Wednesday, November 9, 2011


In February of 2009, I weighed in for the first time at Club One Silicon Valley. When I went over the printout with the trainer, she told me that I was in the "Needs Work" category. I remember thinking to myself, "if I could only get in the 'Fair' category, that would be great." I also remember thinking, "I'll never get to the 'Ideal' category." The printout said that to be considered healthy, I needed to make some significant lifestyle changes. So I did.

Well...tonight, 2 years and 10 months later, I entered the "Ideal" category for body fat percentage. It also said that, "no additional weight loss is recommended, unless a change in appearance is desired." Never thought I'd see THAT!
I don't really know what else to say, except that now, I want to not just be on the edge of that category, I want to be at least in the middle of it, if not at the other edge of it! Casey challenged the Club Circuit group to make some 90 day goals, as part of the "Jumpstart to the New Year" challenge. I listed the following goals:
*Lose 20 lbs
*Drop 3% body fat
*Work out 5 times per week.

At the 45 day mark...
*I've lost 4.4 lbs...not quite making that goal (but I'll keep working at it!)
*I'm down 3% body fat!!!!
*I'm making it to the gym at least 4 times per week, but most weeks I go 5 times (I'll keep working at this one too!)

Now, what this blog was actually meant for...RUNNING! Here's an update:
I am sticking to the "return to running" plan that my PT gave me. I have now worked up to 4 minutes of running on the treadmill and intend on continuing to increase 15% every week. I have set a new goal of running the Nike Women's Half next October (if I get chosen in the lottery!). Here's to progress!