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Nov
01
2011

I used to be a runner.

And I’m sad that I’m not, anymore. Somewhere between graduating from college and today, I just stopped running. Growing up, I used to run with my mom every day. EVERY DAY. We’d rarely miss a day, we loved running so much. And then I went away to college, and I still ran and kept up with it, but slowly, life got more and more busy. And now I just don’t run anymore. NOW, there’s rarely a day that I DO run. And, again, that makes me so sad.

So rather then sulking in my misery and remember the days that I used to be in shape (and when my butt did NOT shake and jiggle like a bowl full of jello), I’m doing something about it.

The other day I printed off 10 copies of a workout log that Angela Liddon, from OhSheGlows posted on her blog. Why 10 copies? I have no idea, it just seemed like the right amount. I didn’t even have the plan to do this 10 week challenge at the time… Maybe my body and heart knew what my mind took some time getting around to… that I’m ready to get back into shape.

In an effort to really make this stick, I’m posting about it. Here. On the blog. For everyone and anyone to see. Not only that, I’m also posting my measurements. ::gulp:: Yes, you read it, my measurements. I figure, with it all laid out here, in the open, I’m accountable. And that will surely help me stick to the workout regime I’m setting up for myself. At the end of the 10 week challenge, all that really matters to me is that I fall in love with working out again. We used to be so in love, working out and I… we’d spend hours together every day, and I’d pour some of my deepest and darkest hopes and desires out when we were together. And I miss that. And I want that back. So. Here it is. Week 1 of my 10 week workout challenge. It would be awesome if you wanted to start a challenge of your own!! Just head on over to OhSheGlows for the pdf of the workout Log. And any encouragement would be greatly appreciated, too, so don’t be shy!

Measurements:
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 136 lbs.
Chest: 34 in.
Waist: 26.5 in.
Hips: 37.5 in.
Thighs: 22.5 in.

There you have it. You can now make a wax figure of me :) I’ll measure my self again, at the end of the 10 week challenge and we can see if I was able to transform my body at all.

My goals are: To at least maintain my weight, as I stated in my 2011 New Years Resolutions post from earlier this year. Last summer, I started a healthier eating plan, and lost 20 lbs. Its pretty huge for me, because I’ve never been able to take the leap and actually put forth a weight loss effort like this before. And I’m so comfortable with my body now, and I just want to tone up the lose jiggly parts (like my butt. lol)

I also really really want to start running races again, as my mom and I also used to do that all the time, too! 5k’s were our specialty, because they were fun and pretty easy. And when I was planning my wedding, my mom and I even ran the Disney World Half Marathon!! It was amazing, and I so badly want to run another half marathon some day (hopefully soon!) I’ll be looking into this more in the near future!

At the end of this week, I’ll post a recap of my week, how my workouts went, how I felt, what I want to change for the following week, what I really liked, what I didn’t, if I skipped any days that I meant to work out on, and overall how I felt that week. I’ll continue to post weekly recaps on either Saturday or Sunday, every week, for the next 10 weeks. And then I’ll do a full, in-depth recap at the end of 10 weeks.

Okay, well, here we go! Wish me luck!

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