"Don't let the fat chick beat you"?

I have been racing for about 5 years now. I am not a typical runner or even triathlete. I fight with serious medical conditions every step of the way, but each step makes me stronger. I have two boys both with special needs and I have learned to chalk that up to making me stronger as well.

It is with sad heart that I must report that lupus has won the battle this year, but trust me when I say the war is far from over! My racing days are not over by any stretch of the imagination. This is just a minor setback that will make me stronger.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Getting Back in the Saddle Again!

Today was my first workout since the marathon (I got a lot of good walks in, but count as workouts). I decided to sneak down to the gymlet during lunch and hit the elliptical machine for 45 minutes. I did not push myself; I just plugged in my headphone so I could listen to what was being said on Cold Case and enjoyed working out and watching my show.

Next week I plan on joining Weight Watchers, I tried the online thing, but that was a big waste of money, so this time I am going to see how the meetings go. I am sick of being this fat and I need help! I saw my race pictures and I was disgusted. Not to mention with me being this size, I belittle myself so much it is horrible and I need to stop it! Starting this weekend, I will start doing the Biggest Loser type pictures (but I am not going to post them until I get a at least half way to my goal!) so I can see the changes, so I can remember where I was vs. where I am. I will hang them up in my bathroom so I see them every morning. I have a little over four months until my 33rd birthday; I would like to be at least 25% of the way there. Four months to lose 23 pounds, I think that is doable. I would hope for more, but I do not want to set myself for failure (ok, I am hoping for closer to 36 lbs, which would be 2 pounds per week). Watch the weight ticker at the bottom of the page.


  1. I just got P90X. Going to start it with my marathon training at the end of the month. Should be interesting. I'll let you know how it goes.

  2. I bought P90X for my sister a few years back, once I rearrange my room, I think I will give it a shot.