So, do you guys remember a year ago, when I had lunch with three of my oldest friends?
In that post I complained that I was always the heavy one and I vowed that when I saw them again in November I would not be the heavy one.
HA! When I saw them again in November at Kristi's wedding, I was 4 months pregnant with Rebecca and was more gigantic than ever.
We met for lunch this past Sunday and once again, I am the heaviest one in the picture.
I'm 20 plus pounds heavier now than I was last year when I was complaining about being the heavy one. Of course, those 20 plus pounds are part of the 60 I gained during my pregnancy and I'm trying not to beat myself up, but it's still a little disheartening.
I want to share this year's picture of us at lunch because first of all, I love these girls (even if they are always skinnier than I am), and second of all, I want to be able to refer to this post in a year when I have lost these stupid 20 pounds! It's probably going to take me every bit of a year but I'm going to do it!
I started running 4 weeks ago and in that time I've lost about 3 pounds and I've worked my way up to 3.1 miles each run. BUT - it was taking me 50 minutes to run a 5k. That's slow. Very slow. I know people that can walk three miles faster than that. Seriously, I do.
Last Wednesday morning I decided that instead of going out for a run (or really a walk based on my time) I was going to go back to my old school weight loss method and do the 30 Day Shred. I've done it 6 times now and I remember why I love it so much.
In just 25 minutes, (and for those counting, that's half the time it takes me to run 3.1 miles) I am getting a good all over workout. It combines strength training with cardio and according to Jillian, that's the fastest way to burn fat and build lean muscle.
After the Shred, I feel like I've burned more calories and used more muscles than after a run. I'm going to keep doing the Shred through the rest of the summer and see where I am after that.
20 pounds in one year? I think that's doable!