Thursday, April 02, 2009
Remember that old song from the Muppet Movie?
Well, that's how things are going this week. My triathlon training group started on Monday, and it has really helped me get back into the routine of working out. I have discovered that that I haven't lost as much ground as I assumed I had, and that's nice to know. I think that I am probably slower mainly due to the ~12 lbs. I regained over the winter, but I have started shedding that -- woo hoo!
I have to be mindful of not "counting my chickens," though. I have this tendency, once I start losing weight, to start calculating potential time and loss, which works for some people, but doesn't work for me. I have to congratulate myself for progress made and for current healthy outlook, but the minute I start saying things like, "If I keep losing at this rate, I should be at x by such-and-such-a-date." Then I start taking things for granted, and my internal voice -- you know, the one that can justify anything? -- says, "Well, last week, you were losing at this rate, you can afford to go over this one time." Then "one time" becomes twice and three times, and before I know it, the scale is inching up instead of down.
So, yes, I am moving right along. And that is good. But I am not going to take it for granted. As I said on my main page, if the ground beneath my wheels is moving, I know I'm rolling. But if I look too far ahead, I might stop pedalling.