Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thanks again blogger buddies

So thanks all for the advice. Also, thank you to you followers old and new. It's so flattering to see others want to read my babble.
I should bring the ingredients to school to have a little egg white omelet mini meal after school. I just liked the IDEA of bars with protein. But they really don't fill me, so I need to get another after lunch snack/meal. I have been better the rest of the week perhaps since I've been back to work.
I had my second day of 1/2 training today and I STRUGGLED. I ran 1 mile for a warm up at an easy pace. Then I ran 3 miles at a tempo speed which means a speed that pushes your stamina beyond your normal run. I had to stop twice to alleviate my side aches. Finally, I finished with a 1 mile cool down. I ended up running 5 miles in about 45 minutes. I did run at night and this was why I usually avoided it. It's hard for my temperamental tummy to run with food in it. I was a hot sweaty mess when I was done. On my off days, I am trying to add more toning and strength training. Yesterday I busted out my old Windsor Pilates DVD's and did the hips and thighs one then the abs one. I love that even though you don't lift weights with these moves, they are still very challenging.
On a scarier note, I went bathing suit shopping last weekend. I kept telling myself I'd have to wear a one piece to hid my stretch marks. But the one pieces I liked had the back or sides cut out and my scar still showed. So I found a higher cut bikini bottom and hid my tummy tuck scars and a bikini top I like. I'm just nervous at my age a- I have no business wearing it and b- I still have some stretchmarks. But, I feel good that I have a flat stomach now that looks good in a bikini. The last time I wore a bikini I had no business wearing one. Someone really should have told me. So, I bought one and will use it on an indoor water park this weekend. Now I wish I bought the sportier one to keep the "girls" from flying out while rushing down a water slide. I don't want to flash any children ya know!


carla said...

I know. I LOOOVE the bars but as I always ramble at you they TASTY they NOT filling.

let me k now if you need help brainstorming for your additional minimeal!

D10 said...

Five miles in 45,great job!!! I hate bathing suit shopping. I never seem to find something that I like.

Marcy said...

Bathing suit shopping is NEVER fun, I'm always hemming and hawing *sigh*

new*me said...

I will be doing that in June :) and am already nervous! I haven't worn a bathing suit in 12 yrs! My biggest dilemma will be to find one with a good supportive bra to keep the girls in and up :)

SuperDave said...

Great job on the run! You know- they'll get easier.
I didn't know that you had a tummy tuck. How long has it been? Was ot worth it? When I drop another 40 lbs I am getting one. Any info will be helpful.

Denise said...

Your before and after pics are amazing. You look great!! WW is an amazing program. I'm also a lifetime member and was thinking of going back just to check in. I'm curious about their new program, although I'm not trying to lose weight right now.

Bathing suit shopping sucks.

*Bitch Cakes* said...

Chellie, you are beautiful, amazing and such an inspiration! You're also brave for not only bathing suit shopping, but wearing one in public! I wish I was that comfortable with myself.