Wednesday, January 23, 2013

diet bet

So my diet bet began on monday. I currently have 26 days to lose 5.9 pounds. I know I can do it, I just have to prove it to everyone else now! Oh and the pot is now over $13,000. Whoa!



Over the weekend I mentioned that I ran for an entire 3 miles instead of running some, then walking some. Well that has motivated me so much this week! Monday was my day off, but I still ran 2 miles Sunday, yesterday and today! Super proud of myself! I think maybe next month I am going to sign up for the Virginia Beach Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon, hopefully to push myself to actually get done what I want to get done!




Saturday, January 19, 2013

personal best

I have been thinking lately about making this year the best year yet for me. I want to be the best that I can be, and stop being lazy and do everything (well mostly everything) that I put my mind to. I want to end the year with a half marathon, hoping that I can get there, virtual or real one. I have a long way to go.

So today I woke up feeling like I needed to get that personal best thing started! I woke up at 730  before anyone else was up and went for a run. I was aiming for 3 miles, but since i'm just starting out running (meaning, I have NEVER ran anything or anytime in my life) I have been taking it slow. I having been really running/ walking these miles. Well today I told myself that I was going to run for a mile, take a 2 minute break, finish running the second mile, take a 2 minute break and then finish the third mile running. Once I reached the one mile mark I felt awesome. I have never felt quite like this on a run before, it was a really great feeling. So I continued running until I reached the second mile and I thought since I had already ran that far I might as well run the rest of the way, and I did!!!! I reached my personal best mile at 13:28 on the third mile! I was so excited. Yayyyyy!



I also went to the rock climbing gym here and climbed for about an hour and a half. So, overall I had a very active Saturday. It felt great and I am ready to start this year off better than any other ever before!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

diet bet

So, i've kind of been slack on my running this week... Being a full time working mom kind of puts a damper on your exercise. This week has been a little busier than normal though for me, because I had to travel for some training for work, but next week is going to start all new!

To help jump start my new new goals, I signed up for diet bet. It's this cool website that I just found out about that helps push you to lose the weight you want to. You pay money into a pot, then you have 4 weeks to lose 4% of your body weight. Who ever loses the 4% shares the pot. Well this one by fitfluential is now at $4650! Woo! Would you like to join as well? There's still time! Just click here to read all about it!


Could you imagine if I won the whole pot at $4650? Who knows?! I know that I will be working my butt off to reach that goal so I can earn some money!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

running

I have lost my motivation. Where did it go?! Does this ever happen to anyone else, or always me? I tend to start things and never finish them. I hope that doesn't happen with this. I love the feeling of finishing that finish line. The feeling of knowing that I finished something like a race is amazing to me. Knowing that there is always improvement to running makes it a super challenge for me. Although, I don't feel like I am getting any better :( I understand that it takes time, but ahhhh.. The anticipation is killing me!
On other terms, I ran Saturday morning, and thought I did well. I ran 2 miles in 30 minutes! I'm hoping to one day be able to say I ran 3 miles in 30 minutes, but we'll see. *One day*
I've been trying to eat healthier this year. Working out and running aren't going to help me get the body I want unless I eat right as well! So the other night I fixed a Crustless Spinach Quiche. Yum!


I'll post the recipe for it later, but it is so yummy! I was skeptical at first, but once I started smelling it from the oven, I lost all that. Both little K and the hubby loved it too! Score!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I Sweat Pink!

Look who is now officially a sweat pink ambassador! I am so excited to begin this step in my fitness journey! I applied a while ago with no intentions of actually being accepted since I was just starting my journey, but low and behold they accepted me! And now I can share my enthusiasm with fitness and being healthy with that many more people! I usually try not to use this many exclamation points, but I am just so excited (if you can't tell!) This will also help to keep me going on my journey with fitness, in case I get discouraged or fall off track! Knowing that I can help change someone's mind on eating healthy and exercising will be enough to give me that push to keep going! Weeeeee, now i'm off to Sweat Pink!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

r.i.t.n.y 5k

How did you ring in your new years?! I rang mine in with a 5k, starting at midnight! There were quite a few people there, more than I thought would be there. I was very nervous when it first started. I was running in my very first official 5k. But I ended up having a ton of fun, and I had my little munchkins at the finish line waiting for me when it was all over with! It made me feel so awesome to cross that finish line, I just wish I had done it faster, but, hey i'm getting better! 



I know it's already January 2nd, but it's better now than never to announce my goals for 2013. Do you set goals for yourself each year? I don't normally, and if I do I don't ever reach them :/ I'm going to do better this year and actually stick to my goals.
- Run 13 in 2013 (it doesn't have to be 13 5ks, or 13 half marathon or marathons, just runs)
- Run a half marathon ( I got my sights set on the Rock-n-Roll Half marathon in Virginia) 
- Complete a warrior dash 
- Start meal planning
- Eat healthier
- Stop procrastinating so much!

Now go run!