Six Months! It’s amazing what you can do in six month. Six months ago I was barely running – in fact I would say I was walking with a bit of running in between. My average pace was a 15:10 minute/mile. I was overweight and my knees and my body just hurt. Today I run! I run and take a short walk break if I need it – mostly I RUN! My average pace now is 11:02 minute/mile.
I have run two 5K races and a 10K race. I have run 6.3 miles without stopping! I have pushed my body to points that it never wanted to go. I have lost 13 pounds and 16 inches overall. My BMI went from 27.1 (overweight) to 24.6 (Healthy). I have gone from a size 12 (almost 14) to a size 8 (just about a 6). My 8’s are baggy already but I refuse to buy 6’s just yet. LOL
I eat healthy and want to go do my runs. I need it! It makes me feel better and even on my worst days a good run will make things so much better and make me happy. I never thought I would say that about running. My knees are stronger – my body is stronger – I am healthier!
I know I have been a slacker with my pictures and measurements but here are my six month stats:
Measurements 1/13/12 Measurements 7/6/12 Loss
Waist(at bend) 32″ Waist(at bend) 28 1/2″ -3.5
Waist(at belly button) 36 1/2″ Waist(at belly button) 32″ -4.5
Hips 37 1/2″ Hips 33 1/2″ -4.0
Thighs 23 1/2″ Thighs 21″ -2.5
Arms 13 1/2″ Arms 12″ -1.5
I seem to have come to a plateau. I have been stuck at 130 pounds for a few weeks now. I thought for sure I would have hit the 129’s by now but no luck. Right now I am okay with that. I am at a good, healthy weight and I feel good with how far I am come. I would definitely like to lose another 5-10 pounds and I will continue to do what I am doing and training for the half marathon. I am sure in time the weight will come off and if it doesn’t and this is my final weight – I am okay with that as well.
Six months and still going strong!!