I was so excited when I stepped on the scale today! It felt so good. I feel like all of last week I was at 205, then yesterday I was at 204 and today I was at 203.6! It feels so good. If I had only done this last year, I'd already be done! However, I am glad I am doing it this year, so next year I can focus on some other amazing life changing event!
I have been getting really excited for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day lately. I remember training last year. One day in particular stands out to me. We (my team) biked 6 miles and walked 10 miles. I remember thinking that about 45 minutes into the training walk, I wanted to give up. I don't think we ever made it the 10 miles, but we were pretty close. I was suffering from IT band issues at the time, but that was better for the walk. I am excited to be doing the training this year. Being that I am already walking between 16-20 miles a week already, when training time comes up (after the thaw) I'll be well on my way. Not mention, how much easier it will be to walk with the weight I will lose by August! :o) My team from last year, is not going to join me this year. So if you are in the twin cities and want to walk with me...I'd love to have you. If you are from another place and want to fly in and walk...All the better! You do need to go to www.the3day.org and register for the Twin Cities walk. You also need to raise a minimum of $2300. It is for such an amazing cause though. Did you know that over 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in 2010! 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. That is staggering. Look around the room, or think of your group of friends...1 in 8. It could be your best friend, your sibling, or even you. Cancer doesn't discriminate, race, age, class...we are all at risk. That is why I am so determined to walk the Breast Cancer 3 day every year until I can no longer do it! I am excited for year two.
Last year myself (and my teammates) didn't think I would finish, and walk every last mile. But I did! It was so amazing. If it wasn't I wouldn't do it again! I have raised $525 of my $2300 so far. If you can donate to my cause I'd greatly appreciate it. As you can see on my Breast Cancer 3 day page I am walking for my Aunt Roxanne who is in remission from her second battle with breast cancer. Also, my best friend Kimberly who lost her mom last year. It still breaks my heart every day I think of Pam. She battled cancer for over a decade. She was an amazing woman, who is sorely missed. If I can raise some money so that the cure is found so other women don't have to fight this battle I will do it until the cure is found! Ok, enough about that. I am truly passionate about this cause and I wanted to share it.
Last year I trained from March to August and didn't lose ONE pound. I walked nearly every day, and we did some good walks too! However, I wasn't having my food mirror my exercise. I was walking but then I would say, "I worked hard, I had better go and eat...and a milk shake!" However, this year, I am walking, doing Jillians 30 day Shred and most importantly, I am eating the right amount of calories to actually have a deficit to lose the weight! A fellow blogger friend of mine is doing The Biggest Loser 30-day Jump Start . I bought the book and started to do the exercises in that book too. The first 48 pages is very inspirational and educational, then it breaks down the 30-day plan. It tells you what to eat, with recipes and all. Then it tells you what exercises to do. It breaks it down into Beginners and Challengers. I am already on a good eating plan so I am going to continue with that, but I am going to follow the exercises in the book that it recommends for me to do. Also each day has a good page of inspiration.
As I was looking through the book today, my 3 year old, asked if one of the people (clearly a BEFORE picture) was a picture of me making french fries!!! HUH?! That is what my daughter thinks of me. UGH. I have a ways to go. Oh, and by the way....I have never made french fries except for sweet potato fries in the oven...
Today I ate really well for breakfast and lunch and plan to do so for dinner. Feel really good and am going on a 120 minute walk after I do the 30 day shred and my Biggest Loser 30 day Jump Start exercises (Day 1).
Tomorrow night I am leaving for a women's retreat with the hot and awesome ladies at my church. I am excited, many of the girls are watching their weight as well, so I am hoping we can help each other when the snacks come out! I'm bringing veggies and hummus. :o)
Thanks again for following and rooting me on! It is making a huge difference!
Weight: 203.6 YEEHAW