Here's a fun progress picture of me! I started at 265 pounds, and got down to 253.8 a few days ago, and took this picture yesterday. I didn't take an official "before" picture, but I do plan to take all progress pictures in this swimsuit (which is way too small right now, but really shows my shape, which is great for progress pictures).
I wrote a list of goal weights, and I plan to post a new picture whenever I reach one of these milestones.
-10 pounds (255): 7/10/2014
-25 pounds (240)
-30 pounds (235)
-40 pounds (225)
-50 pounds (215)
-60 pounds (205)
-75 pounds (190)
-80 pounds (185)
-90 pounds (175)
-100 pounds (165)
Sometimes I get sad that I'm not naturally thin, or at least naturally inclined to make healthy choices. Unfortunately what comes naturally to me right now is to eat crappy food when not even hungry and to sit around a lot.
But I'm not giving up on my quest to be healthy, just because it doesn't currently come natural to me. It may take a long time to develop a healthy relationship with food, and it may take a long time to become truly naturally inclined towards healthy habits.
For now, I need some structure. One thing that has always helped me become healthier is training for a race. I can't afford a gym membership currently, so it will be tough for the first month or so until I get a paycheck (new job starts on Tuesday!).
But for now, my apartment has a small gym and a pool, and I have a bike.
So... I'm going to be keeping this event in mind:
That's right: the Music City Triathlon!!! Not this year's, because that's in one week. But apparently this is an annual event, so I have an entire year to get in shape and train for next summer's race.
For now, I'm just going to swim, bike, and run regularly. I will be training for the Sprint Triathlon, which is a race of 400m swimming, 22k biking, and 5k running. If I rock it, maybe I'll try the Intermediate Triathlon in 2016! ;-)
Here's this week's exercise schedule:
Monday- cross train: elliptical
Thursday- walk/run intervals
I'm thinking about the triathlon, I'm going to train for the same half marathon that I did last year, maybe even going for the full 26.2 next year. I've been told that training for a triathlon will help my running alot.
Have you ever trained for a big race like a
marathon or triathlon?