Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In: 02/12/09

Weight Statistics
Starting Weight (1/1/05): 366.00
Weight Started with Matt (5/14/07): 342.00
Current Weight (2/12/09): 284.50
Weight Loss To Date: 81.50 lbs
% Body Weight Loss: 22.3%


Measurement Statistics
Starting Total Inches (10/26/06): 258.25
Total Inches Started with Matt (5/14/07): 247.50
Current Total Inches (2/12/09): 219.5
Total Inches Lost To Date: 38.75 in

Sunday, February 08, 2009

1 Corinthians 13:13

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

*Life Application Note: In morally corrupt Corinth, love had become a mixed-up term with little meaning. Today people are still confused about love. Love is the greatest of all human qualities, and it is an attribute of God himself (1 John 4:8). Love involves unselfish service to others; to show it gives evidence that you care. Faith is the foundation and content of God's message; hope is the attitude and focus; love is the action. When faith and hope are in line, you are free to love completely because you understand how God loves.*

Without faith, I don't have hope. Without faith and hope, I cannot love. I cannot love myself or others. That's the thing I struggle with most - loving myself and forgiving myself.

Exercise Talk: Training For My 10K

Week 5 Goals (Minimum):
Monday: stretch and 90 min cross training
Tuesday: strength
Wednesday: 45 min cross training; 2 mile run
Thursday: strength and 60 min cross training
Friday: 2 mile run and 60 min cross training
Saturday: 90 minute cross training
Sunday: 3.0 mile run

Week 4 Accomplishments:
Monday: 105 min cross training (elliptical)
Tuesday: strength
Wednesday: 2.0 mi run (26:00 min); 30 min elliptical; 10 min track walk
Thursday: strength
Friday: 60 min cross training (walk/run only ran about 0.75 miles)
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 3.0 mile run (outdoors)

How am I feeling going into Week 6? One word: Tired. My trainer recommend certain vitamins to take to help with muscle soreness, so I'm going to give them a shot. I am superly encouraged to be enjoying the outdoor running with friends, even though we split up to be at our own paces. They always wait at the end for me, which is super sweet! (Thanks Ladies!) Now I just gotta get that nutrition back on track.

Week 6 Goals (Minimum):
Monday: stretch and 90 min cross training
Tuesday: strength and 2.5 mile run
Wednesday: 60 min cross training
Thursday: strength and 60 min cross training
Friday: 2 mile run and 60 min cross training
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 3.5 mile run

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Exercise Talk: Training For My 10K

Week 4 Goals (Minimum):
Monday: stretch and 90 min cross training
Tuesday: strength, 60 min cross training, 1.5 mi run
Wednesday: 90 min cross training
Thursday: strength and 60 min cross training
Friday: 1.5 mile run and 60 min cross training
Saturday: 60 minute cross training
Sunday: 2.5 mile run

Week 4 Accomplishments:
Monday: 90 min cross training (elliptical)
Tuesday: strength
Wednesday: 1.5 mi run (19:30 min); 32 min elliptical; 10 min track walk; 20 min outdoor walk
Thursday: strength
Friday: 60 min cross training (elliptical); 1.5 mi run (19:10 min); 20 min walk
Saturday: 1.5 hour hike
Sunday: 2.5 mile run (outdoors)

How am I feeling going into Week 5? One word: FANTASTIC! My knees hurt a little bit, and I'm not sure how the new shoes are working out. I'm not sure if I'm getting shin splints because of the new shoes or if because I'm running the longer distances in my old worn out shoes. We'll see how all that works out, but I'm kind of pumped for this coming week! Especially since I'll be at 5K mileage this weekend!

Week 5 Goals (Minimum):
Monday: stretch and 90 min cross training
Tuesday: strength
Wednesday: 45 min cross training; 2 mile run
Thursday: strength and 60 min cross training
Friday: 2 mile run and 60 min cross training
Saturday: 90 minute cross training
Sunday: 3.0 mile run