Weigh In Wednesday #4

Four weeks in and I am stuck the scale isn’t moving, at least in the right direction! Last week for the first time I was discouraged , now I am concerned  but determined to get this thing right.  I am very stubborn and I  like a challenge therefore quitting isn’t an option.  I am eating clean, I am running which I know isn’t enough for weight loss at least for me.  I have to continue to make adjustments until I find what works.

What I’ve gained since starting my training,  is the drive to run my first 5k (although today I learned there may not be a  local BGR race in my area). I will find a race to run in  I have worked too hard not to!  I wasn’t sure  when I began 9 weeks ago that I would run over 2 miles without stopping!  I have met so many  amazing women through BGR (via the internet) we have encouraged one another by sharing our milestones, victories or the days we struggled and  just couldn’t get it together. I am still so motivated to keep going even when the numbers on the scale don’t seem to care about my efforts. My body is taking a beating with this training, I haven’t  worked out on my off days as much as I would like, due to my body’s need to recover. I have two more weeks of training and after that, I have to figure out how to get the other work outs in. I may have to cut back and only run twice a week. I have finally come to the realization that my body has changed and I don’t recover as quickly as I used to there are no quick fixes, slow and steady is my pace.

I commented on a woman’s Instagram post (a vlogger that I follow on You Tube)  about how great she looks (she is turning 50 soon)  we  then began to share our weight loss struggles and running war stories, from this I felt so encouraged. She has met her weight loss goals and she was encouraging me that I could as well.  She explained how eventually she gave up running because it was too hard on her body (she ran in a few half marathons).  She also enlisted the help of a nutritionist to help her jump start her weight loss journey, as well as incorporating work outs that fit her body type.  Community in Action! Who says women don’t support other women!

While my scale isn’t budging and I’m trying to figure out what works for me,  I am going to reach my goals. I am encouraged. I am a RUNNER (don’t know for how long). I am encouraged by all of you for sharing your journey and being so supportive of me and one another. By God’s grace I will get fit!

If you’re a runner have you experienced  issues with your body just not responding well? Did you give up running? Have you ever seen a nutritionist? Was it helpful? Thank you ladies for taking this journey with me!

WIW #4


  1. Joyce Riley
    April 13, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Running was something I always wanted to do, I always worked out but never was able to run completely. I would start off running from pole to pole. Then I just gave up until I came across the BGR page. I started out with two terrific ladies Cheron Hollman and Marlon Rivers they were leaders of the Northside Quickie. I reached out to them and tjhey invited me out, oh I forgot to mention they met at 5:30 a.m. twice a week. I didn’t really want to give up my sleep to run but I wanted to see if this was something I could accomplish. Well my first day was awful, they invited me back and I said no its not for me. They both said after one day you’re giving up. Well I’m not one that will quit so I went back. Needless to say I’ve been running with BGR for 4 years. I love it! It has to be something you’re willing to do. Running is not for all but at least find something you like to keep moving. One thing I don’t do is weigh myself, I know when I’ve gained or lost weight by the way my clothes fit. Just keep moving Karen and try not to be discouraged about the weight not coming off as fast as you would like for it to come off.

    • Karen's Essentials
      April 17, 2017 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks Joyce for sharing your journey with running! Look at you now 4 years later. There is hope for me yet lol. Keep the positive energy flowing.

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