Sunday, July 20, 2014

Half Marathon Training - Day 1

Well, technically I am on day 2, but yesterday was so busy, I didn't get a chance to post... One of the ladies that helps run the DRC (Dallas Running Club) said that we should keep a journal to track this season's running - so I am doing it! I hope to post once a week (on Sunday) to recap my week!

So here goes, day 1.... I was totally nervous! I got up at 5 and was out of the house by 5:15. We meet to run by white rock lake at 6 to get started... One the program was 4 miles.. But I started my timer as soon as we left the parking and I tracked us at actually doing 5! That is crazy.. Only time I have done more than that was the Cowtown 10K in 2013! I was very lucky, as the temp was only 68, we had a storm system come through earlier in the week and it really helped me for sure!!

The group I am in actually does a run walk, we run 2 min and walk 1.. Thank goodness, because I was not sure if I could pull off this distance since I have not run in awhile (over a year really).... But other than twisting my ankle in the first like 5 minutes, I think  I did okay! Now, I am really sore today, but it is a good sore for sure!

What I wore: blue champions v-neck t-shirt, black champion running capris, adidas socks (NEVER WEAR AGAIN) and my mint green adidas running shoes. Everything was great except the socks. I have a blister on my heel and that has never happened in my adidas shoes.. Must wear different ones next time.

I am excited to kick off my first full week of training, today I have to do an hour of cross training but I think all I am going to be able to do is to walk for an hour, I am that sore!!

Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Right path

So I am finally back on the right path.. Tracked my points yesterday and am down a pound.. One at a time, right?? Well, boot camp is back in rotation and I covered a class last night for the owner and so now i get 2 months of camp for free. I am stoked!

My goal is to post updates on Mondays after I weigh in..... Let's get this done!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Might be crazy!

For a couple of years now I have gone back and forth about my desire to run a 1/2 marathon... From absolutely to no way in hell - literally sometimes in the same day....

Well, I literally took my first steps towards a November 2nd half marathon today.. I am starting slowly, like really slowly but I am ready to do it.. My sister's are going to run it with me, so that will be fun.. Well maybe fun isn't the correct adjective but you know what I mean.

For me to be able to do this, I need to lose like 40 lbs before then. Good news is I really want to lose like 30 before heading to the beach in mid-June. I think this will help me to get these especially adding it to boot camp and indoor soccer once a week..

I can do this.....


Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Style Challenge

So I entered this Spring Style Challenge. I am super excited.. Check it out here:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Off the wagon.....

It has been a tough first quarter of the year for me! The weather has been very cold and I just have not been able to muster the strength to get my workouts going... However, I signed back up for boot camp this month... I have not gone as often as I like OR as often as needed, but I am going and that is what matters!

Every time I feel like I have Weight Watchers all 'figured out' and my eating habits under control I cancel my membership and vow to keep it up on my own.. When am I ever going to learn?? UGH! Signed back up last month, but just now really getting going.

We leave for the beach in 12 weeks. I WILL be down back at my lowest point from the fall of 2012 - guaranteed!!!

Wish me luck!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Blog Give Away!!!

OK, so there is a blog that I read literally everyday that gives great ideas for outfits and individual pieces of clothing, jewelry and shoes... It is the BEST!! I have purchased several outfits based on her blog posts...

Check it out, Pinterest Told Me To!!!

There is the link to her blog and the current contest!!

Happy Shopping!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Post Advocare Challenge Update!!

Ready for it??? 14 pounds lost!!!!!!!!!!!!  Woohoo! I feel great and am excited to continue this new way of eating.....

Bring it!