Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Weight Loss Update!

It's been a while since I have talked about my exercise/weight loss routine, so I thought I would give you a little update!

I have really hit my stride in the last two weeks. I've continued doing The Couch to 5K program and am now on Week 4. I'm running faster than I ever have. (Note: this is relative. I know you speed demons go way faster...but 5.5 in my book is lightning fast!) Although the running increment increases week to week are tough at first, I gain confidence with every day I am on that treadmill. Not only am I getting my cardio in by running, but I am also throwing in some time on the elliptical and the bike doing burst training. I incorporate weights and abs 2-3 times a week as well.

Onto the subject of food. Obviously this is an area of weakness for me, but besides the wedding I attended last weekend where I indeed partook in some cake (yum!) I have stayed on track with my Weight Watchers plan for two whole weeks. I have lost 4 1/2 lbs. so far and I couldn't be more excited. 4.5 down...24.5 to go! It's a daunting task and I am aware that it will take me some time to get there...but just putting it out there really helps and makes me feel like I have a distinct goal in mind. I will try to remember to keep you guys updated on my progress at least every other week so we can motivate each other! I've also added some weight loss and running info to my side bar for additional accountability.

I have found an incredibly amazing support system here in blog land and the accountability with my workouts and food intake has been key to my success thus far. I have no desire to have to tell my friends that I ate 1/2 a pizza and downed a bag of candy corn for dinner...which I have done before. I seriously could not do this without you ladies and your unending support of a girl who starts and stops weight loss programs like it is her job. I cannot thank you enough!

So, how are you doing??

20 comments:

Sonja said...

YAY! I'm so proud of you!!!! 5.5 is AWESOME!! and 4 1/2 is awesome too!! Keep it up!! :)

Another thing that you probably already know! but I just found it the other night! WW have those yummy single ice cream cups! That could be a treat cheat right?? lol

Agaaain I am SO proud and happy for you! :)

xoxo

Lucy Marie said...

You go girl. You are amazing, an inspiration. I'm so proud of you.

Ready to be Mrs. B! said...

Thank you for this post! I actually got a gym membership yesterday, and am begining my journey to healthiness today after work. I have not worked out consistently in over 4 years! Ahhhh! Saying that out loud sounds horrible!

Hooooooray to you for your weightloss! I bet you feel amazing! Yay!

Lindsey said...

YAYAYA you rock! You are doing so well, keep up the great work!

New England Girl said...

Good for you!!! :) I'm so proud of what you've accomplished so far! And although the number you want to reach may seem daunting, you'll get there in no time. :)

The Shabby Princess said...

Whoot, whoot! Yay for you girl! Down 4.5! That's awesome. I was down 2 on Monday, but, it's been a stressful week and I had a migraine yesterday (which means I eat to try and not throw up my meds), so, I highly doubt that number is the same. Boo!! Here's to a better end of week report :)

Adorably Distracted... said...

Good job girly!!! I hit a weight and can't seem to get past it! I need to get into exercising more again!

Jorden and Kristin said...

that is awesome! I think i'm going to be doing the couch to 5k after this baby is born!

Kristen said...

I was about to email you today to check on you! I've stayed busy with un-packing and school and it has definitely shown. I weighed in on Saturday and I've gained my 5lbs back. Damn! I'm hoping that by the end of this week I'll be down to a good schedule again and can get back in the swing of things! Congrats to you!

Dollface said...

go you~!!!! Please help me with my weight loss plan... I was hoping for the wedding diet, haha.. but no engagement ring yet :) xxxxooo

A Girl Can Dream said...

That is sooo awesome! I am going to start a 30 day challenge soon with 2 ladies from work. 30 days of working out (minimum of 30 minutes a day), and 30 days of writing down what we eat (like Weight Watcher style). It's scary writing it down. Keep up the good work!!!!

A Girl Can Dream said...

That is sooo awesome! I am going to start a 30 day challenge soon with 2 ladies from work. 30 days of working out (minimum of 30 minutes a day), and 30 days of writing down what we eat (like Weight Watcher style). It's scary writing it down. Keep up the good work!!!!

Nessa said...

GOOD job!!! You are doing awesome, i cant wait to hear more. :)

Annie said...

that is awesome!! good for you hun!
i totally fell off the wagon, like haven't worked out in well over a month. i need to start up again soon and care a little bit more about what i'm eating.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

wow jenny! you're doing awesome!! i so need to do more! i am not losing as fast as i want to at all but i love food too much too! so i need to exercise waaaay more so i can eat more of what i want =)

Notes From the Grove said...

That's fantastic! You're doing so awesome. I am starting Week 4 as well on the Couch to 5K. I should be on 6, but I was sick and it set me back a couple of weeks :o(

The Northerner said...

You're doing great!

Jenn said...

you're fabulous and a total inspiration to me! every time i read your updates on rws they make me want to do better :)

Tasha said...

I'm so proud of you! I'm still doing the running thing too. I haven't lost any weight but I feel much more toned and energetic than I have in a long, long time! Keep up those lightning fast runs!!!

Shaina said...

Wow. So....I was clearly a little more than just a few days behind on my blog reading. This is from LAST WEDNESDAY. That being said...girl, you are totally kicking ass. I hope that one day I can BE you. :)