Monday, March 18, 2013

3-18-2013 14 Month Update

Ok, so this past month FLEW by! I stayed super busy, guess that helped. This is my second update without a weight loss. Last month it really bummed me out....well I guess I was bummed because I gained weight last month. I still haven't lost anymore, I didn't even lose the 2 pounds that I gained! But, I didn't gain extra! Truth is, I had lost some weight and I was looking forward to updating the blog with a loss.....and then, spring break happened. For me, breaks in my routine really hurt my progress. Without a schedule and a routine, I flounder. I work for a school district, so I was off all last week....which meant my exercise schedule, my eating, my water consumption, basically my everything was just OFF. Spring break feels like vacation. My husband is a teacher, so he is off, too. We went to the movies, out to eat, shopping, and REPEAT. It is brutal for me to get out of my routine and into vacation mode....I also give myself a pass on exercising.....I am on "vacation" after all. SO, while I could have been reporting a 5 pound loss this month.....I am instead reporting a yo-yo of those 5 pounds, which puts me squarely back to what I started the month at, 215.2.

But, I won't beat myself up.....because except for the past week, I had a pretty good month. I have found my exercise routine....and I love it. I am doing group class on Mon, Wed, and Fri. either BodyPump or BodyCombat. Then I am doing my 10k training on Tues, Thurs and Sun. which leaves Saturday as my rest day. I can really stay in my groove following this schedule. (As long as they don't throw spring break into the mix, haha)

I also had my March race on the 9th. It was a Mardi Gras themed 5k event. My daughter, and two friends joined me for this one. We made tutus, had beads, masks, and fun headbands. A few people came up and asked if they could take our picture, that was neat.....we even ended up on a this blog that a local man does....he is a cancer survivor and he runs in a TON of local races and blogs about them, it was really cool to meet him. Here is a link to his blog:

I went back to the website to see the race results and OMG to my amazement, I was third place in my age group!! I saw the gaudy 5k "medals" for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.....but we didn't stay to see them handed out....never in a million years would I have thought that I would win one....but I did! I called today, they are so sweet, they are going to mail it to me. Is it dumb that I REALLY want that award? Anyway, it was an awesome time with family and friends. Here is a picture collage of the event:
This coming Saturday is my first mud run.....and in April, my first 10k! I am really trying to focus more on the exercise and health benefits and less on the weight loss....I think I have come to terms with the weight coming off slower now....while focusing on all of the other amazing things life is bringing my way, now that I am more than 100 pounds lighter! I still need to work on my structure and routine when I am on "vacation"!
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  1. You look so great in your Mardi Gras gear! You made this Louisiana kid smile. And I am very proud of you. :)