Wednesday, March 28, 2012

5k bound--NOT overweight!

A quick update--I have been training for a 5k, and that has been going well. On Monday I ran 2 miles straight and it took me 27:15. Today I ran 2 miles straight and shaved off 1:15 to run it at 26:00 even. I know it's a slower pace, but for me, just to run a mile is huge.

I can't help but think how much easier it would be to run without carrying all the extra weight I've gained over the past 6+ years. I am approx. 10 pounds away from being considered at a health bmi--ie. not being overweight.

I am making it my goal, as of today, to run a 5k on March 12 (schedule permitting--there are two in central FL to choose from that I've found so far) and to run it at a healthy weight.

Once I lose 10 pounds, I have more to lose, but at least I can run it knowing I am no longer overweight. That is my goal. I know I can do it with God's help!

I could certainly use any accountability/encouragement anyone can throw my way. Thanks!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Couch to 5k

Today I started the program couch to 5k. It was a beautiful morning for walking/jogging in my new neighborhood. As I started out, I was thinking about how I needed to be dependent on God's help for all my health/fitness goals/needs. I struggle with that prideful heart of thinking, "I can do this on my own." But the truth is, I am fully dependent and in need of God's help for EVERY breath I take, much less for getting in shape and losing weight. I am not far from where I left off about 6 months ago. As of this morning's weigh in, I have 36.4 pounds to lose. I'd appreciate any advice/encouragement/tips from anyone who might read this. I certainly need it! Oh, and if anyone knows of a good 5k to run in about 2-3 months in the central FL area, please share. Thanks for reading!