Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Results Finally Showing

Im so happy to report two days of awesome work, good eating, and weight loss. I was beginning to get discouraged with my loss and the fact that it was moving slow but this week I have been able to see some new results and I have been able to do more physically than I have in a few weeks. I think I hit a true plateau and hopefully Im on my way back down the other side.

Tuesday I set a lofty goal of 7000 calories burned and I failed....but I failed real real good! I burned 5030 calories not counting my swim. It was amazing. I started with a 4 mile run with my new running friend, we meet 2 days a week, and then because work is slow I stayed at the gym a little bit longer than normal and did 5000 meters on the rowing machine. That was a new high for me.

Work was slow on Tuesday which made it easy to cut out just a few minutes early to go ride. We had a 30 miler planned, 30! The ride itself was good, I felt strong and proud to have traveled 30 miles, the not my favorite. I don't mind the busy road but I like busy roads with very large shoulders. This was a busy road with no shoulder. I whined about it for a while but overall I was pretty happy with the ride.

Once the ride was over I was not as sore as I thought I would be. My arms were more sore than my I thought. I finished off the night with a 20 minute swim and then hit the bed. I was so tired and worn out that I think I was asleep before my head hit the pillow.

This morning I was off to it again bright and early. I met my new workout partner and we did it right this morning. We did the Pump class and then moved on to a circuit and then some running. Not sprints like before but outside feet to the floor running. She said she wants to get faster and so do I so it works out well that we are both pushing for the same goal.

Got my new #BEAST shirt on! Beast mode is on!!!!

I had planned the same workout for this evening as last week....a short ride with a run following. This is when I realized that my legs were indeed sore. The ride was hard and I felt like I couldn't get my leg up. It was not a bad ride, just harder than normal. I hopped off the bike and took off for a mile and then had to stop for choir practice. I got an amazing workout and I was sure that I was going to get rained out. Thankfully I got my burn in.

After a few night errands I got home and packed up. I had to make sure and pack up some cute undies for tomorrow cause my sore legs are getting massaged!!! I cannot wait, one whole hour of relaxation on the poor overworked muscles.

I am also happy to report that Dr. Oz 3 day cleanse turned into Dr. Oz 2 day cleanse followed by a short "come to Jesus" meeting and meaningful text conversation and we decided to stop with the cleanse. Hallelujah!!!! I am happy to have solids again, I missed chewing even though it was only for 2 days. Instead of starvation we are holding each other accountable for our food choices.

I would just like to mention, that is 3 new people in my life that are doing some part of this year of weight loss with me. They are all so special because they make me work harder and hold me accountable. Its like when I needed someone new in a new part of my workout or diet my prayers were answered. Yes, I do pray about this one year challenge, I didn't at first because I thought it was selfish but I cannot do it all by myself and when I finally let that go look what happened. I am grateful and blessed! Thanks to all my new workout friends out are making this way more fun.

I am hoping to keep seeing these results like I have the last week. Im hoping to hit my goal but I know its really far away so Im just giving it all I've got at this point.

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