This has been a really great week in so many ways. It hasn't been a great week for my house as it looks like a disaster but I've accomplished a lot. We've decided to relocate to a town close by but with great schools. This means I no longer will homeschool and since I'll finally have my degree I can get a job! It's amazing all the changes that will happen this year. I love staying home with my kids and I wouldn't give this last year of homeschooling my son up for anything, but I've been out of the workforce now for 3.5 years and I'm ready to get back in it.
I think that this surgery has given me confidence that I can do what I want to do. I can do it in exercise and weight loss but I can also take that confidence to other parts of my life.
I started the Hal Higdon Half Marathon Training this week. I looked for a FREE training schedule that had different levels since I was starting so slow. I read his program and felt it was doable. This week I ran over 13 miles! On Sunday I did my "long" run of 4 miles and maintained my 15 min. pace over that 4 miles. I ran/jogged over 3.25 miles of the 4 mile run. I was really very proud of myself. My breathing was good and my heart rate stayed manageable. My breathing and heart rate is what really slowed me down in the 5k a couple weeks ago so I believe my cardiovascular endurance is improving. Now, if I could just get my glutes and thighs to quit tightening up I think I'll be ok. I've decided to incorporate Yoga into my weekly routine to try and help me become more flexible and escape injury. I don't love it, my brain moves too fast and I get bored but I think overall it's best for my health so I'll keep doing it.
And now what you've all been waiting for (or at least that's what I tell myself), the weigh in:
Surgery Weight Last Week This Week Total Lost Since Surgery (3/19/2012)
234.4 201.0 197.6 36.8 (in 9 weeks)
I'm pretty pleased with that. I will write later this week about how I am struggling getting my nutrition correct with my exercise schedule. I think it's going to take a while to get this right and I hope I don't do any lasting damage while I mess with it.