Anyway, back to the weight loss thing. I've been enjoying the slower pace of my workouts. Instead of 2 heavy workouts a day, I'm not just focusing on the running thing through a program with Stroller Strides. By the way, I love Stroller Strides & highly recommend it to any stay at home moms. I would still be going if I had a stroller to accommodate all 4 kids! But I was able to sign up for this 8 week running course. We meet on Saturday morning for a run/walk workout and then have "homework" workouts during the week to do on our own and an optional group run/walk one evening a week. My goal is to be able to jog for 30 minutes straight by the end of the 8 weeks. Its tough, but I am pushing myself and doing as much as I can each time because I know it will work. I also know, from past experience, that jogging is the only exercise that makes the weight start melting off, honestly, for me it just melts off, LIKE BUTTER -- and that's a pretty good motivator to keep it going! So, in addition to my jogging, I am doing a 13 minute stretching video & 12 minute abdominal video each day.
I lost 1 pound last week, but the greater results is that I'm starting to see a difference when I look in the mirror. No change in clothing size yet, but seeing a difference is great motivation to keep working at it!
5 lbs lost, 38 lbs to go!
I love the running/motivation pictures on Pinterest; here's one that I've pinned: