Friday, June 6, 2014

Marathon 2 Training Vlog Week 5 and Update

OK, I am back, yes it's been a long while!!

This is me today! I got beautiful for you, you're welcome. 

I have had this blog of private for a long time, because I am not sure I was comfortable with people knowing my weight or seeing pictures of my flabby belly and throwing up in their mouth. ha

But I think I want to encourage someone, I want to inspire someone to keep fighting. To get back up again. This is part of my story, a bigger part than I have wanted to care to admit. 
So here it is, so what?

I had gotten down to about 194 when I started a 40 day fast with my church and that whole thing really through me for a loop. I gained back 12 lbs, grrr!

Such is life. 

About 5 weeks ago I decided, what the heck, I was going to try and train for another marathon.
I didn't write about it here but I did dislocate my knee twice at the beginning of this year. You can read that story HERE

I wasn't really sure if I could train for it, but I thought I would take it one day at a time.

So here, we are 5 weeks in, running my first 10 in a while tomorrow! I have this weird assurance about it. 

The weight part, kinda annoying. I have been running 4-5 times a week and the scale would maybe move half a pound, mostly up. And I hadn't been exercising AT ALL before that!

So, it was discouraging even though I was reading articles about weight gain in training and all that, I was feeling so uncomfortable in my clothes and just gross.

I'm happy to tell you that a couple pounds finally left this week, sheeesh!

My clothes are still tight, but....
one day at a time right?

What sets you back in weight loss??
Share your thoughts and insights!

1 comment:

  1. Ashley - you are a fighter! So brave, so vulnerable, so inspiring. I am facing a very weird moment in life where my clothes are tight and I feel gross and just "not me" - and all this after cutting out grains of all kinds, cutting way way back on sugar (ie: changing the types of sugar I'm eating, etc) and eating more veggies than I thought was possible. I'm frustrated because I feel like I had a pretty healthy diet before all these gluten issues plagued me, but I was "thinner" when I ate wheat than now that I don't. So maddening. I know the biggest piece I'm missing is dedicated exercise - I've got to figure that part out. But I know that if you as a mom of two young ones can train for a marathon - I can do something, at least. I can't afford to pay gym fees at the moment; my "go-to" walking path isn't close by anymore, and I'm at a loss of what to do with the kids to be able to do any sort of exercise. I know that's all self-talk, excuses, etc. Sheesh. Just do something, I guess. Try. And take it one day at a time. That's my take away from your lesson today, so thank you :)