Friday, November 30, 2012

Weekly Weigh In- The Final Countdown

Are you sitting down? What I am about to say will shock you. I'm still letting all this shenanigans process in rick racktey "It's Friday It's Friday Gotta Get Down on Friday" scatter brained thoughts.

I had my 6 week weigh in this morning at Personally Fit. At 5am I stepped on that scale after a 2 week long hiatus. I had lost zero pounds. SAY WHAT!? I wasn't all that surprised. I knew these last 7 pounds were going to be the biggest bitch nasty I'd ever encountered in my life and so far I have not been disappointed.

But this is what really shocked me.

I lost another 8 inches and another percent of body fat. Last time I lost 8 inches I also lost 7 pounds. So what's the deal yo? My body fat and muscle mass are starting to meet in the middle. I feel about 10 pounds thinner than I did this time six weeks ago, but I'm not. I am 110% ok with this.

When I set out to lose weight, I just wanted to feel good about myself again to stop hating what I saw in the mirror, once that started to happen, I wanted to go down in clothing sizes, now that I'm smaller than I have ever been in my entire adult life, let's face it since puberty, buying size fours and sixes (INSANE) something else crazy is happening. I am one body fat percentage away from "Fitness/Athletic" body type. SAY WHAT!? When I started, I was in the obese range. I never dreamed about muscle definition, I dreamed about buying a 12 and maybe a medium size shirt if my ass was lucky. Now I am a solid size small, I can see my abs, I have muscle definition in my arms shoulders legs, and everything is getting smaller.

All that said, I could care less what the scale had to say. The trainer was in such shock about the inches around my mid section that she measured it three times before she told me the AWESOME news. I know I'll get rid of these last 7 pounds eventually, because it is there. I carry most of fat on my hips and I always have, fingers crossed half marathon training will take care of that!

The weigh in this morning also opened up another conversation with my trainer. Is my goal attainable and realistic? What is a healthy weight for my body type? Found this on Pinterest yesterday.... Pinteresting....


My goal is healthy and attainable, however, it's at the lower end of my height range, so it will take me awhile to get there. That's A-OK. Once I hit this goal, I'm going to focus on my body fat percentage and not so much with the scale. I am happy with my body at present, I don't mean to ever come across as I'm not happy with where I am, because I have never loved my body more. Taylor Swift style like Ever.

That said, I want MORE. Now that I know what I'm capable of, I want to test myself, to push my physical limitations and shatter previous barriers that only existed in my mind. I've always been capable, now I am willing. I want a tight mid section. I want to run the half marathon in 2:15:00. I want to train for a Full Marathon next. I'm going to reach my goal weight and then I want to set new goals, I want to reach higher.I want to prove to myself that I can do anything I set my mind to, and I will. I believe in myself.

Ahhh enough mushy mushy self revelation. Let's talk injuries.

Last night I met with a running specialist at Personally Fit. I got some answers in regards to my injuries and how to make myself a stronger runner. I take a larger stride that necessary, power and speed comes from the back foot not the front, interesting, so I'm wasting some energy there. What I found super intriguing was the conversation we had about my IT band issues. When I run my arms are crossing in front of my body, over the belly button, which is causing my entire body to shift putting stress on my hips. This wasn't all that surprising to me because my husband loves making jokes about my girl run. He even said to me, "You move those arms like your chasing a cheetah but moving as fast as a Zebra" to which I said "Mind your own bees wax bro!". The specialist also told me to walk bare foot as much as possible, that this will help with Plantar Fasciitis, and to stay away from my high heals. I'm being a good little girl and wearing flats today.

My four miler is still on the agenda for Saturday morning. Nursing my lil injuries this week has been successful. Now to stop the zebra like arm swing.

Happy freaking Friday my people! We made it!


 
Daily Motivator


20 comments:

  1. Boom! You rock gurlfran! So happy for your achievements! Also, this solidifies that I need to get my happy self going on the workouts you emailed me.

    Thank you for the inspiration fellow tall lady!

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  2. Numbers are just numbers, girl. What matters is how you look and feel and I can tell you, you LOOK incredible and your words convey that you FEEL incredible, too! Again, way to go! So much respect for your journey! :)

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  3. I've said it once and will say it again....you are so inspiring! I love reading your posts and feel like I am right along on the journey with you. You have helped me bring my motivation back and while I am nowhere near at your level, I can't wait to get there! Have a great weekend, all 8 inches less of you!!

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  4. Whooo! I am in the health range for my height! I vary from 5'10-5'11 every time I am measured!

    And you should read the book Born To Run. It mentions everything that running coach said plus more! And it has a great story line. Its an awesome book that will really help you look at running in a different, even more motivating way!

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  5. Congrats on the inches! That's awesome! I know it is easy to get lost in the lbs, but I'm glad that you know how awesome you are doing!

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  6. You look so great! I'm inspired to workout every time I read your blog.

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  7. Congrats! Inches are just as important! Love the daily motivator picture today. Have a good weekend. :)

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  8. You are one FIT Girl!! Way to go and keep on rocking it boss lady style, love your shoes today :) I'm so proud you went from obese to athletic body type, that is a REAL goal accomplishment!! Happy weekend (and a Faturday you deserve :)

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  9. Giiiiiiiirl! I am so impressed/proud/motivated/happy for you!!! Man you are killing it and you have some willpower like nobody's biz! Maybe you could teach me your ways...I am literally so pumped for you skinny minnie!!!!!

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  10. Way to go! 7 inches is awesome!

    Did the specialist give you any tips on stopping the swing of your arm? Or do you just have to be aware of it & stop doing it? I have been battling some hip pain the last couple weeks during my runs.

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  11. Congrats on all those inches girl! You look great, such an inspiration!

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  12. Go girl!!!!! You rock!!! Have a great Faturday!

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  13. Awesome! I love the "inspirational poster" today, too. :)

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  14. Those last few pounds are the hardest, but girl, you look incredible!

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  15. 8 inches is awesome!!!! Have a great weekend!

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  16. 8 inches!! you go! this is such great inspiration for me! I am within my healthy weight but I know I would like to be leaner.

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  17. Great job! It would be nice if you would list your weight or measurements. There arent a lot of blogs with tall women talking about weight loss and it would be nice to actually be able to compare to boss lady weight :)

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  18. Great job, you are so motivated!!! what are you doing that is making you drop inches like that???

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  19. Congratulations on the inches being dropped - that is seriously awesome! I wish we had your gym where I live!! So, I know you dont know me but your blog is one of my daily motivators so I nominated you for a Liebster Award - come check it out :) www.mamataylemay.com :) Thanks!

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  20. Yeahhhhhh buddyyyy!! You are seriously, looking awesome, Leigh Ann. And all of your hard work is paying off. Eight inches? 8? Holy moly! For real, I am so proud of you. Your hardcore-ness is about to rub off on me!!

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