Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Exercise Update!!

Still no weight loss but I am becoming stronger!!

Ran on Friday and did a great time although I only ran for 1.5 miles but it had been a week since I had ran and I didn't want a injury.

Hiked on Sunday for 4.5 hours and although I was tired afterwards I could still move and function the rest of the day and next day.

Monday I biked and did not take a break until I was at the second bench at Round Valley. I was able to do 9,3 miles in under an hour!! I also felt great the rest of the night (I was able to work on bookkeeping stuff for an extra 1.5 hours) and the next day.

Tuesday I ran again! I ran for 3/4 of mile without stopping! I completed 2.5 miles in 35 minutes. My body felt great it was my lungs that were giving me a fit.

I have a leg workout planned for today but I think I'm going to switch it to upper body and abs instead in order to give my legs a break.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Still no weight loss but I have upped my weights to 14 pounds instead of 8 pounds. I wish I could have only gone up 2 pounds but the bars themselves weigh 4 pounds and when you add 10 more pounds to them it becomes 14. Oh wow look at that math!! LOL!! Yes I am typing to myself....LMAO!!

I was sore after my strength training but not as bad as it could have been so that means progress in my books!

I am trying this carb busting like supplement called IC-5. It is suppose to convert your carbs into energy instead of fat. The first day I lost 2 pounds but had also ran 3.2 miles so it could have been sweat weight loss instead of real weight loss because I was back up again.

I'm not giving up but I am beginning to accept that my butt will always be a size 14. I do want to lose the 10 pounds I have gained since knee surgery and then just become strong and fit. If I get to a size 12 I will celebrate but if I remain at a size 14 then I will just embrace my body and be thankful for the things I can do at my size.

1. I can mountain bike for 13 miles with only having to walk my bike in a few spots.

2. I can run a 5k in 45 minutes.

3. I can ski black diamonds.

4. I can hike for 4 hours.

5. I can workout for 2 hours hard and not feel dead.

These are a few things I can do at my size and I am happy with these achievements. As long as I stay active and keep pushing myself these things will only improve!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Still No Weight Loss

It's just frustrating but I do know that I am stronger and have more endurance. So I am taking that as a win for all my hard work.

I can say that with Michael home over Labor Day threw off my no alcohol mantra. I still have a fridge full of beer!!

For the next 7 weeks my plans are as much cardio as I can stand. I will be running 3 days a week and biking 3 days a week if weather permits.