But now, I'm on a mission. I HATE seeing that 2xx when I weigh in and I want to get to one-derland. So how am I going to do that?? Get back to basics! I saw a challenge on one of the blogs I love to read, Brooke not on a Diet, to get back to basics in the month of Sept. She follows the Weight Watchers program so a lot of the program will focus on those principles, but anyone is welcome. I've done WW in the past & believe in the system, it's just not the right one for me at the moment. But I follow a lot of their advice so this works out perfect for me.
The first part of the challenge was to set a goal & reward for Sept. My goal is to lose 8 lbs this month, putting me at 210. I lost 3 this week so I'm well on my way. My reward will be fitting into the 2 new workout shirts & 1 new pair of capris that I bought. My second goal is to get under 200 by the end of the year. I'm counting down now and it will happen!
The other challenge I've started is a virtual race series called the Fall 5 and 10 Mile Race Series. I did the same series in the spring from the same blogger, Mommy Run Fast, but it was 5K and 5 mile races. The rules are you do a 5 or 10 mile run/walk in the first 5 days of the month. I like the increase in miles this time around. I will only be doing 5 miles, unless I can do 2 back to back (on a weekend) then I'll get 10.
My plan for Sept was actually 10 miles. I was going to meet my walking buddy Dana this past Sun and Mon at 2 different places for walks of around 5 miles each. Then Adrian was offered a place in a golf tournament on Mon so I had to cancel on Mon. And then the yuck hit our house and I was exhausted Sun morning & texted Dana that I needed more sleep. We decided to meet 3 hours later and do our walk.
We met at Hoover Dam (no not in NV, there is one here in OH too) and set off with a plan of 5ish. We started walking & talking & even though I was struggling a little, I thought the miles were flying by. After what seemed like forever we looked at how far we had walking...1.5 miles! Are you freaking kidding me?? I really though we had gone twice that far. Wow! We kept plugging and talking, but it was super hot & after a while I was having trouble breathing. I actually had to stop to catch my breath. We finally got back to the car & I had done around 4.5 miles. I had a bunch of water, watermelon & cooled off on the ride home and felt much better. I did a lap around my block to finish up at 5.08 miles in 1:22:32. Not my best time, but I was really just happy to survive. October will be harder to get a walk in since the 1st-5th are a Tues-Sat, but I'll figure something out.
|Dana & I at the Lady Tutu 5K - we didn't take a pic this weekend|
Anyone else have a goal they are trying to reach by the end of 2013? Anyone back to basics now that the summer is over & school is back in session??