Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Spud is fried but ready to get back at it!!!

Almost 2 weeks away from the training schedule and I thought I was going to be in big trouble, thought I'd gain weight, thought I wouldn't be motivated to continue.... well think again folks!!!

I did not run while I was in Las Vegas, however I walked my ass off... almost literally!!!  Every day we would walk up and down the strip, one day I walked for almost two hours and I think all the walking paid off in many ways.

#1  I didn't gain any weight while I was away even tho I tried to not overeat, there still wasn't much fruit and veg around.
#2  I didn't gain, but I lost inches!!!  I put my jeans on to take the plane home because we were going to get into colder weather, and when i pulled the jeans on they were so loose in the hips and legs it was insane!
#3  The last payoff I'm not sure of yet, but I'm thinking all the walking and toning of the legs will translate into strength that will help me perform better.

Here are my old measurements from a previous post in September:\
Chest = 50 inches  Waist = 46  Hips = 54
Today's measurements:
Chest = 50 inches  Waist = 46  Hips = 50  Thighs = L-22  R-22  Calves = L-16  R-17

Again, my laziness bites me in the butt for not tracking the Thights and Calves, however I think the 4 inch loss in the hips is pretty significant.. I can only hope that getting back on the program will help me loose inches in the middle, that's where I am visually the thickest and it bugs me!  I don't like being a 2 litre coke bottle, I'd rather be a curvy coke bottle with a real waist :D

I'm really motivated to continue and get back at it because I know I can do it.  If those people on the biggest loser can drop 10 to 20 pounds in a week, then I can drop at least 2 pounds a week and countless inches.

The downside of the vacation was that there is lot's of smoking in all the casinos, so my cough was always aggravated and never seemed to get a chance to go away.  It was a bummer to be coughing and sneezing all the time while there, so during the last few days, I tried to stay out of the casinos as much as possible and just go shopping and walking :)

I'd like to go for a run tomorrow if the weather isn't too horrible and if I'm not still messed up with the time difference.  If it's raining, I may just go to the gym and run on the treadmill because I think I'm going to be doing much more of that as the rain and cold continues.

ps  210 days left to race day, time to tighten the laces and get back at it!

1 comment:

  1. hmm... my ass gained weight this week for sure -- I walked about ten hours at Wonderland on Saturday, but I'm sure I ate enough to more than make up for it! Everything there is so good, and so bad at the same time :/
    See ya for tomorrow's run!