Thursday, January 12, 2017

Step Bet


So I signed up for a Stepbet. If you do not know what it is, it is pretty simple. Stepbet is where you put in $40.00 and basically say you will meet a certain step goal for 6 weeks. If you do not meet your weekly goals you lose your $40.00. If you do meet the goal, at the end of the 6 weeks, you get your $40 and whatever money from the people who failed...so its a win-win if you keep going. 

Now, I am a big stepper. I walk and run a lot. My step goal so far is pretty high. My active step goal is 10,205 and my stretch goal is 12,505. You have to have 4 active days and 2 stretch days. I believe as the weeks go, these numbers go up so I know I am going to have to really push my self in the gym and stay motivated to hit all my numbers. I do not plan on losing $40.00 at all. 




Now, I am a big stepper. I walk and run a lot. My step goal so far is pretty high. My active step goal is 10,205 and my stretch goal is 12,505. You have to have 4 active days and 2 stretch days. I believe as the weeks go, these numbers go up so I know I am going to have to really push my self in the gym and stay motivated to hit all my numbers. I do not plan on losing $40.00 at all. 



The easiest part of this is it links up with my Fitbit. All I have to do is wear my Fitbit and go about my day. Now, I do have to move around more, run more at the gym and stay active more but it is definitely worth it. I am hoping that if this goes well that I can do more of these. I know that in the summer I hike and go on a good bit of walks so I would hit my goals more often and much easier. 

I joined one of the smaller Stepbet groups. I am with PCOS Support Girls game. I follow her on Instagram and find that she is so supportive with PCOS and weight loss. If you want to join here is my own link and you can go join up until Saturday I believe. It is only $40.00 and super fun! The pot is up to $1,160 and let me tell you, I do not want anyone to fail but if people do, that some $$ to go around! Let me know if you sign up so I can comment to you and make sure we follow each other on Instagram so we can follow each others progress! 





Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Weight Loss Update


After having a horrible cold, I finally got back in the gym after taking a week off last night. I am super sore today. I am starting to work out longer while I am at the gym and trying new things. When I first started working out, I let the guys intimidated me and other women there. I would not work out on certain equipment if I thought someone was watching me or if I thought I was in someones way. I was so scared of the gym that I stuck to cardio. It was what I knew. It took me about a month to get out of my comfort zone and I just started trying things. After awhile, people started giving me advice and helping me with my form. Now, I am the one giving advice to newer folks and helping them out. I still get advice from people and ask for new things to do but it is nice to see how far I have come.

I have lose 39 pounds. I am 1 pound away. I am pushing myself this year to get passed that. I would love to make it to 145. That would 11 more pounds to go. That hardest part about this is not the food or working out. It is the mental game. It is making myself believe I am no longer fat or big. I look in the mirror and I still see a big girl. I still see a girl who has a belly and a big chest and big legs. Others say this is not true. It is all mental. If you can overcome that aspect of it, you are golden.

I do love the way I look now, do not get me wrong. I just have a battle with myself some days to understand I am smaller. I have finally stopped ordering clothes to big. I am in mediums and larges. The days of XL clothes for me are done. I can finally go upstairs and not be winded. I love going on hikes and I am pushing myself to do more OCR races than ever. I am hoping to sign up for the Spartan Race in July.

Losing weight for me was at first, a way to get pregnant. I wanted to get rid of my PCOS. Now, it is a lifestyle. It is my way of living. When I do not go to the gym, I feel guilty. I love the gym. It is my place. My zone. It is where I can think. I go alone. I do not take friends with me. I do not like workout buddies. I find it is better for me to go, pump out an amazing workout and just rock it. I know for others, they do better with a friend.

Over the next year, I hope to tone my body to a more defined shape and to lose more of the flab. I am hoping posting it on here will help make me accountable. One of my big goals is to wear a bikini in May at the beach so fingers crossed I get to that! I will be updating along the way!


Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Running Schedule

I love running and last year, I did not get as many runs/OCR events in that I would of liked to. Starting off 2017 right, I decided to go ahead and register for as many events that I know of already and get on the right track. To help me stay focused and make sure I actually go to the events...I figured I would share them here. 

April- Bow Wow Walk with the SPCA.
          The Hard Cider Run

May-Rugged Maniac (1)
        Scottsville Scoot

June-MadCo Mud Miler

July-Spartan Sprint

October-Rugged Maniac (2)

Now the biggest problem I am running into is that most of my runs conflict with other runs I want to participate in or there are just not as many around here right now which is quite sad. Two years ago, there was a ton of races, color runs, foam glow runs and many more. Not now. It is like it was a fad and it is tickered out. 

If you live in Virginia and know of some fun runs, let me know!! I would love to run them!