5 weeks, 35 days, 53.54+ miles run/walked, 35 miles cycled and 0.0 lbs lost.

Yep, me recently. Trying to get rid of this weight and determined to do everything in my power. I will not give up. Yep, me recently. Trying to get rid of this weight and determined to do everything in my power. I will not give up.
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5 weeks, 35 days, 53.54+ miles run/walked, 35 miles cycled and 0.0 lbs lost.

Seriously?! OK, I know what you’re thinking, “she must have eaten a sundae everyday to not lose anything”, or that in combination with the usual “muscle weighs more than fat ”…

STOP. It’s not helpful, and sometimes you should just let me complain. {A valuable lesson I learned in the marriage counseling/divorce process.} Maybe don’t offer a solution when you don’t really know the answer, maybe someone needs to vent. Yes, I am guilty {via the ex-husband, the marriage counselor, and probably a friend or three} of being too positive, trying to fix problems, etc., and now I see how annoying it is!

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DUH – I get it, live it, follow it…

I have been following the #21DayFix nutrition plan, which I truly believe in. I’ve been trying to cut calories, eat only fresh foods, and limiting carbs to oatmeal and those found in veggies, and clearly doing the literal legwork. I am 31 years old, not 51 and in the change of life. While I get that metabolism slows down after 30, this is re-damn-diculous.

Yes, I’ve recently been to the doctor and am going through a series of testing to hopefully find a solution. I won’t bank on anything medical being the problem. I just have to stick to the plan. If and when there are updates to that, I’ll write about it.

The point of me sharing this – to tell you not to give up.

Keep going. Don’t let the scale get you down. I am trying to keep the faith that something will change, something will give, and my body isn’t failing me. Nothing happens overnight, and there is no quick fix. It’s got to be willpower and determination.

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One of my favorite quotes is from my beloved Tony Horton: “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” He’s right. You have to get out of the comfort zone, do something different, then do a little more. I am a runner by no means, but experts say the cardio is what I need to drop the weight…. So what did I do to motivate myself? I signed up for a ½ marathon in February and gave myself a secondary goal – just finish the race. I’ve never run that far, so I am going to work towards it.

Last Sunday I ran my longest distance yet – 6.8 miles. Might not be a lot for some of you, but it was a feat for me. I complained through it – I gritted my teeth, and towards the end I was just lumbering forward in a run-like motion. But I did it. So I am halfway there… and I’ve got to keep it up.

If I can do it, so can you. Do it with me for the motivation, accountability, adventure, and more. I think my year of “Why Not?!” Is going to be the mantra for the rest of my life… xoxo

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P.S. Yes, I am still smiling. And I’m actually starting to love running!