first thing on the Agenda. Super Saturday. Super saturday is a beach body event that is hosted once a quarter by different coaches all around the country. lucky for me i live near a major city, Miami, and we were having a very special Super Saturday.... Carl Daikeler. CEO of beach body, would be there! so i went! my two friends karent and Yvette came with me (they came to support me at my birthday race and we also ran the color run together) and Evan did as well. basically. the theme was super heros. so everyone was all in their super hero gear, pretty cute. I got to meet and greet and take a pic with Carl, which was SO cool. when he posted my picture on his facebook for winning the beach body challenge in August i was so THRILLED, so u can imagine how i felt to meet him in person! we listed to a bunch of announcements about new products and beach body news, some success stories. they played the "everyone whos lost 10lbs or more stand up" game.... when they got to "110lbs or more" there were only 2 of us left standing. unfortunately, they stopped there. i guess they assumed no one had lost 120lbs or more, or 130lbs or more. I had. oh well! lol we knew at the end we were going to be doing a group workout, we thought it was insanity. but there was a big surprise! we were going to get to sample the new p90x3!! it comes out in december, but we got to do the Warrior Workout from it. it was awesome. it was tough. i cannot wait for the program to come out, i think its going to be an AWESOME one :-D. Super Saturday was deff a success!
a couple weeks later i had my first 10k! it was cool because i did it at a race for the homeless shelter i volunteer at. their race was also where i did my first 5k so naturally it seemed like the perfect time to do a 10k. i am also training for my first half marathon so the timing couldnt have been better. i am training with a program designed by the biggest loser- because the half marathon will be the biggest loser half marathon! theres no group of people i would rather celebrate such a milestone with that the biggest loser crew! i ran my first BL race in Janurary. it was just a 5k. i got to meet Dan and Jackie Evans from season 5. it was awesome. the next months i did the biggest loser "off road challenge" which is basically a 5k obstacle race taken out of the spartan race. at that race, dan had actually remembered me and told everyone i had lost over 100lbs! it was so awesome to be remembered!! i am not sure he will remember me when i see him again in december, but i sure hope so! i also have read about dolvette (one of the BL trainers) showing up at the half marathon events. i HOPE he is at mine. meeting him would be a DREAM COME TRUE! but running a half marathon will be a dream come true, so its bound to be a great day regardless.
so back to 10k. i had never actually ran a 10k before (6.4 miles). the most i had ran at that point was 5 miles. it is always my goal when doing a race, to never walk. if you say you RAN a 10k, that means you ran from start to finish, and then stopped. not i ran, walked, ran, walked, ran walked. thats not running a race. yes, its completing one, but deff not running one. i wanted to RUN a 10k. i recently began exploring meditation. so i paid a lot of attention to my breath as well as kept a pace a thought i could maintain. of course i wanted a good time, but i would rather jog if it means i wont have to stop to walk, so thats what i did. my first 5k was one of my best times yet, i finished that in 32 mins but then had to keep going (there was a 5k option too so i could see what my time was when i finished the course once). i deff slowed down toward the end up i kept saying to myself "DO NOT QUIT! IF YOU WALK, YOU FAIL. I CAN EITHER SAY I RAN MY FIRST 10K AND NEVER WALKED, OR FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE I CAN SAY I QUIT MY FIRST 10K" I kept telling myself "pain in temporary, quitting is forever!" although i was not in any kind of pain, i was just tired and wouldve loved a break. in my time getting fit ive learned our bodies are capeable of a lot more than our minds will allow. i used that thought, along with what id learned about breathing and focus from meditation, and i set my eyes on the prize. i finished my first 10k in 1 hour and 14 minutes. not record breaking or anything, but i NEVER WALKED. when i finished i was about to leave as they were starting the awards ceremony. something made me take a look at the list and HOLY SHIT! my name was on it! i had won 3rd place in my age group!!!
in races, your ability to place 100% has to do with how many people are racing in your age group. plenty of people finished faster than me, but werent in my age group, so although they may not have placed, i did. i was still SUPER proud because i frieken won a medal for RUNNING! all i wanted to do was not quit, and i ended up frieken winning 3rd place! i remember when i ran the biggest loser 5k and i finished 6th in my age group. i was mind blown that i could be in the top 10 for ANYTHING fitness related.... but i did it. so to be 3rd, and actually get called up for a medal, was amazing. i dont know if youve seen Wreck it Ralph, but it was all i could think of. i didnt even know i wanted a medal, but once i got one i was in complete AWE of it lol.
the 2nd week of october i took my bi/trimonthly Massachusetts trip. it went super well. i did really good, ran 5 out of 8 days, did workouts on demand for two, and went to my friend Don's Zumba class for another one. i ate at a restaurant every single day (sometimes twice)but made healthy choices. i ended up lost 1.2lbs even while on vacation! i did get to indulge a little bit though. i had apple cider fresh from an orchard, not even pasteurized. i also had amazing sweet potato fries and felafel from the Pour Farm in downtown New Bedford. It was a great trip. i made a plan of what i was going to do for a workout everyday before i got there, i arrived armed with Shakeology and drank it once a day as instructed. losing weight, being on vacation, and getting to indulge, talk about having your cake and eating it too!!
oh, and the best part!!! i weight 149lbs!!!!! 140s baby!!!! 7 more pounds and i am OFFICIALLY half of me!! :-D however, for some reason i LOVE to sabotage myself. as soon as i got into 140s it was like a demon took over me and was screaming EAT, EAT, EAT. i had the stronnnnnngest urge to binge... maybe because i didnt in MA and was so good, i was just due for a fuck up. but i did it. the devil in me won. day 1 i didnt eat anything out of the norm, i just ate WAY too much. picking all day, snacking all day, made like 4 legit full course meals. the next day i woke up feeling fat and miserable so how did i cope? i did it again. except this day i ordered a veggie sub and a slice of pizza from one of my old regular pizza parlors. i got an entire bag of halloween candy ( whoppers, twizzlers, milk duds,) and throughout a bout 12 hours i ate it ALL. i made about 4 pizzas on pocket bread. wayyyy too many onion rings with ketchup. i ate a whole box of sugar free cookies and a 99 cent bag of sweet chili doritos. the pizza place was actually the last thing i ate, and i was SO stuffed and looked pregnant by that point, but i still ordered it. i was literally sick. bob harper calls it a "food coma" when you eat so much you just need to go to bed. i tried taking a bath and was so miserable. i could sit, i couldnt stand, my belly looked 5 months pregnant and was hard as a rock. i threw away the second half of my sub.... i knew if i didnt i would eat it as soon as my belly stopped hurting. i threw away what few pieces of candy were left, and went to bed. sure enough, the next morning i was shitting my brains out but my belly felt ok and i was down to a normal bloat, rather than pregnant belly. youll never guess what i was craving? the other half of my sub and my candy. i know myself too well, and i had thrown them in the dumpster the night before. when i want to binge, i am like an addict. i knew if it was sitting right on top of my nice clean garbage can and all wrapped up still, id probably take it out and eat it. i know thats still fucking disgusting, but food addicts will do for food what crack heads will do for crack to some extent. do u think if there was a crack rock in a plastic bag right on top of the trash a crack head would walk away? NO. and i wouldnt either. however, i am NOT addicted enough to go in a fucking maggot filled smelly disgusting community dumpster for food i want to eat. so it was safe in there, and i was forced to get back on track yesterday. dont get me wrong. i had a long day and seriously considered french fries for dinner, but i stuck to the eating plan i had made that morning and had a successful day yesterday. todays been good too. belly looks back to normal, feel fine, and no urge to fuck up.... i just had to sabotage myself from the 140s real quick i guess :-/
hopefully when i weigh in monday i am still 149. if not the world wont be over. but it would be nice. either way, a week from monday i start the Ultimate Reset from beach body. ill be doing a 21 day no starvation detox. the food looks amazing and im looking forward to it, especially with all the damage ive done to myself the last few days!