Inches down; weight up. UGH!
Friday, January 27, 2012
I've been doing great sticking to my New Years Resolution to get healthy. I've been training to run a 5k for the past 7 weeks. The run is in May, so I have time to get awesome, which is good, because I was in REALLY bad shape! ha. I started out running in 30 second intervals and that was killing me! I had no hope of doing a 5k. If I had attempted a 5k at that time, it probably would have taken me a couple of hours. I should mention here that this is a zombie run 5k, so there are zombies trying to steal your life (flags hanging off your pants) so . . I no doubt would have been "killed" before I crossed the finish line. I am so proud to announce that yesterday I ran at 5.8 mph for 20 minutes straight! What a huge difference! I still have a few months to get my form down and work on my time, and I feel like I'm headed in the right direction to actually run the whole time and NOT be a zombie victim! :)
My Resolution this year was to get in better shape. I have like 30 lbs to lose, but I have been trying to focus on endurance for running the 5k instead of the numbers on the scale, and so I've been adding weights to my workouts, so 3 days of 5k training and 3 days of weights, alternating upper and lower body workouts, and I'm trying to do a couple 30 minute yoga sessions in there per week to add in some balance and stretching. I have been very consistent with my workouts taking Sunday as my rest day. So far so good.
I have been recommitted to my weight watchers plan this year too. For January I've tracked like, 90% of whatever I've eaten, and it's been within my points range too! I'm rocking the plan I'd say. It's been much better since I've got WW on my phone and I got it on the tablet I got at xmas time. So it's been much easier than the paper versions I did before and had to guess points values on things.
Ok, well, on paper it looks like I should have lost 12 pounds already this year. Well, I am down 2.4 instead. That is crazy and doesn't make much sense to me. This last week I gained 1.4 :( I am so grateful that I have tracked measurements on that weight watchers site because after I entered my new measurements it was very eye opening to see how many inches I've lost on my body since I've started my 5k training. So, I am happy to see I am resculpting my body, BUT I don't see how my frame can hold so much weight and not be dropping pounds with all the exercise I've been doing. I looked on my weight watchers info online and again they were a big help. It looks like 2 weeks ago I ate more than I did last week, so I am hoping that is the key to my weight loss. I am going to attempt to eat more points this week and see how my weigh in looks next week. Maybe I am not feeding myself enough for my body to do what it needs to do. I do hate how this is such a guessing game to me. Shouldn't it just be exercise more=lose more weight?? If this new plan doesn't work, I really need someone to tell me what to do, because this just isn't something I can obviously figure out on my own.
So, I'm continuing my exercise plan. I am so proud of my improvement in running. I'm so happy to see muscle definition and less jiggle in my body! And I don't want to sound ungrateful but I reeaaaallllllyyy want to move down in clothing sizes. :)
So cheers to continued good health and energy to keep this going! I'll figure it out sooner than later!