Archive for March, 2011

I have successfully completed one week of training! It took some time to get back into running mode, but I think I am finally there. Thank God! I am starting off really slow because it has been well over 6 months since I have run seriously. I started a program about a month ago, but let’s face it…running one day for a total of about 5 minutes doesn’t really count!

The plan I am on now doesn’t have that much more actual running time in it, but I have at least been consistent with it. It starts out the first week at walking (briskly) 4 minutes and then running for 1 minute; repeated 4 times. Next week (and the following weeks) the walk time will decrease and run time will increase until I am running a full 5k (hallelujah!).

Want some more awesome news?! I have lost 6 pounds since my last update!!! I am now at 173 (173.4 to be exact), baby! I can smell the 160’s. Although 160 is my nemesis. I have gotten down to 160 in the past, and then my body starts to turn on me. For the life of me, I can’t get under that number. Do you have one of those numbers that seems to haunt you? I haven’t been under 160 since I was pregnant with my first child 16 years ago. Back then I weighed about 135-140. I remember going to the doc while I was pregnant and them weighing me. I will never forget it. I got on the scale and for the first time in my life, she had to move the marker off of 100 and put it on 150. I remember feeling like Oh My God! After that day, I have never seen than number again.

It could be worse, though. When I was married to my kids’ dad (and very unhappy) I topped the scale at 235(!). That is a LOT for my 5’4.5 frame. Hell, that’s a lot for anyone’s frame unless you’re a heavyweight boxer! So, when I look at it that way, I have really come a long ways. And I can’t wait to go even further!

Good days are coming! I can feel it!!! Open-mouthed smile


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