Friday, May 02, 2008
The drain still needs fixing, but we have come up with some small steps to make as fast as we can to take care of it... so we will deal with it.
I did 2.1 miles on treadmill this morning and I still have to do my strength work. I am really happy, I ran 9-10 minutes, .75 miles total and .5 miles straight. I want to work it up to where I am running a full mile and doing a 3 mile workout on the treadmill.
Getting in shape is fun since I'm getting to up my self-challenges all the time. I like setting the bar a little higher all the time.
For the first time since I was 10 years old, I have muscle definition in my arms. My biceps are becoming sculpted and I can feel the outline of my delt. So weird. This isn't the person I used to be... thank heavens!!
One thing that I'm running into that is bugging me is other people telling me that "it won't hurt to have a little bit extra" once in awhile. In a way it's true, but I have made a change and I like what I'm eating and how I have some discipline in my eating. I used to eat every sugar & fat laden thing that I wanted and now I'm just like, "eeewww"... I personally CAN'T eat that. Even though one serving isn't going to blow my food intake, I have made the good eating a habit and I like it. I eat chocolate, I eat fatty foods, just in very small servings. I don't feel deprived, I just have a good handle on my portions
I guess I fear that I'll go back to being over 200 lbs. But self control, awareness and choices are what it's all about for me now. I am choosing to have self control and choosing to be aware of what I eat. And these choices HAVE to continue for the rest of my life.
It's not that I'm doing anything I don't want to do. I just don't personally feel it's a good idea for me to "cheat".... for lack of a better term. But I really don't feel like I'm cheating, I'm just make the best choices for me.
I really am loving craving salads and exercise. I am a healthier person now. It's a decision I made on 30 Dec 2007. I decided that I was going to lose the weight and get healthy this year... and I knew exactly how I was going to do it, with small changes that would stick. Here I am starting the 5th month of this new wonderful adventure of a life and LOVING it.