It happened. At long last it happened. The weight is slowly beginning to drop. I want to emphasize SLOWLY.
In the course of 5 months the only change was that my legs we toning up. The second month of running I gained 5lbs, in the Third month I lost that 5lbs. Now after six months of running 3 times a week religiously I am beginning to see that damn needle on the scale move – and it is going the way I want it to go. DOWN!
Cross training before was a notion I toyed with. I did it for a week – did I see results, not really. How could I? I stuck with it for a week. Now here I am 3lbs down and all I can think about is getting home and weight training – mind you still nothing crazy. 2lb hand weights. But I have to start some where. I got home from my run last night and busted out 100 crunch thingys on my Ablounger. I am feeling the burn today but I will be doing that again tonight.
I am determined to not allow myself to fall back in the weight loss supplement trap again. I did loose the 100lbs quickly, but as you always hear I gained a little over half of that back over the course of 4 years. I am not letting that happen again. I am going to work hard and earn every pound.
My husband pointed out over the weekend that I am skinny from my waist down. Now I need to focus on waist up. From all I read, and all I hear this is the hard part and the part that will take the longest. My only comfort is I have friends that will not let me give up. I cannot restate enough how much of a help it has been to join the Runners World Tulsa training group. The accountability is the push I have needed. I have friends of many different groups; we all have our different things we do when we are together. It is really nice to have friends who help you focus on putting in the time to be healthy and active when you are together.
Of course this really doesn’t change the fact that I still run for beer… (and all those other high cal high carb things I love – I just need to be smart about it now.)
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