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6 Month Progress Report!

Monday, October 03, 2011

So, getting pregnant twice left me feeling fat and unfit. This is a scary thing for me, as I have been morbidly obese before and I never want to go back there again! The pregnancies definitely took their toll on my body, leaving me about 55 pounds heavier. Ack! 6 Months ago I embarked on a journey to get fit again. Here's my progress:

April: Could barely run for 30 seconds straight
Now: Can run 2 hrs 30 min straight (soon to run my first half-marathon and am hoping to run it in just under 3 hours!)

April: Could run a mile in approximately 16 minutes
Now: Can run a mile in just under 12 minutes

April: Could barely fit into Size 20
Now: Easily fit into my 16's and am VERY close to getting into my 14's!

Over the past 6 months, I have lost 32 pounds.

I get very impatient with this process, and wish I could lose it faster! However, looking at the past six months, I'm proud of what I've accomplished and hope to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight over the next 6 months! Plus, I'm officially addicted to running, and am glad to have something that hubby and I can do together!

This week, I dusted off my bicycle and took my first ride with the girls today. I'm looking forward to adding cycling to my routine. It's great for cross training days and I find it better on my legs than walking after my long run days.

Here's to the next 6 months and the next 23 pounds!
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    3588 days ago
    You are doing great Kristine and such an inspiration!
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    3588 days ago
    Wow you go girl!!!! You have made fabulous progress! Running is the greatest cardiovascular exercise...and so invigorating. I call it my own personal "prozac" lol! You have certainly transformed yourself into a FIT person. And you're setting such a great example for your kids! Keep up the awesome work!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3588 days ago
    32 pounds is a great loss and it sounds like your fitness has increase by miles too! I would love to be able to run but I think at the moment I could do about 30 seconds on flat terrain before I had to stop, very shameful but hopefully once I have shifted some more weight and gotten fitter I will be able to try! emoticon
    3589 days ago
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    You are doing great! Good job!
    3589 days ago
    I'm so proud of you! You are always an inspiration!
    3589 days ago
  • SINGER73
    Awesome progress. Keep it up. We all wish we could get there sooner but as long as we get there is really the most important thing.
    3589 days ago
    You are doing great, such an inspiration! Keep up the great work!
    3590 days ago
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    Congratulations! Your progress is great! I know how impatient we can get with weight loss - I do, too! - but we have to remember that we didn't gain this weight overnight so we can't lose it overnight!
    Keep up the great work! Your goals are right in front of you and are waiting for you to reach them!
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    3590 days ago
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