Update on my journey

I have posted my 3rd set of “progress” pictures on My Journey page. I now weigh 137 pounds-started at 163! Woohoo! 🙂

This morning I went to zumba (even though I stayed up til 4am THIS MORNING! Mapping out “part” of my next year’s science standards-I will be changing from teaching reading/language arts in 6th grade to teaching science to 5th/6th graders. I’m super excited! But DON’T let me get started about how the textbook is FULL of so much info that you couldn’t possibly teach it all and how one Alabama course of study science standard might be spread across 3 different chapters to meet the standard!!!! Oh, sorry-I did get on my soapbox!). So as I was saying-I went to zumba and then walked a 3 mile trail at a local state park. It was a good workout!

I have run 3 miles 3 times this week and walked a lot and gone to zumba twice. It’s been a good week!



Couch25k-Week 6-Day 2

Had to do 2 10 minute jogs with a 3 minute walk in between. The 1st jog was A LOT easier than the 2nd one! Tomorrow is a straight 25 minute jog! Oh, my! 🙂

Here are some in progress pictures from last summer and tonight. YIKES! I still need to shed at least 17 more pounds if not more! 🙂

July 2011                                                                     February 2012

July 2011                                                                        February 2012

July 2011                                                                   February 2012

I can honestly say that the only real difference I see between last summer and now (I have lost 14 pounds) is:

1. under my chin     2. BUTT from the sideview     3. I see my shoulder

From the way I feel and the way some of my pants fit now, I really would have thought there would have been a more visible difference in the pictures. My co-workers are telling me that they can see that I have lost weight so why is it not showing up with the camera? Stupid camera! 🙂

Anyway, I’m trying to remember that my goal for this year is to run a 5k, not lose weight. I was just hoping that the weight would be a side benefit!

So I’ll keep on training. I did day 1 of the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred on Monday and haven’t done it since. Time to kick it into high gear!!

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