When I stepped on the scale this morning, I was shocked - and not in a good way. It took me a year to lose 60lbs, and just a couple of months to gain 22lbs!! Yes, I said that right, 22lbs!! I managed to get myself down to tasting the 200lbs mark, it was so close I could touch it, and then I decided to turn around and go back the other way. I'm not happy, obviously, but I'm not going to let it bring me down - I'm going to use it to further fuel my fire.
So, starting weight for 2011: 227lbs. BOO!!
I took a pic of myself, too, but it's not in fitness gear - it's in my jammies. It will work as a stating pic for now.
The plan was to get up this morning and go for my first run of the new year. Well, I chickened out because it's 14 degrees outside - but that doesn't mean I'm not going. It's supposed to warm up to 35 this afternoon, and that's when I'm going. Here in a few minutes, I'm going to make myself a poached egg on whole wheat toast for breakfast - my protein and carbs for the first meal of the day.
I told you all about the LogYourRun site that I will be using for my running and my C25K training. Well thanks to a fellow blogger, Fit Bee, I also discovered another website that will be helping provide support. It's a blogging website packed full of advice, tips, exercise and meal ideas - and I have really enjoyed looking around over there. The site is called The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. Check it out if you haven't already!!
One thing I really like about the site is the challenges. I like to be challenged, I like to have support, I like sharing what I'm doing. This challenge will help with all of that. The challenge is called The Power of One. The challenge lasts for 8 weeks and includes different weekly challenges, weigh-ins, etc. I like having something to be held accountable by - so I've got high hopes for this.
Tomorrow is my official first day that I start my C25K training, but like I said earlier, I'm going for a run today. I will be running 5 days a week, doing yoga 7 days a week, and strength training 2 days a week. I know, there's not that many days in a week. The yoga will be done every morning at 4am for 30 minutes. I will be running every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays. I will start out with doing all 30 minute runs, and then when I get my strength and stamina back - will do 3 short runs a week and 2 long runs. The strength training I will do on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It will be harder strength on Tuesdays, and just a few exercises on Saturdays - don't want to burn myself out!
I hate the fact that I'm starting all over again, especially with how much I accomplished last year, in terms of my strength and endurance, but I did it then - I will do it now!! I love knowing that I have all of you supporting me, and that makes it so much more worth it. Get ready, my friends, the girl you see in that picture above is gone forever....here's to a year of reaching Onederland, going from fat to fantabulous, and achieving the status of a "healthy liver".
Till next time. ;)