Slim-to-Win Update 2

I'm still chugging along with my weight loss program.

In March I lost 4.1 lbs which brings my 3-month total to 12.2 lbs.  My body fat percentage didn't drop this month like the other two months, probably because I ate less protein and more Girl Scout cookies and mini Cadbury eggs than I was supposed it--oops.

But I still lost a bit from my hips and waist and 1.75" from each thigh (woo-hoo) which I think comes from training for my upcoming 5k which has been the main highlight of this last month.

As someone who has never enjoyed running (ok, downright hated it) it's been gratifying to see improvement. Every month we've been "running" a mile to track our progress.

When I did it in January it took me 12 min 30 sec and I had to walk several laps.

In February I ran a bit more and walked less and did it in 11 min 45 sec.

But at the end of March I ran the whole thing and did it in 9 min 23 sec! 

I felt quite proud of myself (and very sore for a few days afterwards).

The 5k is in two weeks and I'm still training. Yesterday I ran with my friend Linnie and we did 2.5 miles. We took it kind of slow since I was still a bit under the weather but we jogged the whole thing.  It was the first time in my life that I had run that far at once and it made me feel like I can probably actually do the 5k (which is 3.1 miles).

I guess that's one good thing about starting out at a low level of fitness--there are plenty of little milestones to pass and each is exciting and new :)