Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Before and After

(Can see it in the belly area)

(Belly is less fluffy)

I have lost over 50lbs since November 2014 with about 25lbs left to go. A new fitness lifestyle, including running, has transformed my sedentary life! I can keep up with my ~7~ children much easier now!


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Goal met!

My goal has been pretty selfish and mostly focused on improving my own personal fitness level and health. What I didn't account for were the folks that would message or email me or catch me at church to tell me how inspired they are.

How fantastic to see others get movin' or take up healthier habits!

What you don't see are the 5:30 a.m. wake-up calls, the groggy husband who got up with the early-rising 2 yr old after a late night hockey game so I could get my hour-plus run in, the seven children at home who get wide-eyed hearing about the beauty of the country lane I just ran along....

What you don't see are the blisters, the sweat, the snot-rockets, the chaff (chub rub), the sunburn, the muscle aches and foam rolling out those aches, the sitting like a dude because it hurts too much to sit like a lady, or the post run picnic because I just burned 900+ calories (I can smash a protein salad the size of my largest mixing bowl...um, actually I do use my largest mixing bowl)....

Just keepin' it real here folks!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Building August's Goals

July was a great month for me. I met my goal of running 30 miles for the month, after averaging 20 miles per month for the previous 6 months, and upped my goal to 40 and finished with 39 miles for the month of July. Yes, I am sure I could have squeaked another mile in there somewhere but it wouldn't have added quality mileage and I really treat my rest days with respect. As an injury prone person I have learned to embrace those days of rest.

August's goal will focus on continuing the consistency that I have built this month. It will include quality runs with no "junk miles". Each run will have a purpose and will continually build in length with my first 10K scheduled for the end of the month.  The Hastings Summerfest 10K for those that have been asking. Wanna join me?

Overall, I am hoping for a total of 50-60 miles of running and 20 miles of cycling. 

What are your August fitness goals?