Anyway. I wish I had more progress to share, but there is progress, so that is better than nothing. Looking at the pictures (here is my first set), I can't really see much of a difference. Which isn't all that surprising because there isn't a huge difference in the numbers either, BUT I really want to see some progress soon! I suppose I'd have to really commit to see the results though. Just do it Ashley, just do it...
As far as numbers go, I'm down 4.2 pounds from where I first started. Still up about a pound and a half from the lowest I've gotten over the last five weeks, but down from the start, and that is what counts right? Even if it's two steps forward, one step back, I'm still going forward. My measurements...
natural waist = 27.75 in (-1.5 inches)
belly button = 32 in (-1.5 inches)
hips = 40.25 in (-.75 inches)
leg = 24.675 in (-.825 inches)
arm = 11 in (no change)
Again, measuring your arm is kind of awkward, and I'm not sure (on any of these) if I'm holding the tape exactly where I did the first time, so they could certainly be off. But the numbers in general are going in the right direction. So it is all about committing and doing and not giving up.
Speaking of commitment, I decided to go all in and sign up for a half marathon in October. The same one I've run twice before. Because I've done it twice (here and here), I know what to expect. Granted I won't be pregnant this time, so that will be nice. But training will still be interesting. I'm most concerned with getting in my weekday runs. Right now the training plan (I'm loosely following Higdon's Novice 2 Plan) doesn't call for too high of mileage, but it won't be long before I'll need to be getting in five miles during the week. I'm hoping this whole sleep training business we started with Elsie last night goes well, and makes my days a little more predictable. That way I can be more prepared to get my runs in when I need to.
I'm so excited to truly have something to be training for though! My goals for this week:
lose one pound
one strength workout
Oh, and another non fitness but sort of fitness related goal, get new shoes. I've been in my same pair of Brooks since I ran the half in October, and even though I haven't been packing on the miles like I used to, it is about time to get some new sneaks.
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