10.25.2010

Do This Right Now!

Stress from the last year and a half of college sort of took a toll on my weight, and with a wedding dress deadline quickly approaching, I've been working my butt off... quite literally. For the past three weeks I have been working out 5 days a week for about 2 hours a day, and then on the weekends for an hour. I use the elliptical for 45 minutes and then run for the last 15 minutes at the gym. Then, every night Charlie and I walk our dog on a trail right next to our house for about 3 miles. With running and walking I'm up to 26 miles a week!


When I first started I HATED running. It hurt and I couldn't breathe. I would make it for about 2-3 minutes at 4.5 mph. It was bad, and super discouraging. I kept at it and worked my resistance up a little every time and now I can go 5.5 mph for the entire 15 minutes, and now I actually crave it and get cranky if I miss a workout.


I haven't lost much, only 5 lbs. since my heaviest in September, but jeans that I could barely even button a few weeks ago already fit comfortably. I care much more about that than how much I weigh, but I do plan to lose another 20 lbs before June.


Another thing I'm doing differently this time is that I'm not dieting. The only thing I've cut out completely is alcohol. 500 calories for a margarita? No, thank you. I've been eating pretty much anything I want, just in moderation. I read in a magazine that the reason so many women fail at losing weight, and men succeed, is because we tend to try to do too much. We say "I'll work out, quit eating pasta, quit drinking, only have 1,200 calories a day, quit eating bread..." and guys say, "I'm going to work out and quit drinking." This approach has definitely worked for me and the best part is I've never felt deprived! 


Anyway, the point of my post is, if you're like me and you're always going to start working out "tomorrow" stop what you're doing and do it right now! It's so worth it for your health and the older you get the harder it will be to get your weight where you want it! 

1 comment:

  1. You're a good motivator! I gave you an AWARD shout out today! Check it out:

    http://leeanderin.blogspot.com/2010/10/humbly-bowed.html

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