The Beginning

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Baby, I'm goin' dooowwwnnnnn

Well lost not even a pound... thank you mother nature... however I know that I was under 220 ... unofficially..... on Saturday before I began this wonderful time of womanhood.... So I'm not worried just expecting a good loss for next week.

Well... I haven't heard back from the soccer league yet (I know I know it hasn't even been 24 hours) however their first games were tonight... So I drove over to watch. They had 2 teams on one field playing against each other... It was a good game.. they ended in a tie 3-3. I don't know what I was so afraid of.... I just felt that maybe my playing ability wasn't as good to play on their team... on the contrary I will fit right in! On the other field was one team.. and I guess the team they were suppose to be playin' just decided not to come...

I hope they call me back and say they need me to play. I'm just afraid their roosters might be full. They only allow 18 players on a team.... by the looks of it none of the teams had 18 players... but I also know that there may not have been people there. We shall see!

One of my goals is to do a sprint triathlon which consists of a 1/2 mile swim (.47 miles), 12.4 mile bike, and a 5K run. I saw it last season on the Biggest Loser... and I would love to challenge myself to do that. First things first... I need to focus on the 5K part... and you won't believe it..... I still have managed not to run on a treadmill.... lol.... But I decided I'd like to train for the 5K outside (when possible.... you know this crazy florida weather!) So I downloaded a beginners 5K schedule and HERE is the link to it if you'd like to see it. I really like it because it truly is for a beginner as you will see Day 1 is... walk 1 min, jog 1 min, walk 1 min, jog 1 min..... for 20 minutes. I was already thinking that was how I was gonna start. I'm gonna do some research and see if there are any 5K runs in the Orlando Area at least 6 weeks away (because my beginners schedule is a 6 week schedule).

I also need to take swimming lessons. *embarrassed* I never really truly learned how to swim. I mean hey I can get from point A to Point B if my life depends on it... and I've got a nice back stroke.... but somehow I don't think that will work for the triathlon. I'm gonna find someone to teach me... who knows what they are doing. I've been looking for instructional courses but it seems I can't find anything for adults.

So I've now got a few goals in mind to lay the foundation for some great upcoming goals.
Hope everyone is having a great successful week!
Love Always,
Amberly

P.S. I now have my first goal in mind. If i start training tomorrow for my 5K.... I will finish in 6 weeks or March 24.... well the 1st event after that is on March 27th in Orlando..... I can't believe I'm gonna sign up for this!

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  2. Wow, you certainly are ambitious! Good for you. Soccer, swimming - before you know it that scale will be showing your success!

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  3. If the team says "no" because their roster is full, you can always volunteer to be an alternate. That way you can work out at practice, and help them out if they were to ever run short at a game. It would probably ensure that you get on next time around.

    I'm working on hitting a 5K too. It'll be my first ever, and it's in late April! My weight loss partner suggested doing the Couch to 5k program. She used it before her first 5k last year. Her story was so cute about it too. She knew that she would probably finish last, but wasn't discouraged. Afterall, it was her first 5k. And, she did finish last, but it took her less time that she'd thought it would. In the end, they had so many categories, that she actually got a medal in her age division!

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  4. Setting goals for ourselves can be very scary, but it's also so fulfilling when we reach them! Good luck!

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  5. You can do that, girl! Go for the gold. :-)

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