Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and.....the Better

I can't believe a month has gone by since I have blogged. I have to be honest and say I have kind of been avoiding it. I would love to be able to say that I am doing fantastic, but that just isn't the case! I have had some speed bumps the last couple of weeks, but have gotten them taken care of the last few days and I am back on track. The first couple of weeks after FR, I was doing AWESOME!! But then slowly my schedule started getting more and more busy, and slowly I started getting fast food because I was running from one place to the next. The next thing you know, I am eating out 3-4 times a week. Some times, I had good intentions, like when I went to the beach for the weekend. I packed a bunch of healthy food, but we were hardly at the cabin so we didnt eat much of it. I am still exercising 4-5 times a week for an hour to an hour and a half, but I should have increased that since I was eating more.

I am not one to admit faults or ask for help but I finally did last week. I had a talk with a friend that knows first hand what I am going through and has had to overcome those same battles. Since our chat I have gotten back on track, writing my calories down so I know exactly what and how much I have eaten, and exercising like mad!!

Ok, here comes the best news!!! I AM OFFICIALLY REGISTERED FOR THE SUPER SPRINT TRIATHLON!!! It actually takes place 3 weeks from today at Lake Meridian in Washington. I will be doing a 1/4 mile swim, an 8 mile bike ride, and a 2 mile run! I have been driving up to Kent, WA (2 hour drive) every wednesday to practice the swim and run. Next week I am taking my bike up there to try out the bike course!! (keep in mind I have only been riding a bike for a week, except for when I was a kid). I am definately not going for speed here. I just want to say that I did it!! I really had some doubts the first couple of weeks that I was practicing, and I still get pretty anxious when I get to there, but I know I can do it! I may be second to last (LOL) but that is ok with me!

So, that is what is going on with me. I have lost 14 pounds in the month that I have been home from FR. Any advice I have? DO THIS FOR YOU, BECAUSE YOU CAN!!!!!


Siren said...

Best of luck to you on Triathlon. It is great to hear that you found a way to power though your set backs. Congrats on 14lbs that is fantastic.

Sabine said...

14 pounds since getting home is amzing. I bet that goal drss is about to fall off you.
Hats off for the tri....I hace never had the guts to sign up for one.
Let me know if you want t be part of next sumem reuinion.....2 weeks for msot I am guessing
It would be so cool to get together again.Hope the rest of your life is falling into place. I know you are going through rough times....
Let me know if ther eis something i can do for you. If you want/need to tak, message me and I will give you my tel number....Sabine

gottaluvme3 said...

Thank you Siren!

Thanks Sabine! The dress is still fitting me snuggly, so I think it will fit for awhile! I still haven't even had a chance to wear it anywhere yet! lol I commented on facebook about the reunion. Not sure I could make it, but who knows what will happen....Thank you for being there for me!!