For any of you who picked up running (okay, let's be honest JOGGING) for the primary purpose of weight loss, how have you gotten over the hump and turned that into running to be an athlete? I ask because I am a consistent 4K'er. I have done 5K's, but find myself in the last two weeks stopping short, since that still is enough for pretty good calorie burn. My latest 'excuse' is cotton mouth, I am seriously thirsty after 2K and by 4K it is ridiculous, I can barely swallow. It seems a tad ridiculous to have to strap on a water belt for freaking 5K, but it has gotten HOT, and I am a pretty sweaty person when I exercise. For you super running chicks, do you stop your time if/when you have to stop to drink water? I know in a road race that all counts, but to figure out your pace? Or to have your Nike girl happier?
Speaking of weight loss, I took my Fat Test this morning, and somehow I dropped .8 lbs, to get my score to a 87.23%! I have been skating by on my merits the past couple of weeks, and it is time to get back in the business of changing my life for the healthy, healthy, healthy good. This week, Mr. P and I are going to add a spinning class to our repetoire. (Mr. P got to choose this addition, I chose Body Pump, which we are sticking with as well!) I am looking forward to a new workout.
In other Fatty News, in December I signed up to take part in the Biggest Loser Blog Edition, and today was my final weigh in for that challenge (which started two weeks before I started taking my Fat Test). During the challenge I lost 37 lbs in 16 weeks, and found a great new set of bloggers that have the same struggles that I do, and I think that has made a huge difference this go around.