Weight Loss!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Zumba & the gym...

I went to Zumba today.  I seriously forgot how much I love love love it.  Can't wait to go back next week!  I actually am considering going back to Anytime Fitness in Flat Rock because it's such a great gym, need to weigh out (get it) the distance!

Ran 4.63 miles yesterday, thought I was running 4 so that extra was great!  I already have next Sunday's 6-something run plotted out.  To say I can't wait would be lying, but I'm looking forward to completing it.

My friend Susie, well, she was a trainer last year, she is always posting great stuff, she posted this the other day:

What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten…The past…Yesterday’s news.
I fear giving up and being passed by, going softly into that good night.
I fear settling, giving in to the “that’s just the way it is” mindset.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears feed me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear
Sean Nelson

I super loved this, so now it's on my cupboard at home.  Trying to stay motivated, thankful, I found the release I was looking for!

Yes, I do realize I'm fat and the shape I am is a circle, so I'm working on it!

Be inspired!  Be inspiring!

Monday, August 8, 2011

light overcame darkness!

Does the word vacation frighten you a little?  It does me.  I almost always overeat on vacation.  I hate that about me, and I don't know why I do it, knowing the consequences, quite frankly not sure why I do it the days I'm not on vacation too.

We are up in Traverse City for a long weekend.  WOW!  it's been so great!  I've also been eating well and today I got my second run in the morning!  Yesterday 2.8 miles, this morning 3.  There's a sub close that I can run it, and so I am happy to report I got in two good runs.  Maybe not long ones, but at the end of them both I felt exhilarated and a little tired at the same time.  That is a good run.  Once I finished cooling down I remembered why it is that I loved to run last year. 

I try to only listen to music that is honoring to God so that when I run, it is full on worship.  Today I contemplated the first 5 verses of John 1 (insprired by Chilly.)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

I was thinking about how hard sometimes it really is to run.  how hard it is to run when you are fat!  But sometimes I just know that God created me for something way more than just to be fat.  He created me to be an overcomer!  and sometimes I have to really fight off the "you're too's" that have been said to me in my life, and all the things that I hate about myself.  But here's the crazy thing, and you might just know that I've gone over the deep end loving Jesus when I say this...

God's light shines in my life, into my heart, so when the darkness comes and tries to steal my joy, from the reminders of double chins, fat stomachs, wide hips, a big butt, that the shape I am is a circle instead of a pretty hourglass, I am reminded that I can overcome, that God's light shines in the darkness, that I can do this, I can be a marathon finisher (not sure if I can run the whole thing) in October, and that it means that each week, I must add 2-3 miles to my long runs, but I can do it, because it's just 1/2 mile a run.  I can do that.  That's easy :)  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil 4:13).

Look out darkness, you're about to be overcome!!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Back to the Drawing Board

You know that I have 4 or 5 (or 10) WW books at home that never make it past week 13.  Well, now I have one that is at week 14.  And did you know that you get a silly award at 16 weeks.  I know!  Makes me just want to get that award.

I've had a rough couple weeks.  Last night though, I made it back (I skipped last week).  To be honest, I was +.8 but I think it may have been worse had I not been running/on my bike the last couple weeks.

I am taking my bike to Traverse City, my goal will be to enjoy some quiet time on the porch in the morning AFTER I ride for a couple miles along the water :)  I also plan on running while I am up there (maybe in the evenings, then I can enjoy some quiet time on the porch AFTER I run).  I also plan on enjoying marshmallows too!

If I bite it, I'll write it, if I nibble it, I'll scribble it, if I drink it, I'll ink it.

You're only a failure if you quit trying!

Won't it be amazing if I come BACK from vacation a LOSER!!!