Day 6 – New Shoe Day!

I got new shoes today!  It was far past time to say goodbye to my 3 year old Asics.  The new ones are Saucony Hurricanes and I love them!  They’re unbelievably comfortable (AND adorable).

This weekend was pretty busy with relatives in town and an hour long drive to Bardstown to look at furniture.

While we were out today, I stopped by to get a sweatband at Fleet Feet.  I have pretty bad rosacia and since I’m actually working up a sweat these days, it was time to invest in a way to keep my face from feeling like someone gave me a hundred paper cuts and then poured salt on them.

A headband turned into a headband, new running shoes, and pretty pink shoelaces.

I was so motivated by all the cuteness that I immediately came home and worked out.

I start my second week in C25K: The Elliptical Edition on Tuesday.  The thought if running for 90 seconds is terrifying.

However, it is comforting to know that one day I will look back at this post and laugh.  One day I will have run a 5K and maybe even a half marathon.  90 seconds is already the second rung on the ladder.  I’m already past the beginning and that’s half the battle.

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
Thomas Jefferson 

Day 5 – Family Time!

Today was a much needed rest day.  Cliff and I spent the entire day visiting with family, which took place at the home of Cliff’s 89 year old grandmother.  We sat around and talked and I did my nails.  It was blissful.

Today I also had my once a week “cheat” meal (thanks Steph!).  Now we’re just hanging out in our Florida room exchanging board game suggestions and explaining Candy Crush to Cliff’s cousin.  Sometimes I just love fluffy convo.

So, not much to report today.  Except that the thing I will be happiest about once I’ve lost the weight is losing all but one of my chins.

“I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.”
Ken Venturi 

Day 4 – C25K Week 1 – Complete

I finished week 1 of my C25K experiment today.

I have to say that I feel pretty awesome about it.  I know that it isn’t the same as running down the street or even on a treadmill, but it’s certainly more than what I was doing.  Plus, I discovered that it really makes your workout fly by…as long as you don’t stare down the clock.  This afternoon I turned my phone over and let the voice guide me.  Before I knew it she was telling me that I was halfway complete.

I’m still huffing and puffing and dying a little by the time she tells me to walk again, but I feel like I’m recovering more quickly.

I’m scared to death of next week.

90 seconds.

Seriously?  I have to “run” for 90 seconds?  I don’t think I’ve run more than 60 seconds since high school. (Yes, I’m serious)

Oh well, one obstacle at a time.  For now I have to get through the weekend visiting with some family members which will include an 11 year old and tons of candy and snacks.  Not to mention that everyone (except the Hubtastic and myself) will want to eat every single meal at a restaurant.

So, in an effort to give my will-power a head start, I’m going to make today a photo montage of past present and future.

Sometime in 2006 
At my largest – 379 pounds

9/10/10 – Leaving for our first cruise
(262-ish pounds – lowest weight as an adult)
5/25/11 – Our wedding day!
280 pounds
7/10/13 – Time to change!!!
304.8 pounds 

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”