Jerry went for a run this morning, though--he's actually been running quite a bit! He tends to go through phases of running often, and then he just stops for months and months. I told him a couple of months ago that he should start focusing on just three days a week, 1-3 miles at a time, rather than immediately start running five days a week, 3-6 miles each. I think he just needed to establish a habit. And so far, it's working out well for him.
I was surprised that he even ran a couple of times while I was gone last week! Right now, he's building a base (about 10 miles per week). Then, in mid-June, he'll start training for a half-marathon. It will be his second half marathon (his first was last May, when he ran Indy with Rik).
Jerry and I are going (with the kids) to Virginia Beach over Labor Day weekend for a From Fat to Finish Line community meet-up. A lot of people are running the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon (I won't be running, but I'm excited to go meet up with people); and this will be Jerry's goal race. (He's not aiming for a particular time, but he'd like to be well-trained before doing it.)
There will also be a screening of the documentary, From Fat to Finish Line, which should be fun. It's open to the public, so if any of you want to head to Virginia Beach for Labor Day, it should be a great time! (Speaking of the documentary, the producers finally have a release date--I'm not allowed to say anything about it yet, but I promise that as soon as I get the go-ahead, I will announce it.)
Anyway, while Jerry was cutting the grass this morning, I headed out for the necessities--you know, like my free panties from Victoria's Secret ;) I had a coupon that was going to expire next week, so I wanted to use it. I love getting those free panty coupons in the mail! I just wish that we had a VS closer to us.
I also went to Sam's Club while I was out. They have these Chicken Melts in the freezer section that are surprisingly very good, and they only have 160 calories. I like to keep them in the freezer for when I'm starving and need to eat something quickly. It's a lot cheaper to get them at Sam's than it is at the grocery store.
While I was there, I noticed that they are getting all the summer stuff out! Beach towels, summer glassware, bathing suits, seasonal beer, etc. Summer is the most difficult time of year for me when it comes to keeping the weight off. If I wasn't concerned about my weight, I would love to just sit outside and drink margaritas all evening (chips and guacamole would be great, too... and ice cream for dessert!). But I've tried that approach in the past, and I gained weight--can you believe it?! ;)
|I can't think of margaritas without missing my Sole Mate, Bonnie!|
A couple of years ago, I made a goal to go an entire season without going to the local ice cream shop, and I actually did it. I'm making the same goal this season--I haven't gone since they opened, and I don't plan to. I don't mind going to the dairy farm for ice cream (it's 30 minutes away, so I only go a couple of times a year), but the local ice cream shop is so close to my house that it's easy to swing through on my way home. I could easily gain 20 pounds in the summer months from flurries alone.
Since the Virginia Beach meet-up is at the end of summer, I am keeping focused on that as my goal--I want to be at or below my goal weight when I go to Virginia Beach. Who knows, maybe I'll even be
Anyone else have a hard time during the summer months? A lot of people say that they lose weight best in the summer, because they are more active; but I find the opposite to be true for me. All the good food and drinks are summertime hurdles!