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02/2012

Wendy’s Weigh-In, week 1

By Wendy G.

When I trained for my first half-marathon in 2010, I thought, “This will be great!  I’ll do lots of running, and I’ll lose some weight.”  The opposite happened.  The more I ran, the more I ate!  Over that 12 week training period, I gained about 5 pounds.

In 2011, I watched my weight start creeping up even more, reaching the heaviest weight I’ve been in almost 4 years.  My time spent running decreased over the summer; I also lost my drive and desire to go the gym.  In November, I was finally able to dig myself out of that motivation rut.

Nutrition has been my biggest downfall.  I know what I should be eating — fruits & vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, etc.  I just haven’t been eating that way.  I could come up with all sorts of excuses…I’m sure you’ve heard them before, maybe even said them to yourself.

With that being said, let’s get to the nitty-gritty.  My official starting stats and pictures:

Weight - 160.2 lbs

Waist - 38 inches

Thigh - 24 inches

Hip - 41 inches

% Body Fat = 39.4% (YUCK!)

I’m excited for these next 12 weeks!

Thank you, Gold’s Gym, for this opportunity!  You have given me the kick-in-the-pants that I needed to say ‘good-bye’ to the me that has exercised on a fairly regular basis, but sabotaged that work by making poor food choices.

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