I learned this the hard way today! I usually run on the second treadmill at my gym, but for some reason I decided to run on a different one. I'm partway through my run and I'm thinking WOW this is so much harder than usual. Then I glanced down at my polar and the pace was almost a full minute faster than on the other treadmill! WHOA! It was hard, I won't lie - but I still did it! I finished week 4 day 3 of my couch to 5k. I'm dreading next week - the third day of next week has me running for a full 20 minutes! I know I can run an entire 5k - obviously I've done it already - but when I run my training program it is MUCH faster than the pace I did the 5k at! If I can keep up training at this pace, then I should be able to do a sub 40 5k! WOW that would be AWESOME!
Oh - and THIS is awesome! This morning I weighed in at 257!! Of course I was naked - why would I weigh myself any other way! HAHA Still - 257! I have to admit - the 250's freak me out. I'm probably going to be a bit of an emotional wreck until I get out of the 50's. The reason is that I have NEVER been able to make it lower than 255. I have not been lower than 255 in about 9 or 10 years! I know I can do it - but for some reason the 250's fill me with doubt and fear. I feel like slapping myself out of it but it isn't quite that easy. I am SO going to do a dance when I hit 249! My Mom is coming out to visit this summer - my goal is to be OUT of plus sizes by then. I might be remembering this wrong because it has been SO long since I've shopped in the regular sizes - but isn't 18 considered non plus? Well, that is the goal - size 18 or smaller by August. I'm pretty sure that is doable. I'm in a 22 now and it's getting a little baggy. Not loose - but baggy! I'm workin' my way down baby!
This pic was taken around 1996 - I was a size 9. I thought I was fat. UGH I wish I could go back in time and bitch slap myself. Anyway - I am going to look like this again and I can't wait!