Sunday, August 19, 2012

Numbers Don't Lie!

Well my time with Killing it With Kilgore is almost over. I'm very sad by this realization. So let's focus on some good news. I ran my last timed mile on Saturday. To refresh your memory here is how my timed miles have improved.

May 14th my time was 12:51
June 11th my time was 11:06
Aug 18th my time was 10:08

That's right I shaved off almost one minute from my last timed mile and about 3 minutes off my original time!!!  *I didn't run a timed mile in July because Christy was on vacation.*
I'm thrilled with the progress I have made.

Here are some more numbers for you to measurements!

                MAY                                              AUGUST                    TOTAL INCHES LOST
Waist       40 1/2"                                           37 1/2"                                           3"
Hip          43"                                                 41"                                                 2"
Bust         43 1/2"                                          39 1/2"                                           4"   
Thigh       (L)21" (R)21 1/2"                         (L)18" (R)18 1/2"                          3"
Arms       (L)12 1/2" (R)12 1/2"                    (L)12" (R)12"                               1/2"

Of course the boobs are always the first to go (LOL) and I have to say I'm happier with my new size. I was a little disappointed in only losing a half inch on my arms but since they are more defined I happy. I'm not wearing tank tops YET but I am wearing shorter sleeved shirts...that's a start! I have been showing off my legs more =) I feel confident in a pair of shorts now!!

My starting weight was 180 pounds and now I weigh 163 pounds That's a total weight loss of 17 pounds!!! My goal was to lose 20 pounds, so I'm very happy with this number.

I have had trouble finding time to workout lately. To be honest, I'm not sure if I'm making excesses or if my reasons are legit. Either way...I have decided to join the YMCA!!! I'm going Monday morning to sign the family up. This is something I have wanted to do for years but have put it off do to my small fear of gym memberships. Now that I have a good start on a healthier lifestyle I'm ready to make gym visits a priority. By the way, Christy is so awesome that she is meeting me at the Y to show me around.

The main benefit for me joining the gym is child care.  I can get a good workout in while Cameron is playing with "his kids".  CUTE CAMERON SAYING: He refers to Christy's sons as "my boys" and the kids at church are "my kids" I think he maybe a little possessive. Okay, back to gym talk...I am looking forward to the classes and swimming but since the number one reason/excuse that I have for not getting in a good workout is Cameron; I'm looking forward to child care the most. I'm pretty sure I have blogged about Cameron hiding from me or going past his boundaries while I was working out outside. It's too stressful for me to deal with.

My last few workouts have involved Cameron. I have bench pressed him, done tons of leg workouts, and the one he likes the best but is super hard for me is push-up with him on my back. I can only do about 5 modified before I collapse. I do suggest if you have a young one at home try doing some fun moves with them, it's playtime for them and you can burn some calories.

Check back soon for before and after pics!
Please be patient as I try to get the nerve up to post them, LOL!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Obstacle Course

So I may be just a little excited that Christy is back from her vacation. I'm a little jealous too, she said the weather was around 75 to 80 degrees and they played outside all day long.  It's been 100 plus for weeks now here in Oklahoma. I'm use to the fact that summertime here means if you want to do anything outside you have to start early in the morning or wait until (later than I can stay up) night. So the hot weather has been added to my list of obstacles to overcome.

I did better at keeping up with my workouts. I woke up early on Monday and ran 1.25 miles, Tuesday I met up with Christy for a great workout. On Wednesday I waited until Cameron took his nap and did Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown, that I check out at the library. Took Thursday off but had a full day of house hunting with the mother-in-law and of course Cameron was with us. Friday I woke up early and did  a workout that I created. It was harder than I thought it would be but it felt good outside so I didn't mind. Oh, and while I was doing my warm-up run I kept having to pull my shorts up!! 

I went on a girls weekend, well actually half weekend trip. My friend picked me up late Friday afternoon and we headed to another friends house in Dallas. We had dinner and drinks. I felt like I ate pretty well. I had crab stuffed salmon with asparagus but it had a creamy sauce on it that I tried to avoid but it was so yummy I'm pretty sure I had more than I needed. Saturday we got up and went shopping.  I didn't want to buy too much since I'm still trying to lose weight so I just bought a skirt and a pair of capris. After a late lunch we headed back home.

I ended up having a few sodas on Saturday because I was so tired but later I realized that I was still tired and I had heartburn. Not a good choice! Also, I didn't prepared for our shopping trip by taking almonds or something to snack on. So for our late lunch I ate too much and too fast.I didn't eat dinner either because I was so full from lunch. I'm just glad that is not my normal eating schedule.

So I'm going to try to continue my workout plan of working out a least 4 day a week but I'm going to focus on my eating habits. I know that if I eat health I feel better but for some reason I don't always make the best choices when it comes to picking the right foods and drink. So aging...NO SODA'S and think before I eat. Oh and always have water and snacks with me. =)

Oh and on a side note...I'm loving the Olympics!! I think that is partially why I have been working out more. Those athletes are amazing! Just thought I would share.