Sunday, April 3, 2011

WOOHOO!!! Down to 182 :)

So I finally got out of the 183lb rut I was in the past few days, which seemed like an eternity!!!  I took a break from exercise on Friday to let my body rest and then last night all I did was 100 crunches, a 50second butt lift exercise and 100 arm lifts...and even though it wasn't that arms and abs felt the burn! lol  I woke up this morning and weighed myself and was soooo sooo excited not to see a 3 on the end.  I think I am finnally moving past my little 3-4day slump.  I think I was excercising too much and not eating enough calories for that amount of exercise, so my body was going into starvation mode and it was causing my weightloss to be stagnant.  I took a day off from working out, took it slow yesterday and added 100 or so more cals to my diet....and lo and behold....a .8 weightloss Saturday and 1lb today.  :)  So excited!!!  Also, I am loving the fact that this whole journey is not just about the numbers on the scale, which don't get me wrong are VERY exciting to see move, but also about learning how my body works and how to be overall a healthy person. 
I was talking to my boyfriend yesterday about running.  I have never been a runner.  As a kid, I had asthma and was all wheezy, so running just wasn't an option.  As an adolescent/teen, I was overweight, so I was too embarassed to run  and look funny doing it.  As an adult on this weightloss journey, I see other people running, read about other people running while loosing weight and look online at all the different races going on and for some reason I have this weird desire to run....but I have to admit I'm a little terrified.  What if I'm just not a runner....what if I can't do it...I'm scared to try....but if I never try, I will never know.  I never thought I'd be on this journey, but I am, so maybe I can be a runner too.  I dunno why, but the thought of running is more intimidating than the though of losing weight!!  But....I'm not going to let fear get in my way....I am going to run, well, I am going to try anyways lol.  I think I'm going to start with the Couch to 5K.  Have any of yall done that?  I think it's a good way to start slow. :)  So that's the plan....wish me luck!!  ~Kendra~


  1. Hello there

    I started Couch to 5K on Friday. I am 100% rubbish at running and usually avoid any kinda running if I can help it but I decided to do something about it and downloaded a podcast which is really easy to follow. I'm only on the first week but I have done 2 sessions so far and both have been successful!

    These are the podcasts I am using

    I am sure there are other good ones, maybe better, out there but as I am British, I came across that one first because it was on our National Health Service website.

    Good luck!


  2. I did C25k last summer and loved it!! However due to an injury I never finished it! I am going to try again this year though as soon as we get some warmer weather here in New England!