Thursday, March 14, 2013
The feeling of wanting to do well, to impress myself. For months I've been floating in this guilty limbo of knowing what I should do and not doing it.
The first month after I quit smoking I gave myself a pass. Food was yummy. I had done such a good thing by quitting, it was okay to indulge. The second month I knew my defense was weak but I kept it up. By the 3rd month I was fairly disgusted with myself and ready to get back at it.
I joined a 'dietbet' that I came across on facebook. The goal is to lose 4% of your bodyweight in 28 days. Less than 10 pounds for me. $35 buy in, and anyone who loses their 4% splits the pot. I joined it hoping it would help motivate me in the right direction.
The day after I joined a friend of mine who's lost 85 pounds and looks great created an event 'Shelly's Bootcamp Sunday', where she would be showing attendees what she has been doing to get herself looking so great. It was on my work week while I was sleeping so I couldn't make it. Shelly and I kept in touch, and we got together to walk yesterday morning,
I've lived in this town almost my whole life, and I never knew our Civic Auditorium was open daily for walking laps and such!! There was even someone in the office who could tell us that 11 laps is a mile. Up 2 short flights of steps, walk along the bleachers upstairs, down the steps and across the hall, up the steps, walk along the bleachers, down the steps and across the hall, 1 lap.
I made it 6 laps before I had to stop and sit for a few. Then 3 more before I couldn't face the steps any more. We finished the last 2 on the main level. I'm calling it a mile. I'm proud.
My heart rate monitor saw a new high number too, 164 oh my!
Shelly's Sunday get together was so popular that she'll be doing it every Sunday~! We will also be doing a 5k for the Y on March 23rd. I think I've got my Spark back!!