Looking back at when I started this blog in February and was "waiting for a swift kick in the caboose," I am reminded of how much I was struggling. I was having such a hard time fitting ANY exercise time in. In just 4 months, I've really come a long way.
It's been so great finding an online/blogging network of women like me who are trying to be their best and stay healthy. I think that the accountability that I was hoping to get from this blog has really worked out and most of all, the support from other running women out there has been so incredibly helpful. The comments from everyone are encouraging and reading what everyone else is doing helps me stay focused, makes me laugh, gives me inspiration, and provides great ideas for working the work-out into a busy day.
So, in keeping with drawing inspiration from my fellow blogging ladies, I have joined Kerrie (MomvsMarathon) in her Summer of Weight Loss (SOWL) Challenge. Kerrie's challenge starts now and ends on Sept. 22, 2010. As part of this challenge, we are posting our current & goal weight, weekly weigh-in results, body measurements, and "before" pictures. This is a tough one but here goes...
Ok, this is more daring than doing a triathlon with only two training swims...
And more gutsy than riding the mechanical bull at B's 3rd of July party (I'm still sore by the way)...
No more stalling...
Bust: see here
Midway (a.k.a. muffin-top section): 33" [This is new since Baby F and what I most want to get rid of.]
Upper arm: 12"
Since having Baby F, I've lost 40+ lbs. Current weight 140 lbs, goal weight < 135 lbs and to fit into my work clothes again!
And the "before" shots (ugh)...
To help me with this, I'll be tracking my meals at My Fitness Pal and also will resurrect some meal planning sheets / point system that I was using when I was seeing a nutritionist a few years back.
Good luck SOWL ladies!