Well, two weeks ago, I joined Weight Watchers. I never thought of myself as overweight, but according to their website, I am.
Now, to be clear, I am only three pounds into the overweight category, but this made me mad. I want to lose those three pounds, but I don't want to be on the high end of where I am supposedly healthy either. So now I am on a mission to lose 20 pounds.
Now that I told you that, the first two weeks have been an epic fail. I did not lose one pound! I didn't gain any either, but still, very disappointing.
This, of course, is not the fault of the program. It is totally all me. The first week, I had trouble figuring out how to use the website and the second week we were on vacation.
The site is not that hard to navigate, so don't let that comment discourage you. You can track everything you eat and all your exercise and if you don't know how many points a food is, you just type in the numbers from the packaging and waaa laaa, you know how many points a Reece’s peanut butter cup is. Six points, by the way, if you eat both cups in the package.
I should have been able to do this on vacation, but I didn't. I just ate and drank what I wanted and to be honest, I am fine with that. Today is Day 1 of Week 3 and I am totally on track. Well, on track if two cups of coffee count as breakfast.
What surprises me is that I work out almost every day. It never occurred to me that a person with an active lifestyle can be unhealthy. I imagine some of you are rolling your eyes and I get that, but I truly thought I was in good shape.
I am the same weight I was when I got pregnant with my first kid. Don't we all make our pre-baby weight our goal once the kids arrive and we are done being pregnant? Well, I got to that weight but it is not the right weight for me. So here we go!
Not being able to run the last four months didn't help, but that changed this week. Yesterday, I did a nice and easy two miles at the gym and feel good. Right now, I am planning on running Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with cross training in between. This may change, once the kids are out of school, but until June, this is what it is.
I am planning on staying on the treadmill a little longer before I venture outside. This is easier on my body, as I said in the last post, but it is boring. I use music and the gym has TVs but I still get bored. I am trying not to worry about that, as I know this is what is better for me, but I would love to hear what you do combat boredom on the 'mill.
I have one more PT session before I see the doctor and I will have to come clean with her that I have been running this week. I think she will be OK with it since I feel good – I hope so anyway.
I have six months to be ready for the Nike Womens' Half Marathon, which I know is plenty of time. I am looking forward to the training and adding distance.
My fundraising so far is slow, but I have reached 4 percent of my goal. I am trying to come up with some fun ways to raise money and, on Thursday, I meet with a TNT rep to help with those ideas. If you have raised money before, I would love to hear your thoughts.
For my next run, I am planning on three miles. I am also planning on losing one pound this week, but I think the running may be easier. Wish me luck.
Run strong, think big!