Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Getting back in the saddle- Weight loss Wednesday

Seeing as how one of my biggest goals for the year is to get my weight under control, it seems only fitting that my first full post of 2015 be a weight loss check in.
Last week I was completely wiped out by the flu- the FLU!  I don't think I've ever felt like that before in my life.  Even Mono wasn't as bad, and I ended up in the ER with that.  The body aches, and chills, were enough to keep me in bed for days- to the point that my mom came in to talk to me and I didn't even remember her leaving because apparently I fell asleep mid-sentence!
Needless to say, I have dropped off of my gym and health routine!  But today ends all of that!
Armed with my new misfit (see above,) a good attitude, an amazing playlist, and a bottle of water I hit the arch trainer again!  I burned over 1000 calories and I feel incredible!  I needed to get back to this.  I will never, ever understand how working out so hard can give you so much energy but this is possibly the most truthful statement I've ever heard from a movie:
I don't have a weight to report- although the last time I weighed myself I was down 6 lbs from the beginning of December.  And although I feel like I look the same I can tell you that at the beginning of December I was wearing a saggy pair of size 22 jeans and today I'm wearing a crisp new pair of size 16s!  Hooray for non scale victories!  Am I right????
Now I've got to stay focused so I can keep feeling healthy, keep losing weight, and get my ish together for the 2 5ks I signed up for when I was bored at work last week.  One is a color me rad race in Philly in May and the other is the hot chocolate run, also in Philly, but in April.  I can't wait to see how those go considering my last 5k had to be walked more than ran!
How are your 2015 goals shaping up?

Anyone on this weight loss journey too and having success?
What's your secret?

Happy Wednesday, everyone!
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  1. Those runs sound fun. One of my goals for 2014 is to get back into running and finding some fun races. It sounds like you're on your way! Kudos to you!

    1. Thank you! Hopefully they'll keep me motivated, we'll see!

  2. I did the Color me Rad before--it was a blast, and a great 5k to start with--not a ton of pressure.

  3. I've always found it best to use non-scale comparisons! Good luck! I'm starting my fitness journey Monday!! :)

  4. Congrats on the weight lose. I'm trying to loss some myself. I so want to to the color rad 5k this year. Good luck on you 5k