I have limited knowledge when it comes to pregnancy and pregnant women, but I do know there is a point in their pregnancy when their belly “pops” and they go from not showing to showing like overnight.
Well I’m pretty sure I just experience the weight loss equivalent.
Yesterday I noticed that my belly seems to have “popped” IN. I went from have a little lower belly roll to a much flatter lower stomach overnight. Don’t me wrong I still have work to do on my stomach, but this is awesome. I spent like 10 minutes staring at my stomach this morning. I’m excited for my monthly measurements tomorrow!
Ok it’s still technically November, but December is gonna be crazy. There are a bunch of after work parties and events that are going to throw off my running schedule. I’m happy I built in a few extra weeks in terms of marathon training, but getting in 4 runs a week is going to be tough. I’m gonna try my hardest to put in all the runs/mileage, but it’s gonna be a challenge.
I think balancing W and running will be hard too, but he is really supportive of my running and impressed by my focus and determination. I have mentioned my tumblr to him – I referred to as a fitness/running blog which is true. I also mentioned that I wasn’t as svelte as I am currently pre-running. That came up because picked me up again and I was like squirming and he didn’t understand why I was making a face. He was like I have at least 50 pounds on you…(and I wanted to be like funny that you mention 50 pounds because that’s about how much I’ve lost this year). Instead I alluded to weight loss from running, but didn’t get into specifics and I have most of my fat pictures blocked from him seeing on facebook. In the mean time I’ll let him think I’ve just been the goddess I am today all along. HAHA. I’m kidding about the goddess thing…ok half kidding 😛
PS – all you comments and messages are so cute and wonderful. I know that so many of you are genuinely happy for me and I love how much we invest in eachother’s lives. It’s so special.
Just wanted to make it Tumblr official that W and I are in a relationship!
We had the DTR “determine the relationship” talk this weekend – which he initiated. Followed by if we were going to be facebook official (social media is a fascinating thing – we decided to both put “In a Relationship” but not link to each other’s profiles. It’s interesting to see my facebook blowing up with comments, likes, messages – too funny).
As much as I love my facebook and twitter and blogger – I love you guys the most and wanted you all to know.
I’m off the charts happy. He is just absolutely amazing. I could go on and on about him (my boyfriend :::squeal:::), but I’ll spare you – my poor friends have already gotten an earful, but at the same time they are just so thrilled for me too.
Once again a year ago – I don’t even recognize that woman I used to be and it’s so much more than my body. It really is about your state of mind, confidence, and self love. I think once you really love yourself then love finds you quickly.
I was meeting W for dinner in Montgomery (halfway between us) and decided to head into town a little early because there was a New York & Company there. NY&Co is MY STORE. It’s probably a good thing that the closest one is an hour away – when I lived in Texas it was across the street from work, danger! 90% of my work pants are from there. I love their LONG lengths. I was hoping to get an item or two when @fasterstronger alerts me to the fact they are having a 50% off everything sale. I’m pumped.
Trying on clothes when you feel good about your body is an amazing thing. I still really haven’t shopped much in months, but I knew my pants were getting stupid big. So I wound up with a pair of SIZE 12 dress pants and 4 pairs of MEDIUM knit pants. MEDIUM. I have been recently wearing some medium tops, but medium bottoms are uncharted territory. I also got some leggings, a silver sparkly belt (i have a new love of belts now that I don’t have to buy plus size/mens belts), a shirt and a pair of earrings. ALL for $98. AMAZING.
SO obviously I had an additional confident boost from buying MEDIUMS when I met up with W. Thankfully I was feeling so good because when he gave me a hug he PICKED ME UP. I have not been picked up as an adult ever. No one had tried, nor would I had let anyone try. Regardless I was still slightly horrified that he picked me up. I was OMG he was have hurt himself or OMG he regrets doing that because I was so heavy. Well later Wiley picked me up again! I then felt better about the whole situation since he knew how heavy I was and still wanted to/could pick me up again.
It was a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve!
PS – how many calories do you burn making out? Because I this rate I might be able to drop some seeeeerious weight before New Years 😉
Huffin’ for Stuffin’ Turkey Trot!
Ran my 3 mile trot in 26:04 – that’s a 8:41 average pace! Redonk.
I actually could have shaved off more time, but I walked briefly twice after some GIGANTIC hills. Seriously Moore’s Mill golf course – party foul on the hills. The final drive to the finish was also a steep uphill battle. I really almost puked when I crossed the finish line! I also had to be careful on the downhills because it was a bit wet and slippery. I was so afraid of busting my ass.
Since it was a “fun run” they didn’t have race bibs which kinda bummed me out, but the shirt is pretty legit!