Wednesday, February 2, 2011

If you fail to plan you plan to fail.

It has been two and a half weeks since I began my little foray into the world of the skinny people, and already I have been beset my numerous dissapointments. Like dominoes crashing down so went my days of January and my goals.  It first began with my trip to Denver getting cancelled and with it my upcoming half marathon. Without my goal at the end of the tunnel, I suddenly found myself having issues staying motivated. (Enter the evil 4 month old) As the month began rolling along my four month old got more and more restless being couped up while I worked out, thus eliminating the mid-afternoon workout. At first being ever the optimist I was like no problem I will just start my trackworkouts earlier only to find out the gym doesn't open till 5:30, and with my work starting at 6. This was a no go at this station, and I needed to move out.

Alas, the month of January ended up as a big fat failure, but with every setback we must dig in and find an new way forward less we lose the ground we have fought so hard to gain. So, as the new month begins so does the new plan. I have now begun to use my lunch hour to log my miles, and in the coming weeks (2/14) I will begin my strenth training fat burning at a 24 hour gym. While, this isn't the most ideal situation it will have to work until I can begin running outdoors again, and as for motivation I have engaged a colleague in a friendly little wager for our next race of Beat Beethoven in April, hopefully not wanting to get chicked will be enough motivation to keep me moving forward. While, I maybe willing to let some little 9 year old girl beat me by several minutes last year, I will keel over dead before I allow my colleague to beat me.

This is for teh snail

BP 147/104 resting
Pulse 62
Body Comp 33.5
BMI 38
Weight 280
Waist 47

Goals for the month of Feb

-Continue steady progress on elimination of Mt. Dew and Coffee (Keep it at once a week, lower portion size)
-Lose 15 lbs
-Log 50 total miles
-Post a weekly update
-Make this shit look good

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wanted for Crimes against his body.

For most of my life I have lived with the costant up and down battle with my weight, but with the birth of my second and third son the battle has become an out right slaughter. Two years ago with the news of the impending birth of my second son, my father deploying to Iraq, and the prospects of leaving Alaska in the near future. I decided it was time to take the fight to the enemy myself. I called my ever insipirational Georgia Snail, and asked if he would care to join in my crazy expedition in running the Equinox Marathon, he agreed and we commenced the training. Needless to say he suceeded where I failed. The enemy stormed the castle and ran rough shod over me like never before weight +50, but on the plus side I had a new baby boy and couldn't be happier.

Phase two of the Fat offensive

Renewed with a new sense of vigor from the Snails continued progress, the joy of my new baby boy, and the return of my father from Iraq. I headed out on the trails again bound and determined to conquer this enemy before me, at first the offensive was going well first month -5, then -20, before I knew it I was up to running 10 miles a day and my weight was down to 250, but with every good offensive there is always a setback and it is with those setbacks, we see what lies beneath. The many years of 200+ living had finally taken its toll on my knees. Combined with my flat feet, excessive weight, and the drastic increase in miles run and the hills climbed, my knees gave out and I had to scale back the miles, and reasses my battle plans, but again the silver lining was the birth of my third son.  Final total -30lbs, and the start of a good running base from which to build from.

New Year, New Plan

Battle of the Bulge

And so here I sit 2 years later at the same spot I was 2 years ago, but with many lessons learned and my trusty role model GS laying down the tracks in front of me and giving me something to look forward to and a path to follow. It is with this in mind that I have created this blog to help keep my self accountable as well as give a weekly recap of my progress and to see my written goals written out.

Goals for January

Change diet, cut out soda and Coffee
Lose 10 lbs
Log 40 miles on the beloved track
Begin my 12 week 1/2 marathon training plan with Hal