Is it a fluke, or real progress?

I just wanted to share with y’all, that I am 5 pounds away from my weight loss goal! I started this journey on March 6th, at almost 140 lbs, which is a lot on my little 5’3″ frame. I am now down to 120 pounds, just a short ways away from 115 where I wanted to be.

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I haven’t gotten to run since 5/21- a 7 miler. It’s been so hot outside, and I’ve been so consumed with work,I haven’t gotten a chance since. Hopefully, I’ll be able to go on a 3 miler tomorrow before I have to be at work 4pm-2am. Tonight, I’ll probably be getting off around 5am, so maybe I’ll be able to run before I crash! 

So, my “goal date” to lose this weight was 5/19, but even though that date has come and gone, and I’m not 115 yet, I’m still so proud I’ve lost 18 lbs! 

New goals: 115lbs, continue to shape my body with Pilates and running, and keep training for the Disney Princess Half!

 

Not feelin’ it this week…

So this week, I ran three miles one day, and jogged 3.5/walked 3.5 another day. But I don’t feel ANY better. I close every day this week, so I am hoping to run at least 4 days, and see if I can cheer myself up. Don’t really have too much to say on that front. 

Photo updates from my 2 runs:

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Workout outfit, all on sale!
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LSU lakes
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Brandon’s Chug n Run going away party- chug a beer, run a mile!

I just want to RUN RUN RUN and make myself happy. The farther I run, the less I think about how many things are just WRONG in my life right now, and how few people actually care about how not ok I am. As long as I’m running, and as long as working towards the Disney Princess half… I can ignore how NOT ok everything is. 

Just… keep me in your thoughts, and help me keep up this running habit. It’s been 7 weeks!

I’m a slacker, and I’m mad about it

Well, since my last post, I’ve been on one 3 mile run, and one 2.7 mile walk. Wtf. This week has been eye-opening for me, in showing me what I need to change in my life in order to be happy.
1) exercise- I need to make more time for running.
2) a job, or volunteer in my field- I need to utilize my degree.
3) my financial situation- pay my loans, and still be able to function.
4) take time for me- alone, reading, or running, or buying myself flowers. I just need to take time to breathe.
This next week WILL be better, and I will continue to make 2013 my best year yet.
-Lauren

Flowers for myself!

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Monday’s run.

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Feeling unmotivated? Go outside, lazy!

Well yesterday was my first day off of work in… eight days. That’s right- I worked 8 days (2 parties, one UFC fight, and a ladies night), all with no day off. In the restaurant world… that blows. At the end of Sunday’s shift, I quite literally wanted to cry. Even more so, when while closing the store at Midnight, the last guest asked me “why do you close up so fast? We’re all having fun here- no need to be a bitch”. Ugh. 

So needless to say, I spent ALL DAY Monday on the couch, reading a book. I didn’t do a damn thing. I ate some bagel bites, took a bubble bath, bought a facial, and took some time for me (for once).

…And then I felt guilty. I had not only eaten terribly, I had wasted an entire beautiful day inside, just because I felt burnt out. So this evening (once it cooled down- I’m not crazy), I went for a short run around downtown Baton Rouge. I’m still doing the whole C25K app on my Iphone thing, so today was 5 min warm up, run for 8 minutes, walk for 5, run for 8, and cool down for 5. By that point, I was about 2.6 miles from home, so I walked the rest of the way back, and just…breathed. And it was wonderful. I feel so much less stressed, calm, and ready for my 7am-5pm shift tomorrow. 

Moral of the story? Even when I’m feeling burnt out, and tired, and ready to quit… I HAVE to just get out there. Once I’m outside, I’ll never regret it. And no matter how slow I go- I’m still lapping everyone on the couch. 

Photo highlights from today’s run: 

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Mississippi River, looking south

 

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Sunset

 

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Looking North, at Exxon

 

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The Old Arsenal
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The Old State Capitol
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Downtown BR Square