Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Weigh to Go Wednesday

Spring In2 Action

Not feeling too bad about what I saw on the scale this morning.  I'm pretty happy about it, actually.  I needed some good news, that's for sure.

I'm going to just right in with the numbers before I do anything else...

Starting weight:      214.6lbs
Weight last week:  213.2lbs
Weight this week:  211.8lbs (-1.4lbs)

Last week, I set a goal to lose 2lbs.  Well, I didn't reach that goal - but I did drop 1.4lbs.  That's not too shabby.  Especially when I really didn't get to exercise as much as I had planned.  This week's lost has finally put me at the 85lbs lost mark.  That means there's only 15lbs to go to reach that 100lb milestone.  That's exciting.

I have made a decision this week that has upset me a little - but I think it will be for the best. 

I've decided to cancel my gym membership.  It's mostly a monetary reason.  I don't really need another monthly bill, and really think that I should be saving as much money as I can.  I'm also not using the membership near as much as I started out doing.  It's not because I've lost my passion for it - it just seems like there's always some kind of meeting or plans that get in the way.

The plus side is that now the weather is so much nicer, I just want to be outside running anyway.  I know that I can't just rely on running - but I have plenty of equipment at home that I could be utilizing.  I figure if I cancel my membership this week, I will still have a full month to use the gym (you know, 30 days notice) I'll just try and do the best I can in that amount of time.

My toes is still pretty sore and I haven't been able to really do any exercising this week - but I plan on getting to the gym tomorrow afternoon.  Even if I'm only able to do some weight work and stationary's better than nothing.  I'm really hoping that I will be ready to run again this weekend.

My 5K race is getting closer and closer.  In fact it's only 2 1/2 weeks away.  I'm still not ready.  I really wanted to be able to run the full 5K, but the best I can do right now is run 12 minute increments.  I also haven't trained enough on a 5K terrain.  I've been training at a flat track - it's going to be quite a bit different on the day when I'm trying to run those hills.  Maybe this weekend I actually go out and run the 5K course?  That would give me a good idea on what I need to work on.

It appears that I'm starting to make a little bit of progress in regards of moving away from my plateau.  I need to keep up the momentum - broken toe or no broken toe.  I may not have lost a lot of weight during the Spring in 2 Action challenge - but that doesn't mean I can't win the Biggest Loser competition I'm doing at work. 

Well, it's already time for me to get ready for have a great day, everyone!!

Till next time. ;)
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  1. Can I ask, when you started running what could you manage? I used to love running at school and have found an 'ease into running' programme. I can barely manage a minute without having to stop. On top of that I feel so self concious. It is one thing I just can't talk myself into right now. :o(

  2. When I first started running, I couldn't really do more than 15-30 seconds at a time. It took a while and finally I started running for a minute, then two minutes. It's taken me a year to finally get up to 12 minutes....LOL Your fitness level is really going to se that time... I had absolutely zero fitness level.

  3. Yay for the 1.4 lb. loss! Let it be your motivator to keep plugging along and you WILL get past your plateau. =)

  4. Congratulations on 85 lb loss! Great job :)

    Good luck with your goals and upcoming 5k. I love that it's warming up too!


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