I know it has been a very long time since I have posted. I will try to keep this brief though. 🙂
First, I took the month of June off from actively trying to lose weight. I felt I needed a break and my body was no longer cooperating with weight loss. I ate what I wanted (within reason) and worked out. It was great. My first weigh-in on 7/8 (started fresh with weight loss on 7/1) I was down almost 1.5 pounds, which puts me back in the healthy weight category. 7/15 I was up .4 of a pound. I think I was retaining water though as I had been extremely bloated a few days earlier and my muscles were sore from P90X.
I have started reading New Rules of Lifting for Women because I want to get back into weight lifting. It will take some time as I need to acquire all the necessary equipment at a cheap price. Weight lifting should help with body comp and getting rid of all my tummy fat.
Today I started my half marathon training with an easy 3 miler. It took me 32 minutes. I started off extremely slow. Come on, I had to be up at 4 to get this run in. I don’t do mornings so I am calling this a good time! I am still afraid that I won’t be able to complete the training and the half but I am trying to put those fears aside. I am determined not to miss a workout and will make whatever sacrifices necessary to complete each one. Hence getting up at 4 so I can go see Despicable Me 2 tonight. I will also be running before my flight on Thursday and Saturday/Sunday while on vacation. My boyfriend thinks I am nuts and doesn’t get why I can’t skip one. It is hard to explain the why. I just feel I will fail if I don’t prepare correctly/well enough and I don’t want to fail.
My depression seems to have gotten better. Don’t get me wrong, I still have bad days but overall I feel better. I struggle some days to get through a day of work but I try to think about things that make me happy or something I have to look forward to.
On a side note, I finally gave in and bought myself a dslr. It is a canon 60D but I can’t use it yet because the batter that came with it was defective. I have ordered a replacement battery and it should be here today. I have started a separate website for that (I am hoping to turn it into a side business and earn some extra cash) but I won’t post about the details until it is actually up and running. 🙂
Thursday I leave for San Francisco and cannot wait! I will post about all the loveliness when I get back (and hopefully have some good pictures to share!)