Week Five of #Fit4Mich #C25K

I’ve been regularly exercising for 5 weeks now. Five. Cinco. WOW.

While that doesn’t seem like very long, for me it’s a miracle I’m still motivated!  I’m surprised by my consistently waking up three days a week at 4 o’dark 30 to be at the gym by 0500 in the morning.  Steve has a fantastic alarm clock.

I want to thank each and every one of you for helping me stay motivated by posting wishes of support and encouragement to this blog and my Reddit, FB and twitter pages. I’m deeply grateful and would hug every one of you if I could.  🙂

So, last week I found myself on the road half the week for work.  I’ve not been very successful being able to maintain weight loss, exercise and eating healthy while traveling, but this time, I was able to accomplish 2 out of 3.  Baby steps!

Here is a pic of my work out clothes all ready to go Friday of last week at the hotel.  I even brought my own red towel and all my gym goodies and what happens?  I oversleep.  I NEVER oversleep!  But I did after working in my hotel room on my laptop until 1 a.m.  GAH.  Oh well, no excuses were allowed because Saturday morning saw me at the gym instead!   🙂

And here is last week’s tale of the scale.  A weight loss of another lb, making my total weight loss for 5 weeks at 6 pounds.  I’m very happy.  Even more happy over the loss in inches to date.  Those below.

Yeah, I’m rocking the yellow nail polish.  haha

So, when measuring my neck, it showed no loss, but another 1/2 inch left my hips, 1/2 inch in my chest and 1.5 inches in my waist!  Big wins total 1.5 loss in hips and 3 inches in my waist!  I tried on my size 16 slacks and they fit PERFECTLY!  I haven’t been able to zip those up in forever.  That’s one size smaller than what I’ve been wearing for the past 3 years.  WooHOO!

And on Saturday, my C25K app told me this:

I was able to run 5 minutes straight without stopping … TWICE.  I love you C25K app!

So, what do I do to celebrate?  I allow the endorphins of exercise sign me up to run my 1st 5K here in the Houston area on October 27th.  The Color Run looks like a blast and I’m lucky to have friends that want to join in on the fun!  Those pics will not only be colorful, but I have a feeling I’ll have tears of joy streaming down my face. I hope.  🙂

How did you feel after completing your first 5K?

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