Weight: 185 pounds (down 2.2 pounds from last week, down 21.2 pounds total)
Waist: 35.25 inches (down 1.75 inches total)
Hips: 41.5 inches (down 3.5 inch total)
On diet: I’m doing as well as I can. Somedays are better than others. I’m learning that it’s ok to have a meal of unknown calorie content if I keep my portions reasonable and I eat small low calorie meals the rest of the day. Mostly I’m just sick to freaking death of counting calories.
NROLW cross-training: Still no squats and lunges, so after weeks off I decided to try a boot camp class on Monday morning. I am in mad love and wish it was offered more than once a week. It seems like a pretty tight-knit group of regulars, but they were all very friendly and the instructor is really awesome. She made sure to tell me how and what to modify for my bad knee. I’m also still sore, so I think I got a pretty good strength training workout. I’d really like to start doing this weekly, so either NROLW will be Sunday and Wednesday or I will scrap it altogether.
And let me assure you that no one is more shocked than me that I enjoyed a group fitness class. Usually I hate that stuff, but this one had just the right dynamic I guess. The same instructor teaches a step aerobics class on Wednesdays, but I’m not sure I’m step people. I’m trying to cobble together some kind of lifting routine until I decide what to do. Needless to say, lifting on my own today went poorly. Also, I’m still really sore from Monday.
On running: Four pain free miles yesterday! Well, 3.9 pain free and then 0.1 with an ache. Anyways, I loaded up to do 9 on Saturday with MiT and then ran into my friend who coaches the No Boundaries 5K training group. She told me they actually have a 10K group right now that would be doing 3 miles. I went with them and had a blast. Sometimes it’s important to just acknowledge that the half isn’t happening and change your goals. I think I’m going to do the Cap City Quarter Marathon instead and focus on increasing my speed at shorter distances. The group did just under an 11:30, so it’s a bit faster than my half training group, but I kept up fine. I’m really REALLY hoping that I can manage the Detroit half marathon in the fall and break this curse once and for all.
So that’s that. Is anyone else getting as bored of this as I am?