Tuesday, September 07, 2010

My Journey To Fitness Month Two

Minutes running at a time: 20
Pounds to goal: 70
Acceptable Goal: Continue running for 20 minutes each morning and add 20-30 more minutes of exercise a day.

Challenging Goal: Run for 45 minutes at a time, run a 5K and not get last.

Ultimate Goal: Loose 71 lbs, win a 5K. To be active every day. To run 5x a week, strength train 3x per week, and bike 2x on the weekends.

What changes I have made this month: Honestly! Not a whole lot. I stopped taking a certain medication, as instructed by my doctor, and I gained back 5 lbs! I also got a ravenous appetite off the meds, I was just hungry all the time. So I started PGX, which is a concentrated fibre capsule, that helps with supressing my hunger and helps regulate blood sugar levels. So far it seems to help with the appetite, and I have lost 3-4lbs that I have gained. I have been on it for about 2 weeks.

What I have learned this month: That I am capable of running for 20 minutes at a time. It was such a huge goal for me to meet. I can do things if I put my mind to it!
What I want to change next month: Eating more vegetables and fresh foods. I would also like to get in more exercise somehow! I am still thinking of readying Thin Within again. I feel like I am stuck at a weight plateau that i just can't get off of! I would love to loose another 20lbs before Christmas!

And for fun, I decided I was brave enough to post picture. The first is from when I started Thin Within 1.5 years and 23lbs ago, the second I took tonight. I don't actually think it looks that different, but it's a start!! Please ignore my stupid faces in the before pics. I guess I just figured people always look miserable in the befores!

8 comments:

Jobina said...

you don't thin it looks that different?? Are you serious? There's a huge difference! I can see it in your face, around your midsection, your arms, everywhere. You are doing so wonderfully Lindsey and even though the pounds aren't melting off as fast as you'd like, you are doing awesome things for your body on the inside. You go girl!

Anonymous said...

you look great babe!! keep up the great work, i'm so proud that you get up to run every morning. Love you,
Eric

Coach Dueck said...

Thanks Jobina! I guess I just wish there was MORE of a difference between the two! I do agree my face looks way different! The first picture doesn't even look like me anymore!

And thanks hun! I wish you would get up with me and keep me safe from the coyotes and skunks and bears and run with me! Finn is too focused on the birds to protect me!

Anonymous said...

You look INCREDIBLE!
Remember that fitness is a journey of the body, mind and soul. You can see it in yourself that you are running further and for longer periods of time, your body is on board. Think thin and SEXY.... it sounds crazy but you can be stressing yourself out my not thinking that you are changing fast enough, that stress can cause your body to hold onto weight. I am serious!
I think you look fantastic, huge difference in the pictures.

Any questions you have please ask me, remember that I am working in the fitness industry.

Keep pushing forward.

Mel

Stacey said...

I see a HUGE difference! I always think that when I see you in Mennville. You look great.

Anonymous said...

Lindsey I agree with everyone else, I see a difference. You should be really really proud of yourself for meeting some of your goals already, I mean that!!!
-Lois

Mark said...

Wow, 23 pounds is most impressive! Good for you. You inspire me Lindsey!

Coach Dueck said...

Thanks everyone! It means alot! I really needed the encouragement this week!

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