Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I Want a SparkleSkirt!

After getting new shoes and compression calf sleeves and a gps running watch...I plan on getting myself a SparkleSkirt. I have seen several of my running friends wear them and they swear by them. They don't ride up when they run which to me is a win win situation because the other day when I was running it was like my thighs were eating my shorts. I wanted to at that point say the quote from The Breakfast Club, "Eat My Shorts!" and honestly my thighs were saying that at the time. So annoying if you ask me. I also like the fact that they have a hidden pocket in the waist and in the leg. I plan on getting one for when I run in the Princess Half Marathon in February and hope to get more than one to wear on runs in the future. Here is one that I am looking at getting. And a few more I like the look of. :)

No Running Tonight

I didn't get to go running tonight due to thunderstorms so that's kinda is stinky. But I did however do 2 hours worth of housework which included sweeping, dusting, doing laundry, making beds, bending over and picking things up and more. The house is cleaned up and it looks nice too.

I burned 1217 calories just by cleaning the house. I even broke a sweat doing it. Who knew it was hard work cleaning a 3000 something square foot house? I sure didn't?! I plan on going for a walk/run at my parents on Friday and then on Sunday we are heading to the North Carolina Zoo and that is exercise in itself. We normally park in Africa because the way we walk is all uphill which is a great workout for us all and it's supposed to be a pretty day. We plan on packing our lunch and eating there . I'm hoping Yoda will be alright while we are there and he is here for most of the day. Last time we went to the zoo we got rained out halfway during our trip so we're hoping this go round we will be able to see of the exhibits.

Another thing I plan on doing is going on Saturday to Dicks Sporting Goods and trying on several pairs of different running shoes. I want to see what pair feels the best to me. I have tried on Asics before but they were the Kayanos and they hurt my feet. But I haven't given any of the other models a try. I will try them this time. I need to find a good pair that has a ton of support. What is your favorite pair of running shoe and why?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

First Run

Yesterday, Monday, May 26th was my first run. I went down to the track and I had a good run. I didn't last long but it's ok. I lasted longer than I thought I would. I keep getting shin splints and so I think it's time for a new pair of shoes. I need to work on my form too because I will admit I am a heel striker and have been ever since high school. I was in band and when you march you have it drilled in your head that it's heel to toe and so that's what I think. Well...guess what I keep thinking when I run? Yep..that's it! I am going to my parents house on Thursday sometime and I will do my run at their house and it's so tempting to go back into Planet Fitness and join again. I miss going there on my lunch breaks and working out or going on weekends I don't have Olivia and working out. Oh day I will get there again.

I ran .28 miles and I was super sore last night when I went to bed but this morning when I got up I was not that sore. I plan on getting some compression calf sleeves to help me out with the shin splints because I have been told they are some of the only only things that will help get rid of them.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Good Report from the Doctors

Today I had just a checkup at the doctors office and he said that from a month ago when I was last in there I had lost 7lbs. That made me feel so good and he could tell that I had been doing good. He gave me a few pointers to do and work on but other than that he said everything that I was doing was just perfect.

I'm still hurting as far as the mouth pain goes but not as bad as I was. So that is a good thing. Also you may notice that since last year compared to last June which is when I had my last weigh in of 297 I have lost 30.2lbs. Yay! That's a big thing for me. It might not seem like a lot for many of you but after being put on steroids for half a year this is wonderful news that I'm not heavy in that sense anymore and only 16lbs to go until I hit 250 lbs which is my next mini goal! I am working hard on it and I know that by the end of June I should hit that goal with no problem. I have also decided to start up with my T25 possibly next week but will let you know a little further in the weekend if I really chose to do that or not. It's very difficult but I think I can do it!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Glass Slipper Challenge Or Just the Half Marathon?

Recently I found out the cost of the Glass Slipper Challenge and whoa! I didn't expect to see the price so high just for two races. I have talked to Kristen and we both have a big decision to make if we want to still run the Glass Slipper Challenge or if we want to run just the Half Marathon. If we do just run the Half Marathon, I might run the 5k that Friday through Epcot or just walk it and enjoy it. I am also looking at running a half marathon this fall to get my time in so I will not be in a corral I shouldn't be in.

I feel good about this decision that I have decided about running in the Princess Half Marathon and possibly the GSC. I have been looking at treadmills and not sure if I am going to get one yet or not but it's something that I have been checking into.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Baked BBQ Chicken 9 WW Points Only Dinner

Tonight's dinner was only 9 points on Weight Watchers new points value and I have to say it was quite filling too. I used my Tupperware Ultra Pro Pan to bake my chicken in and used my Chicken 'n' Ribs bbq sauce on them. The chicken was only worth 2 points and the bbq sauce was 1 point. I also cooked 3 small ears of corn on the cob and made a small salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. This was a total of 9 points total for dinner and I thought that wasn't too bad at all considering my dinner last night was worth like 15 points.

Above is a picture of the baked chicken that I made tonight for dinner.


Jason and I will be going to Play it Again Sports to check out what they have as far as Treadmills go. I did get a tire pump to pump up Olivia's tires so that we can pump up her tires on her bike and we can go for a walk/run but on the days that it's just so nasty out I want to be able to work out at home and still walk/run at home. So I want to be able to lose this weight and I want to be able to start training for this Glass Slipper Challenge as soon as possible. I'm a new runner and I want to be sure that I will be able to keep up with the pace that is set by runDisney of 16 miles. So if I can get this set then I'm sure I can be good to go!! I want all three of those medals and I want to be a Princess!

What treadmill do you run on and what works best for you?

Walking and Running

Today I was going to start working on the Couch to Run 10k program but seriously can't because it's storming out today. Go figure! So instead I will be working on homework instead. But I like my new teacher in my accounting class this go round.

I have been walking in the evening and it feels good. One thing that I have been wanting to get is a Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch for helping me start out with my running and so I hope that I can get one soon. I'm not sure if the Fitbit will be able to do the same thing that I want it to do. I am also going to register for the Glass Slipper Challenge when it opens up in July as well as one of my oldest Best Friends, Kristen who is just as excited in running this with me. I will also look for a half marathon and a 10k to run that I can run before the two races in February 2015.

One thing that I have not had now is no soda since Sunday. That is a big thing for me because I am addicted to soda or at least was. I now have only been drinking one Diet Citrus Green Tea a day and the rest is all Water. That is amazing and I feel so much better too. This week though I feel kind of out of it because I have a tooth that needs to be pulled on Monday. But I have been eating a lot of fruits and veggies too. I have also decided to go back to doing Weight Watchers and I feel like I made the right decision on this too.

Have you ever run a runDisney event before? 

Monday, May 5, 2014

I'm still here...but making changes!

So I'm still trying to work on losing weight and running. I had to stop for a while due to my joints and muscles hurting and not feeling like I had any energy. Well after a few tests that I had done I found out that my Vitamin D was very low. I have a Vitamin D Deficiency and that would explain a lot of different things that has been happening with me. I have been on 50,000 iu of Vitamin D once a week for 2 weeks now and so it's something that honestly has been making me feel so much better. I have energy and I am now able to walk a good distance without my legs swelling and hurting so bad. I feel so good about it too!!!

So now onto what I am going to do in February!!! I am going to do the Princess Half Marathon and the Glass Slipper Challenge at Disney World! I'm doing it with one of my best friends, Kristen who has been a runner for years. I plan on getting a running watch as well and so things are going to be good. I have been losing weight as well since starting the vitamin d which makes me super happy. I am going to try to update this at least 3 times a week! If I miss a few days please don't shoot me because I am still in school and starting a new semester this coming Monday.