Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week 12: Proud of Myself

  • After taking a year off from running while pregnant, I completed my first 5k
  • Ran for 25 mins and 2 miles without a walk break - this is huge because on the Couch 2 5k plan I got stuck on the week that I had to run 20 mins straight
  • Not once during the race did I think - this sucks, why am I doing this, I hate running - I think this is my biggest accomplishment, cause I ALWAYS think those things while running
  • This was my first 5k running solo - and I managed to keep myself motivated
  • I finished in 38:22, which is right in line with what I was running 1-2 years ago (goal was to finish in under 40)
  • I wanted to be down 25# by race day - I met that goal!
  • Since the beginning of February (12.5 weeks) I have lost 25 pounds
  • Since I had Macy in December I have lost 42 of the 51 pounds that I gained during pregnancy
  • My pre-pregnancy clothes are slowly starting to fit me again, I am guessing that in about 1 more month they will all fit!!

Here's a very unflattering picture of me in January right before I started counting calories and exercising:

And a picture from April 21st - 12 weeks after the previous picture (look how big Macy has gotten!)

I still have a long way to go, but I'm very pleased with how far I have come in 12 weeks!  Hoping to be down a total of 50 pounds in about 13 more weeks!