7 days in…

So today is the 7th day since I started to document my progress. It’s been hard and I feel I’m at the point where I typically jump boat and run to get a slice of pizza and a Diet Coke (but I won’t!) or stop by the bar at night after going to the gym (not so sure about this one).

My no soda resolution went out the drain on March 2. The night before I went out with a friend and we drank and that pretty much derailed my whole thing as I was feeling like shit all day on Friday. I had a little more soda on Saturday but definitely not like I was drinking it before. Still, no soda since then so I’m counting that as a win. I’ve also been drinking more and more water so that’s a good thing. I’m trying to constantly stick to 64oz each day (or at least a solid 40-50).

Running wise my streak also went out the tube on March 2. As of March 7th in the morning I’m down 6 miles out of the 60 something I planned to do this month. The weather is also not cooperating much so I started to head back into the gym. Had my strength bootcamp with Mel on Saturday, and I made some progress with my personal workouts. I’m not going to go for a Running streak as I originally planned, but I am going to document my runs separate from my workouts just for the fun of it.

No weight loss in the last 7 days (at least based off my home scale). Will check on the inbody next week as well as some measurements.

I’m still really interested in doing the Bentonville Half Marathon this coming April, but it honestly terrifies me. The cut off time is 3 hours and there’s a horrible hill near the end. I need to do some hill training on the treadmill!

Anyway, these are my March Stats for the first 7 days…

Stats March 2018 Week 1

DateRan at least a mileWorked out64 oz of WaterSoda Free

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See you some other time buddy…

I drank half of this Diet Coke as I finished up my stats and was doing things after the gym last night. This is the last Diet Coke (or soda) that I intend to drink for next weeks.

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February 2018 Stats

One more month down, February is gone and the weather here in the tundra is sort of kind of picking up (let’s not forget that winter here lasts until May).

Considering I took a pause the whole first week of the month, I gotta say things are slowly starting to pick up in some areas. With the weather finally getting better (no ice and no snow on the sideways) and the track at the gym to support me, I’m slowly starting to get some pace and more of a routine which I’m hoping to carry out during March.

Anyway, here are the February stats

  • +2.7 pounds (yeah I know I should obsess over the weight number but it is still a vital). I did took an Inbody scale weight today so, by next month I should have better stats than just the weight.
  • 36.74 miles (12.something more than what I did last month).
  • 8 strength training sessions (as I write this, my arms and legs feel like noodles).
  • No bike this month.
  • 1 Yoga session.


Goals for March

  • Catch up on my miles for my goal of 500 miles by the end of 2018.
  • Start a running streak. (At least 1 mile a day).
  • Lose weight and gain some muscle (I’m really tired of yo-yoing and would like to steadily hit 220 and below).
  • Drop of the soda.
  • 64 oz of water daily (with Nuun, plain, or something added).
  • Include Yoga and Swimming into my activities.

That sounds achievable I believe. I’ll keep on posting just to vent at least and track progress.

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Broke the 3 mile barrier

It’s been 73 days since the last time I did more than 3 miles. Ever since I finished the 150 mile challenge last winter it’s been a pain in the ass to break 3 but I finally did it today, and it felt freaking great.

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