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January Recap

January has been an amazing month!

I am down 3 pounds, which is about 1 pound less than my goal but is still great! I tracked 30 activities during the month and logged 39.2 miles. This amounted to 14 hours, 49 minutes, 5 seconds of time! According to my app, I burned 6,050 calories. Definitely a great month!

froyo at menchiesLet’s talk food. I did indulge a bit, but managed to stay on track. As a reminder, my rules for myself are no pasta, bread or desserts. I may have bites of someone else’s, however I may not order it or make it for myself. I stick to fruit, veggies, protein and fiber. Lastly and most importantly, twice per month I may have ice cream. Well, frozen yogurt once, ice cream once. You have allow yourself little treats here and there along the way to survive. This has been such an amazing lifestyle change for both me and my husband. We eat better, feel better and live better!

Now for some, sizable news! I originally planned to take body measurements on the first of each month, which I started back in November, but time got away from me. I am tracking my waist, hips, thighs and arms. Since November 1, 2014 I have lost 1 inch in my waist and 1 inch in my hips! So far that’s 2 inches in my waist. I can feel the change, and it feels so great!

Exercise is going amazing! Two great records for me this month. Firstly, January 27, 2014 I recorded my fastest average pace to date! It was 14:13 per mile and I completed 2.03 miles that day. For me, this is monumental. I have come a long way from a 16-17 minute mile back in October. It might have been under 13 per mile, but my first mile is still weak. I need to work on a stronger first mile. Secondly, this past Saturday, January 31, 2014, I had quite an amazing morning. I went 4.75 miles with an average pace of 14:30 per mile. I am feeling great for my 10k. That morning, the sunrise was incredible too:

california sunrise

Well I could go on, but I think that’s a great recap for January. It was an incredible month and an outstanding start to the wonderful year of 2015.

Bring on February!

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Monday Fun Day

It’s nice to be forced to have a three day weekend sometimes 🙂 Relaxing, yet also productive.

So, I did a bad thing last week. I had pasta. Bad Lauren! [Sad trombone noise here]. However, I still managed to lose another pound! I guess indulging sometimes is, ok?

I got in three good workouts this week as well. Still my minimum, so I need to step it up and get back to 4-5 per week. Strength training is going well. My arms are still flabby though! Aren’t these results supposed to be instant? LOL Come on muscle, burn that fat!

Speaking of workouts, on Sunday I completed a mile in 14:19 minutes! That is a record for me and I am very excited. I pushed a little too hard to I went a shorter distance than I wanted. However I am very excited about the results and plan to keep pushing. That 10K is soon, so I better step it up!

Thank you to everyone both online and off that is encouraging and supporting me. It means the world and I couldn’t do this without all of you! A special thanks to the most wonderful man in the entire world for being my rock and the best encouragement of all, my husband.

Here’s to a productive week!

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