Friday, January 8, 2010

So glad its Friday!

Thank you, everyone, for wishing me a happy anniversary :-) I had a lovely one!
We ate fancy food at a fancy restaurant and told each other lots of nice things. Like how much I love his floofy hair! :-)

I ate well. Kept my portions small . . . in the face of rather large DELICIOUS things. I had dessert, too! But I restrained myself, and stayed within my calories for the day. 

Because they heard it was our anniversary, they took a picture of us together, and gave it to us at the end of the dinner.  Looking at that picture made me so frustrated all over again.
But, what can ya do?

Lets see. . . what else is new?

My running is still going, albeit VERY slowly. My knees have been just horrible lately, and running has been nothing short of miserable.  I haven't really been able to push my time too much yet.
I did that 14min 30 sec one a couple weeks ago, that is still my record for longest jog, sadly enough!
Right now, I am working on consistently getting 10 minutes straight, then I'll start pushing it again.
I've already promised too many people that I'd be doing a 5k in 2010. Too late to turn back now! And man, do I have far to go!

I have been improving on the jump rope now that I have the perfect sized one at home (THANKS MELISSA!!).  Still hurts the ankles after awhile, but the cardio and coordination have gotten vastly better!

Training is still going very well. 
When I started, back in April, the plan was to go for 3 months just to kick-start myself. Now, it's been 9 months, and I can't imagine ever leaving! Whether I see weight loss anytime soon or not... I know that a new me is starting in that gym.

Its funny, though, in my sessions I am starting to feel LESS in shape than a few months ago.  I think either its because I go in already sore and tired from my last workout, or the routines are getting harder and I haven't quite noticed.
But, my bicep muscles are so huge now!  I wish you could see them under all the chunk. The day I lose enough weight that you can see my muscles... you'll be mistaking me for Jillian Michael's!

6 refreshing comments:

Fatty McFat-Fat said...

hahahaha your biceps are as big as mine! Mine just look bigger, due to a little less chunk. I'm pretty sure the difference in our lean mass, is just due to me being taller and being a big heavy bonehead! ;) You're kicking ass, and I'm jealous.

~Oct said...

That's awesome. Happy belated anniversary.

Doug said...

Sounds fun!

Hope your knees stay okay, I messed mine up awhile ago because I pushed too hard and haven't run in a few months now. Keep up the good work!

Chai Latté said...

Thanks Oct! :-)

And Thanks Doug! Sorry about your knees! Mine have been angry since birth, but sometimes... are better than others! :-) Hope yours smarten up soon!

Overbooked librarian said...

run Shannon run!! I also want to do a 5k this year...Pete does them all the time, but I've never done one...what time of year are you thinking of doing yours?

Chai Latté said...

I dunno Becky, but maybe we can do it together! :-)
I have been aiming for the spring.. but my knees are really slowing my progress, so if I HAVE to, I'll do it in the Fall instead...