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2013 is almost over...
I cannot believe that it is almost Christmas and that 2013 is almost over...
This year did NOT turn out how I expected it to in the fitness/weight loss department.
I just knew that if I kept up all of this running and these workouts that the weight would finally melt off of me and I would finally be down at least a size or 2 and have something to show for it.
Instead, I'm 12lbs heavier, running less (for various reasons), and still refuse to buy new clothes, because I just know that eventually I will lose this weight.
I want to say that 2014 will be the year! I will run more! Lift more weights! Eat less of whatever it is that is keeping me from losing weight...
But I'm afraid to say that this time.
I failed this year.
I did not run my 13 races in 2013.
I did not run 1000 miles like I had planned.
I barely made it to 400, when last year I was at 800!
Instead, I was stupid, didn't train like I should have, became injured and stopped running.
Then I found Stroller Strides!
I thought, maybe this could help me lose the weight and I can build up hip strength to start running again!
While it has made me stronger and I LOVE the workouts and the wonderful ladies that I workout with, for some reason, my body still doesn't care...
Then I found BodyPump!
I LOVE BodyPump!
It makes me feel amazing!
I love lifting that heavy (to me anyway) weight over my head!
Makes me feel proud and strong!
That also didn't help, but I know it's because there aren't enough hours in the week for me to do it often enough...
So THAT one is my fault.
I have worked out 5-6 days a week for a the past 2 1/2 months and have seen no results.
I have a good friend who says I need to just go harder on my workouts, but I honestly don't know how!
I seriously give it my all each time, because I know that the only person it would be hurting is myself!
And if I am there to run or workout, then I better give it my all! And I do!
And now I'm ending my year by falling down my stairs and landing on my tailbone.
It hurts to walk, bend over, and sit down.
Much less run or workout!
So off to the couch for a sulk fest I go...
So now...It's the beginning of a new year and I don't want to make all of these promises to myself that I just can't keep.
I have no idea what 2014 will hold for me.
I was accepted as a Train Dirty Fitness Ambassador a while back and I have to admit that this group of ladies are the most inspiring, uplifting ladies I have ever "met"!
I'm hoping that I will find some help, in at least the inspiration department, in that group!
Then I have also ventured out and have become a Young Living Essential Oils Distributor!
They have these 2 awesome oils that I am going to try for a while and see if they help in any way with my weight loss!
I do know that I will be going into 2014 with an awesome set of oils to help me get through the year and then after that, I guess we will see what happens!
I have the Diva Half Marathon in Georgia in September and I would truly like to be fully prepared for that!
I also have the Hot Chocolate 15K in February and the Women's Rock 10K in March that I would love to run, but I haven't signed up for either just yet.
Running is still a huge passion of mine, but I just haven't yet found a good way to fit it, my new love of weight lifting, and Stroller Strides in together.
I'm a person who loves to follow plans and see them written down, so if anyone has any *free* plans they can direct me to, let me know!
I kept a journal this entire year of my workout and running and I loved that, but I'm looking for a different one now. This one did not have enough room to keep as much info in it as I would have liked.
So please let me know if you have a great one to recommend!!
THANK YOU to everyone who has "liked" my Facebook Page and is now following along with me on my journey!!! And a big, special THANK YOU to everyone who shared my page to help me make it to the big 500!! :) WooHoo! Now, as I have promised, I have a pair of Compression socks OR sleeves to giveaway from PRO Compression ! This is what PRO Compression has to say about how they work: "PRO Compression socks are designed specifically to deliver both maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood. The moment you put these socks on your feet and incorporate them into your game, you will feel and understand the difference." I have 4 pairs of PRO Compression Marathon socks and I LOVE them! They have been wonderful for recovery after my last two halfs and after my long training runs! I didn't own any after my first h
On Sunday, February 24, 2013 I ran my first official Half Marathon! Before the race started, I met up with these fellow MRTT ladies! Pic from How My World Runs It was freezing cold (yes 33 degrees is freezing to this Texan! haha) and I was hoping it wouldn't warm up too much because I run so much better in the cold. I ended up wearing my jacket the whole time and was completely comfortable! We had a wind advisory in affect and I think the wind made it even cooler. This was also my first time to run with my new haircut and with my hair down! Didn't bother me at all! Short hair for the win! :) I was in the very last Corral to start. Yes, I know I'm slow. Get Over it!<---Saw that saying on several shirts throughout the race! Looks like I need one! haha :) I had to post this pic, because I have no idea what I was doing, nor remember even taking it! Haha! About 20 min before the race, I headed to the porta potty's. Yeah, I should have
Way back in 2012 I started running...for reals... I ran my first Virtual Half Marathon in June and then in the Fall, I started meeting up with a Moms RUN This Town friend 3-4 days a week to walk/run 3-4 miles with our kiddos in the stroller. We started training for the Cowtown Half Marathon and I started dropping weight. By December, I had lost 35 lbs (this was total since having Sophie, not just in 2-3 months) and I looked the best I had looked in a very long while. Then I ran the Cowtown Half in February of 2013, hurt my hip, stopped running, walked the Dallas Rock N Roll Half a month later and then stopped running for good until August of 2013. I then started trying to pick it up a bit here and there while also participating in Stroller Strides. The thing is...I started gaining weight once I stopped running. Didn't matter if I was doing stroller strides. I just kept getting bigger. First it was just 10 lbs. I kept it at that 10 lb weight gain from August until January