5K & ME

The sun is out and the birds are singing.. Spring is right around the corner; or we hope it is. I have been really trying to focus on weight lose and myself this year. I choice to not make a resolution but rather to change my lifestyle starting with me.

Over the years I have followed blogs by some amazing women who have all lost a ton of weight and the one thing they all have in common is that they run. I haven never been a runner. I have short, fat legs and have never liked the look of jogging pants.

I decide that this year I was going to sign up for a couple 5k's and just try it out. I have done a couple local 5k's and done okay. Already, not okay - I sucked but I finished. This time I plan on training for one. I signed up for my first 5K of the season July 17th in Minneapolis, MN. I figured it would be fun to run with my older sister plus it is time for me to go home for a visit. Together we registered for a 5K Color Run.

After registering for my first 5K I was feeling pretty good so decided to get started but how..... 

First step was to buy some new running shoes. I went into a local shoe store and purchased the top rated that fit my feet and felt good. They are the ugliest shoes ever.

The next step was to get a gym membership and start using it. I joined the local YMCA and enrolled the kids in classes. I figured that if they had class I would have zero excuse to not workout since I was already there. After doing a little research I decided to download a Couch to 5K app for my phone and to get started. 

Just like any diet/fitness plan I have ever tried before; I start out strong. I was running 3 times a week. Every day I got faster and further. I decided that I need to add another 5K to my schedule. I signed up for the local 5K I had done before on Memorial Day. I also signed up for another Color Run in August closer to home with my little sister. As the weeks have gone by the weight has slowly come off but not as fast as I would like  and now I am gaining not losing. Frustration is setting in and it's hard to get motivated. I own the gear, I set a goal, I hired a personal trainer; so what's the problem?

My family has always struggled with their weight and my sisters feel my pain. My little sister has been trying to help me figure out what's going on. She got me a BodyMedia. 
This allows me to track everything happening with my body. Sleep, steps, activity, and food. I have learned a ton in the past 2 weeks. I find that my workouts are not the problem. My problem is logging my food and staying honest with myself. Log the 4 tablespoons of frosting I ate, not pretend that I didn't. 

Weight loss is a challenge and I struggle every day. Today though is a new day and I plan to focus on ME.


  1. I love those shoes! This is the year for YOU!! :)



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