Friday, April 10, 2009
I gained this week, and normally I would be really down and feel like "why am I even doing this?" but I don't. For good reason, too! For over a month I have entirely wasted my time, fell off the wagon completely, fell back into old bad habits, forgot my newly formed healthy habits, and I was at a loss, and did not know where to begin again.
This week started off a bit slow, but by Wednesday, I was counting my calories and watching what I ate. Wednesday night I did some Wii Fit and realized in just that month how much my strength and endurance had dwindled. Thursday was a BEAUTIFUL day here, and after taking my cousin to the airport, I decided to head over to a recreation center with a 1.7 mile track around, with tons of hills and such to walk. I had no plan to jog, but I did it! I would say at LEAST 1/3 of the track I jogged, possibly more, even up hills! Then, last night I was on the Wii Fit working out for about 45 minutes, which was awesome. Needless to say I am quite sore today!
I keep saying that eventually I want to be a runner. I've heard so many people for and against it, and maybe once I am at the point where I can run long distances I won't want to be a runner. I really don't know, but it will be a HUGE achievement to me, to be able to run. I always said that I can't yet, my ankles and knees are too weak. Running yesterday was not painless, but it felt amazing to sit in my car and say "you just jogged 1/3 of this track".
So, why am I not upset that I gained this week? Well, my AF is here for one, so I have no clue how accurate the scale really is. I jogged for at least 10 minutes yesterday, and it felt amazing. And finally, I am getting back on track and feel stupendously about it!
Talk to you soon,