Back to Work(out)!

So years ago I started to learn how to run. I mean I knew how to run of course but I worked my way up to running a half marathons. 13 (and some change) miles was quite the accomplishment and while it was a great thing to do it also signaled the end of my goal which left me nothing to be working on. Hence the downslide and amazing weight gain since.

Yesterday I weighed myself: 249 lbs.

Today I weighed myself: 251.5 lbs.

Height: 5 feet, 11 inches

Weight: 251.5 pounds

Your BMI is 35.1, indicating your weight is in the Obese category for adults of your height.

For your height, a normal weight range would be from 133 to 179pounds.

People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Anyone who is overweight should try to avoid gaining additional weight. Additionally, if you are overweight with other risk factors (such as high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high blood pressure), you should try to lose weight. Even a small weight loss (just 10% of your current weight) may help lower the risk of disease. Talk with your healthcare provider to determine appropriate ways to lose weight.

For information about the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity in reaching a healthy weight, visit Healthy Weight.
(From https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html)

I know weight is an individual thing and I’m not comparing myself to anyone else. For me this is FAT. I’ll say it and here is why: This is five pounds more than the day I gave birth to my first kid! My kids were born with 99% percentile measurements!!!

I’ve tried my hardest to get back into things but after weighing myself I’m at a point where I don’t just want to get this weight off but I need to get back to my running weight.

My comfortable “skinny” weight is in the 180s which means I need to lose about 70lbs.

When I was in high school I weighed 155 lbs consistently into college. That’s almost 100 lbs less than now!!!

My plan to blog this experience is to keep myself accountable. I’ve already started to train again running. I’m about 14 workouts in of my goal of 100. I don’t workout every day right now but my plan Monday is to start running and working out every day.

When I was training I could do a 5k a day and workout for 25+ minutes and I think I need to get back to that.

So my full plan now is:

  • Drink 155 oz of water a day.
  • Shake for breakfast.
  • Run a workout run every day.
  • Workout 20+ minutes a day.

I’m sure I will have to add more about nutrition later but for now “skipping” breakfast for a shake is going to make some kind of a change.

I’m going to use MyFitnessPal to track my nutrition and exercise and an app called Drink Water Reminder for my water intake.

I’m running on the NIKE App like I used to!

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