Saturday, June 16, 2012

Week 11

So it's been a while since I've posted an update, so I figured I would catch you guys up on my progress.  I've was pretty wishy washy a few weeks ago.  As you can see, I didn't even post anything on here.  The last 2 weeks though I've really buckled down and pushed hard.  I've been going to the gym 4-5 times a week and sticking to my diet strictly.  I've made some progress over the last few weeks, but I'm still about 5 or 6 lbs away from where I should be.  The next few weeks I am going to try and catch up.

In the meantime as stated above I am going to the gym regularly and making great strides in my fitness.  I've been focusing a lot on running lately, and can now run a mile straight without stopping.  This is something I've not been able to do EVER!  Not even in High School with regular fitness classes was I able to run a mile straight.  I've also been hitting about a 10-11 minute mile which for me, is pretty impressive.  Usually after I run 1 mile I walk a ways and switch between running/walking for another mile.  If you told me 2 years ago I would willingly be running 2 miles, I wouldn't of believed you.  Just need to be able to run 3.1 miles and I'll be all set for that 5K I'm planning on running next year!

If you are interested in starting to lose weight, I would HIGHLY suggest getting some sort of calorie counter and start using it.  One of the best ones I've found is  MyFitnessPal.  It allows you to track your calories, make your own meals, track your fitness, and even add friends so they can continue to motivate you.  Speaking of motivation, there is an online community dedicated to losing weight that is very inspiring.  Check out /r/loseit!

April 29 278     279.7
May 6    276.5  280.2
May 13  274     -
May 20  272.5  -
May 27  271     -
June 3   269.5  279
June 10  268    275
June 17  266.5 271
June 24  265
July 1     263.5

Sometimes it's hard to gauge your progress.  I didn't take any 'Before' pictures with my shirt off (I would of instantly deleted them), but here is a comparison of my face minus about 84 lbs.  Enjoy.

March 2011 - June 2012