...it's been 15 months since I've had AR and for 15 months I've been saying I'm going to lose the baby weight. But after 15 months, the baby weight and some is still there. I'll get back on the horse for a few weeks then life happens and I get off track only to gain back what I've lost and having to start all over again.
I'm trying a new approach this time: blogging about it. I don't want to be embarrassed in front of you all so hopefully this will hold me accountable. The funny thing is that the fitness goal I'm working towards is a 5k in December...that serves chocolate!!! Yes, I will run for chocolate!
Jenni, my sister, H and I (the Turquoise Turtles!) all signed up for the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k here in the STL. They have an expo on Friday and Saturday which aside from your normal expo also includes chocolate and hot cocoa samples. Plus your "goodie bag" is a sweet (pun intended!) wicking material fleece hoodie! You have to go to their page to see it, that alone will make you want to register but then again, I'm a sucker for a good hoodie. Last week, Jenni, my sis and I were tweeting about the race and the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k tweeted back that last year, they served 28,750 pounds of chocolate fondue!?! Obviously, we're doing the 5k but maybe in 2014 I'll shoot for the 15k (9.3 miles). I'm super excited about it and it's been awhile that I've been excited about anything that involves exercise.
When we "ran" the Color Run back in April, it was fun but I was hurting. I was so out of shape and even though we just walked it, my whole body hurt which was no fun. I mean, hello-I've ran 3 half marathons and a full and I'm in pain from walking a 5k?!? So I'm starting fresh, from the beginning as though I've never run before because that's the point I'm at.
I'm starting off slow by doing a 30 day squat challenge and getting back into the habit of running. Matt dug the treadmill out of storage and got it set up for me. The first night I tried it, I ran for about 3 minutes and almost passed out, even walking was killing me. I made it 9 minutes and had to call it quits. When I got off, I realized I was run/walking at the steepest incline and realized I could make it flat-duh! Night 2, I put it flat and it wouldn't stay there. Matt had to rig it up so that it would stay flat. Night 3 and I finally ran a mile-yah!!! It took me 12:28 and I was hurting but it's a starting point and I have almost 4 months to train for the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. I'll check in with you all weekly and let you know how I'm doing. Anyone else that wants to run with us, feel free to join us!
My fitness/weight loss goals by December 15 (race day):
1. Run the Hot Chocolate 5k in under 40 minutes.
2. Get my gorgeous wedding ring, that now has an added stone for sweet AR, to fit!
3. Not pounds, not inches, but just comfortably fit in my jeans.