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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

No more messing around...

So, we're all friends here, right? I mean, sure, I guess it's more like a virtual friendship or something, but in the virtual sense, I feel like... we all support each other through our highs and lows.

So, it's because of this, that I feel comfortable telling you something that I've just recently come to terms with.

I'm Fat.

Now, before you get all hoighty toighty and denial-y on me, let me explain... I realize that I'm probably average or just slightly fatter than average, but you see... I don't want to be average. I want to be lean and mean and all that jazz. And I know I can be disciplined, I know I can set goals and meet them... it's just... I love nachos. and pizza. and beer. and cookies. And by "love" I mean... "can't live without."

Remember my Summer of Amy Project???? Yeah, it's just sitting out there with one measly post, because you know what?? I never actually did anything about it. I got lazy. But, after perusing the zillion photos of me at my high school reunion last weekend... all I can think of is how fat I look.

Ugghhh... sooo out of shape looking.

What do I want to look like instead? Well, I'd take this body for sure:

Photo courtesy of Athleta where you can order the outfit and tons of other cool clothes, as well as get a wonderful jolt of self-loathing from looking at their buff and fit models. Blah.

So, okay, that's probably not attainable... That girl looks like she spends 6 hours a day working out, but I think it's something to keep me motivated. Instead of getting crazy and setting one GI-NORMOUS goal, I'm going to baby step it. And the first baby step is...

Lose 10 pounds by Nov 8. (My marathon date for those of you keeping track). This shouldn't be too difficult, particularly since right now is like mega-mileage time in my training. But, I've got to do more than run... I've got to eat healthier and I've got to do some consistent strength training (ugghhh). And dropping 10 pounds by my marathon, will definitely help me out come actual race day.

Another way to achieve my goal is to take a break from dating for awhile. You wonder how that makes a difference? Well, when you're eating out 3-5 times a week... it's hard to find yummy healthy things on the menu, plus... it takes up extra time that could be spent working out.

So, here we go. I'm sticking to it this time and I'm expecting you guys to hold me accountable. I will try to post a "before" pic tomorrow and by Nov 8th, my first goal "after" pic will show me 10 pounds lighter. Woo hoo. I'm pumped.


RunnerMom said...

It's sooo hard to eat healthy when you are running those long runs and are hungry all the time. Plus, it's easy to justify the bad eating with "look at all the calories I burned running!"

Good luck with your lifestyle changes over the next couple of months! Anyone who can complete several marathons like you have can do ANYTHING she sets her mind to!

April said...

You're killing me here. I think you look great in the reunion pics! But since you don't want to hear that...good luck. Maybe your determination will rub off on me.

Kel said...

Yes, I could go all 'denil-y' on you - thought you looked good in reunion pics - but instead I'll say get your big a$$ out there and get moving. :) J/K

Changing you eating style is pretty hard, at least for me, but hey, the easiest way to achieve something is to really want it to start with...Good Luck! I'm rooting for ya!

Vandy-Montana said...

Wait, wait, wait. I don't think you realize how hard this is going to be:

9/20 Wofford 7:00 PM
9/27 UAB 7:00 PM
10/04 @ Mississippi TBA
10/11 @ Kentucky TBA
10/18 No. 6 LSU TBA
11/01 Tennessee TBA
11/08 Arkansas TBA
11/15 @ No. 4 Florida TBA
11/29 @ No. 23 Clemson

That was the remaining USC schedule. I see a lot of potential diet hiccups in there. Not to mention the consoling I'm gonna need if Montana ever loses.

Anyway, good luck, and if I can do alright for a couple months with it, you can do it too.

Cheryl said...

I am right there with you girl. I, too, have looked at those old pics recently of myself and so I know how you feel.
I also have a race on November 8, so here is to 10 lbs by then.
Good Luck

Jill said...

Oh, I totally hear you. I am going to claim "running made me fat." B/c I am now 29# heavier than when I ran...ugh. But, like you...I've started lifting weights and stopped lifting the cookies and m&m's to my mouth.

I will watch as you work toward your goal...and I hope you can inspire me also!! Here's to big cut muscles by 11/8!!!

Melissa said...

Dude--I totally sympathize with wanting to get in shape. I've been feeling blah lately myself! I'm really excited to see your before and after pics! I did that for 4 weeks straight, and then copped out. So you need to make it at least 5 weeks, and beat my sorry ass attempt at photo documenting!