Sure, I know that the number on the scale is not EVERYTHING, and how your clothes fit does matter, but ask any woman about their “ideal” weight, and almost all of them have a certain number in the forefront of their minds. I like to think of mine as my fighting weight; the weight that makes me feel really good, the weight that doesn’t take a herculean effort to maintain. I’ve had to adjust my “fighting weight” by about 5-7 lbs to make allowance for the fact that I am still nursing exclusively, but I was thrilled to finally break into the 130’s today! (139.8 to be exact, but hey, it’s still a 1 and a 3!)
A few months ago, I told Ask Wifey that when I hit this milestone, I was going to treat myself to a pair of shorts similar to a pair she was wearing in a pic on her blog. It’s a pair of running shorts that are usually out of my budget, but I’m going to live a little.
I have a spa gift certificate that I am holding onto to use to celebrate the next milestone, which is 5 lbs. I am hoping that now that I am getting closer to my goal, I will consistently track my foods, which is key for me to be successful. I am a Lifetime member of Weight Watchers, and the program is very nursing friendly, but I have been using My Fitness Pal because the database is massive, I can use it on my phone, and most importantly, it’s FREE!! I still weigh in monthly with WW, just to motivate me by having my weight publicly recorded 😉
I’m moving right along with my half-marathon training. I did my longest “long run” yesterday, and it was 1 hour and 10 minutes. I as able to run outside one time last week. The majority of my training has been on a treadmill. My gym friend and a great personal trainer, Connie Powers, suggested that I put the incline on 1 to help my treadmill runs. The change has been very subtle, but I hope it helps me to transition to running outside (which I don’t really like right now).
Here’s my schedule for this week:
Monday: Running and Strength Training
Tuesday: Running and Strength Training
Wednesday: Teach Cycle
Thursday: Running and Strength Training
Friday: LONG RUN
Saturday: Teach Cycle
I have been researching protein powders and have decided to buy some. I have trouble making time for breakfast, and I think fruit, protein smoothies are the answer.
I working with a first-time, expectant mother and it would be great if she could work with Patricia Friberg and her Belly Beautiful Workout DVD on the days that we don’t meet!