Boot Camp B (buddies, bitches, babes whatever ;) )

{August 18, 2011}   10k

Weighed in yesterday at 73kg. Eep. That is 161 lbs. So… Since my goal is 145lbs/65kg, I gots some work to do! Not as MUCH work as I thought actually… that stupid change between kilos and pounds gets me every time! My goal is to lose that weight by January 1st, 2012. That means, I have to lose .4 of a lb every week. There is no reason i cannot get off my ass and do that.

So, how do I do this?

Sitting on my butt is actually not getting me there. Huh! Who knew! I haven’t gained AS much as I thought I had this past year (I thought I was closer to 175 lbs, to be honest) but I am still feeling… hefty. I know I have bad body image, and part of that is from living in a country of wee people, but I recently saw a picture that made me realize I am pretty average sized compared, at least, to the other western women I know, so I should seriously stop beating myself up so much. Yes, I need to lose 16lbs. I know. But that is not the 30 that I thought, nor the 50 I lost when I left Japan the first time!

Anyway, I have downloaded an app called sparkpeople which tracks your calories and exercise – much like the Weight Watchers program I did back in 2003, which helped me lose that 50lbs.

A new friend, showed me this video, which is quite inspiring. And it seems to me everyone I know is doing an ironman. Ok. so, 2 people. But still. That is still amazing. Where I am not going to be ironman material any time soon, there is no reason I can not be inspired and get off my butt and do a 10km run. So, October 10th, I am signing up for my first ever 10k. That means I have to actually train – as the farthest I have ever run before (well, since high school) is 7km.

Wish me luck, Bitches/Babes/Buddies!

I’m stoked about the coming sept bc I’m off at 1130 am on Tuesdays … so I’m planning on triathlon Tuesdays.. basically starting with mini triathlons and building to full ones at least once a month ideally every week πŸ™‚

I posted this once before.. but πŸ™‚ it’s worth watching twice

razzray says:

It is Tuesday…how goes it?

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