Thursday, May 06, 2010
I had a wonderful weekend, but not eating-wise. I ate pizza... and pizza.... and kebab.... and Chinese.... and more Chinese. All from Saturday to Monday. And i didn't do any workouts.
I felt real bad because of it, but a lot of people have give me support and uplifting words... it's really helped me look up instead of down and i am soldiering on. I worked out last night, which made me feel amazing, so i think i am over my little... splurgy moment. Weekend. Long weekend. LOL.
I got more compliments in work today because i had my new MEDIUM size t shirt on. Yeah, that's right, Steph just said she's wearing a MEDIUM! Lordy, i still can't believe it. It fits nice too. I have never in my life been a medium - ever. Always a large. A happy large though, because when i was athletic and fit i was always a large, so this feels damn good. Another thing i can't believe is that i have made it to the 12s in stone! Eep! It's craziness, i tell ya.
So here's to feeling good and making it happen. =)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
And that's not even sarcastic!!!
This weeks weigh in dropped me a whole 4.25lbs AND took me from the 'Obese' section in my BMI to the 'Overweight' section!! YAAAAYYYY!!!!
I feel like i'm finally getting somewhere. The Spark has clicked, and i now believe in myself. I can reach my goals. I can be slim. I can be healthy. I can be 'normal' !!!!!!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I feel quite wonderful this morning - I'm beaming.
At 5:50am this morning i went for a run.
ME. *I* actually went for a run, all by myself. Wow. I'm shocked just saying it, hah. I have never been a good runner. I was ok with sprints, but cross country or anything needing endurance, i didn't have time for. Well.... i didn't have the stamina for. I don't live in the country or anything either, so i never thought i'd work up my courage enough to just get out there and run, just run.
I've been reading Spark Articles for quite a while now. A lot of them are about running. About people starting running, and loving it. People who'd never exercised in their life, turning their life around and becoming a runner. There's plenty of them people here on Sparkpeople. I guess i've been kind of envious when reading these articles. Wishing i could do it. Wondering if i could ever manage it. My fiance doesn't like running, and has always refused point blank to go for a jog. I didn't want to go with a friend because i just wanted to 'try' it; i didn't want to have to commit myself to anybody else.
I had a feeling during the week. "I want to go for a run". I thought about it, and thought, "Why just think about it? Why always say 'One Day'? It's time to DO something."
So i did! I got up my usual work time on a Saturday, when i'd normally be sleeping in until 9am. I got changed and ate a little snack to start me off for the day. I was so nervous.... i was so so close to backing out and going back to bed. I don't know how i didn't!! I even had to use the toilet because i was so nervous/anxious/excited.
This morning, I went for a run.
It feels so good just saying it!! I walked out of my housing estate after my stretching warm up, then jogged the 10 minutes to my local park. I jogged the whole diameter of the park, with just a little walking inbetween - but not as much as i thought! I then jogged back home and walked the estate for my cool down, then stretched when i got home.
I feel so great and energetic now, and it's only 8am hehe. I'm on a roll now, i'm gonna mow the lawn and get the garden done before I start my day properly.
I really am just so proud of myself for doing this... i never really believed in myself. It's so right and true to say that this is all down to Sparkpeople. Especially the people! Everyone is so wonderful and inspiring AND mostly - encouraging! I'm so thankful to this website... i can't express it. I really have turned my life around.
Jog next Saturday morning? I think it might just happen!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Since my disgust i have been good eating. I've just been a bit slippery on the workout side. Well not really, Monday i'm usually full of beans for a workout but i let myself talk myself out of it. "I'm too tired, I can't be bothered" and bam, no workout.
Tuesday i managed a workout. I didn't want to, but as i'd told myself, as soon as i was changed for it, and the first 10 minutes was over, i got stuck in and everything was great. I know that will happen, it's just arguing with my lazy side that i sometimes lose to.
I had another rest Wednesday, but now it's Thursday i'm ready for a toughie tonight. Back on board and back into the swing of things.
Definitely no junk food this weekend. I refuse to let myself do it after having it last week. MODERATION.
Here we go again. =)
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