Sunday, September 26, 2010

#DDGBD week 6.

Goals for this upcoming week...

1. workout 5 times
2. Drink more h20
3. Write down everything I eat

My brag- I went out with some friends for the first time in months.

I need to work on- Self control. I thought I was getting better at it but its been creeping on me lately.

Top Priority-My 21st birthday is coming up in October. I would love to be in the 180's by then.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

When I'm doubtful, I look back at how far I've come.

So I was facebook creeping and I came across this picture of me at my sister's 21st birthday.

My jaw dropped when I saw this picture. I cannot believe how I let myself get to this point. I said outloud, "I look bloated".

Looking now at the pictures from my brother's wedding this past weekend, I look and feel like a whole different person.

This was when I was getting my make-up put on.

Waiting to get my hurr did.

Me and my sis before the ceremony


My lil bro, who clearly is not "little", my sis, me and my dad- Big mike

I have doubted myself lately. I doubt myself and think that I am not going to lose anymore weight and get down to my goal weight of 170. I doubt myself that my eating habits will not stay healthy, I doubt myself on a lot of things... but looking at pictures, which truly do say a thousand words, I believe I can do anything. I have come a long way since last December. I chose to live a completely different lifestyle, which has changed me and my life. I don't doubt that I made one of the best decisions in my life and I know I will continue to live this way for the rest of my life. You may struggle, a lot, and think that what your doing may not be helping or changing you. I did. But don't doubt yourself, because everyday you chose to make healthy decisions, is a day that you are changing your life for the better.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm back.

So lately I haven't written a post. I have been super busy with, working, working out, my brother's wedding. Yeah, you get it. I've been feeling really blah lately. I'm so tired and I don't have the "mojo" to get my ass in gear. Basically, I'm struggling. I'm sick of doing my circuit workouts and all I wanna do is run or go on the elliptical. I think I may be going back to just doing reps for lifting. I have noticed that that my muscles have shrunk but that's because when you lose weight you also lose muscle.

My sleeping pattern has been shit lately. If there is one thing I need in life, it's the right amount of rest/sleep. If I can't get atleast 8 hours of sleep. I feel like shit and I am one cranky mofo. So, my goal is to start going to bed before midnight and getting at least 8 hours of sleep.

My next 5k is in October. Its on 10/10/10, cute right. It is down in Milwaukee by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus and along the lakefront. I am excited to travel down there to run, I heard running by the lake is a beautiful sight. I am really excited because I am running it with my friend Heebs. Heebs doesn't like running but I told her, after this I won't force you to run with me ever again.

So, that's what's been going on in my life right now. I feel so out of it because I haven't read a lot of blogs for the past week. I'm hoping to get back into the groove of things and start blogging again regularly. Send positive vibes my way to get my ass out of this damn slump I've been in. Thanks!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another 5k.

So this morning my sister and I ran another 5k. It was at a local park in our city called Frame Park. The event was called the Dream Mile. On the way to the race my sister said we're going to run it in 28:59. I just shook my head- as long as I was under 30 minutes I was going to be one happy camper runner.We got there about a half an hour early. We went to the bathroom, because I didn't want to pee my pants while running. We asked a lady what the course was like, she said it was a lap and a loop. What ever that meant. I looked at my sister and was like, whatever i'm just going to follow the crowd. It was a cool morning, the sun was out and it was about 55-60 degrees. There was a pretty good turn out for runners and walkers.

At 8:30 we lined up for the shot gun start. My sister and I were at the back of the line and as soon as the gun went off, we were passing people like it was our J-O-B. The whole course was pretty flat and easy to run. There were a couple inclines here and there but no hills. The pace that we were running at was pretty fast 7:30-8 minute pace. My sister was keeping track and I was just jamming out to my music and keeping up with her. Everything felt really smooth running. We got to the last half mile and we picked up the pace some more. I was trying to catch a girl in front of me but she kept on moving up a little bit more than I could catch her at. My heart rate was pumping and I saw the finish line time at 27:50 and at first I thought holy shit! But then I was like GET YOUR ASS MOVING! I sprinted the last couple of meters and my official time was 28:01! A two minute PR. I felt great after I stopped running, my legs didn't feel heavy like my first 5k and I wasn't as out of breath as before. basically, I felt fucking awesome!

My next 5k is in October down in Milwaukee at UWM. It's called the Panter Prowl and I am excited because one of my friends decided to run it with me. I can't wait to see how this next one turns out :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Versatile Blogger.

So two days ago I got an award. The Versatile Blogger Award from Brigette Mittler over at Poohpees World

The award states that I must do the following...

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Nominate fifteen newly discovered blogs.

4. Let your nominees know about the award. 
So, Thank you Brigette for finding my blog and giving me this award!

Here are 7 things about ME

1. I live in Wisconsin- the beer and cheese state.
2. I ran my first 5k 2 weekends ago in 30:07
3. I have one tattoo, stars on my wrist.
4. I am going to school for dental hygiene 
5. My favorite actor is Vin Diesel
6. I was a state free-throw champion in 5ht grade.
7. I used to weigh 231 Lbs but not any more! I'm down to 193 and my goal is 170
8. I love athletic shoes, Adidas and Nike.
9. My favorite TV shows were/are Lost, The office, Jersey shore, Teen Mom, and Modern Family.
10. I am a Libra, Oct 19.

Now I get to share this award with others! I don't know if I'll get 15 but I'll try!

#DDGBD week tres.

Starting weight 196

Current weight 193 ( just stepped on the scale)

One thing I am proud of this week: Running for an hour and two minutes-NON STOP.

One thing I need to improve on: No starch for 2 weeks.

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Labor Day!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

An hour of running.

Today I got back to working out. Yesterday I took the day off to rest my body. I just wasn't feeling good at all and I didn't want to push myself. I have been running a lot for the last month and I really am enjoying it. I was going to do my circuit today but didn't feel like doing it, so instead I decided on running. I told myself that I would run for 45 mins and that would be a good workout.

The weather here today was a bit chilly. A cold front came through and for the past two days its been long sleeve t-shirts and jeans- that kind of weather. Now, I'm not complaining because just 3 days ago it was humid as hell and I was complaining of it being too hot. I digress... So I bundled myself up, got my ipod gear on, laced up my shoes and was off. As soon as I started running, I noticed that I seemed to be running faster than normal. I was running for the first two laps at a ten minute pace. Not bad. When the third, fourth and fifth lap(s) came around, my mile was down to 8.5-9.5 minute miles. I was trucking and feeling good.

The weather was awesome. The sun was shining and the breeze felt good. I wasn't sweating as much as usual and it was nice. Usually I get sweat in my eyes and it burns. Not fun. My feet felt good, my shins were golden and the rest of my body was feeling good also. I hit the 45 minute mark and I was like, I can go for an hour. I kept running and it was crazy awesome! My feet/legs just kept going and going. They didn't want to stop and I had no problem with that. I noticed around lap 7 going up the last big hill my quads were getting a little tight but I still kept running. I hit an hour and noticed that I was in the home front to finish at my house, I decided not to stop because I was so close. I kept running. I ran for one hour and two minutes! That is the first time I have ran, NON-STOP for an hour plus. I couldn't believe it because I hated running, then I started running and enjoyed it and just finished my first 5k a week ago. Now, I ran for an hour. Holy shit, what is wrong with me right? I thought it was impossible for me to run. I thought it was impossible for me to like running. I thought it was impossible for me to run a 5k. I thought it was impossible for me to run for over an hour-non stop. Put your mind toward something and nothing will be impossible.

I think that I am going to sign up for another 5k in two weeks at a local park not far from my house. I figure since it's close enough, I might as well take advantage of it. How is running going for you? Do you like it/enjoy it/hate it? Do you prefer long or short distance?