Thursday, June 21, 2012

About time!

Well.. I am finally feeling good about what I am attempting to do to change my body. Weight watchers is going pretty well so far! I honestly love looking at stats, so tracking (when I remember to do it faithfully) is actually kind of fun for me! It is really nice to see what exactly I am putting into my body. When I am mindlessly eating, I know I eat FAR more than I should be. Being accountable, if to no one else than to myself really helps me make better food choices!!

Speaking of tracking... I got the coolest new fitness toy.. a fit bit!! It is the greatest little thing that I have encountered for a long while. I had a body media arm band last year that I wore pretty faithfully for awhile. It was great and tracked everything that I could have possibly wanted tracked! However, because I am in fact such a fatty, I do have fat arms, and the arm band really cut into them, making wearing it very uncomfotable. Also, if it could be seen, it looked really stupid.. not going to lie.. On top of the awkward looking-ness, there was a monthly subscription fee to have your data tracked. I was not excited about having to pay 12.95 a month just to see my statistics!  So.. the fitbit seems to do all that the bodymedia band does, but it can be kept in a pocket and it is TINY!! I love it! And it is just too cute.. its black and purple.. Which is my online running course's unofficial color for the summer! *I will get to that in a minute..* Plus, it does not require a monthly subscription! There are plans that you can upgrade to with more features, but I don't really need them, so am sticking to the free service. So far so good! I love seeing how many steps I have taken and how far I have walked over the course of the day. It is so fun to reach the goals that you set up!! This fitbit also shows how many flights of stairs that you have climbed and the amount of calories burned throughout the day. It even tracks sleep! I am amazed by this thing! :) Oh.. and it will tell you how many calories you can eat during the day based on your weight loss goals and activity! It is pretty amazing! The next workout gadget that I really want to get is the scale that this company makes. It tells you your weight, BMI, body fat and lean body mass percentage, and uploads it to your personal fitbit site.. It would make tracking my weight loss so much easier.. and I really need a better scale anyways! I just need to save up the $129 for it! ;)

So.. on to the next topic.. Running
As I mentioned before, I signed up for the up and running course online which teaches you how to run a full 5K at the end of the 8 week course. Every week there are 3 training runs that need to be completed, and I did my second run today! I am loving this course! I tried it last fall as I had mentioned and only ever completed one run. I now have officially completed twice as many runs as last time! I am going to conquer this thing. I HATE running.. but I am committed to completing the training, and hopefully hating it less! The course consists of 24 runs over 8 weeks, and I have ladies all over the world cheering me on! It is so cool having such a supportive online community and knowing that there are women all over doing this with me! I love it!!

Another motivation to finish the course is the fact that I signed up for the mud chug in August.  The mud chug is a mud and obstacle filled race that looks really tough, but pretty damn amazing! I am going to do it with some peeps from my old nursing unit and my new nursing unit. I am so excited! :) I want to prove that I can do it!! And at the end of the race you get a cool medal and a free beer! It is going to be great!

Oh.. and I have decided to commit to FXB starting with the next 10 week class. I need to get in shape. I really want to look beautiful at my wedding and feel beautiful and confident. I know that I will not feel as beautiful as I should if I still am the size I am on my wedding day. I can do it though.. and I will! I will lose the weight, and become more toned and stronger. Plus.. FXB will definitely help with doing the obstacles in the mud chug! ;) 

So anyways.. after all that lets get down to the nitty-gritty...
Weight 279.4-down a bit! :)
Chest  48
Waist  43
Hips    56
Arm    16.6
Thigh   29.5

Well.. I definitely have a long way to go.. but as they say.. slow and steady wins the race! Be the turtle! ;)

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