True Red - White Team
My name is Angie Myers, I am 29 years old and live in Fort Wayne, IN. I have been married to Jd Myers for 4 years and we have 3 1/2 year old twins named Otto and Lucy; and a 10 month old daughter Idell. My husband and I enjoy doing yard work and anything outside with our kids. I also really enjoy fixing up our home and making it just how we like it. I am beyond excited to be apart of this program and look forward to learning healthy habits on my weight loss journey.
My Blogging Journey:
Tomorrow is our final weigh in and we no longer have any workouts as season 8. I am official alumni! I can not believe this program has ended. I can not wait for my makeover tomorrow and the finale, seeing everyone's before and after's will be so awesome. This program has helped me so much. I felt so stuck in my body before and I didn't know what to do or where to start to begin my weight loss. I did not even think I would be selected for season 8 and was beyond excited when I was. This has given me everything I hoped for and more. I know when Monday morning comes I will be at the gym just like I have been for the past 15 weeks. I already have a plan for myself and I am definately going to go to the classes on Tuesday and Thursday by Tina Cece and Mari. I imagined for a long time how I would feel at the end of the program and wondered how far I would make it and I feel awesome. I finally feel comfortable in my skin and I am forever grateful for this program. Running 13.1 miles on Saturday was unbelieavable. I finished in 2:31:01 and my goal was 2:30 so I came so close. Thank you Tina and Mari for running with me the whole first lap my pace was awesome and this is im sure why my time was so good. So I know I will not have to say goodbye to all these trainers and Rick and Tina because I will be seeing them often at the gym and hopefully my schedule will allow me to train beside season 9!! :)
Week 13: Only a couple weeks left of this program!! Ran 10 miles on Saturday, had a decent loss of 3 lbs this week. From here on our weigh ins will be blind so this is going to be extremely hard to not see the progress on the scale. I am sure Ill still feel the changes with clothing but having a blind weigh in will be hard. Found out that some alumni and others who have lost weight are going to be at our nutrition meeting next monday to talk about what it was like after the program. I am extremely excited to hear what they have to say. We are getting so close to the end of the program, having a plan after is going to be critical! Tina also mentioned weigh ins with Rick and morning workouts. I am going to take advantage of anything that I can to keep me on track to meet my ultimate goal! So thankful for this program I am feeling stronger everyday and am seeing the changes.
Week 12! We had an awesome meal at Eddie Merlot's yesterday, and I absolutely loved the desert! Everything was delicious and it was nice to actually eat out for once. Ran 9 miles in the rain this past Saturday and the rain actually helped me for some reason. 9 Miles went by so much faster then I ever could have thought it would. Every week I become more and more confident about the half marathon. Had weigh in this morning and I was very nervous because of eating out the night before but I did still lose 2 pounds. I was hoping for more to get under 200 lbs but that is ok I'll get there next week. We are in the last few weeks now I feel like time is going to go even faster then before! Can't wait to see all the before and after's at the finale, everyone is looking so slim! :)
Week 11 is here! So happy alumni Julie ran with me for the last couple miles on Saturday; I was really struggling and she started talking to me and those miles went by so unbelievably fast. Early on in the program my goal was to run the entire half marathon at the end, I was not 100% sure I would be able to but that's what I wanted to do. Now, after running 8 miles and after each Saturday run I am more and more confident I WILL run all 13.1 of those miles. Today is weigh in day and I for once am not dreading the weigh in so much. I am so close to getting under 200 lbs! This will be a huge relief once I get to this point. My ultimate goal is 150-160 and I know I still have a ways to go, but being under 200 lbs makes this goal seem within reach. Can't wait to see what the next 4 weeks bring and how I will finish this program!
Week 10 has begun! This has been a great week with a 5.2 lb loss!! 5 weeks to go in this program. I am so thankful for being selected for this program and all that is being offered to me. I never imagined I would have come this far in 10 weeks and already be able to run 7 miles. I do still have a ways to go but I am finally at a point where I can see what it will take to get there even after this program and I know I will get there!! :) Running 8 miles on Saturday and are increasing the miles each week and then we will be at the half marathon!
Week 9 started this week!!!! Staying consistent with my weight loss, very happy about this. So hard to believe this program is more then half way over. I was told by someone in the beginning that this would be the fastest 15 weeks of my life and they were not lying. Still have the extra credit this week! I will take any extra help I can. Our challenge this week is to do 100 floors on the stairmaster and then run 1 mile, and also do 1000 feet on jacobs ladder----2 times. I am going to be working on this tonight and tomorrow, I really am not sure what to expect for my time but I will certainly try and beat it the second time I complete it. At this point I am very excited that I am able to run over 4 miles on my run nights and not be completely exhausted. In the beginning running 1 lap on the North track was extremely difficult for me and now I can do it a couple times. I am seeing huge improvements and I am feeling so much better mentally and physically. I know this program will be over before I know it so I am trying to take full advantage of all that is offered to me :)
Week 7 ended quite well...finished strong with 6 miles this past Saturday. I have been so nervous leading up to this run, my goal was to run the entire 6 miles and I DID. I was beyond excited that I was able to do this. That last mile was extremely difficult but I made it:) Every week we are adding a mile to our runs to prepare for the half marathon on July 4th so these runs are getting increasingly harder. Week 8 started extremely well, I finally was able to get a big loss for a week...5.2 LBS!!!!! Feels so good to see the hard work paying off on the scale. Today was a day full of pushing sleds:) Workouts are getting harder and miles are increasing so Im sure this will help keep my losses constant. Tomorrow is the half-way point, I can not wait to see my results after an other 7 weeks!
Week 7 has started. Had weigh in last night and I lost 2.4 pounds, not much of a shocker that's what I have been losing about each week. Not really what I was hoping for I will take it! Today we really picked up the intensity with the workouts, my arms and shoulders were incredibly exhausted. I did however, feel pretty amazing after the workout...I have not lost a ton of weight but I am starting to be able to focus more, when I started the program I was really tired by the afternoon and I no longer have those feelings. I can definitely see the benefits of losing the small amount of weight that I have and can not wait till I continue to lose to see what other benefits I'll experience. Saturday we are bumping the miles up to 6!!! I ran all 4 miles this last Saturday and was very happy I was able to keep going and not walk. I know I will make it through the 6 miles, just hoping I continue to push myself and run as much as I absolutely can. This time is flying by we are almost at the half way point!
Week 6 is almost over!!! Definately getting into my routine, I am starting to see changes in how my clothes fit and this is encouraging. I know I am getting stronger too. I am able to go longer and faster on our runs and every workout I am able to do more then before. I try not to focus too much on losing the weight but it can be difficult because I am not losing it very fast. Made some adjustments to my nutrition this week so I am hoping this helps, not to mention the extra credit I had this week!!! :) Pushing those sleds is no joke, that was one of the harder workouts I have done! Half way point is creeping up very quickly, cannot wait to see how I change in the weeks to come!
This weeks weigh in was more of what I have been hoping for, lost over 4 lbs!!!! I was beyond excited about this. I do feel a little bit more pressure though, I am hoping I can continue to have consistent losses. Had a really good run last Saturday with the run group, running coach Ashley ran with me the whole time and this was really helpful, she helped keep me going even when I felt like I couldn't go anymore. For some reason I am extremely nervous about this Saturday's run we are doing 5 miles!!! Mostly afraid of giving up I guess. Trying to continue with a good attitude, I know I can do it if I put my mind to it. Can not believe week 5 is over already this is going by crazy fast :) I have been staying on track with my nutrition and getting my second workouts in, for some reason I am not feeling as good about this weigh in, so hoping for a good weigh in Monday!
Almost done with week 4!!! I can not believe we are already this far into the program seems like yesterday when we started. My legs are so sore from ambers class yesterday :) In a good way of course. Running has been going really well, did 3 miles on Saturday and going to be running 4 this Saturday. We really pick it up each week with the workouts. Struggling a bit with a head cold I am hoping this goes away soon so I have focus better on my workouts. Weigh in Monday was slightly higher then the previous 2 at 2.4 lbs. I may not be dropping big numbers but I am thankful that I am being consistant and making good clean food choices. Still working on bumping up my calories, this surprisingly can be difficult but when my options are only healthy options it becomes more difficult. Still working hard to keep the pounds coming off the scale. We will see what Monday Brings!
Another weigh in last night and I again lost only 2 pounds...I am thankful for losing and not gaining or losing nothing but I really felt like I for sure did everything right this week especially with nutrition and getting my second workouts in. After speaking with my nutritionists for this week I am going to start adding a pinch of salt once a day because I am not getting enough sodium in and I am also ADDING calories. This makes me slightly nervous but if my body is holding on to these pounds because I am not giving it enough food I will give it a try. Starting week 3's workout I can really feel the intensity increasing. I am really hoping this helps with higher losses with future weigh ins. Today Jenna from the Blue team encouraged me to run a mile with her after the morning workout and I hesitated and I am so glad she pushed me to do this! Thanks Jenna!!!! I really felt awesome after doing this, I think I have a running partner! Also really excited that one of my friends who is not in this program is starting to come to the gym with me for my second workouts, really helps knowing that person is counting on me to be at the gym with them. I think she will do really well with the running and the Saturday morning workouts. Looking forward to what the week brings and I am really hoping the hard work shows on the scale next week!!
Well we had weigh in last night and I was slightly disappointed in my loss but I did lose so I am thankful for that. After speaking with alumni I am feeling more encouraged then I was last night. I feel like I am working hard getting my second workouts in and eating right so I know eventually this will pay off. I am working with my nutritionist to see where I can improve on my diet to ensure that I am doing everything I need to be doing in that aspect. Workouts are getting harder as the days go by. Right now one of the hard parts is feeling motivated to get my second workout in. I have everyday so far but once I get off work I am tired and don't want to work out, I am hoping as time goes by I will have more energy and motivation at the end of the day instead of being tired!! I wasn't able to do Cece's workout on Saturday because I had to work but I am looking forward to doing this in the Saturdays to come so I can get a bonus workout in. She knows I will be concentrating hard whatever is she has us doing :). First week down, 14 to go! Looking forward to all the progress I'll be making down the road and all the tools I am going to learn to help me succeed.
Had Nutrition class and first weigh last night!! Super nervous during weigh in but everyone was great and I got that first weigh in out of the way so I never have to see those numbers again! During the workout today my group did a baseline mile to see what our starting point is. I do believe I finished somewhere around 12:29 (I could be off on this). My personal goal is to get this under 10 minutes or as close to 9 as I can. Also did workouts with the trainers and the rest of the groups! I think my Legs will be sore but in a good way. Looking forward to getting my second workout in with some of the other contestants tonight!
Today was extremely motivating and really informative. I am extremely grateful to all who are volunteering time to make this possible for me!! I'm looking forward to everything that's going to happen in the weeks to come!