Weigh In Wednesday: Milestone, achieved

First things first. I lost 1.4 pounds in the last week, bringing my total weight loss in 6 weeks to 10.6 pounds. Not too shabby. 🙂 I updated my inspiration board too! I was e-mailing with my mom about this today and she said to me, “Do you realize that you’ve lost 10% of the weight you wanted to lose?”

Holy crap. I totally have.

I’ve also lost 4% of my total body weight in 6 weeks.

10.6 pounds is the equivalent of:

  • 42 sticks of butter
  • 5 liters of soda
  • 7 dozen eggs
  • 3.2 chickens
  • a 6-pack of beer
  • a 12-pack of soda

In case you were wondering… 🙂

Now, on to even BIGGER NEWS!

I started Couch to 5k this week. If you’ve followed my dailymile training, you know I’ve been struggling. Today was different.

I ran y’all. I RAN. I ran 100% of the time I was supposed to. I F*cking RAN. This is HUGE. The last time I did C25K, I averaged my running “speed” at 3.7-4.0. This is walking for y’all, but was jogging for me. Today I ranged between 4.1-4.7!!! It wasn’t until I was in the last running leg that I realized what I had just done.

I started sobbing, while I was running, on the treadmill, at the gym, during peak time. It didn’t matter. I was running. I did a li’l stretching then decided to head home. I got to my car. I started crying. I got home. I walked in the door, told my sis and started sobbing for a good 5min! She gave me a much-needed hug and said she was proud of me. It meant the world to me.

I ran today.

Hells yeah.

0 Replies to “Weigh In Wednesday: Milestone, achieved”

  1. You have just inspired me to turn up the treadmill tomorrow. I’ve maxed out at 4.2 so far. Strike that; I did turn it up to 5 once, but that was only for a minute and a half. At least I can go 4.1 for 5 minutes without puking. Anyway, tomorrow. Week 5, day 2. 8 minutes of “jogging” may just turn into “running” thanks to you. 🙂

  2. Amy – I’ve already said it on DailyMile and Twitter… but CONGRATULATIONS! once again. You have no idea how much you’ve caused me to smile tonight!

    Rachel – Please be *very* careful increasing speed so early in your training. Keep the goal in sight: Running a 5K non-stop. If, after you’ve accomplished that, you want to do some things to try to increase speed, that’s fine. I’d just hate to see you get injured trying to run faster and end up not being able to finish the program. BTW, are you on DailyMile (www.dailymile.com)?

  3. I am deeply enjoying your blogs. I know this one is older, but I did the c25k starting in April and remember running my first time. Having never run in my life (except from things big enough to scare me) I know how awesome that feels.
    Keep it up girlie!

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