Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Runnin' and Runnin'

Ok so did I ever tell you how much I HATE to run? With a passion. But when the weather is so darn gorgeous I suck it up. Though I feel like I'm going to die while I'm running, I feel so good now! I ran 3 miles. I won't tell you the time because I don't even know. I'm slow, but there are a lot of hills. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I'm continuing to eat well, count my calories, and exercise everyday. I haven't weighed myself because I read in Fitness magazine not to... for at least a month. I think this is good advice because when I weigh myself and I'm not where I want to be I get mad and give-up for awhile...and eat without counting calories. If I weigh myself and I'm pretty close to my goal weight I get really excited and I eat. It's a lose-lose situation so I'm just doing what I'm doing and I'll weigh myself in a few more weeks.
Let me tell you though, I put on my work pants yesterday and they were really lose. I was ecstatic!!! Seriously, it put me in the best mood all day long.

48 comments:

Mika said...

You are stronger than I am. I will not run, I walk. That's probably why I have a big oh booty.

April E. :) said...

That's AWESOME...I hate to run too...wish I liked it...it seems like a great form of cheap therapy. But I still got some weight to lose before I can run without my body rebelling against me!

Tabbie:) said...

Oh when you weight I think you are going to be so happy!

I love when all of a sudden my pants or clothes are lose!!

Woot Woot!!

Erin said...

You go girl!

Tara Gibson said...

I used to HATE running, I think after making myself for so long, i now love it haha.

i love days where I feel "skinny" but then i go eat whatever i want all day long haha

GIRL FROM THE LAND of 10KL said...

Yeay! That's very exciting about the pants being roomy =) You go girl!

Have a great rest of the day!

Carrie said...

I hate to run too! You should try the 30 day shred girl its a work out. I am on day 5 and I can tell that I already feel toner. I just keep telling myself swim suit swim suit lol!

Jenny.Lee said...

I HATE cardio these days. I don't know what my problem is. I used to love it!

The Blonde Duck said...

You're doing so good! At least running burns lots of calories, right? That's what I tell myself!

Texan Couture said...

I love running! It feels so good aftewards and my mind is clearer I have so much energy. I wish I had the strength to wake up early enough to run before work!

Stephanie @ Gossip. Style. Wed. said...

Hooray for you! It's so good to not be fixated on the scale...inches not pounds. :)

Oh, and I'm going to have the Black-Eyed Peas song stuck in my head alllll day after reading your title now 'Runnin, runnin' and'...so thanks for that :)

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

YAY! I love to run, but I'm a treadmill runner. I feel like I'm gonna die when I run outside! I need to get back into it. I've been so busy I've been slacking big time!

Thanks for your sweet comment!

C said...

Wow. I seriously just decided to do the same thing- no more scale for me! And I had the same work pants experience! yay!

Amber said...

Good job! You're so much more disciplined than I am. Congrats on the pants fitting looser! That's always exciting.

- Sarah :-) said...

That's awesome!! When pants are loose, that only means good things. Rock on. Mayeb one day I'll be inspired eough to run. ha ha... riiight! ;-)

Shanny said...

Woohoo for you and your pants! I don't weigh myself either for the same reason.. but I feel the trill when the clothes are looser =)

Becca said...

I hate running too. Completely hate it.

Melissa said...

I hate running too. I get side stitches after about a mile. I have to work out a the gym, and can only do the oliptical (however the heck you spell it!) machine. My husband is a runner though...I admire you!

Tasha said...

I used to hate running but this year I have started to love it for some odd reason. It's a great way to clear my head and appreciate the world around me. Way to go on the exercising and eating healthy! Yay for lose fitting pants! Go girl!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Yay congrats on the loose pants! Great plan, I like it! And great job running!

d.a.r. said...

That is AWESOME!! Congrats on the loose pants :)

a H.I.T. said...

Congratulations! What a great feeling. I always wished I could run. I'm just not one of those people. I can swim, I can bike, but I can't run.

Ricardo and Lauren said...

I used to hate it too. In fact, I still kind of do but I LOVE the feeling afterwards! Good job!!

Casey said...

My philosophy is to not way myself...ever. Ha! :)

Lucky in Love said...

Good for you..that's a great tip about the weighing...I do the same thing! If I'm not where I think I should be...I eat...and if I am losing...I think I can splurge and be okay :) Stupid!

Megan said...

Woohooo!! Way to go! I hate going by the scale because muscle weighs more than fat, so although you are losing fat, you may be gaining muscle--I go by how I look, and feel. Keep up the good work, girl!

Mrs. D said...

Yay!! You go girl!! You need to run over here to my neck of the woods so we can run together! Ha!

Milltini said...

Good for you! I'm not a big fan of running either...it hurts my knees, but just like you I really enjoy being outside and hate the gym on gorgeous days...

Jennifer said...

Awesome job!! I used to hate working out and now I love it, once you start to see the results you can't help but love it!!

Taryn said...

Good for you! I really hate running. really.

When trying to lose weight, I think you are right about not weighing yourself- but if you are trying to maintain- I would probably gain 10 pounds before I noticed it if I didn't weigh myself every few days!

Keep up the good work!

Kristina said...

Way to go! I hate running as well, but I'm hoping to start this summer.

tootie said...

Good for you! I've started running again, and it is a good feeling (at least afterwards ;)

*~! megs !~* said...

You crack me up!! It's so scary how much we're alike because I do the exact same thing! Especially if I see I'm losing weight I will eat anything and can totally justify it!!

Yay for your 3 miles! I did a 3 miler today too.. It was so nice outside you almost had too!!

Lea Liz said...

I feel like I jyst wrote that post..lol I am the same way about running!! Especially after being pregnant and not running .. oh wow I can barely do it now..haha Good for you girl!!!

Kyla said...

Congrats on making yourself stick to it!! I don't know if I would be able to if I didn't have a workout buddy relying on me!!

Jon and Steph said...

Way to go my friend! So proud of you.

I despise running! But it's probably because I am not good at it at all.
Sounds like you're really rocking away on losing weight and taking care of yourself! I totally need to follow in your footsteps.

MRS. CJK said...

I don't like running either, which is why I usually stick to the elliptical or the bike, but running outside makes it sooo much better! Congrats on your success so far- I wish I had your eating discipline!

brown eyed girl said...

You are awesome! Keep it up!
xoxo

jen + ryan said...

oooh you need to teach me your weight loss ways! i gained 15 pounds during my first year of marriage, and its time to get rid of them!

The Shabby Princess said...

Yay for you!!!

Samantha said...

Good for you Lindsey!!! Garth said something about a 3 day diet, are you doing it too? I should start working out on a regular basis, you are my motivation! LOL

LyndsAU said...

some days i love running and some days I hate it but i do it no matter what because i am convinced it's the best workout ever!!! 3 miles is a great milestone.

Jules said...

Congrats, Lindsey! I think that is great. You're doing a wonderful job!

Lynsey T said...

Running is running...doesn't matter how fast! 3 miles is great! Awesome job!

Wifey said...

Kudos to you! I second the scale advice. I'm on a weightloss mission and I haven't touched the scale. It's all about how I look and feel.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Mrs. McB said...

Congrats!!!! I'm excited for you! I'm also eating better and have been able to fit into some things I use to not be able to. :)

Elizabeth said...

That's awesome!! Good job!!

THE Stephanie said...

Great job!! You're so dedicated... way to go!