothing to be upset about. Now some more exciting news for the week, I found a 4th girl to run The Color Run with myself, Jenni and Lacey, so we can make a 4-person team! (And get a bit of a discount on registration fees!) My blog-friend turned real-life-friend Angie agreed this weekend to join us, so now we just get to come up with a fun team name, then make something cute we can all wear to the race! I'm so pumped to have these awesome girls run my first 5K with me! Training for the 5K is still going good, and as of this morning, I just completed week 3, day 2. I ran 2.14 miles in 25:11 minutes, or there about... 

It seems I'll forever be obsessed with the Fast & Furious franchise. But this song is pretty awesome y'all!
I say that because I seem to be having serious issues with the GPS in my phone, because my running apps can't seem to get it quite right. I've historically always used RunKeeper for biking, running and hiking (and I've always loved it!), but then it's been messing up every run for the last four times in a row. So I downloaded MapMyRun and NikeRunning to test out. This morning I used MapMyRun, and things were still a bit off - not as bad as with RunKeeper, but the map still needed to be edited from the computer once I was done. So I guess next I'll try NikeRunning and see how it does, and hopefully it will be more accurate that the first two. What apps do y'all use to track your runs? Are there better ones out there? Or is it just issues with my Verizone iPhone 4 and it's GPS signals...?

Anyways, my workouts are going good, and since I've started running in the morning, I'm now consistently working out five days a week. And I'm feeling great!

Thursday: 1/2-mile run, and an hour of zumba (700 calories)
Friday: 1.66-mile run (281 calories)
Monday: 1.84-mile run before work, and 40-minutes walking the stairs at lunch with my aunt (634 calories)
Tuesday: .39-mile test run (of MapMyRun) and an hour of zumba (641 calories)
Wednesday: 2.14-mile run (318 calories)

And that's about all I've got to share with y'all today! I'm still doing my ViSalus shakes for breakfast and lunch, and lately my snacks have been a small red apple around 10 am, and a reduced-fat string cheese around 3:30 pm. I know I've been eating too many carbs though for dinner time, so I'm going to start focusing on that again more closely for a while. And then I might want to try something a bit extreme again, food-wise, for a little while, in order to kick my weight loss up a notch as we get closer and closer to wedding day! Maybe I should go carb-free again? Or do something similar to the Daniel Fast where I basically ate vegan? I don't know - I'll have to plan and think about all that for a bit before I rush into any decisions.

My plan is still to reach 170 by the wedding, which means I have about 11 pounds to lose in 73 days. Seems like quite a challenge, but I'm still up for it. I just need to make myself a more concrete Plan for Success, and I know I can succeed.

For now though, I'll just keep doing what I can, and keep on trucking. I'm slowly, oh-so-slowly, starting to reach my goals, and I'm honestly so proud of myself. So #SorryImNotSorry for posting my updates and workouts on Instagram all the time...I've come a long way, and honestly I just want to brag on myself sometimes. And plus, I know that it can help motivate others as well, and I love hearing from other girls that I've helped inspire them! Such a huge inspiration for me actually to hear that, so please feel free to share that with me anytime ;)

Happy Hump Day!
Much Love,


Limefreckle said...

your workouts are inspiring!! You can reach that goal by your wedding day, you seem to have this under control!!! Yay you!

Megan @5280RM said...

You are 1.4 pounds away from my first goal weight. ;) Thanks for showing me it's possible!

M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

45 pounds is amazing!

Kristin J said...

45 pounds is amazing! And you are an inspiration for sure! It was your blog that encouraged me to blog about my journey!

Brianne said...

Congrats on your progress!

Ash Z said...

you are doing so well! You are a huge inspiration :)

Kristyn @ Carolina Fireflies said...

Congrats girl! Definitely gave me some motivation to go for a run tonight!!

I'll send you some dinner ideas that are so YUMMY and easy and that are low carb/sugar.

Kristyn @ Carolina Fireflies said...

Oh p.s. you can totally lose 11 lbs. in 73 days!! I lost 10 lbs in about 6 weeks using Revolt so I know you can do it if you keep up with what you are doing and change your dinner habits a little bit until then!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

I'm sure you can lose 11 pounds in 73 days! I've always used runkeeper to track my runs though I've tried mapmyrun as well. I've also used dailymile - I'm not sure if that one has a built in gps or not but it might!