Shawna – On My Weigh – Week 5

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I’d like to start off by saying I did NOT win the weight loss challenge I was on. The lady who won lost 62 pounds…in three months. I wasn’t even close with my 34 pounds gone. Lol. Ah well. I joined the next one that starts on April 29. The next one is going to prove to be extra challenging as I’ve had to reduce my personal training sessions from two per week to only one per week. So that’s going to suck. I’ll have to do my homework and really push myself at the gym when I’m on my own. In the past that’s been my downfall…pushing myself.  Which is why I decided to hire my personal trainer in the first place.  But I guess once a week is better than none a week. Maybe I should start a gofundme page lolol  I won’t be able to slack, if I have a hope in hell to win this challenge. And with my first-of-the-season triathlon only 34 days away…I have a lot of work to do!  But on a good note, I am almost 20 pounds lighter than I was at last year’s race. I was 290 last year for the race. And at 272 right now…by the time race day comes, I can actually make it so that I am 30 pounds lighter!!!!  Might make the run portion easier. I only do the try it distance for this particular race. The run portion is 4 km and I would love to beat my last year’s time.

I do, however, have a friend who is interested in working out with me, so maybe that will be the push I need. I actually ran outside a couple time this last week to see how my knees would hold up running on the concrete. It went ok. The loop that I do in my neighbourhood is 2.5 KM and so I started with that distance. I didn’t run as much as I wanted to, but I definitely ran more than I did last year. Every year at my races, I end up walking the run portion.  Now granted I am running after swimming laps and biking. But man do I ever want to be like the others in the races who can still run even after swimming and biking.

I’m going to be honest in saying that I AM a little scared that I won’t be able to push myself as much as I want to. It’s a mind thing, I know. I have to just keep convincing myself that I want to win this challenge soooooo bad. The top place winner gets $2500!!!  And that would go a long way to get me caught up on my bills so I can go back to twice a week with my trainer.

So here’s to a successful week almost all on my own at the gym…

Until next week, stay healthy and keep moving.