It’s been a few weeks since my last Fitness Friday post. There’s been a lot that has happened since then. Mr. Bear was in the hospital for a few days, with a Pulmonary Embolism, which scared me half to death. It was a touch and go situation, and he’s on the mend now, but he’s got a lot of healing left to do. It really put our lives and health into perspective! He’s doing much better and he’s got a renewed commitment to improving his health and fitness, which makes me very happy, happy!
I’ve been running a lot lately! I ran 9 miles through the hills in Del Mar one weekend, then the following weekend, I ran another 9 miles. I’m feeling pretty good that 9 miles is a good base of mileage for me. I feel as though I could really complete the La Jolla Half Marathon now if I had to! Although, I’m thrilled I’ve got another month before I have to worry about the half marathon. I had to take the past week off from running because I was having stiffness and pain in my Achilles tendon area. If I’ve learned anything from the years I’ve been running, the lesson is to listen to your body and stop running if it hurts. So, this one time, I listened. I iced, I applied heat, I did gentle stretching, and I stayed off of it.
I had to take the past week off from running because I was having stiffness and pain in my Achilles tendon area. If I’ve learned anything from the years I’ve been running, the lesson is to listen to your body and stop running if it hurts. So, this one time, I listened. I iced, I applied heat, I did gentle stretching, and I stayed off of it. This weekend, it’s onward and upward! I’ll probably take it easy this weekend. We’ve been doing a lot of hill and speed work lately, which is making me very strong, but I’m concerned it’s also the culprit for my nagging Achilles pain.
The big news is that I’ve lost 35 pounds to date!
I am actually at 37.1 pounds down today! I’m so excited! It has been a little more of a struggle this round at Lindora. I’ve really leaned on the support of the staff at Lindora every time I go in. With the stress of Mr. Bear going into the hospital and my Achilles pain, my exercise has been less intense and hasn’t complimented my weight loss. I’ve been slipping with tracking my food and weighing my food. It’s those little things that really add up. I do feel as though this is a lifestyle change that I can sustain forever. It’s been an amazing gift, this lifestyle change!
Two days ago, I went clothes shopping. I’m down about a size and a half in tops and bottoms. Everything that I used to wear before I lost weight hangs on me. It’s crazy! When I was shopping, I was trying on sizes that I was sure weren’t going to fit. Imagine my surprise when the clothing slid right on, with room! Oh! It’s amazing and I’m feeling so much more confident!
I am looking so forward to see where this weight loss goes! I’m excited to announce a big milestone with my next post. I’m hoping to have lost 40 pounds by next Friday. That’s a mere 3 pounds! I know I can do it! It’s such a great feeling to see all the success happening! This lifestyle change really has been easier than I could have imagined it to be!
Until next time, be happy and healthy!
What goals have you accomplished since the beginning of the year?
Have you stuck to your resolutions?
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