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Thursday, August 20, 2009

So..still here! Went to Disney in June and I was 171.3 my lowest since before pregnancy!! I was ecstatic, I wanted to be 169 by that trip but I was happy nonetheless. I managed to maintain my weight the whole trip because we walked over 60 miles that whole week--go Disney! I even worked out the first night with a friend and my hubby took advantage of the fitness room at the hotel.

BUT. Since I have gotten back I have not followed through and it's because I am so stressed out. Summer school is over and I have until the 31st when the Fall semester starts for me. I am training for this sprint triathlon Sept. 13th. I am the swimmer for the team and I am very nervous. It's only a 400 but I have not swam a serpentine swim yet so I am trying to figure all that out. My swim buddies are inconsistent but I am trucking along. I started running again if you can call it that. I managed to get up to 2 miles after only 3 weeks of jogging. My goal is to do a 5K in October.

I hate running--well, right now I do. I used to be a runner and I could easily do 8-9 miles. Of course it's harder when you have more weight on you and you haven't done it in a decade. I know it's a mental game too and I have to find my zone. I don't like to talk when I run and my running buddy does and so I have to find a way to zone out with her talking..

Last night at the pool, I was training with my 2 friends and we were swimming and in the lane next to us was a very built looking guy. He was having a hard time with his front crawl and he stopped at the end where we were resting. He asked if we were on a team and we told him no and my friend told him that we have been swimmers our whole lives and that we were doing the tri next month and he said he was doing the same one. He then told us how hard swimming was for him and that was his weakness and he told us he was impressed with how well we all did. I felt really good hearing that from this guy. It just goes to show that no matter how athletic you are and how strong you are, you can't be good at everything and him telling me what a great swimmer I was boosted my confidence for that tri!

So..here I am and I WILL reach my 100 pound weightloss mark this year. I WILL. I am training and eating clean again and I am so motivated! Wish me luck SP..I really, really need it!!

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  • SUZANNE0606
    Hey, Melissa!!! That's so exciting that you're training for that tri! I'm sure with your determination you will do very well. I was supposed to go to Disney in June, too, but never made it because my daughter got sick. That would have been cool if we could have met there!! So glad to hear you're working out and eating clean again. Keep up the good work!
    4278 days ago
  • HEATHHILL
    It sounds like your life is like all of ours, busy, busy, busy. But YOU are finding the time to take care of yourself and train for the tri, so you are even MORE busy! Keep it up, and you'll reach that 100 pound mark. WOW!!! I'll be here to celebrate with you when you reach that goal!
    4278 days ago
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