On January 1st of this year I had the same New Year’s resolutions as I always had on January 1st.
This year I would lose the weight and I would starting exercising more.
The first three months nothing happened, I stayed on track one or maybe two weeks and then fell back in my old habits.
Until March, my best friend K. who also worked with me said to a co-worker that I was a runner and maybe I would like to participate in a 5K run in Amersfoort with a team from my work. I said “What? Me a runner? That was about 3 years ago since I ran frequently. But she knew I needed a kick in the butt because I was talking about how I needed to exercise more all the time. So I decided to take the challenge and did my first run of the program Start to Run on March 30.
I ran three times a week as the program told me too but besides that I didn’t do much more. Still didn’t watch my food intake and no extra exercise. And then it was the date: June 14th, my first 5K race. And I finished in a very slow time. But running got to me and I decided to go for a 10K run in September. That is when I also started to watch my food intake more. But I still didn’t work out much more than run 3 times a week.
I became more interested in running and losing weight and started searching the internet for more information. That’s when I discovered blogland and I started reading some blogs, most of you I still follow and read today. And I started my own blog on June 27th, Marcelle was one of the first who commented on my first post.
Ever since I started blogging things started to change for me. I went to the gym, I participated in a few races and I finally started losing weight. In November I decided to rejoin Weight Watchers because I need to be more aware of what I’m eating, it’s still too much from time to time.
So looking back this has been a great year for me and I’m not making New Year’s resolutions for 2010. I’ll keep walking this path I’ve chosen this year and hope to reach my goal weight in 2010. I’m not focussing on resolutions but on goals I’ve set for myself (which I’ve posted last week).
Allthough I was the one who started running, started exercising more and lost some weight, I never could have done it without the help of my friends, especially K., my hub R. who went to almost all the races with me and motivates me and last but certainly not least all of you. You inspired me, motivated me, made me laugh and helped me when it was though by reading and commenting on my blog and let me read yours. Thank you all for that! I look forward to 2010 to reading your blogs and you reading mine.
Highest weight ever: 89.2 kg / 196.6 lbs
Weight on January 1st: 86.6 kg / 190.9 lbs
Weight on December 24th: 80.5 kg / 177.5 lbs
Total weight loss in 2009: 6.1 kg / 13.4 lbs
Total weight loss since highest weight: 8.7 kg / 19.1 lbs
Fat % on January 1st: 45.1
Fat % on December 24th: 42.1
Muscle % on January 1st: 28.8
Muscle % on December 24th: 29.6
BMI January 1st: 28.6
BMI December 24th: 26.9
Waist on January 1st: 95 cm / 37 inches
Waist on December 1st: 89 cm / 35 inches
Hips on January 1st: 112 cm / 44 inches
Hips on December 1st: 108 cm / 42 inches
Number and time of workouts in 2008: 49 workouts, Total time 38 hours and 34 minutes.
Number and time of workouts in 2009: 136 workouts, Total time 94 hours and 56 minutes.
Total km’s/miles in 2009: 437 km / 271 miles
Total running time 57 hours
06/14/2009: 750 Amersfoort, 5K, time 00:37:33
08/26/2009: Emiclaerloop Amersfoort, 5K, time 00:36:18
09/27/2009: Singelloop Utrecht, 10K, time 01:19:35
11/01/2009: Maple Leaf Cross Hilversum, 6K, time 00:46:42
11/28/2009: St. Nicolaasloop Bunschoten, 5K, time 00:35:12