Health and progress

This is a progress check in for my dieting and stuff:

 

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I’ve gone from a borderline size 14-16 to a size 12. I used to weigh 189lbs and now I weigh around 155lbs. I used to not run at all, and now I feel like a slob on my days off of running.

It’s a nice feeling.

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I don’t look THAT different, but I look different. And that’s a super nice feeling.

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and i ran

I have been working hard to stay focused on getting fit for this summer. It’s the type of goal that millions of women devote themselves to every year that I never thought I’d actually accomplish.

In September, my best friend got engaged and she asked me to be her maid of honor. I also bought a plane ticket to Kona, Hawaii for June 12, 2012. Jessica and I started a diet pact to be encouraging and work hard together to get ourselves in happier, healthier shape for our exciting oncoming year. A final term of college and the stress on top of it made the control of a diet work well for me, and I started the Couch to 5k program in April.

Today, I finished week 7 of my 8 week program, successfully running 20 minutes without feeling like I was going to die, pass out, throw up, or kill myself. I am incredibly proud of my progress, and super excited to finish the 5k runs in the next two weeks before I land in Kona.

My biggest problem with running is that I can’t completely zone out while doing so. I get halfway between bored and tired. More of an “I-don’t-wanna-do-this-anymore” than an “I-am-going-to-die-right-now” sensation. I’m going to download some audiobooks or podcasts and give them a try on Tuesday, but in the meantime, heavy bass and dubstep have been working pretty well for me.

The general topic so far of my personal blog has been “My life lacks focus” and I’m so aware of that. I’ve chosen to put running at the top of my focus list for the rest of the summer.

Current goal: Run a 5k, only stopping for 3 minutes halfway through.
End of summer goal: Train for and run a 10k