Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I was nervous about spending that much intimate time with several women I don't know well, plus very nervous about the long distance running. I have been out of shape since my 1/2 Marathon a few months ago, and I've put on 9.5 lbs. Like an old lady, I fell during my night time run. Bruised my legs up a little and scraped up a knee. I am more embarrassed than hurt though. But it was really, the BEST time I've had in a long time. When you push your self and go outside the normal, you do get rewarded. Remember that!
Now I am ready to tackle those 9 1/2 lbs, which I can really feel and see in photos of myself. Who's with me? So what is "the challenge"? The challenge is to stick to your diet plan, whether it is BFC, WW, Jenny Craig or whatever. Just stick with it for the month of May. This is a NO EXCUSE month, regardless of what you have going on. Will you lose all the weight you need in May? No, but you will be well on your way!
So many of you have said the timing is perfect for this and want to join in. Everything is funner with a friend! Whether it is the last few pounds, a few added back on, or you are just beginning your journey - you can do this. Leave a comment, tell us all what your goal is and how you aren't going to let anything stand in your way in the month of May (not even a Mother's Day Brunch!) My goal is 5 lbs and I'm going to do it by sticking with the Belly Fat Cure max of 5/2 S/C per meal and 15/6 max per day. I'm going to picture a thinner, more healthy me when I feel temptations. And know it really is worth it to skip them.
This is a photo of me from Saturday afternoon. I had just run 6.7 miles through the town of Petaluma, CA and then up a huge hill and back down. I love this photo, because for some reason I am smiling (10 minutes before that I thought I might die, it was really hard) and my team mate is congratulating me before she takes off on her long run. Please remember, I was a total coach potato 18 months ago.