47lbs and 2 sizes - GONE!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

So what started as a reason to get out of the house has turned in to an obsession!
Thanksgiving night I got a phone call from my bestie as I was laying dazed and confused from the turkey coma I had just woken up from with an invitation that I was not expecting....
"Let's hit the track" she said "It will be fun" she said. So a few minutes later she is pulling up to my house and I get in her car tennies tied and ear warmers in my pocket, just in case. It was cool, but not cold - so the weather was perfect for a leisurely stroll around the track to vent some family time horror stories. Little did I know that leisurely stroll would quickly turn in to an all out power walk that would make the local mall walkers jealous! 5 miles later I'm exhausted and extremely hungry! So we did what normal people do after a good workout - hit the local burger joint for a double bacon cheeseburger, fries, and a coke..... We place our orders and take a seat. (keep in mind, this is thanksgiving night - by this point its going on 10pm) a few minutes go by and our food comes out. The bestie and I do our best to cram this food down our throats as fast as we can, all the while telling each other how bad we are for doing 5 miles and then scarfing down artery clogging, fat soaked, junk food...
The following day - my dogs were barking! even my poor toes hurt! my head hurt! my whole body ached!

Fastforward 3 days
I get another phone call from the bestie - only this time the tone is a little more ominous. she mentions the track and ends the sentence with a chuckle that the Count from Sesame Street would have been proud of. So off to the track we go! This time it is BRUTALLY cold - but we rough it for 3 miles. {and no- we did not hit the burger joint post workout}

Everyday for the the next 4 weeks we would hit the track walking between 3 and 5 miles a day. i can tell its paying off, just bought a new pair of jeans 2 sizes smaller than the last time i went on a shopping binge! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Our track routine is kinda cooky - but it works for us.
We start with a pre-track snack consisting of a tablespoon of peanut butter and a big dill pickle.
We take the first mile at a nice steady pace..... then comes the fun part!
Mile 2 is generally power mall walking.
Mile 3 is broken up by straight aways and curves - on the straight aways, we jog and the curves we walk backwards - yes BACKWARDS! it was a little trick i learned while i was in track in high school to help relieve shin splints.
Mile 4 is sprinting the curves and a steady walk on the straight aways.
Mile 5 is back to the steady pace.
Then we finish with a post track snack of another tablespoon of peanut and a piece of fruit

With all of these changes that have been going on in my life - i feel very optimistic about this whole year.
-new boyfriend {who adores me}
-amazing friends {who encourage me}
-awesome family {who keeps me grounded}
-phenomenal job {that allows me to afford my new wardrobe}
and i can never give enough credit to God for all the things He's done for me.
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    2569 days ago
  • MRSGOAT9699
    You guys are awesome! It's so funny you mentioned peanut butter and pickles b/c I eat lots of that too! I eat a pickle before meals, usually while I'm cooking, and it keeps me from overdoing it. I've lost 43lbs! Keep up the good work! emoticon
    2569 days ago
  • MISSB8604
    Nicely done!
    2569 days ago
    Great job! Sounds like fun. My best friend from HS and I started doing this as walking around a lake in town. We haven't worked out together lately (though I have been working out) but it makes things more fun when we do.

    2569 days ago
    Great Job!! It sounds like you're deveoping a very very healthy habit DO you walk even in the freezing cold? Kudos if you do. I wish I lived near a track where I could get out and seriously walk. I live in the mountains so walking is really stressful on the respiratory system! It's great that you have a good friend to keep you motivated and chugging along. Keep up the good work! emoticon
    2569 days ago
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