Monday, January 23, 2012


Today marked a milestone for me.  I acheived my goal of running 60 miles in the past 4 weeks.  Really, 23 days but whose counting.  In the past 23 days I have also lost over 5 lbs and inches off my body.  I really, could not be happier!  60 miles in month 1 of my 800 mile goal for 2012.  I guess to acheive 800, I need 66 miles a month.  Good thing the month is not over and I have 7 more days to get the other 5.5 miles...  I think I can do it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A week of struggles

A week?!  It is only Tuesday!  :o)
Sunday I opted to take the day off from working out and to sleep in.  Yep, kids got up at 6 am.  Fail.
Monday I struggled through my 4 mile run like it is hard or something.  :oP
Today I had ZERO desire to get up before the sun to workout.  I have one kid with a cough, 1 kid up with a runny nose (the baby), so before 3 am I was up 5 times with the two of them.  ::Yawn.::
I drug my dog tired ass out of bed and ran a mile bearly under 10 minutes and did the shred complete with 7.5 lb weight up from my past 5 lbs.

Now it is nap time.  Please give Dylan the memo.  I need to fold laundry, unload & reload the dishwasher and figure out dinner.

...  still so sleepy.....

Saturday, January 14, 2012

34.67 miles in 2012!

In 14 days of the New Year, I have ran 34.67 miles.  I feel amazed about this acccomplishment, it's a great start!  I ran just over 20 miles this week and 4 this morning.  I am happy to say that it is getting so much easier!  My weight loss is not as great...  2.8 lbs in 2 weeks.  It is okay, but I really hoped for more... 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I think I can, I think I can.

So the New Year is almost 2 weeks in.  Tomorrow is week #2 weigh-in for me.  At this point, I know I will see a loss.  Last night on a whim, I took out my tape measure.  I took measurements before I started.  11 days of running (well, 10) - and I lost 1 inch off my hips and 2.5 off my waist!  I knew that working out really helps me to keep my baby belly sucked in as opposed to the alternative which is a not so flattering, let it all hang out.

So, I will take my official measurements after the first month, but this is incentive!!  I also realized if I can run 4 miles on the treadmill or outside - after only 2 weeks of working out then in 4 more months I should be ready to run 13.1 miles.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

1 week down!

So today is January 8th.  8 days into the New Year and 1 week down of working out. 

I have to confess that yesterday I did not eat the best or exercise at all.  It was my husband's birthday and we made a buffet of appitizers to watch the NDSU Bison win the National Championship in Football.  I made breaded baked mushrooms, baked crab rangoon - with fat free cream cheese.  I also made quacamole and fruit & veggie trays.

After 7 days of working out, I have ran 18.2 miles and did Jillian Michaels 30 day shred 3 times.  I set a goal on Nike running to run 60 miles by 1/23 - I set these before the new year!  Well, I have over 40 miles to run in 2 weeks to achieve this goal.  Not sure if it is acheivable at this point.  I have been running 1-1.5 miles as a warm up to the shred one day.  The next day, I run 3-4 miles.  Today I did almost 4 miles outside.  It felt great to get outside in the sun!!  I am so thankful we don't have snow yet!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Week 1 Weigh-In

I said I wasn't going to weigh today since I am bloated, but I couldn't resist.  2.4 lbs lost this week!  Whoo-hoo!  I think more importantly is to look at my fitness level.  I am running everyday.  One day I run 3-4 miles (okay, farthest I have made it is 3.25 mi), and the next day I run a warm-up to the 30 day shred.  I feel awesome!  Okay, waking to workout has me feeling frumpy, so after I shower I grab jeans and a t-shirt, a hat.  I have no desire to try to look cute these days. 

One big factor is my food intake.  A 1/2 cup FF vanilla yogurt, 1 banana, 1/2 cup strawberries, blueberries or peaches with 1/2 cup water and a scoop of protien powder.  Under 300 calories and tastes good AND fills me up!!!

Lunch has been a salad, dinner is a healthy but normal meal.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

So, I rang in the New Year fast asleep next to my hubby who had to get up very early to go to work.  I had a twinge of excitment as I laid out my workout clothes and set my alarm for 5:30 am.  I am not excited about getting up early.  I am excited about starting anew, having a healthy start to my New Year.  I woke about 5:15 when Dylan was whining and got up to go workout.  I ran 3 miles in 36 minutes (nothing impressive by far, but more the start).  I have ate well through breakfast and lunch, though it has been a struggle.  Dinner will be a normal family meal, with a small to average serving size.

Good Luck in your resolutions for 2012!!