NOTE: I started this post a month ago, got distracted by life, and am now just getting around to finishing & publishing it.
Wow! Can you believe we’re halfway through 2011?! This year is FLYING by!! This means it’s time to re-visit my GOALS and PROGRESS or as Tina of Faith Fitness Fun calls it, my body after baby progress! You know what that means folks? It’s picture time!
September 1st, 2010:
In January I set some goals for myself – non-scale related goals. Truth be told I think the scale is a very POOR measure of your health and fitness. You can be super skinny and light from not eating, but have no strength, balance, and endurance. So instead of scale goals, I set some achievement goals:
- Run an 8k race
- Run a 10k race
- Run a 1/2 marathon
All before June.
Then later this year, to keep me ACTIVE, I’ve set a goal of running ANOTHER 1/2 marathon (October 16, 2011).
So here are my results:
- April finished a VERY hilly 8k at the Harry’s Spring Run-Off (Time 51:17)
- May finished a 10k at the Mississauga Marathon Race Weekend (Time 1:11:53)
- May finished a 1/2 marathon at the Toronto Women’s Half Marathon (Time 2:08:05)
- June set a new PR in the 5k at the Toronto Challenge (Time 25:12)
I EXCEEDED my goals and expectations! For the 1/2 marathon I was just hoping to finish, a bonus was if I finished under 2:30, but I CRUSHED that! So now, for my October half-marathon I’m going to aim to finish in under two hours. (Which means I better get a little more serious about my training…).
Now I knew that the exercise I was doing was probably also going to help me lose the baby weight – returning to my pre-pregnancy weight was my goal. What I wasn’t prepared for, but was very excited about was returning to my WEDDING WEIGHT! Now the real work of maintaining comes….