The old saying…slow and steady wins the race is a good way to explain weight loss. However, in my case, I’m not happy with this progress. After my pregnancy 7 months ago, I weighed about 190 pounds. I now way around 171. I say around 171 because as many of you know, weight fluctuates daily. I do suggest only weighing yourself once per week or even per month. I had my husband hide the scale because during weight loss you could become obsessed with the scale. I measure myself monthly and take pictures just to make sure that I’m on track even though the scale doesn’t move as fast as I would like.
I am finally into a size 12, which is great, however my goal is a siz 6. My waist is now a 34 – at the smalles point — 36 around the belly. I want to be 29 and 31 around the belly…I have a long way to go.
I am currently training for a 10K race for diabetes in May and have joined the running room. I ran my first 8K last week and that was really hard. I am trying to weight train 4 days per week however, that has not really been happening which is the reason for my slow weight loss.
My diet is good…well sort of! I am eating clean, and should practice what I preach and eat more. I have a hard time eating in the morning and that is the most important meal of the day. I do eat every 3 hours and I am eating very clean. Once I up my weight training…the weight will begin to come off and I will keep you posted.
In order to complete my 10K race in 1 hour, which is my goal, I need to shed at least another 10 pounds. The extra weight is no doubt slowing me down.
I am in the process of finding a gym to train in with specialty full-body conditioning programs. When I find one, I will update you often on my progress with that gym or trainer.
In the meantime, here is a picture of my latest success.
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